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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Plus)

Start your new adventure teaching English to second-language learners.

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Select effective teaching methods and materials in the system areas of grammar, pronunciation and lexis using ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) principles.
  • Develop a teaching philosophy and pedagogical framework based on current and historical ESOL approaches and methods and that is adaptable to learner needs.
  • Construct ESOL lessons that incorporate a variety of teaching approaches, respond to diverse learning needs and promote student engagement.
  • Facilitate ESOL student learning by employing a variety of teaching methods that account for diverse learning needs, promote student engagement and model effective classroom management techniques.
  • Devise appropriate teaching strategies based on identification and analysis of socio-cultural factors and diverse teaching, learning and contextual influences.
  • Evaluate language proficiency and progress based on knowledge of assessment principles and testing tools.
  • Deliver logically sequenced ESOL teaching of language skills and systems using communicative methodologies.
  • Engage in reflective practice through self-evaluation and peer/teacher feedback in order to identify and address potential and actual areas for improvement.
  • Incorporate the use of digital technologies in classroom and online environments based on current ESOL principles of learning and teaching.
  • Investigate the ELT (English Language Training) employment market, professional development opportunities and research forums by means of reliable resources.
  • Create documentary evidence of theoretical and practical learning, reflective practice, inquiry skills and ongoing professional development through the compilation of an e-portfolio.