The ACE TESOL Certificate

 

The ACE TESOL Certificate course is specifically designed to provide you with the tools, strategies, skills and knowledge to be successful teaching adults in English language programs either in Canada* or abroad.  It is recognized by TESL Canada for TESL Canada Professional Certification Standard One. For more information on TESL Canada Professional Certification, contact TESL Canada at: 1-800-393-9199 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit www.tesl.ca or write TESL Canada, 3751 - 21st Street NE, Calgary, AB  T2E 6T5.

*except in government funded programs in Ontario.

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Language education professionals can earn CEUs for completing the ACE TESOL Certificate. The international standard for CEUs is one CEU for every 10 hours of professional development, therefore participants can earn 12 CEUs for successfully completing the course with the 20-hr practicum and 11 CEUs for successfully completing the course with the 10-hr practicum.  Please note that this is a general guideline and CEU standards may vary from one teaching context to the next.  It is your responsibility to check the CEU requirements for your specific teaching context.

 

 

Why Choose the ACE TESOL Certificate Course?

Admission Requirements

Course Content

Assessments

The Practicum

Where to Register

 

 


 

 Why choose the ACE TESOL Certificate course?

  • Obtain the qualifications and skills to teach English to adults abroad or in Canada
  • An affordable English language teaching credential
  • 100 hours of classroom instruction
  • A 20-hour practicum (a 10-hour practicum option is also available)
  • A strong focus on practical teaching skills
  • Based upon the most current teaching theory and methodologies
  • Learn through pair work, small group work, teaching demonstrations and discussions
  • Experienced, energetic and qualified trainers
  • Increase your self-confidence as a teacher
  • Improve your communication and presentation skills
  • An opportunity to practice teaching in a safe environment
  • Increase your marketability as an ESL teacher, giving you a more competitive edge in the job market

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 Admission Requirements

  • A level of education allowing for entry into your country's higher education system. A Bachelor's degree from a Canadian university or an established equivalent is required in order to be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Certification.
  • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of English proficiency with one of the following standardized proficiency tests:

 

TOEFL iBT 101 overall, with a minimum score of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking and 27 in Writing
or IELTS Academic 7 overall, with a minimum score of 7 in each skill area

 

 * IMPORTANT NOTE: You can enrol in the ACE TESOL Certificate without demonstrating the above English language proficiency, however, you will not be eligible to apply for TESL Canada Standard One Certification.  No allowances will be made in the course requirements and standards for students who have not demonstrated the above English language proficiency.  It is each candidate's responsibility to ensure that the required English language proficiency has been established.

The admissions process may also include an interview and a grammar test.

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 Course Content

The following topics are covered in the course:

  • Learning Theory, Teaching Speaking, Teaching Writing, Teaching Listening and Teaching Reading
  • Methods, Planning, Techniques, Testing
  • Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation
  • Managing Your Career

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Assessments

Throughout the course students complete the following tasks for assessment:

  • An Observation Report based on observing six hours of real ESL classes
  • A Progress Test
  • An Achievement Test
  • An Objectives Writing Task
  • Evaluated Microteaching
  • A Lesson Plan Portfolio
  • Evaluated Solo Teaching 

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The Practicum

Practicums are conducted in real adult English language classes. There are two practicum options: a 20-hour practicum* and a 10-hour practicum. In the 20-hour practicum, students complete 10 hours of observation and 10 hours of supervised teaching. In the 10-hour practicum, students complete 6 hours of observation and 4 hours of assisting an ESL teacher. Students who complete The ACE TESOL Certificate with a 20-hour practicum are eligible to apply for TESL Canada Professional Certification Standard One.

*Only the 20-hour practicum is recognized by TESL Canada.  Participants completing the 10-hour practicum are not eligible to apply for TESL Canada Professional Certification Standard One.

 

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 Where to Register

The ACE TESOL Certificate Course is offered in-class at the following ACE Partner locations:

Assiniboine Community College, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Bow Valley College, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The London Language Institute, London, Ontario, Canada

Niagara Catholic District School Board, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Peel District School Board, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Renison University College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

 

For more information, please contact us.

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