Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) brings a world of teaching opportunities within reach.For adventure-seeking English speakers, teaching overseas can be an exciting way to see the world and experience new cultures. This TEFL course will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to teach with authority and find employment with a respected school. It will also prepare you to navigate the demands of a changing marketplace and the stresses of living and working in a new country. Under the guidance of internationally-experienced teaching experts, this three-month (120-hour) non-credit course provides a foundation of the theoretical concepts, methodologies and practical skills necessary to successfully—and confidently—teach the English language in an international context.
By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the following:
Methodology for teaching English language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary)
Second language acquisition theory
Classroom organization, teaching and assessment techniques
Understanding cultural diversity
Teaching learning strategies to maximize learning in the classroom
Empowering learners to manage their own learning process
Prepare lessons for all class sizes and ages
Demonstrate teaching English language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary)
Apply techniques to teach different levels of English, such as Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Create meaningful activities
Develop task- and situation-specific lesson plans and curriculum
Choose course-appropriate textbooks
This course is intended for aspiring teachers of the English language who are fluent in English and who have an interest in teaching abroad. Previous teaching experience is not required.
While not a formal prerequisite, we recommend that participants have previously completed a program of undergraduate study.
Students who are not native speakers of English must meet the following language proficiency requirements and pass a TEFL entrance interview:
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full refund (less an administrative fee of $150) will be issued if you withdraw within six calendar days after the official course start date. A 50% refund (less an administrative fee of $150) will be issued if you withdraw within 14 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).