To apply into the CTESL program, you must submit the Application to Enter the CTESL Program, official transcripts from your highest level of formal education, and a letter of reference. The letter of reference must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the referee’s signature across the seal.
Do I really need to submit my official transcripts?
Yes, your official transcripts have to be submitted with your application. The originals can be returned to you on request.
Who should write my letter of reference?
You should ask someone who knows you in a professional capacity and who can attest to your intellectual, practical and personal abilities as well as your probable success in a Teaching English as a Second Language program.
Does the CTESL program help me find work afterward?
The CTESL program does not have a job placement program, however you will be taught the skills for seeking employment in the field.
What does the Practicum involve?
The Practicum course consists of 20 hours of in-class time, 10 hours of classroom observation and 10 hours of classroom teaching.
I am already a certified teacher, am I still required to take the Practicum course?
Yes, the Practicum course is a required course in the program. There are no exemptions or exceptions made for the Practicum – all students must take this course, regardless of their teaching experience.
When do I pay for my CTESL courses?
All fees are due upon registration.
What is the $100.00 administrative fee for?
The $100.00 administrative fee is not an application fee. It is a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee that is collected to off-set the extra costs of the practicum course. The CTESL certificate will not be awarded to students if they have not paid this fee.
English is not my first language, what are the English requirements for this program?
Students whose primary language is other than English must provide proof of English language proficiency with their registration: TOEFL 550 - Computer-based TOEFL 213 - iBT TOEFL 80.
How do I get my certificate?
After completion of the 200-hour CTESL program, an official transcript from Extended Education will be prepared and sent to you. The certificate will be sent along with the transcript, provided the $100.00 administrative fee has been paid. If you pay the $100.00 administrative fee after you receive your transcript, we recommend that you notify the program in order to ensure that your certificate is sent.
Can I get credits for non-TESL courses taken at other institutions?
Courses taken at other institutions may be approved for credit if the course content is relevant to the study of language acquisition and if the course was completed within the last 5 years with a grade of C or better. Please note that credit exemptions can only be given for the elective. All other courses are required courses.
How can I apply for credit exemption?
To apply for credit exemption, please complete and submit the CTESL Course Credit Request Form (Sections 1 & 3), the official transcript and course outline for the course that the credit is based on, and a $75 processing fee. Please note that you must be admitted to the CTESL program before you can apply for credit exemption.
I took all five CTESL courses through the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education. How can I obtain my Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language?
If you took all five CTESL courses through the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education, you may transfer the credits into Extended Education for your Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. You must complete the CTESL Course Credit Request Form (Sections 1 & 2) and submit it along with your official transcripts. There is no charge for transferring these credits, and you do not lose your degree credit. All of the courses that you wish to obtain credit for must have been completed within the last 5 years with a grade of C or better. Please note that the one-time, $100.00 administrative fee still applies before the certificate is awarded; however, you will automatically receive an official transcript from Extended Education for completion of the CTESL Program.
I took some of the five CTESL courses through the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education. How can I complete this program?
If you took some of the CTESL courses through the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education, you may complete the program through the Extended Education CTESL Program. First, you must apply into the program. This includes submitting the Application to Enter the CTESL Program form, along with your official transcripts and a letter of reference. Secondly, you must submit theCTESL Course Credit Request Form (complete sections 1 & 2) and select which course(s) you have completed, with the corresponding Faculty of Education course number. The Faculty of Education course numbers can be found on your University of Manitoba transcript. There is no charge for transferring these credits, and you do not lose your degree credit. Please note that the course(s) that you wish to obtain credit for, must have been completed within the last 5 years with a grade of C or better.
If I transfer credits from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education, will I lose my degree credit?
No, you do not lose your degree credit if you transfer any credits from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education. Your Extended Education records will mirror the grades that you are ‘transferring’ from the Faculty of Education.
What is TESL Canada?
TESL Canada is a national organization dedicated to advancing communication and coordinating awareness of issues for those concerned with English as a Second Language and English skills development. The organization promotes advocacy for ESL learners, unifies teachers and learners by providing a forum and network capabilities, supports the sharing of knowledge and experiences across Canada, and represents diverse needs and interests in TESL nationally and internationally. For more information, visit tesl.ca.
Can I obtain TESL Canada accreditation after completing this program?
The CTESL program is accredited by TESL Canada. Please note that in order to obtain TESL Canada certification, you must hold a Bachelor’s degree in addition to the University of Manitoba Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. Additional information can be found at tesl.ca.