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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Recognition of Achievement


Overview

The TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is a part-time program that prepares individuals to teach English language skills to adult learners. It is designed for both experienced and novice teachers.

A TEFL (Teacher of English as a Foreign Language) Recognition of Achievement is designed for people who plan to teach English to non-native learners of English outside Canada.

An enterprising individual might complete the TEFL Recognition of Achievement in as little as two semesters.

Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the TEFL Recognition of Achievement will gain the knowledge necessary to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in programs offered overseas. However, different countries have different minimum standards of teacher education. For example, many schools in foreign countries require English teachers to have a university degree. Therefore, it is highly recommended that prospective TEFL students investigate the specific educational requirements of the foreign schools they are interested in working for. Prospective students may find additional information about career prospeccts teaching English abroad at http://www.eslcafe.com

Entry Requirements

English Assessment & Placement EAP100. The minimum score required to enter the program is ESL079 & ESL934 or EAC149. Please see English Assessment and Placement for registration details.

Prerequisites

It is your responsibility to ensure that program requirements and course prerequisites as outlined are met. Prerequisites are included for your academic protection. Knowledge of the prerequisite material is assumed by your instructor and instruction will proceed accordingly. Students lacking prerequisites not only jeopardize their own ability to succeed but present unnecessary interruption. If you lack appropriate prerequisites (or an advanced standing for the prerequisite course) you may be asked to withdraw or transfer to a more appropriate course with the risk of academic/financial penalty.


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Curriculum

Curriculum

TSL200
Understanding and Explaining Grammar
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Prerequisite(s):

English Assessment & Placement, EAP100. A minimum score required in both ESL079 and ESL934/EAC149. Please see "English Assessment and Placement" for registration details for this assessment.

This course offers students the theory and practice required to explain grammar form and function to the adult ESL learner.




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TSL201
Linguistics
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Prerequisite(s):

English Assessment & Placement, EAP100. A minimum score required in both ESL079 and ESL934/EAC149. Please see "English Assessment and Placement" for registration details for this assessment.

This course presents students with an overview of the foundations in syntax, morphology, phonetics/phonology etcetera and the applications of such to the adult ESL learner.




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TSL202
Culture and Society / Social Foundations in ESL
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Prerequisite(s):

English Assessment & Placement, EAP100. A minimum score required in both ESL079 and ESL934/EAC149. Please see "English Assessment and Placement" for registration details for this assessment.

This course examines cultural and sociolinguistic issues affecting language learning.




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TSL203
Second Language Pedagogy
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Prerequisite(s):

TSL200 and TSL201

Corequisite(s):

Recommended: TSL205

The methodology of second language teaching is crucial to the success of the adult learner. The methodology of teaching ESL students in different skills areas such as conversation, listening, reading and writing is discussed.




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TSL204
Principles of Evaluation
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Prerequisite(s):

TSL200 and TSL201. TSL203 is recommended, but is not a formal prerequisite.

Acquiring skills in the evaluation of students' work is critical to becoming a successful teacher. This course teaches students the principles and tools of ESL assessment and gives students practical guidance on using and developing tasks for different language skills.




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The TEFL Recognition of Achievement provides specialized knowledge and skills in the following areas: Methodology, Linguistics, Phonetics/Phonology, Culture and Society, Evaluation, Pedagogical Grammar and Second Language Acquisition.

Completion

Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Marianne Tang
Part-time Program Assistant
Marianne.Tang@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22536


Mike Tiittanen
Part-time Program Coordinator
Mike.Tiittanen@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24107


Karen Miller
Program Coordinator
Karen.Miller@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22826


Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.