Is this program for me?
Are you are interested in working with people of many cultures? Are you interested in language and the process of language learning? Do you enjoy teaching and learning? Do you have a vision for teaching English as a cross-cultural ministry? If so, then this program is for you.
What can I do when I am done with this program?
This degree is recognized at a Standard 3 by TESL Canada, a national federation of TESOL programs in Canada. Providence is now one of only three universities in Canada that deliver programs meeting the highest professional standards. This means you are qualified to teach English to adults in Canada as well as in many countries abroad. You will be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and flexibility for diverse experiences such as working with immigrants and refugees in community and workplace settings, as well as teaching English for Academic Purposes to international university students. The program will prepare you for cross-cultural work anywhere on the globe.
What kind of program is this?
TESOL is a major in both the Educational Studies program and the Global Studies Program. The difference lies in the type of addtional courses taken. In Global Studies, one will take additional courses in Christian mission; in Educational Studies, one will take additional courses in Christian Ministries and/or Counselling.
A core of Biblical and theological studies together with courses in linguistics and language pedagogy offers a unique combination of theological and professional formation.
Will I take courses off campus?
Courses are offered in a flexible combination of online and modular formats.
What courses will I take?
The program has a good balance of theory and practice. The required biblical and theological studies courses form a strong spiritual basis for cross-cultural ministry. The TESOL courses offer theoretical insights from the fields of linguistics and second language acquisition with professional and practical implications for language teaching methodology.
Will I take an internship?
The practicum piece of the program involves both observation and teaching.
Who will teach me?
Courses are taught by experienced, knowledgeable professors in small interactive classes. You will also gain insights from your classmates of diverse backgrounds.
What will it cost me?
How do I apply?
Click here for application materials.
Who can I contact for further information?
Courses that fit your schedule! Take one week module courses on campus in Otterburne.
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Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
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