On July 11, 2018, the School of Global Access held an information night for the ACE TESOL Certificate. We had 23 people attend including ACE TESOL staff, ACE TESOL alumni, a practicum supervisor, and prospective students.
The ACE TESOL Certificate course is designed to provide participants with the tools, strategies, skills, and knowledge to be successful at teaching adults in English language programs either in Canada or abroad. It is recognized by TESL Canada for TESL Canada Professional Certification Standard One. The course includes 100 hours of face to face instruction and 20 hours of lesson observations/practicum.
The strengths of the ACE TESOL course at Bow Valley College include focused lesson planning instruction, observations and practicum placements in authentic ELL classrooms, and up to date methodology, including an introduction to Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA).
Our next intake begins September 4, 2018 and to date, it's two thirds full. We'll be accepting applications for another four weeks and are excited to start the fall program and meet our group of learners.