University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

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Teaching English as a Second Language

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree:Post-diploma
Field of Study:Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Lang./ESL Lang. Instructor
Description:Students may enroll full time or part time. Those students who begin in September and attend full time may complete the program in approximately 8 months. A total of four years are allowed to complete the program. Students are strongly recommended to volunteer at an ESL program while registered in the program. Students must register at least once each September to August period to keep their programs active.

URL:Teaching English as a Second Language at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $5,575

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Program Plan A Applicants must have completed a 4 year Bachelor's degree and have a minimum GPA of B over the latest 60 course weights of academic work. Applicants who are non-native speakers of English must provide proof of proficiency in the English language. An iBT TOEFL score of 101, with minimum scores of 27 in the speaking and writing components, 23 in listening, and 24 in reading; OR a minimum IELTS Academic overall score of 7 with a minimum of 7 in each skill area is required to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. Applicants should have some experience teaching ESL/EFL (volunteer or paid, minimum 50 hours recommended). Program Plan B (effective January 2014) Applicants must have completed a 4 year Bachelor's degree and have a minimum GPA of B over the latest 60 course weights of academic work. Students with little or no ESL/EFL teaching experience, and/or non-native English speaking students with English language proficiency scores that do not meet the requirements for Program Plan A are encouraged to apply to Program Plan B. The following minimum English language proficiency scores for non-native speakers of English may be considered for admission to Program Plan B: An iBT TOEFL score of 88, with minimum scores of 24 in the speaking and writing components and 20 in the reading and listening components; OR a minimum IELTS Academic speaking and listening score of 7, with no band less than 6.5; OR a score of at least 70 on the official listening and speaking bands of the CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language assessment exam) with no band less than 70; OR a Pearson Test of English score of 63 is required to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 08, 2019