This program is currently undergoing revision. Please note that TESL 116 is not available, so students must take TESL 117 in order to complete the certificate.
This 140-hour certificate program consists of six core modules and the choice of a supervised practicum or a project. The program is designed to meet the needs of future English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers who are looking to work with adult learners of ESL both overseas and within Canada. The program is comprehensive in education theory and methodology and provides a hands-on approach to learning various second-language-teaching strategies. It also offers training in language principles and patterns, and addresses the application of this knowledge to the teaching of language skills, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
B.C. Secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
English 12 with minimum 70% or alternatives or a minimum grade of 60% in an English Literature or composition course at a recognized university or college in Canada.
Students must complete the six core courses with a minimum passing grade of 60% on each course and receive a pass on the practicum or project courses.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 07/19/2018