TESOL for Middle School

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Program Introduction

TESOL for Middle School is a very demanding yet highly practical and rewarding course that prepares its graduates to teach elementary, middle and high school students. This four-week program takes the techniques and skills learned in TESOL and further develops them as students prepare and deliver four lessons, one each week, In addition, this course offers a number of fun and exciting field trips that provide inspiration and ideas, in an interesting and hands-on environment, for the students’ micro-teaching lessons. Upon completion of this course, TESOL for Middle School graduates will have earned the right to say “I can teach!”

What Learning Goals Will I Achieve?

Students will have the ability to:

  • Plan, prepare, and deliver lessons for middle school students.
  • Research, on English language websites, the material needed for their lessons.
  • Provide clear and effective instructions.
  • Learn and use classroom specific vocabulary and phrases.
  • Make authentic and personalized materials for middle school students.
  • Learn how to deliver project-learning based lessons.

TESOL for Middle School

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 Diploma 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

The 4-week onsite studies and practicum component of TESOL for Middle School with Practicum is unique in that students actual partake in two mini-placements. They spend two weeks observing and teaching in the Juniors program at our ESL partner school. They also spend two weeks observing and teaching at a Canadian Middle School placement (depending on availability and school closures).

This unique practicum opportunity allows students to not only practice the realistic ESL style of teaching they are most likely to be doing once they return to their home country, but also allows them a glimpse in Canadian teaching styles and practices that they can contrast with their own cultures.

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

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