TESOLTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
This program is a great option for students who want to be trained to teach English as a second language, whether internationally or in Canada.
A Briercrest TESOL degree opens up exciting opportunities to serve God around the globe. Our network of partner organizations leads to a wide variety of ministry and career opportunities for our students and graduates.
Our blend of intensive TESOL training with studies in Bible, theology, and arts makes this one of the most comprehensive degrees of its kind in North America.
Build teaching confidence
Gain confidence as you gain experience. Start by teaching your peers in short microteaching sessions. After that, teach 20 hours in a Canadian ESL context before completing 45+ hours of teaching on your overseas internship.
Refine your calling
Not sure where to teach after graduation? Your professors are here to pray with you, offer advice, and challenge you to help you discover the place you are called to teach and serve.
Learn from the pros
Benefit from professors with decades of teaching experience and the highest levels of qualification. Our TESOL professors are actively researching in the field, teaching English themselves, and presenting at local and International TESL conferences.
Lynnea Elsasser ('16)
This program prepares you well for whichever path you choose in TESOL. What makes this program different from many others is the professors show you that you can bring your faith with you into the classroom and still be a professional teacher.
Graduates of the BA Applied Linguistics: TESOL will be able to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the grammatical structure and phonological system of the English language.
- Critically appropriate a range of methodological approaches to evidence teaching skills commensurate with TESL Canada Professional Standard Two certification.
- Formulate ethical, context-sensitive approaches for English language instruction in a variety of settings.
I. Required (39 credit hours):
COMM 200 Intercultural Communication
LING 105 Introduction to TESOL
LING 120 TESOL Practicum I
LING 220 English Grammar
LING 221 Language Teaching Methodology
LING 222 Second Language Acquisition
LING 320 TESOL Practicum II
LING 321 English Language Skills in TESOL
LING 322 Linguistics: Phonology
LING 323 Materials Development
LING 420 Ethics in TESOL
LING 427 TESOL Internship
LING 429 Professional Issues in TESOL
Note: You must achieve a minimum of 65 per cent in each required LING course in order to progress in the program.
II. Cognate Modern Language Requirement (6 credit hours):
6 credit hours of a modern language
III. Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 120 credit hours)
PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)
SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)
In addition, all Bachelor of Arts degrees require the completion of Briercrest's core curriculum.
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics: TESOL
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Modern Languages