Post TESOL Certificate – Online Language Teaching
The ACE Certificate in Online Language Teaching is designed for language teachers who are interested in becoming more skilled and confident teaching in an online environment. The course provides an overview of the components of effective language teaching and how to apply them to an online context. Participants will have ample opportunity to put new concepts into practice through assignments and online teaching demos.
Why Choose the ACE Certificate in Online Language Teaching?
- 35+ hours of coursework
- Learn strategies for adapting and optimizing your teaching methods and activities for a virtual context
- Learn techniques to maximize student engagement and retention
- Become familiar with the various categories of educational technology tools available and how to integrate them into your online lessons
The prerequisite for the ACE Certificate in Online Language Teaching is a strong interest in learning methodologies for teaching in a virtual environment. Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection is essential. The following are also beneficial but not required:
- Current employment as a language teacher to either adults or children.
- A recognized qualification for language teaching to either adults or children (English, French, Spanish, other languages).
- Access to the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
- Successful completion of an online course in any subject is beneficial in order to have experience as an online student.
The ACE Certificate in Online Language Teaching covers the following subject areas:
- Introduction to Online Language Teaching
- Teacher Presence
- Learner Presence
- Learner Presence
- Administrator Presence
Task Journals – Participants will complete a Task Journal for each of the 5 course modules and submit them to their instructor for feedback and assessment. Tasks provide students with the opportunity to put course concepts into practice through research, analysis, and evaluation. Tasks include answering discussion and short answer questions and completing short curriculum design tasks. The Task Journals constitute 30% of the final grade.
Lesson Planning and Implementation – Participants will create three lesson plans throughout the course to be delivered either in a real virtual classroom if the participant is currently teaching, or within the learning management system to at least four volunteer ‘students’ if the participant is not currently teaching. Lesson plans will be marked on a number of criteria and will constitute 35% of the final grade.
Reflection Paper – After participants have finished teaching their three lessons, they will write a reflection paper of 4-6 pages double-spaced on their experiences. This assignment constitutes 35% of the final grade.
Quizzes – Participants will complete short comprehension quizzes for each module in the course. Quizzes will be checked for completion but will not contribute to the final grade.
Courses are offered three times per year:
September 15 to March 15
January 15 to July 15
May 15 to November 15
*Note: Each session is 6 months in duration. It is possible to begin mid-session, provided the course is completed prior to session end date.
Note: A non-refundable $100.00 deposit is required to complete the registration process and the remainder of the fee must be paid before starting the course.