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 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 prospects teaching English abroad at http://www.eslcafe.com

Entry Requirements

English Assessment. The prerequisites for entry into the TEFL program are ESL089 and ESL934. Please see English Assessment 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 Transfer Credit 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):

Program admission to TESL or TEFL

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):

Program admission to TESL or TEFL

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):

Program admission to TESL or TEFL

This course examines cultural and sociolinguistic issues affecting language learning.




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TSL203
Second Language Pedagogy
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Prerequisite(s):

Program admission to TESL or TEFL.

Corequisite(s):

TSL200 and TSL201

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

Corequisite(s):

TSL203

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 in different language settings such as EAP and settlement-oriented ESL (PBLA).




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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

Dedra Profitt
Program Assistant
Dedra.Profitt@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22528


Joanne Bonnet
Academic Program Manager
Joanne.Bonnet@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22267


For more information about this program, fill out the following form.





Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.