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TESOL Teacher Training Program
(American TESOL Institute)

TESOL Teacher Training Program (American TESOL Institute)

This single course 120-hour program is provided via classroom. The curriculum and training methodology ensures graduates acquire the knowledge, skill and basic experience needed to be a certified and effective ESL teacher.

  • Academic: 120 hours
  • Full-time: 5 weeks / Part-time: 8 weeks

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Learning outcomes

The program provides a base knowledge in teaching English as a second language, with a focus on methods and approaches to teaching English.

Graduates of this program will be prepared for a variety of ESL teaching positions in a broad range of education settings.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduate, 19 Years Old
  • Language proficiency: Evidence of having completed a minimum level of high school graduate English or evidence of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent; evidence can include an IELTS evaluation, or similar testing assessment to the level which can be closely deemed as equivalence (i.e. TOEFL IBT)] or the student can take the College’s language proficiency exam.

Required Documents

  • Diploma and transcript in English for High School, Junior College or University degree.
  • Two recent 1,2”x 1,2” photos
  • Photocopy of Personal ID

Heath and Safety

The College ensures the health and safety of all staff, students and community by following the official guidelines set out by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia; local health and safety authorities.

TheCOVID-19 safety and response plans developed by the institution are intended to provide a comprehensive safety plan and support the return of international students. The intent is to mitigate risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The plans apply to domestic and international students; faculty and staff; community and the public; and external contractors.

The institution has a Health and Safety Committee, consisting of the Director, the on-site administrator and a faculty representative. They meet once a week and more often if required. The institution plans will be updated as additional information is available and as regional and provincial measures are amended.

Questions, concerns or suggestions should be directed the Health and Safety Committee – phone or email the College. The committee chair (contact person) is Ms. Lui, Director.

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