Course Listing: English As A Second Language

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

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  • Teaching English Language Learners, Part 1

    The Teaching English Language Learners Part 1 Additional Qualification Course provides an introduction which will focus your learning on theory and practice underpinning second-language teaching and learning while examining factors influencing acculturation. The content addressed in this course is intended to assist teachers in the design, implementation, and assessment of programs for linguistically and culturally diverse students at all grade levels.

    You will also develop an awareness of the role of the ELL teacher as an advocate for students’ linguistic and social adjustment challenges and needs in the school; and, as a collaborative partner for in-school and community services personnel and parents/guardians.

    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

    The Teaching English Language Learners Part 2 Additional Qualification Course will engage you in the use of a critical, pedagogical lens for exploring in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations; learning theory; program planning, development, and implementation; instructional design and practices; assessment and evaluation strategies and practices; the learning environment; and, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the divisions. Through these explorations, you will strengthen professional efficacy by gaining in-depth knowledge, refining professional judgment, and generating new knowledge for practice. Finally, you will critically design, apply, and facilitate dialogue related to learning opportunities that integrate the professional knowledge, skills and pedagogical stances

    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, Part 3 Specialist

    The Teaching English Language Learners Specialist Additional Qualification Course builds on the knowledge and skills you have already acquired in Part 2. You will use an inquiry-based learning model as a framework for developing a comprehensive understanding of the role of the English as a Second Language/English Literacy Development (ESL and ELD) teacher-leader within both elementary and secondary schools and school boards/districts.

    This course will consolidate the strategies you have acquired for teaching students from diverse backgrounds and representing a range of abilities, backgrounds, and needs. Focused on equity and inclusion, the course will prepare you as a specialist for specialists for leadership in second-language teaching, one who can provide leadership to your colleagues by reviewing and school-wide ESL/ELD programs; facilitating program implementation; evaluating and placing students; and, developing mastery of wide advocacy skills to support all members of the learning community.

    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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