Teaching English to
Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The ACE TESOL Certificate course is specifically designed to provide participants with the tools, strategies, skills and knowledge to be successful teaching adults in English language programs either in Canada or abroad. With a strong focus on practical teaching skills combined with the most current teaching theory and methodologies, graduates will have a competitive edge in today’s job market.
The ACE TESOL course is recognized by TESL Canada for Standard One Professional Certification giving participants the qualification to teach English in Canada or abroad. The course consists of 100 instructional hours and either a 20-hour practicum option (TESL Canada recognized) or a 10-hour practicum option (not recognized by TESL Canada).
An affordable English language teaching credential
A strong focus on practical teaching skills
Based upon the most current teaching theory and methodologies
Learn through pair work, small group work, teaching demonstrations and discussions
Experienced, energetic and qualified trainers
Increase your self-confidence as a teacher
Improve your communication and presentation skills
An opportunity to practice teaching in a safe environment
Why Choose the ACE TESOL Certificate course?
Areas of focus
Learning Theory & Lesson Planning
Classroom Management & Language Assessment
Teaching Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing
Teaching Phonology, Vocabulary, Grammar & Discourse
Time: 8:45am - 3:30pm
Days: Monday - Friday
Break: 15-minute break in the morning and one in the afternoon; one hour for lunch (12:00pm–1:00pm).
Study Length: 4 weeks 100 hours + 20 or 10 hours practicum
Practicums are conducted in real adult English language classes. There are two practicum options: a 20-hour practicum and a 10-hour practicum. Students who complete The ACE TESOL Certificate with a 20-hour practicum are eligible to apply for TESL Canada Professional Certification Standard One.
Upon successful completion you will be able to:
Discuss foundational language-learning theory;
Design and implement activities for teaching speaking, writing, listening, and reading;
Design and implement activities for teaching grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation;
Plan and deliver lessons following a variety of lesson patterns;
Use classroom management techniques to effectively run your classes;
Differentiate the different standardized language proficiency tests; and
Create a personal career and professional development plan.
As a candidate for the ACE TESOL certificate, you must:
have a level of education that would allow for entry into Canada’s higher education system;
have a degree from a Canadian university or an established equivalent from your own country if you wish to be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Certification;
have a genuine interest in and display suitability for teaching English;
commit to 90% attendance; and
successfully complete the application process.
If you are not a native English speaker, you must fulfill the requirements listed above and also provide proof of English proficiency. Minimum required scores are as follows:
IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with no band under 7
TOEFL iBT: 101 overall with minimum scores of 23 in listening, 24 in reading, 27 in speaking, and 27 in writing
*You can enroll in the ACE TESOL certificate without demonstrating the above English language proficiency; however, you will not be eligible to apply for TESL Canada Standard One Certification. No allowances will be made in the course requirements for trainees who do not provide proof of language proficiency.
You will need to complete an application form and an interview. The interview can be conducted in person or online and is an opportunity for the course tutors to provide you with information about the course, to explain how best to prepare, and to answer any questions you might have.
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