The Okanagan School of Education is launching a newly revised Teaching English and Additional Languages (TEAL) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. The certificate is designed to prepare students who are new to teaching, or offer professional development for current teachers or those who have previous experience working with English as an additional language (EAL) or other additional language learners in Canada or abroad and are seeking opportunities to upgrade their skills.
“We were excited to re-envision this certificate as part of our program offerings related to additional language teaching and learning,” says Dr. Scott Douglas, EAL programs director. “With the addition of the practicum component and its connection to the EAL programs we offer on UBC’s Okanagan campus, certificate students can now further deepen their understanding of teaching and learning and develop their instructional skills to better support additional language learners.”
The certificate is open to current undergraduate students with a minimum of third-year standing as well as those who have obtained an undergraduate degree. It is comprised of four courses, including a supervised practicum with 10 hours of observation and 10 hours of teaching:
- LLED 494 (3) Introduction to Additional Language Teaching and Learning
- LLED 495 (3) Curriculum and Materials Design in Additional Language Teaching and Learning
- LLED 496 (3) Theory and Practice in Additional Language Teaching and Learning
- LLED 497 (3) Practicum in Additional Language Teaching and Learning
The courses will take place online and on-campus. Generally, one course will be offered each term, and students will be able to complete all four courses in a 12-month period.
Students interested in pursuing their TEAL Post-Baccalaureate Certificate can learn more or apply at education.ok.ubc.ca/teal.
The first course, LLED 496: Theory and Practice in Additional Language Teaching and Learning, will be offered in Summer Term 2, 2022.