Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CTESL)


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The Continuing Education Division, in cooperation with the Faculty of Education, offers a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CTESL). The Certificate consists of five 40 hour, non-credit courses.

The certificate program objectives are to meet local, national, as well as international needs of teacher development. The program provides a focused initial preparation for the teaching of ESL or EFL. Students may concentrate on the teaching of adults or children.

Upon successful completion of the program, CTESL participants will be able to:

Discuss the theoretical basis of second language instruction;

Demonstrate a variety of effective ESL teaching techniques; and

Explain, in pedagogically relevant ways, the linguistic structures of the English language.

Students will receive instruction from qualified, experienced teachers with Masters degrees, and upon graduation, will be awarded a certificate from the University of Manitoba, a recognised institution of higher learning. Employment search information will be provided as part of the program.

Minimum Passing Grade   C+
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Minimum GPA Required to Graduate 2.0
Required Course Hours 160
Elective Course Hours 40
Lab/Seminar Hours Does Not Apply
Maximum Years to Complete the Program 5
Courses click on a course number for more details
NumberNameRequired/ElectiveHas Lab?
39305Content-Based Second Language Instruction Elective Does Not Apply
39304Practicum in Second Language Teaching Required Does Not Apply
39301Principles and Procedures of Second Language Teaching Required Does Not Apply
98592Special Topics Elective Does Not Apply
39303Teaching ESL Grammar Required Does Not Apply
39308Teaching ESL Literacy Elective Does Not Apply
39302Teaching ESL Vocabulary and Pronunciation Required Does Not Apply
Course Schedule
Extended Education
188 Extended Education Complex, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 2N2

Phone (204) 474-9921 Mon - Fri 8:30-4:30, toll free 1-888-216-7011 ext. 9921, Fax (204) 474-7661