With the i-TESOL – Custom Training for International English Teachers, the Humber English Language Centre offers a customized and intensive professional development program for internationally trained teachers to improve their skills in English and teaching concurrently. Our curriculum is geared toward teachers teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) and teachers using English as Medium of Instruction (EMI). Humber’s English Language Centre has been proudly supporting teachers from different countries, such as South Korea, China, and Colombia, in their professional development over the years.
The focus of the program is on practical, student-centered teaching skills for 21st century language learners with an emphasis on communicative needs.
Teacher trainees will also have opportunities for classroom observations and teaching assisting. Additionally, there is a focus on conversational English practice in the tutorials. The course concludes with an authentic materials project evaluation.
It consists of:
Our program can be tailored to the duration and learning goals for each group:
By the end of this program, learners will be able to:
To prepare, plan and effectively teach EFL learners, participants will be able to:
To demonstrate professional proficiency as teachers, participants will be able to:
Contact us for the program’s weekly content outcomes or we would be happy to work with you to modify or design a specialized curriculum to meet your group’s needs.
Teacher trainees will be given a Humber student card and student number, which will grant access to Humber’s on-campus services, such as the Humber Library, Writing Centre, Athletic Centre, Health Centre, Student Commons and computer labs.
International students will be able to participate in this intensive program with only a visitor visa. A full study permit is not required due to the length of stay.
The teacher trainees will receive an official Humber Certificate of Completion and Report detailing the teacher training course content.
Courses are offered in our historic cottages that have been retrofitted with state-of-the-art classroom equipment at the Lakeshore campus, on the shores of the Lake Ontario.
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Learners will be accommodated in suites that are fully furnished and contain two separate bedrooms which share a kitchenette and washroom.
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The program fee is based on the total number of participants and length of stay in the program. The fee for a standard 3-week program is approximately: $2,920* per student. *Fees may vary with customized programs and are subject to change.
The fee includes:
Other costs: applicable costs associated with optional cultural activities and excursions can be paid once at Humber based on group or individual interest.
Please contact Irene Kosmas, Acting Director, English Language Centre for inquiries.
Phone: 1.416.675.6622 ext. 79116