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  • Course Content

    TESL Program (4 Weeks, 120 Hours):

    The full-time Diploma Program is a very intense 4 week program! There is quite a lot of outside work that needs to be completed in order to be successful in the program. The course is designed with a balance between practical and theoretical learning. Students will receive a great amount of teaching practice during the program and will be able to observe the ESL classes during the day. We recommend that students who enroll in this program do not have any other work or personal commitments.

    • Completed outside of the course time
    • Practicum classes take place at either 2pm to 4pm or 3:30pm to 5:30pm. In some cases, weekend and evening classes may take place
    • 5 practicum classes must be taught
    • Practicum begins in week 2 of the program and extends outside of the 4 weeks of study

    TESL Diploma ($1,400 CAD + $100 CAD Books):

    The School Schools International is registered in Ontario as a Private Career College with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). The program provided in Toronto is recognized by TESL Canada, assuring that the course content, delivery, and practicum meets industry standards and that all employees involved in the program have the proper qualifications. The 4 Week Program is recognized worldwide as well, as it complies with international standards which ask for 120 hours total: 100 hours of in class training and a 20 hour practicum.

    Program Requirements:
    • University degree (in some cases we may accept a college diploma)
    • TOEFL score of 550/213/80 or IELTS of 6.5 overall for non-native speakers
    • A keen desire to teach English as a career
    • Pass the admissions interview

    Course Aims:

    Once a graduate, you can expect to know:

    • How to manage an ESL classroom
    • How to lesson plan with confidence (using a variety of teaching approaches) and be able to meet your Teaching Objectives, as well as your Personal Teaching Objectives
    • English grammar and ways to effectively teach a variety of grammatical points at different levels
    • Phonology (IPA chart), ways to teach pronunciation successfully (stress, syllables, intonation, etc.)
    • How to assess your students' needs
    • How to motivate your students
    • How important Socio-Cultural awareness is in the ESL classroom
    • How to adapt to and accommodate different learning styles
    • Different ways to error correct
    • How to prepare your resume (when applying for ESL teaching positions), what to expect during an interview and what to ask in an interview

    • Methodology / Approaches: Grammar Translation, Audio-Lingual, Communicative Language Teaching, Total Physical Response, Natural and Direct Approach, Task-based Learning and Lexical Approach
    • Lesson Planning: ESA, Task-based, PPP, TTT and Situational Presentation. (5 lesson will be peer taught and taught in an ESL classroom)
    • Teaching Skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Teaching grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation / intonation and slang / idioms
    • Grammar Tutorials: Parts of Speech, Count and Non-Count Nouns with Quantifiers, Verb Tenses, Modal Verbs, Conditional Sentences, Active Voice and Passive voice
    • Phonology and Pronunciation Workshops: IPA Chart, Vowels and Consonants, Manner and Place of Articulation, Word and Sentence Stress, Syllables, Intonation, Connected Speech (Assimilation, Elision)
    • Knowing Your Learners: Auditory, Kinesthetic and Visual. Multiple Intelligences, Motivation, Communicating with Learners, Needs Assessment and Socio Cultural Awareness, Young Learners
    • Classroom Management: Role of the Teacher (Monitoring, Participating or Vanishing), Giving Instruction, Seating, Pair / Group / The School of Work, Eliciting Techniques, Concept Checking, Board Use, TTT vs. STT, Problems in an ESL classroom and The School unions
    • Error Correction: Learn when and how to error correct. Fluency vs. Accuracy, Writing, etc.
    • Language Acquisition: First and Second
    • Activities, Techniques, Warmers and Fillers: Lexical Games, Storytelling, TV, DVD, Songs and Music, Computers and Internet, etc.
    • Employment Workshop: (during the last week of the course)
    • Observations: (On-site) 10 hours watching experienced International House classroom teachers in practice
    • Peer Teaching: Observation of peers
    • Supervised Teaching: (On-site and prearranged) 10 hours teaching ESL students. Post lesson feedback session
    • Assignments: 3 observation reports, 1 oral presentation and 1 essay

    Student Evaluation
    • Component & Weight
    • Participation- 10%
    • Essay- 5%
    • Grammar Presentation- 5%
    • Five Lesson Plans- 40%
    • Observation Reports- 15%
    • Final Exam- 25%
    • Practice Teaching- Pass or Fail