TESOL 130 Program

Diploma in TESOL 130

TESOL – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Program Location : Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford
Method of Delivery : In-Class and Distance
Schedule : Full-Time (6 Weeks)

The Oscar International College Diploma in TESOL 130 Program is designed for people wishing to pursue a career in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to nonnative speakers in Canada or anywhere around the world. The program consists of 100 hours in the classroom plus a 30-hour practicum in which experienced, working ESL teachers are observed and actual English learners are taught. Trainees learn the most accepted and successful language teaching method currently in use, Communicative Language Teaching. Classes include lectures and demonstrations on topics such as presenting language forms and functions, the integration of language skills, pronunciation, lesson planning, and classroom management.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the historical development of English as a World Language
  2. Select the features of historical language teaching methodologies that are still useful today
  3. Explain the differences between a teacher-fronted language class and a communicative one
  4. Define Communicative Competence, its differences from Linguistic Competence, and why the former is important to Communicative Language Teaching
  5. Plan lessons with activities catering to different Leaning, Cognitive and Personality styles
  6. Be able to find, assess and apply learning materials suitable to the needs of each lesson and the need of the learners
  7. Describe why the unique aspects of adult learners make Andragogy different from
  8. Describe and demonstrate the elements of good classroom management
  9. Plan and deliver a peer-taught Listening lesson
  10. Plan and deliver a peer-taught Reading lesson
  11. Plan and deliver a peer-taught role-play Speaking lesson
  12. Plan and deliver a peer-taught Writing lesson (based on a short written item like a recipe or postcard)
  13. Plan and deliver a peer-taught PPP lesson based on a piece of Target Language (grammatical or lexical)
  14. Plan and deliver a peer-taught PPP lesson based on a Functional Item using a Functional Dialogue
  15. Observe ten hours of classroom teaching by an experienced teacher and comment on what has been observed through observation tasks
  16. Plan and deliver ten hours of classroom teaching to an ESL class showing competent lesson planning, classroom management and technique, engagement with, moment-to-moment response to, and formative assessment of, the learners

A. Completion of Canadian senior matriculation (Secondary School Grade 12) or equivalent
B. All applicants must present proof of English proficiency
a. One of the following English proficiency standards must be met:
1. TOEFL iBT: a score of 101 overall with a minimum of 23 in listening, 24 in reading, and 27 in each of reading and writing
2. IELTS: 7 overall with a minimum score of 7 in each skill area
3. MELAB: 85, with a speaking test score of 4
4. Cambridge: CAE, CPE or BEC Higher certificates
5. Cantest: Listening, Reading, Writing 5 and Speaking 4.5
6. CAEL: Band 60 overall, with minimum of 60 in each of the writing and speaking
7. Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test: CLB 9 in each area
8. Common European Framework: C1
9. Oscar International College English Proficiency Exam: Level 6 (Advanced 1)
10. Graduation from a high school in Canada with a grade of at least 70% in English 12
11. Completion of an undergraduate degree from an English-speaking university

o Exam scores presented as proof of English proficiency must have been earned no more than one calendar year before application to the TESOL program

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This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.