This fully online (distance) program is designed to provide the communication skills, training, and critical Canadian experience to help prepare internationally educated teachers for teaching in a Canadian community college environment. This program runs Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm, with a schedule similar to the classroom-based (R403) Program; however, students can log in from anywhere in Ontario. All online instruction features both synchronous and asynchronous activities: This means that there will be lectures or group discussions in which all students take part at the same time each week (synchronous), while other activities may be completed individually at any time through email, wikis, or other online interactive systems (asynchronous).
The TESL program provides a solid grounding in both the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching English as a second language to adults. The courses deal with key concepts in phonetics and phonology, linguistics, sociolinguistics, language teaching methods and grammar in the context of teaching English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL). First-semester courses present an overview of the theories and practice of ESL/EFL teaching. Second-semester courses emphasize practical hands-on training in a collaborative setting.