The ACE Certificate in Teaching Occupation Specific Language
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Occupation Specific Language is designed for language instructors who teach English for workplace, occupational and professional contexts.
This course is recognized by TESL Ontario as a Post TESL Certificate Training (PTCT) course. PTCT is specialized training that enables instructors to further their knowledge and skills in high priority content areas such as materials development, technology in the classroom, language for the workplace, and higher level language training. PTCT is for all instructors who teach English as a second language to adults. You are eligible for training fee reimbursement if you are currently teaching full time or part time in a CIC-funded program (LINC, ELT, or OSLT) in Ontario. Also, if you are currently on maternity leave but will be returning to your teaching position in a CIC-funded program in Ontario, you are eligible for reimbursement. Before signing up for a PTCT course, eligible applicants should go to http://ptct.teslontario.org/ to create an account and book a reimbursable seat in the PTCT course they would like to take. For more information, please visit http://www.teslontario.net/PTCT-courses.
- 32+ hours of coursework
- Learn ideas, strategies and tools with which to successfully prepare students to enter the labour market
- Increase your marketability as a language instructor
The prerequisite for The ACE Certificate in Teaching Occupation Specific Language is an interest in further expanding knowledge in the areas of workplace, professional and occupational English. Must be a qualified and currently practicing English language teacher to enroll.
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Occupation Specific Language covers the following subject areas:
- Introduction to English for Specific Purposes
- Needs Analysis for Occupation Specific Language
- The Four Language Skills for Occupation Specific Language
- Cultural Values and Behaviours for Occupation Specific Language
- Finding and Evaluating Resources for Occupation Specific Language
Students will complete a Task Journal for each of the 16 course modules and submit them on an ongoing basis to their instructor for feedback and assessment. The instructor will assess the students' understanding of each module based on the correctness and completeness of their responses in the Task Journals. Tasks include answering discussion and short answer questions, and completing short curriculum design tasks. The Task Journals comprise 100% of the final grade.
Heather Perry has always been interested in language teaching as she is a first generation Canadian born of immigrant parents. Her growing up years were filled with stories of the difficulties and humour that her parents, their siblings and grandparents had in communication. She has been an English language practitioner (accredited ATESL and Canada TESL) for the last 12 years specializing in language assessment, teacher training and language instruction. Heather has taught the ACE foundational Teacher Training course in China, at the University of Regina, Red Deer College and Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta. Heather has also been involved with the course development and implementation of an online English language learning program in Dubai and Kuwait. Her teaching experiences spans the range of early beginners in an evening class to workplace communication skills with oil and gas employees, engineers and day care workers. She has developed extensive curriculum for temporary foreign workers to assist with the Employment Readiness course taught at Red Deer College.
This course is offered online through our partner, London Language Institute, London, Ontario. The price is $500 CAD. The next course start date is September 15th, 2016.
To register online, visit http://llinstitute.com/applications/ptct-courses.