Post-graduate Certificate programs (TESL and Speech and Language Sciences)

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Subsequent Language (TESL/TESOL/TEFL)

What is it?

An entry-level qualification for individuals who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree and wish become teachers of adult learners of English.

The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second/Subsequent/Foreign Language (TESL) is an internationally recognized university-level qualification.  Successful graduates of the program are eligible for teacher certification with TESL Ontario, the provincial professional governing body; they are also eligible for application to the MA Applied Linguistics/TESL.

How long does it take?

The program can be completed full-time (5 courses of 3 hours class time in each of 2 terms) during one academic year (September to April).  A part-time option is available.

What does the program cover?

Students in this Certificate program learn the foundations of practical and theoretical issues related to the teaching of English to adult learners.  The program includes observations of classes of ESL learners and practice teaching.

Need More Info?

Program assistant: appliedling@brocku.ca
Coordinator: Dr. Hedy McGarrell – hmcgarrell@brocku.ca

Certificate in Speech and Language Sciences

Interested in our Speech Language Sciences Certificate? This is a terrific way to prepare yourself to apply for graduate school in Speech-Language Pathology!

WHAT IS IT?

A 1 year (5 credit) program that enables students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline other than communication sciences to complete course work that will give them a foundation necessary to apply to many graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

The program can be completed full-time (5 courses of 3 hours class time in each of 2 terms) during one academic year (September to April). A part-time option is also available.

What are the admission requirements? A minimum average of 75% and a 0.5 credit in Introduction to Linguistics. Other courses may be recommended.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COVER?

Students in this Certificate program take courses in typical and atypical speech and language development, including courses in evaluation and clinical observation of communication disorders.

Apply no later than August to ensure space in required classes.

NEED MORE INFO?

We are happy to help. Contact the SLS and HS Certificate Coordinator: Dr. Lynn Dempsey at ldempsey@brocku.ca or 905.688.5550 x5168

Certificate in Hearing Sciences

Interested in our Hearing Sciences Certificate? This is a terrific way to prepare yourself to apply for graduate school in Audiology!

WHAT IS IT?

A 1 year (5 credit) program that enables students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline other than communication sciences to complete course work that will give them a foundation necessary to apply to many graduate programs in Audiology.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

The program can be completed full-time (5 courses of 3 hours class time in each of 2 terms) during one academic year (September to April). A part-time option is also available.

What are the admission requirements? A minimum average of 75% and a 0.5 credit in Introduction to Linguistics. Other courses may be recommended.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM COVER?

Students in this Certificate program take courses in typical and atypical speech and language development, including courses in evaluation and clinical observation of communication disorders.

Apply no later than August to ensure space in required classes.

NEED MORE INFO?

We are happy to help. Contact the SLS and HS Certificate Coordinator: Dr. Lynn Dempsey at ldempsey@brocku.ca or 905.688.5550 x5168

For more information or to book an appointment with a faculty member please contact appliedling@brocku.ca or gradapplingtesl@brocku.ca.