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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Cultural Competence

Fanshawe College
30 weeks
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)
English
September 2020
8,955 CAD

Program description

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Cultural Competence

This graduate certificate program is designed to prepare students to teach English as a Second (or Foreign) Language in Canada and/or overseas.

The program covers topics integrating theoretical, pedagogical and practical applications for teaching English as a second or foreign language, meeting educational standards set by TESL Ontario.

Additionally, this program includes courses to enhance professional and intercultural communication skills, knowledge and experience.

Admission requirements

A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree

OR

Acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1

  • Linguistics
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Language Learning & Teaching
  • Practicum: Observation

Group 2

Take one of the following courses:

  • Discovering French
  • Discovering Spanish
  • Advanced Professional Communication

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:

Group 1

  • Teaching Grammar & Vocabulary
  • Teaching the Four Skills
  • Reflective Capstone
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning

Group 2

Students will be enrolled in one of the following courses:

  • Professional Presentations
  • Reading, Writing & Audience Analysis-Adv

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,980.00 CAD, and the total fees are 2,733.38 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,596.00 CAD, and the total fees are 8,955.36 CAD.

For more detailed information about fees, please visit the institute webpage.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Qualification

Credential - Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Career opportunities

There are a variety of programs that teach English to adult speakers of other languages in Ontario, in both the private and public sectors. Successful graduates of this program, if they meet all other criteria, will be eligible to apply for certification by TESL Ontario, a necessary credential for teaching in government-funded programs. There are also many opportunities abroad for employment, especially when a teacher has completed a college graduate certificate training program in Canada.

In addition, the intercultural competence component of this program will equip graduates for employment possibilities in organizations that work with newcomers to Canada, such as settlement agencies, or to work abroad helping prepare people for intercultural experiences.

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...


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Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario
Canada

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fanshawec.ca/international

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