Share the gift of language and open doors for your students. As a teacher, your passion for people — both young and old — helps them fulfill their potential. When you study Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), your mastery of teaching the English language gives your students the skills needed to compete in the global marketplace.
With a curriculum that straddles theory and practice, you will have the opportunity to observe experienced teachers and instruct students as a student teacher. You’ll also:
Study the major features of English language sounds
Compare the grammatical structures of other major languages to English and learn to identify typical mistakes made by non-native speakers
Learn teaching techniques aimed at children, adolescents and adults
The program requires 120 credits of core and elective courses. The core courses involve a stimulating and well-balanced group of selections from three areas: theory courses, method courses, and internships. The internships are undertaken in elementary, secondary and adult level classes. The program has a strong emphasis on language learner development.
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
Interview (Due to COVID-19, the interview will be conducted via Zoom for Fall 2020 applicants.)
If selected for an Interview, 45 minute English Composition Placement Test (ECPT), completed on-site (Due to COVID-19, the English placement test will be waived for Fall 2020 applicants.)
If required, TOEFL iBT min. score of 90 or IELTS min. score of 7.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
March 1 (all applicants)*
Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.
*Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your referees to send their letter of recommendation and reference form.
Additional Information for Applicants:
Student ID #
If you were a student at Concordia, you will have a Student ID number.
For new students, the Concordia Student ID is ONLY generated when an admission application is "submitted and finalized". After finalizing the application the Student ID number will be on the email the University sends to you.
If you haven't submitted or finalized the application, please indicate the application number on the Reference Form instead.
Selected applicants will be notified via e-mail for an interview. The day and time will be provided. Interviews are conducted by faculty members and will last approximately 35 minutes.
English Composition Placement Test (ECPT)
On the same day as the interview, the English Composition Placement Test will be administered. The test takes approximately 45 minutes. Knowledge of written and spoken English, as determined by this placement test; the results of this test could lead to a refusal of admission to the program or to the imposition of specified make-up courses. This test does not replace the language proficiency requirements for admission to the university; you may be required to do both.
After your degree
Graduates are prepared to take on challenging positions as teachers, researchers and administrators in the public and private sector.
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