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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Plus)

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Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

For details on how Sheridan programs will be delivered in upcoming semesters, please review our Fall 2022 Program Delivery Modes.

Start your new adventure teaching English to second-language learners.

Program Overview

CELTA, TESL Canada and TESL Ontario: three certifications, one program

What’s the “Plus” in TESOL Plus? In one program, you’ll be able to earn three certifications — CELTA, TESL Canada and TESL Ontario. Employers look for these qualifications. If you want to teach ESL learners in Ontario, across Canada or abroad, these highly-respected certifications will qualify you to teach anywhere.

Teach English abroad with CELTA certification

If you want to teach English abroad, the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) may be your ticket. CELTA is known around the world, and many employers ask for it by name. Sheridan is an official CELTA Centre, accredited by the University of Cambridge. You’ll get the practical training that meets Cambridge’s high CELTA standards—and be certified when you graduate.

Teach in Canada with TESL Canada or Ontario with TESL Ontario

TESL Ontario sets the standards for ESL teachers in the government-sponsored sector and is perfect for those who want to teach in Ontario.  If you want to teach anywhere in Canada, you’ll need qualification from TESL Canada. When you successfully complete Sheridan’s program, you may apply for both your TESL Canada (Standard 2) certification and your TESL Ontario certification.

Teach English while you study

Get the practical skills to teach English to a range of ESL learners. In this program, you’ll observe experienced instructors, while learning current methodologies and developing your teaching skills and techniques in authentic ESL classrooms. You’ll also have a dedicated practicum course in both terms, where you may work with ESL students at Sheridan, newcomers to Canada through our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program or students off-campus.

In your first term practicum, you’ll have an instructor for a maximum of 6 students, and in your second term practicum, you’ll have a mentor to guide and support you throughout your teaching.

Build an e-portfolio and gain PBLA (Portfolio-based Language Assessment) instruction

Sheridan's TESOL Plus program gives you the opportunity to create an electronic portfolio containing your assignments, lesson plans and other resources. You will also receive valuable instruction in PBLA, key content for school board and LINC employment which can put you ahead of the game for employment in all sectors. Upon graduation, you can show your e-portfolio, complete with PBLA content, to potential employers to highlight your skills and make yourself more marketable.

Have questions? We'd be happy to answer them! Just email us at tesolplus@sheridancollege.ca

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Faculty

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

2022 Grad Shows

April 18–May 27, 2022

Check out the work that our graduating class has produced throughout the last school year.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC54194 Methodology in English Language Teaching 3
    EDUC59686 Language Skills 3
    EDUC51456 Language Systems 3
    EDUC57405 The Learner and Language Acquisition 3
    FLPL52653 Reflective Teaching Practice 6
    Total: 18
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    EDUC57286 Methodology and Educational Technology in English Language Teaching 3
    EDUC51609 Practicum and Professional Practice 3
    EDUC53676 Integrating Language Skills and Systems 3
    EDUC53243 Language Learning and Culture 3
    FLPL57299 Portfolio-based Language Assessment and Practicum 6
      Elective 3
    Total: 21

    Electives — choose one of the following:

    CODE TITLE
    SOCS10172GD Principles of Creative Problem Solving
    MKTG11000D Marketing Fundamentals
    BUSM10000D Business Fundamentals

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Provide Canadian equivalency report if applicable.
  • English language proficiency required for those applicants whose mother tongue is not English.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of:

  1. previous academic achievement
  2. English language proficiency
  3. pre-interview tasks
  4. interview performance

Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES.  A general (document-by-document) or a comprehensive (course-by-course) assessment is required.

Applicants who are unsuccessful at the task/interview screening stage will be advised on appropriate steps for future applications.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose mother tongue is not English will also have to meet language proficiency criteria through one of the following:

  • TOEFL iBT — Listening: 24; Reading: 24; Writing: 27; Speaking: 27
  • IELTS–Academic — Listening: 7; Reading: 7; Writing: 7; Speaking: 7

Tests must have been completed within the past two years. No other tests can be accepted.

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Career Opportunities

Sheridan's TESOL Plus program prepares you for a career teaching English to speakers of other languages in a variety of contexts.

Here are some jobs you might find:

  • College ESL/EFL instructor
  • Private language school instructor
  • LINC instructor
  • ESL administrator
  • Curriculum developer
  • Tutor

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Learning Outcomes

  • Select effective teaching methods and materials in the system areas of grammar, pronunciation and lexis using ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) principles.
  • Develop a teaching philosophy and pedagogical framework based on current and historical ESOL approaches and methods and that is adaptable to learner needs.
  • Construct ESOL lessons that incorporate a variety of teaching approaches, respond to diverse learning needs and promote student engagement.
  • Facilitate ESOL student learning by employing a variety of teaching methods that account for diverse learning needs, promote student engagement and model effective classroom management techniques.
  • Devise appropriate teaching strategies based on identification and analysis of socio-cultural factors and diverse teaching, learning and contextual influences.
  • Evaluate language proficiency and progress based on knowledge of assessment principles and testing tools.
  • Deliver logically sequenced ESOL teaching of language skills and systems using communicative methodologies.
  • Engage in reflective practice through self-evaluation and peer/teacher feedback in order to identify and address potential and actual areas for improvement.
  • Incorporate the use of digital technologies in classroom and online environments based on current ESOL principles of learning and teaching.
  • Investigate the ELT (English Language Training) employment market, professional development opportunities and research forums by means of reliable resources.
  • Create documentary evidence of theoretical and practical learning, reflective practice, inquiry skills and ongoing professional development through the compilation of an e-portfolio.

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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$6,901.50
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$17,755.50

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PTESL

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2022 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
Jan 2023 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available

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