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Graduate Cert. in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Humber College’s Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) graduate certificate program builds confident and knowledgeable teachers who have a full understanding of best practices in teaching English as a second language (ESL).

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 8,056 per semester
Location: Lakeshore Campus (Toronto, Canada)

The innovative curriculum of the Humber College’s Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) graduate certificate program is based on the latest ESL teaching approaches, methods and assessment systems including the Canadian Language Benchmarks and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

You will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical issues including adult second language acquisition, learning theories, linguistics, the emerging field of teaching with technology, and portfolio-based assessment. More importantly, you will have the opportunity to immediately apply this learning through classroom observations and practice teaching.

Faculty members are highly respected, dedicated professionals with graduate credentials in the field and bring extensive ESL teaching and teacher training experience.

Courses Included:

  • The Adult ESL Learner
  • Introduction to Language
  • Methodology
  • Pedagogical Grammar
  • The ESL CLassroom
  • Practicum

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“I choose Humber College based on the curriculum and networking opportunities the diploma in Media Communications offers. During the program, I’ve learned how to produce and edit photos and videos and develop graphic design pieces as well.”

Alice Lopes, Brazil – Minas Gerais // Diploma, Media Communications

Career

Today, approximately one billion people worldwide are learning English and by 2030, half of the world’s population is expected to speak English. Teach ESL in adult ESL programs in school boards, colleges and universities, and government-sponsored agencies across Ontario, as well as in private schools and academic institutions around the world teaching English as a foreign language. Career opportunities also include workplace ESL, academic ESL and ESL program administration in the public and private sectors.

In addition, each summer, select graduates are hired as ESL teaching interns in Humber’s highly regarded and dynamic international summer language program under the guidance of a mentor faculty member.

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