Improving the Ways We Teach English as a Second Language

Introducing the new TESL 1 program

Improving the Ways We Teach English as a Second Language

Introducing the new TESL 1 program

Teach English as a Second Language

Earn Your TESL Credential

Teach English to newcomers or teach abroad with confidence and the power of your TESL credential behind you. The University of Manitoba’s TESL program is an intensive online training program followed by an in-class practicum. Learn online from wherever and put your knowledge into practice at a practicum near you, in a real ESL classroom setting.

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Program Description

Open yourself up to a world of possibility with your TESL credential. Whether you choose to teach English to newcomers at home, or teach English as a foreign language abroad, the adventure is just beginning. With increased immigration to Canada and a strong international demand for English language skills, the sky’s the limit and many possibilities will open up for you as an effective English language instructor.

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Who is the Program for?

If you want to teach English as a second or foreign language, this program is for you. Take the program from anywhere in Canada. Classes are offered entirely online, followed by an in-class practicum in your local area.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Effectively teach English to non-native speakers
  • Plan successful second language instruction
  • Incorporate productive ESL teaching techniques and methods into your work
  • Explain the structure and use of the English language in relevant ways

Delivery Methods

All classes are provided entirely online. Classes are followed by an in-class practicum, in your local area.

Fees

Complete the entire program at an affordable rate of under $2,000, plus a $100 registration fee. Courses are also individually priced.

Courses

The TESL program consists of eight (8) required courses for a total of 120 hours.

Required Courses

  • TESl 0100 Fundamentals of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • TESL 0150 Resources Development and Integration
  • TESL 0160 Transitioning to the Classroom
  • TESL 0140 Assessment and Evaluation
  • TESL 0120 Teaching in Practice: Speaking and Listening
  • TESL 0130 Teaching in Practice: Reading and Vocabulary
  • TESL 0110 Teaching in Practice: Grammar Fundamentals
  • TESL 0170 Practicum

Schedule

COURSEHOURSCostSchedule
Course offered online from
TESL 0100 Fundamentals of Teaching English30$465.00Spring 2018
TESL 0120 Teaching in Practice: Speaking and Listening12$185.00Fall 2018
TESL 0130 Teaching in Practice: Reading and Vocabulary12$185.00Fall 2018
TESL 0110 Teaching in Practice: Grammar Fundamentals12$185.00Fall 2018
TESL 0140 Assessment and Evaluation12$185.00Winter 2019
TESL 0150 Resource Development and Integration12$185.00Winter 2019
TESL 0160 Transitioning to classroom: the ESL profession10$155.00Winter 2019
TESL 0170 Practicum20 hours$425.00Spring 2019

FAQs

Do I have to live in Winnipeg to take this program?

No. You can take our TESL program from anywhere in Canada. Classes are offered entirely online. A practicum can be arranged in your local area.

Are copies of my transcripts acceptable with my submission?

No. Copies are not acceptable. Please include original transcripts. We can return original transcripts to you upon request.

Does the TESL program offer job placement?

The TESL program does not offer job placement, but the practicum provides hands-on experience and networking opportunities.

What does the Practicum involve?

The practicum course includes 20 hours in class, 10 hours of classroom observation, and 10 hours of classroom teaching in an Adult ESL setting and can be done in a placement near you.

Where can I complete my practicum?

Arranging a practicum is a great way to get your foot in the door, make professional connections, and gain experience somewhere you might like to work. Consider the possibilities in your area and we will work together to arrange your practicum.

If I am a certified teacher, do I still have to do my practicum?

Yes. The practicum is a required course in the TESL program. No exceptions.

When do I pay for my TESL courses?

All fees are due upon registration.

If English is not my first language, what are the English requirements for this program?

If your first language is not English, you must submit an acknowledgement form with your application. If your primary language is not English, you must provide proof of English language proficiency with your registration as per University of Manitoba entrance requirements. http://umanitoba.ca/student/admissions/international/english

What is TESL Canada?

TESL Canada is a national organization dedicated to advancing communication and coordinating awareness of issues for those concerned with English as a Second Language and English skills development. The organization promotes advocacy for ESL learners, unifies teachers and learners by providing a forum and network capabilities, supports the sharing of knowledge and experiences across Canada, and represents diverse needs and interests in TESL nationally and internationally. For more information, visit tesl.ca

Can I obtain TESL Canada accreditation after completing this program?

The TESL program is accredited by TESL Canada. Please note that in order to obtain TESL Canada certification, you must hold a Bachelor’s degree in addition to the University of Manitoba’s Letter of Accomplishment in Teaching English as a Second Language. If you do not hold a Bachelor’s degree you may be admitted to the program but must submit the acknowledgement form with your application. Additional information can be found at tesl.ca

Apply to the Program

1. Download and submit a completed Program Application Form.

Program Application Form
Language Requirement – Acknowledgement Form
Undergraduate Degree – Acknowledgement Form

Please contact us for information on applying to the program.

2. Gather Your Transcripts

Submit transcripts of the highest level of education you have completed. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

Submit any other required supporting documents (e.g., letters of reference, letter of intent).

3. Submit Your Documents

Student and Instructor Services

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2
or by email: extended@umanitoba.ca

Final official transcripts from any university or college attended other than University of Manitoba are required. Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

Submit any other required supporting documents (e.g., letters of reference, letter of intent).

4. Register for Your Courses

You can register for courses either online or by email, mail, in person or fax.

Register by email, mail, in person or fax

Download and submit a completed Course Registration Form

Course Registration Form (PDF)

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Student Handbook

TESL: Program, Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Manitoba

Student Quick Start Guide

Important information to help you have a positive experience in Continuing and Professional Studies. (PDF)