Course Listing: English As A Second Language

We offer the following courses related to English As A Second Language:

Details about each of these courses is below.


  • Teaching English Language Learners, Part 1 (formerly known as ESL, Part 1)

    Ontario schools are increasingly diverse. Students come from around the world, and require a greater understanding of English to be successful in school. This course provides you with an introduction to the teaching and learning of English as a Second Language: second-language acquisition, current instructional strategies, the research, the role of Canadian immigration laws, and linguistic factors. You will learn to build on the prior knowledge of literacy of your individual students. You examine the relationship of linguistic factors to the school and its curriculum and explore current issues as they relate to second language learning.

    Prerequisites

    • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

    Documents Required

    • NONE
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  • Teaching English Language Learners, Part 2 (formerly known as ESL, Part 2)

    In this course, you build on the foundation skills as a teacher of ESL from Part 1, and develop an expanded understanding of the strategies that will assist you to improve practice in your classroom so that your students become more effective learners. Building upon the knowledge and skills you established in Part 1, you enhance your capacity to teach ESL by receiving advanced instruction in the issues and practice that characterize ESL. You examine issues of anti-racism and multiple perspectives, the evaluation of learning materials, and the effect of principles of ESL methodology on your instructional practice. Appropriate assessment practices for students requiring additional English-language skills will be a particular focus.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 1 completed
    • Minimum ONE year of certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming required teaching experience
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  • Teaching English Language Learners, Specialist (formerly known as ESL, Part 3)

    This course further enhances your leadership and language teaching skills to develop yourself as an expert ESL teacher does. You focus on the issues that prepare specialists for leadership in their classrooms, schools and school systems: providing leadership to colleagues, the design and review of school-wide ESL programs, appropriate school organizations to support ESL programs, program implementation, evaluation and placement of students, support for students at risk, and mastery of a wider repertoire of advocacy skills. Part 3 consolidates the equity issues and teaching students from diverse backgrounds and abilities raised in the previous courses.

    Prerequisites

    • Be a member in good standing with the OCT
    • Part 2 completed
    • Minimum TWO years certified teaching experience by the first day of the course, subsequent to certification including ONE year in English as a Second Language

    Documents Required

    • Signed Supervisory Officer's Form by course end date confirming teaching experience
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