The TESL Certificate Program explores curriculum organization, principles and methods of instruction applied to teaching English as a second or an additional language, and the development of Literacy of English Language Learners (ELL) in Canada and the world.
The course is also intended to provide an understanding of basic linguistics and its application in the fields of additional language acquisition and English Language Development.
This certificate program is of interest to teachers in regular classroom environments or anyone who would like to teach English as a second language in Canada or abroad. The program is based on the requirements outlined by TESL Canada for a Standard I certificate.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates may apply directly to TESL Canada to receive their certification for this program. The 120 hours of coursework over six weeks at the Thunder Bay Campus is divided into three sections:
- EDUC 8300: English as a Second Language Part I (70 hours) which includes Theory in Practice, Linguistic Training, and Methodological Issues. (May 6 - 30, 2013, 10 am to 3 pm in BB 1054)
- EDUC 8301: English as a Second Language Part II (30 hours) which includes Professional Issues. (June 3 - 6, 2013, 10 am to 3 pm in BB 1054)
- EDUC 8302: English as a Second Language Practicum â€" a compulsory practicum component in an ESL classroom setting (20 hours).
Qualified students may be credited advanced standing if they have successfully completed EDUC 4000: Curriculum & Instruction in ESL & ELD. Textbook required and is listed online at Lakehead University Bookstore. Program is conditional upon sufficient enrollment.