CONT891: TESL Part 2

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

A 30 hour practicum is required to complete this course. Please contact for more information.

Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
TESL Summer 2024 Jun 01, 2024 – Sep 30, 2024 CLOSED May 29, 2024 at 4pm ET
TESLFALL2024 Oct 01, 2024 – Jan 31, 2025 Sep 20, 2024 at 4pm ET Sep 27, 2024 at 4pm ET

TESL Summer 2024

  • Dates: Jun 01, 2024 – Sep 30, 2024
  • Deadline: CLOSED
  • Payment Due: May 29, 2024 at 4pm ET


  • Dates: Oct 01, 2024 – Jan 31, 2025
  • Deadline: Sep 20, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Sep 27, 2024 at 4pm ET

Application Requirements

Must have an undergraduate degree and meet the English language requirements as set out by TESL Ontario.

Must have completed Part 1 or a TESL Ontario or TESL Canada approved program.

TESL Ontario accepts CELTA and Trinity College London (UK) CerTESOL Program as equivalent to Part 1.


**If you have completed Part 1 (or equivalent) at another institution you may have to complete additional practicum hours. Please contact us for more information and we can confirm your requirements.

Course Materials

Download the course outline [DOCX]

Required Texts:

Links to digital resources provided in the course.


Required Technology:

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


Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.