Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching English to Students of Other Languages

According to the International Academy of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, there are approximately 250,000 native English speakers teaching in more than 40,000 schools across the globe. The opportunity to teach English abroad has never been greater.

TESOL is the internationally-recognized industry standard for teaching English internationally. This course is intended to provide students with the understanding and skills needed to effectively teach English to speakers of other languages. TESOL covers all aspects of language learning: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and representing, all within classroom settings, for learners of all ages and abilities.

With a TESOL certificate, one can teach virtually anywhere in the world!​

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine the ten major methodologies in English language instruction
  • Analyze the rules of English grammar, including: parts of speech, verb tenses, and grammatical structures
  • Acquire lesson planning skills and classroom management strategies
  • Develop expertise in assessment and evaluation
Instructor: Price:
Prince George
Winter 2017
Date & Time:
7 Jan 2017 to 8 Apr 2017
  • Saturdays, 9:30am-4:30pm
Registration Deadline:
January 3, 2017

Course Requirements

Standard requirements for teaching English abroad include a TESOL certificate and an undergraduate degree. While countries differ in specific certification requirements, up-to-date, internationally-approved training can be the final determining factor when it comes to job placement.

Course Prerequisites

Participants in this course must possess a minimum of a high school diploma (undergraduate degree preferred). Students must be proficient in academic English, and must demonstrate skill in language analysis and awareness.


To register

Please closely follow the instructions provided in the XBUS 190 registration form attached below.


"The certificate gave me the confidence to teach English. When I was job hunting, many interviewers were impressed with my TESOL certificate because the Japanese government recommends that we teach English in English and it needs people who have high skills. Now I am going to be an English teacher at high school this April in Japan, so my dream will come true." - Sumire Hisada
“I took the TESOL course because I wanted a practical, hands-on teaching course to complement my university courses in English literature, and I wanted to increase my cultural competency. The instructor was experienced and knowledgeable and promoted a positive learning environment—a good role model. The skills and knowledge I gained from this course are extremely valuable in my current job as a writing advisor both in practical terms and in how I interact with students from around the world.” - Brenda Koller