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Course Schedule
Session Dates Registration Deadline
Winter 2021 -

Teaching English as a Second Language Part 2 introduces you to the principles of teaching and learning a second language. The main objective of the course is to introduce you to the principles of communicative language teaching (CLT), a leading methodology used in today’s language classrooms.

In this course you will have the opportunity to

  • identify current trends in the field of second language education
  • differentiate between first language acquisition and second language learning
  • demonstrate knowledge of the main methods in the history of second language learning
  • explain the theory behind the communicative language teaching (CLT
  • interpret the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs)
  • apply the CLT principles to teaching a second language (e.g., teaching grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, pragmatics, task-based learning
  • recognize the main principles of blended learning
  • create awareness of the importance of technology in the development of language skills
  • show knowledge of the main principles of assessment including portfolio-based assessment (PBLA)
  • create learning tasks and assessment tools that incorporate the CLT principles, including unit or module planning
  • identify the needs of different learners, such as literacy learners and international students in Canada
  • critically examine the issues of diversity and inclusion in the field of second language education
  • recognize opportunities for professional networking and professional development


Required Texts:

Links to digital resources provided in the course.


Required Technology:

A smartphone or a computer with a web camera and microphone.


Course Requirements:

Please see this link from TESL Ontario for full requirements:

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