Teach English in Canada or around the world!
inlingua Victoria’s 120 hour TESL Certificate program is an intensive program consisting of a balanced curriculum of both theoretical and practical components of teaching English. There is a supervised teaching practicum that offers a hands on learning opportunity to complete your training. This course is for anyone who would like to pursue a career in Teaching English as a Second Language to non-native English speakers.
This program is recognized by TESL Canada. Students who successfully complete this program and have a degree may apply for TESL Canada’s Professional Standard Level One certification.
The TESL Certification Course includes 100 hours of intensive and comprehensive instruction in ESL methodologies, lesson planning, resources and job search skills. Student teachers also complete a 10-hour classroom observation and a 10-hour teaching practicum with ESL students from around the world who are attending our English Language Courses in Victoria. The practicum component is for eligible students only, and takes place after the 110 hours have been completed.
Within the inlingua network, we use our exclusive inlingua teaching method. The method allows students to speak English, practice the language and progress very quickly. Our materials are researched and created by our Pedagogical Department in Bern, Switzerland. Over 500,000 students learn English and other languages with us every year at inlingua campuses worldwide. The materials are constantly updated to stay abreast of developments in the teaching field worldwide.
Duration: 4 Weeks (120 hours) + Practicum
Format: The material is presented in a traditional in class setting with interaction between the teacher and students. ESL is a highly dynamic field and communication is a key aspect.
Delivery: Students are marked on their in-class participation, homework completion, and test scores,
Homework: There is one or two hours of homework every night. Homework includes reading assignments, class planning and worksheets.
Practicum: The observations and practicum are typically done in class, but up to 50% of the practicum can be done online.
Upon graduation, a student teacher who passes the course will receive the inlingua TESL certification and be eligible to apply for a TESL Canada standard 1 certificate.
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I was encouraged by Lilla to pursue a teaching opportunity overseas in Taiwan, and she provided me advice for my interview well after my course was complete. This led me to teaching in Taiwan, South Korea and now currently a Masters of Education based off of my teaching experiences overseas. Without Lilla, I may not have had the courage to achieve my dreams.
We as students were always active participants in every class, there was never a time where I didn’t feel engaged and invested in the course. It is almost as though the course is taught the way we should teach an ESL course—lots of student involvement and lots of stimulus.
The classroom size was great for the course, with fewer than 10 students. Lilla could provide individual attention when it was needed. The course prepared me well to teach small classes aimed at adults at the lower-beginner to intermediate level and I was comfortable during my practicum as a result.