The TESOL Program is currently undergoing a review and applications are no longer being accepted for September 2023.
Do you want to teach English as a second or foreign language domestically or internationally? Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime with Selkirk College’s TESOL program.
Classes are offered in one intensive four-month semester of study. You will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge in teaching language, the skills and strategies. Upon completion of our program, you are eligible for TESL Canada Professional Certification.
Open up to a World of Possibilities
Got a degree or diploma? Not sure what’s next? Our certification allows you to build out your resume with valuable international experience. Are you ready for a new experience? TESOL can take you around the world.
Or help you make a difference right at home...
Increase your cross cultural knowledge and develop an understanding of international communities. Be part of an international team:
Working with refugees
Working with literacy challenges
Working with children of newcomers to Canada
Working with adults newcomers to Canada who are not in school
Working with Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada programs
Working teaching English online
The TESOL Program
The program includes course work in the areas of second language acquisition theory and linguistics, curriculum design, materials development, intercultural communication, grammar, phonology, classroom management, multi-media resources and assessment.
In addition to the 18 hours a week of class time, students observe and teach in one of Selkirk College’s multicultural ESL classes on the same campus. TESOL students also have the opportunity to participate in language partnerships with ESL students and gain work experience as ESL tutors.