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The 4-Week TESL Diploma Program is accredited by TESL CANADA & MTCU; it is very intensive! In the 120 Hours total you will have a lot of outside work that needs to be completed in order to be successful in the program. Also, the course is designed with a balance between practical and theoretical learning. You will receive a great amount of teaching practice during the program and will be able to observe the ESL classes during the day.
Time and Duration: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:00pm for 4 weeks.
- 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
Exam: Written on the Monday following week 4
Course Aims: As 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