Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching English to Students of Other Languages courses

TESOL is an internationally-recognized industry certificate that many countries require for you to teach English internationally. This course is intended to provide students with the understanding and skills needed to effectively teach English to speakers of other languages.

If you are a UNBC undergraduate student, completing the TESOL Certificate at UNBC will earn you six credits toward your degree.

Not a UNBC student? That is OK. Earning a TESOL Certificate means you will still have the qualifications that many overseas employers look for when hiring English-speaking teachers.

This course covers all aspects of teaching English in classroom settings and is available Saturdays so you can continue to work or conveniently fit it into your school schedule.

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
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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.

Materials & Supplies

"Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching" by Diane Larsen-Freeman and Marti Anderson, 3rd ed., 2011.


"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