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.
TESOL jobs are widely available and our grads receive the highest undergraduate TESOL certification in Canada so you can enter the field with confidence. Briercrest graduates are in high demand both with faith-based organizations and secular institutions.
Showcase your skills
Your TESOL assignments are opportunities to showcase what you've learned: lead seminars, present posters, and produce materials for other teachers across Canada. Some students have even delivered presentations at provincial and national conferences.
Join our community
Study in a community dedicated to seeking Jesus together. Learn about the mission and Word of God in classes and chapel as you learn to follow Christ's call for your life.
Joie MacDonald ('13)
TESOL will challenge you intellectually, train you rigorously, and provide you with a community deeply invested in using English teaching to advance the good news. The learning is steeped in prayer and there is a real sense of God leading us out.
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