Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate

Start date: Fall 2017
End date: TBD
Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (12 hours/week) – 100 hours total
Practicum: 6 sessions of 3 hours each – TBD – 20 hours total
Format: Face-to-Face and *Online

*Students may register for and participate in this course at a distance. Distance students will be responsible for securing practicum sessions with accredited language schools in their area in order to be awarded the certificate.

Would you like to travel abroad and teach English? Do you want to teach English as a second-language in Canada, but aren’t sure where to start? Are you looking for a professional certification such as a TESL Canada accredited TESL/TESOL/TEFL? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this course is for you!  Champlain Saint-Lambert is proud to offer its first TESL Certificate course at a special introductory price for a limited time.  Register before May 26, 2017 and save an additional 10% off the registration price.

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Fall 2017

Program Objective

This course provides students with an opportunity to become certified English as a Second Language instructors based on TESL Canada requirements. Students will have the chance to study contemporary modes of instruction, master the English grammar set, practice their in-class instruction skills, learn to become ESL course designers, incorporate IT into their classroom activities, develop a reflective practice in the teaching of ESL, and finally, apply for TESL Canada certification should they choose to do so. The course is composed of 100 hours of in-class (F2F and online) as well as a 20-hour practicum component in which students authentically practice teaching with real ESL students. By course’s end, students will have targeted potential employers, will be ready to start teaching both domestically and internationally and will have developed the ability to:

  • Explain English grammar, syntax, phonology, morphology, idioms and exponents;
  • Apply pedagogical and andragogic best practices in the teaching of ESL;
  • Facilitate student learning and development;
  • Analyze student learning styles, goals, needs, prior-learning, culture and identity;
  • Evaluate the progress of ESL students using accurate metrics and effective feedback;
  • Apply instructional strategies that target the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading);
  • Create course plans and didactic materials for the teaching of ESL;
  • Apply professional conduct, and classroom management;
  • Develop a reflective practice and a desire for continuous professional development;
  • Explore job leads as well as domestic and foreign employers.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must have a Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies or a High School Leaving Certificate or have received instruction deemed sufficient by the College. In addition, candidates who are non-native speakers of English must prove their linguistic proficiency by submitting official documentation for one of the following English proficiency tests before starting this course.

English Proficiency Tests Minimum Score Required
TOEFL Computer: 213 / paper: 550
TOEFL & TWE or Writing Score on CBT 5
TSE 55
iBT 80 overall with a minimum of 20 in each area
IELTS Academic 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each area
MELAB 85 with a speaking score of 4
CanTEST Listening, reading, writing 5, speaking 4.5
CAEL Band 60 overall with a minimum of 60 in subtests
English Canadian High School Certificate Minimum of 70% overall in English 12
Completed undergraduate degree from an English university NA
Common European Framework C1
Canadian Language Benchmarks CLB 9 in each area

Program Cost (Subject to change)

  • $1, 300.00 for tuition (10% rebate if you sign up before May 26, 2017)
  • $100.00 for books (approximately)
  • $100.00 – $200.00 for parking (if required)