The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation is designed to introduce language instructors to the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to help students be successful on a variety of standardized English language proficiency tests, including TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and the Cambridge Exams.
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 take a variety of standardized English language proficiency tests
- Increase your marketability as a language instructor
The prerequisite for The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation is an interest in becoming more effective at preparing students to take standardized English language proficiency tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. Must be a qualified and currently practicing English language teacher to enroll.
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation covers the following subject areas:
- General Test Preparation Teaching Techniques
- Resource Evaluation Skills and Lesson Planning
- Language and Skill Requirements of TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and the Cambridge Exams
- Alternative Standardized Testing Systems
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.
David Siefker started his ESL/EFL career teaching for 5 years in Japan. It was a wonderful and memorable time in his life, and when he returned home he wanted to continue working in that field. He was lucky enough to get a job in Toronto working as an Academic Director in an international career college which offered courses in teacher training, interpretation, Business English with co-op opportunities, and test-taking courses (IBT, TOEFL and TOEIC). He stayed there for 7 years and then moved on to teach EAP at the University of Guelph where he is currently a Lead Instructor. David finds language learning to be a fascinating process which is never the same for everyone, and he enjoys the challenge of trying to meet all of his diverse students' needs.
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.
For more information about this course, please contact us.