The part-time Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL/TESL) certificate is a postgraduate 140-hour TESL Canada approved program. It consists of 120 hours of course work plus 10 hours of English as a second language (ESL) classroom observation and a 10-hour teaching practicum. The TESL program is designed to be completed in one semester part time - however, students have the flexibility to complete the certificate at their own pace over two or three semesters. Courses can be taken in any order except for TSOL 115, which is the last course in the program. All observations and practicum teaching are completed in ESL classes at Humber College.
The certificate program is a hybrid program consisting of both in-class and online classes allowing students to take both at the same time. Upon successful completion of the TESOL certificate, students can apply to TESL Canada for certification. The TESL Canada certificate qualifies graduates to teach English as a foreign language (EFL) overseas and ESL in programs across Canada that do not require TESL Ontario or equivalent accreditation.
Students taking the Humber part-time TESOL program have the opportunity to volunteer as tutors in our English/Writing Centre at the North Campus. This will allow the TESOL student additional experience working with college ESL students outside the teaching practicum.
Please view our introduction video of the TESOL Program.
- A Canadian university degree (or a degree with official Canadian equivalency)
- Non-native speakers must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Refer to tesl.ca on what tests and scores are acceptable for TESL Canada certification
- An interview
To apply to the program, please send your current resumé to Venessa Hayles at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once received, you will be contacted to set up an interview. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee that must be paid at the time of the interview. Applications are accepted up until the start of classes.
SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE
|Course||Times||Start / End||Cost|
|TSOL 111 - TESOL Methodology||Monday & Wednesday||6:30 - 9:30 pm||May 15 - June 19||$295|
|TSOL 112 - Introduction to Language||Online||May 15 - June 19||$295|
|TSOL 113 - Pedagogical Grammar||Monday & Wednesday||6:30 - 9:30 pm||June 26 - July 31||$295|
|TSOL 114 - The ESOL Classroom||Online||June 26 - July 31||$295|
|TSOL 115 - Teaching Practicum||Field||May 8 - August 18||$270|
Note: These courses do not qualify as General Education credit.
FULL-TIME POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR PART-TIME TESOL GRADUATES
Humber’s Part-Time TESOL graduates can now fast-track towards a Humber postgraduate certificate in TESL with TESL Ontario accreditation. TESOL graduates need to complete an online bridging course in September allowing them to jump directly into Semester 2 of Humber’s full-time postgraduate TESL program (January – April semester). For more information, please contact Catherine Dunn at 416-675-6622, ext. 73085 or Stephen Allen, ext. 73109.
|Course Name||Course Code||Offered|
|Introduction to Language||TSOL 112||Fall Winter Summer online|
|Pedagogical Grammar||TSOL 113||Fall Winter Summer|
|Practicum||TSOL 115||Fall Winter Summer|
|Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methodology||TSOL 111||Fall Winter Summer|
|The ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) Classroom||TSOL 114||Fall Winter Summer online|