What you will learn
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Develop level-appropriate lesson plans that address a specific learning objective
- Deliver student-centred language lessons using current methods and approaches, appropriate tools and resources, and in consideration of effective classroom management and student engagement strategies
- Identify differences in English language proficiency levels using an established framework (e.g. the Canadian Language Benchmarks)
- Differentiate between various assessment approaches in English language learning
- Employ critical reflection strategies to improve and hone their practice
- Act in an ethical and professional manner when working in an EAL teaching and working environment
- Explain foundational theories in language learning and instruction
- Articulate the importance of intercultural communication in the EAL classroom
What to expect
This intensive program has been designed to involve the student in a variety of learning environments and instructional delivery methods. Courses may be offered face-to-face, online, or blended format. Students will participate in lectures, demonstrations, group work, practice teaching sessions and lesson presentations. There is a supervised practicum.
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
- Applicants with degrees from accredited universities in countries in which English is not an official language will be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency through oneof the following:
- IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum overall score of 7, with no band lower than 7, or
- TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test) overall 101 with a minimum of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking, and 27 in Writing
- This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
- Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
- Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
- An interest in the English language and approaches to teaching
- An understanding of cross-cultural values and beliefs
- Experience in working or volunteering with people of other cultures
- Experience in learning a second language or volunteering in an ESOL class
- Warmth, empathy and patience for those learning a new language and culture
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
This program must be completed within a year.
|TESO 1246||Foundations of TESOL in Adult Learning Environments 1||2.5|
|TESO 1247||Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary in EAL Contexts 1||1.5|
|TESO 1248||Teaching Reading and Writing in EAL Contexts||1.5|
|TESO 1249||Teaching Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation in EAL Contexts||1.5|
|PIDP 3310||Intercultural Competence||1|
|TESO 1251||TESOL Practicum 1||1|
* This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.
Fees and other costs*
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* Fees are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Application and assessment fees are non-refundable. Tuition fees include a $300 non-refundable deposit.
Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
Any refunds are issued according to VCC's refund policy.
Undergoing program renewal process.