Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CTESL)

Within the context of the Bachelor of Education degree, L2RIC offers a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (CTESL) that is accredited and recognized by TESL Canada.

Description: The concentration leading to this certificate is designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills necessary to become effective teachers of English as a second language (ESL). The CTESL requires successful completion of the following courses:

 1.     Three compulsory courses:

  • ED 5564 – Introduction to Second Language Education
  • ED 5565 – Advanced Studies in ESL Education
  • ED 5575 – Reflections on Second Language Theory & Practice

 2.     One approved elective course in the area of second language education, cultural studies or literacy

 3.     A practicum in TESL (ED 5566 or equivalent)

 Eligibility: In order to be eligible to enroll in the CTESL, candidates must either have completed an undergraduate degree and be accepted into the CTESL as a no degree student or be currently enrolled in a B.Ed. or M.Ed. program.

In addition, candidates whose first language is not English must also demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency as evidenced by:

  1. TOEFL iBT: overall 101 with minimum of 23 in listening, 24 in reading, 27 in speaking and 27 in writing
  2. IELTS Academic: overall 7 with minimum of 7 on each skill area
  3. Minimum level of Advanced on the New Brunswick Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
       Equivalent tests may be considered.