International

TESL Certificate

TESL 100: An Overview to Teaching ESL/EFL

To meet the growing demand for people who can teach English as a Second or Foreign Language, we at Saint Mary's have designed a training program with two components: classroom study and practical experience.

The TESL 100 is a practical introduction to the techniques, methodologies and instructional resources used to teach English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) to children and adults.

TESL 100 is a pre-requisite for Saint Mary's Diploma in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. Teachers seeking certification under TESL Canada's National Recognition Standards should inquire about the Diploma program.

The Overview Course is for:

  • Students who want knowledge and skills in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language;
  • Teachers who want the necessary skills to work with linguistically and culturally diverse students in their mainstream or ESL/EFL classes;
  • People with an undergraduate degree who want some training in TESL/TEFL before going overseas.

Please note:
Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate their competence in English by submitting one of the following:

a) A minimum iBT 88 overall with a minimum score of 22 in each area
b) A minimum score of 70 on the CAEL (no subtest below 60)
c) A minimum score of 7.0 on the IELTS with no individual skill under 6.5
d) Or high school graduation from a high school in Canada, including minimum English 12 score of 70%
e) Or completion of an undergraduate degree from an English-speaking university

The minimum of an accredited high school diploma with at least an overall average of 70% in the final year is required for acceptance into this course.

Dates

The TESL 100 course is offered in the evenings during the Fall and Winter semesters. During the Summer semester the course is offered in a 4-week intensive format.

Day Dates Times Cost
Summer 2016 CANCELLED    

Wednesday

September 7 - December 14, 2016 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. C$850.00

Tuition fees are payable in advance when you register. This fee does not include course materials. Textbooks for the course are available at the Saint Mary's Bookstore in the Student Centre.

Withdrawal Policy

Refund of the course fee, less C$25 for administration, will be made to students who notify our office prior to the first class. After that time, refunds will be made on an incrementally decreasing basis. (No refunds after 50 percent of the course time has been completed.) Notification of the withdrawal must be accompanied by receipt of payment and the return of books or materials provided. For more information on our withdrawal and refund policy, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.

THE LANGUAGE CENTRE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL COURSES AND REFUND ANY TUITION PAID, IF THERE IS INSUFFICIENT ENROLMENT TO RUN A COURSE.