TESOL for Children

Leading The Way In Teacher Training

Program Introduction

TESOL for ChildrenTESOL for Children is a highly practical course that fully prepares its graduates for the challenging job of teaching English to children. This program builds on the skills developed in TESOL. All subjects are explored from the children’s perspective. After learning about physical, cognitive and emotional development, students can apply that knowledge to teaching topics like reading, writing, and phonics. Also covered is the effective use of games, songs, chants, and drama, all the while motivating children for long-term learning. Graduates will be ready to group students and positively discipline them in a wide variety of situations.

What Learning Goals Will I Achieve?

Students will have the ability to:

  • Plan a lesson specifically for children.
  • Adjust a lesson plan according to target age.
  • Manage a classroom and deal with behavior issues.
  • Lead a game to both motivate and teach effectively.
  • Use songs, chants, & drama to teach English.
  • Teach activity-based and language-based lessons.
  • Teach reading, writing, phonics, and spelling for children create a unit plan with a central theme.

TESOL for Children At A Glance

Type: Diploma Program

Campus: Vancouver

Admission Requirements:

International Students must pass the Vancouver International College – Career Campus Entrance Interview AND provide one of the following:

  • Completed TESOL, TESOL Advanced, TESOL Advanced Online, OR
  • Any proven equivalent teacher training program certification

Also required: A police record check (Schedule F) must be obtained prior to practicum.

Program Length:  
  • 4-week Certificate program
  • 26.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • In class: 4 weeks – 106 hours
Daily Schedule:
  • Monday to Thursday: 9 am – 3:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm  

Graduation Requirement: 70% average upon successful completion of all in-class courses and optional practicum.

Optional Onsite Studies & Practicum

Practical experience working with children is invaluable and our 4-week placement provides it. Students can tailor their practical experience to the teaching placement type of their choice as we provide 4 different placement options (depending on availability and school closures).

TESOL for Children provides lots of in-class time to discuss and role-play concepts connected to cognitive development and classroom management, but those crucial factors of teaching children are magnified and clarified through experience with real children.

Onsite Studies:
  • Full Time
  • 16 days / 80 hours
  • Monday to Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Practicum:
  • Full Time
  • 4 days / 20 hours
  • Monday to Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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