ESL Teacher Certificate Program (ESLTCP)
The ESL TCP is a University of Winnipeg certificate program for individuals who would like to teach English as an additional language to adults. It is offered on a full and part-time basis in class, as well as online. In order to receive a certificate, students must complete the following:
- 120 hours of TESL theory and methodology (delivered in a classroom or online format)
- 10 hours of observation in an ESL classroom
- 10 hours of teaching in a supervised practicum
The ESLTCP is meant for individuals who:
- Are currently teaching ESL but have had little education in the field
- Have switched into English language teaching from other subjects
- Wish to upgrade their ESL teaching skills
- Would like to begin a new vocation in teaching ESL
- Would like to teach abroad
The University of Winnipeg's ESL Teacher Certificate Program is fully accredited with TESL Canada. The ESLTCP is eligible for Professional Certificate Standard One. For questions about this accreditation, please check with the TESL Canada website at teslcanada.ca
If you have general program questions, our registration office is open from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday to assist you. The office is located behind the Starbucks off The University of Winnipeg rapid transit bus loop. If you would like to make an appointment to meet with the program coordinator, please email email@example.com, or call 789-1484.
For more information about the program, please view our Student Handbook.
For information on teaching EAL in Manitoba, please click here.
For more information on our program, employment, or graduate experiences, please visit our supplemental website.
Delivery Modes of the ESL Teacher Certificate Program
Students can take the course work for the ESL Teacher Certificate Program in one of three delivery modes: full time, part time, or online.
The full-time program is offered four times/year (fall, winter, spring, and summer). Classes are held in an intensive format during the day, from 9am - 4pm, Tuesday - Friday. Students generally take all four classes together in the full time program. Classes are held in person at The University of Winnipeg.
The part-time program is offered three times/year (fall, winter, and spring). Classes are held in the evenings from 6pm - 9pm. One course is held once/week for three hours over the 10 weeks. Students generally take 1-2 classes/term in the part time program. Classes are held in person at The University of Winnipeg.
The online program is offered three times/year (fall, winter, and spring). There is no set schedule for class time, but students must complete one module/week over the 10 weeks a class runs. Students generally take 1 class/term in the online program.
Students can choose to switch between delivery models.
Tuition: Application fee:$100.00. Each course within the ESL Teacher Certificate Program costs $500, regardless of the delivery model. For the full program, consisting of 4 courses, tuition fees total $2000. The practicum placement fee is an additional $250, and can be paid when the student registers for the placement. Payment plans are available.
Spring 2013 Classes
The next full time program starts Monday, April 29th and runs for 6 weeks until Friday, June 7th, 2013. The practicum placement takes place after the 6 weeks of in class theory and methodology is complete, and the schedule is flexible; however, please allow for a minimum of two weeks following the program to complete this requirement. For information about our full time program, click here.
The next session of part-time classes starts the week of April 8th, 2013. Classes run for 10 weeks, and are held once/week from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Please note that part-time classes are offered on rotating basis, and not all are available each term. For information about our part time program, click here.
The next session of online classes starts the week of April 8th, 2013 . Classes run for 10 weeks, and students must complete one module/week during this period. Please note that online classes are offered on rotating basis, and not all are available each term. For more information on the online program, please click here.
Transfer of Credit to Programs at The University of Winnipeg:
Students who complete the ESLTCP and are currently in The University of Winnipeg's Bachelor of Education program will be eligible to transfer six credit hours toward their Bachelor of Education degree. Three of these credit-hours will be counted as a course equivalency for Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) (course #15.4102/3) and three credit-hours will count as unallocated credit.
University of Winnipeg students who have completed Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) (course #15.4102/3) may register for the ESLTCP. While they will not be eligible to transfer the full six credit hours to their Bachelor of Education degree, they will be eligible to transfer the three hours of unallocated credit towards their degree.
For students who have completed Introduction to TESL and who register for the ESLTCP, there will be some repetition in terms of theory and methods.
Mail: 515 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9
Program Assistant office address: Unit 5, 471 Portage Ave, Main floor of Rice Building
Program Coordinator office address: Unit 5, 471 Portage Ave, Main floor of Rice Building