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Practicum

Course Code TESL-104
Course Name Practicum
Category Teaching English as a Second Language
Description Course Description:

Students apply the theoretical concepts learned in TESL 101, 102, 103 to pair and solo teach with a qualified mentor teacher. A minimum of 10 hours of classroom observation and 10 hours of practice teaching is required. Students must submit a portfolio project consisting of an observation and teaching reflection journal, and a report documenting all practicum hours at the end of the course.

Course Learning Outcomes:

The student will reliably demonstrate the ability to:
1. Summarize classroom teaching observations in the areas of teaching techniques, teacher-student role, and classroom management strategies.
2. Utilize teaching strategies appropriate to a variety of ESL levels.
3. Relate classroom observations to learning theories.
4. Demonstrate CLT (Communicative Language Teaching) in the classroom.
5. Examine observed class management issues and demonstrate class management strategies when teaching.
6. Recognize and implement effective ESL teaching practices in an authentic classroom environment.


Required Textbooks:
Not Applicable



The course instructor (practicum supervisor) will arrange for students to observe and practice teach under supervision of a qualified TESL Canada teacher (mentor teacher) in an ESL program at one of the Centennial College campuses. Please note that those students who would like a placement off campus (e.g. a private ESL school or LINC centre) must secure their own practicum placement. However, the placement must be in a school or centre with qualified, TESL Ontario certified ESL teachers who are willing to supervise and evaluate the student. This information must be sent to the course instructor (practicum supervisor) for approval before students can begin their practicum. No practicum shall start any earlier than week 4 of the semester.

The on-campus practicum assignment must be accepted by e-mail. Should students decline the practicum placement for any reason, they will need to find one on their own with a qualified mentor teacher. Once a practicum placement has been accepted, students are required to complete it on the assigned dates unless there is a valid documented emergency. If there is a change in personal situation, students must let the practicum supervisor know as soon as possible and will be required to withdraw and re-register for the following semester if it is too late in the semester for a practicum to be completed. In some cases, students may be able to plan with their mentor teacher directly provided that such arrangements are approved by the course instructor (practicum supervisor) and mentor teacher.

Pre-Requisites
TESL 101, 102, and 103.


For further details and to receive an electronic TESL Information Package, please call Program Officer, Elaine McSorley at 416-289-5000 ext. 2228 or email tesl.pt@centennialcollege.ca


Notes Notes:
Mandatory Orientation

Students must attend a mandatory orientation in week 3 of the course for 2.5 hours in the evening. If students are unable to attend it, they must contact the course instructor (practicum supervisor) as soon as possible, so that arrangements can be made for the practicum information to be obtained.


Practicum Placement Arrangements:

The course instructor (practicum supervisor) will arrange for students to observe and practice teach under supervision of a qualified TESL Canada teacher (mentor teacher) in an ESL program at one of the Centennial College campuses. Please note that those students who would like a placement off campus (e.g. a private ESL school or LINC centre) must secure their own practicum placement. However, the placement must be in a school or centre with qualified, TESL Ontario certified ESL teachers who are willing to supervise and evaluate the student. This information must be sent to the course instructor (practicum supervisor) for approval before students can begin their practicum. No practicum shall start any earlier than week 4 of the semester.

The on-campus practicum assignment must be accepted by e-mail. Should students decline the practicum placement for any reason, they will need to find one on their own with a qualified mentor teacher. Once a practicum placement has been accepted, students are required to complete it on the assigned dates unless there is a valid documented emergency. If there is a change in personal situation, students must let the practicum supervisor know as soon as possible and will be required to withdraw and re-register for the following semester if it is too late in the semester for a practicum to be completed. In some cases, students may be able to plan with their mentor teacher directly provided that such arrangements are approved by the course instructor (practicum supervisor) and mentor teacher.

Pre-Requisites:
TESL 101, 102, and 103.


For further details and to receive an electronic TESL Information Package, please call Program Officer, Elaine McSorley at 416-289-5000 ext. 2228 or email tesl.pt@centennialcollege.ca
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