Teaching English for Academic Purposes
The ACE Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes is designed to introduce language instructors to the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to effectively prepare students for success in an English-speaking higher education setting.
This course is recognized by TESL Ontario as a Post TESL Certificate Training (PTCT) course. PTCT is specialized training that enables instructors to further their knowledge and skills in high priority content areas such as materials development, technology in the classroom, language for the workplace, and higher level language training. PTCT is for all instructors who teach English as a second language to adults. You are eligible for training fee reimbursement if you are currently teaching full time or part time in a CIC-funded program (LINC, ELT, or OSLT) in Ontario. Also, if you are currently on maternity leave but will be returning to your teaching position in a CIC-funded program in Ontario, you are eligible for reimbursement. Before signing up for a PTCT course, eligible applicants should go to http://ptct.teslontario.org/ to create an account and book a reimbursable seat in the PTCT course they would like to take. For more information, please visit http://www.teslontario.net/PTCT-courses.
Why Choose The ACE Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes?
26+ hours of coursework
Learn ideas, strategies and tools with which to successfully teach the language systems, the langauge skills and the behaviours specific to higher education.
Increase your marketability as a language instructor
The prerequisite for The ACE Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes is an interest in further expanding knowledge in the area of teaching English for Academic Purposes. Must be a qualified and currently practicing English language teacher to enroll.
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Culture covers the following subject areas:
- Understanding English for Academic Purposes
- Teaching Academic Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Skills
- Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
- Teaching Academic Research and Citation Skills
- Teaching Quoting Summarizing and Paraphrasing
- Teaching Academic Grammar
- Teaching Academic Vocabulary
- Teaching Academic Behaviors
- Assessment Tasks and Tools
- Finding and Evaluating Materials and Resources
Students will complete a Task Journal for each of the 13 course modules and submit them on an ongoing basis to their instructor for feedback and assessment. The instructor will assess the students’ understanding of each module based on the correctness and completeness of their responses in the Task Journals. Tasks provide students with the opportunity to put course concepts into practice through research, analysis, evaluation and lesson planning. Tasks include answering discussion and short answer questions, and completing short curriculum design tasks. The Task Journals comprise 100% of the final grade.
Courses are offered three times per year:
September 15 to December 15
January 15 to April 15
May 15 to August 15
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.