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EAL Teacher Certificate Program

The EALTCP is made up of four courses covering 120 hours of TESL theory and methodology and a 20 hour practicum. Courses are offered virtually, and are subject to minimum enrolment.


Program Highlights

  • Short program: Due to a thoroughly planned curriculum, Standard I EALTCP certificate can be completed through passing only four courses and practicum.
  • Relevant work experience: Our students may immediately start acquiring adult EAL teaching experience by volunteering in our Language Partner program or/and by working as a teacher assistant in our English Language Programs.
  • Prior Learning Assessment: We value your prior teaching experience by assessing your credentials and applying your knowledge towards required coursework.

Program Information

Course Section

  • Course 1: Thinking about Theory: A Framework for ESL/EAL Instruction
  • Course 2: Understanding the Language Classroom: Procedures for Effective Teaching
  • Course 3: Developing the Language System: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Course 4: Developing the Language Skills: Teaching Second Language Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

Practicum Section

  • 10 hours of EAL/ESL classroom observation with a TESL certified teacher
  • 10 hours supervised practicum in an ESL/EAL classroom with a TESL certified teacher

Please read to learn more about the Practicum Placement.

Note: We strongly recommend that students take the courses in order. Courses 1 and 2 are pre-requisites to Courses 3 and 4”


Course Dates

winter

Winter

January 23 - March 31, 2023

Length: 10 weeks

$580 per course

spring

Spring

May 23 - July 28, 2023

Length: 10 weeks

$580 per course

Fall

Fall

September 18 - November 24, 2023

Length: 10 weeks

$700 per course

 

  • Course #1: Thinking about Theory: A Framework for ESL/EAL Instruction

Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Course #2: Understanding the Language Classroom: Procedures for Effective Teaching

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Course #3: Developing the Language System: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary

Mondays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Course #4: Developing the Language Skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm