TESOL Diploma Program - Online
The TESOL Diploma Program offered through London Language Institute is an ESL teacher training course with 150 hours of online instruction and a 30-hour supervised practicum. The ACE TESOL Diploma provides a comprehensive look at the theory of language teaching as well as advanced teaching skills. Topics are divided into three broad categories: learning, teaching and language.
- Language Acquisition
- Learning Styles, Learning Strategies and Motivation
- Language Learning and Culture
- Language Learning and Society
- Adult ESL in CanadaTeaching
- Teaching Methodologies
- Advanced Skills for Teaching Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading
- Advanced Skills for Teaching Pronunciation and Vocabulary
- Planning and Teaching with the Canadian Language Benchmarks
- Principles and Techniques for Adult Learners
- Curriculum Design
- Language AssessmentLanguage
- The Nature and History of Language
- Introduction to Linguistics
- Morphology and Semantics
- Pedagogical Grammar
Each of the 100 modules in the ACE TESOL Diploma course are comprised of Lecture Notes and a Task Journal. Students submit Task Journals to their instructor on an ongoing basis for feedback and assessment. Students are also assessed on an Observation Report and three Term Exams.
The ACE TESOL Diploma can be completed in an as little as 3 months, or up to 12 months. Three 3-month sessions are offered each year - September 15 to December 15, January 15 to April 15, and May 15 to August 15. Participants can complete all three terms in one 3 month session, or spread the terms over two or three sessions. Once registered, participants will be provided access to the term one materials, and once complete will have the option of completing the next term in the same session, or waiting until the next session to continue.
Practicums are conducted in real adult English language classes. The 30-hour practicum is divided into 20 hours of classroom observation and 10 hours of practice teaching. For the 10 hours of practice teaching, students are assigned to a mentor teacher.
The TESOL Certificate Program or other TESL Canada Standard Level One course is a prerequisite for admission.Non-native speakers of English who wish to apply for TESL Ontario Professional Certification must demonstrate English proficiency by one of the following:
- COPE&TOP: Listening: 32, Reading: 32, Writing: 46, TOP: 7
- can TEST: Listening: 5, Reading: 5, Writing: 5, Speaking: 5
- CAEL: Listening: 70, Reading: 70, Writing: 70, Speaking: 80
- TOEFL iBT: Listening: 24, Reading: 24, Writing: 28, Speaking: 27
- TOEFL CBT: Total: 250 TWE: 5.5 TSE: 50
- IELTS-Academic: Listening: 7, Reading: 7, Writing: 7, Speaking: 8
- MELAB: Total: 85, Writing: 87, Speaking: 4
Non-native speakers of English who wish to apply for TESL Canada Level Two Certification must demonstrate English proficiency by one of the following:
- TOEFL iBT: 80 overall with a minimum score of 20 in each area
- IELTS: 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill area
- MELAB: 85 / speaking test score of 4
- can Test: Listening, reading, writing: 5, speaking: 4.5
- CAEL: Band 60 overall with a minimum of 60 in each of the writing and speaking subtests
- High school graduation from a high school in Canada, including a minimum English grade 12 score of 70%
- Completion of an undergraduate degree from a university and program that are administered and delivered in English.
- Common European Framework: C1
- Canadian Language Benchmark: CLB 9 in each area
The total cost of the ACE TESOL Diploma program is $2100 ($700 per term), plus a $150 administration fee payable upon registration. The administration fee will be waived for past graduates of the TESOL Certificate Program at London Language Institute. The practicum costs will depend on the institution where the practicum is completed. Once registered, LLI will provide a list of potential practicum locations based on your geographical location.
Upcoming Start Dates
September 15, 2017
January 15, 2018