The 160-hour Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate is designed for international students who live outside of Canada, have a competent understanding of English and are teaching English to non-English speaking students. This program explores the theories, techniques and methods of teaching the four basic language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. The basic grammatical, lexical and phonetic systems of the English language are also studied, with the end goal of supporting students in being able to identify underlying concepts for application in a principled way. The communicative approach is emphasized through examination of communicative methodologies, practices and procedures. Inter-cultural competence and awareness are also included in the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive an Okanagan College certificate.
This TESOL Certificate is for non-residents of Canada. For residents of Canada, please refer to the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate program.
Documentation confirming status as a current EFL teacher who has a minimum of 50 hours teaching EFL.
Applicants must submit documentation of one of the following:
Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive a certificate.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 01/21/2019