The Lambton College, International English Teacher Training, Board of Governor’s Certificate is a 15-week program that provides practical classroom skills for international professionals who strive to become certified in teaching English as a Second Language in Canada or abroad.

Within a student-centred learning environment, learners use the Communicative Approach and are immersed in the strategies, theories and insight for success in various educational environments that appeals to both the experienced and novice educator. The curriculum prepares learners to teach English language skills to a diverse range of students.

Topics include introduction to teaching skills, specific strategies for teaching language skills, level assessment, evaluation and testing, methods, procedures and techniques of planning and methodology, and the creation of a successful learning environment. Proven instructional techniques are introduced through lesson demonstrations and peer teaching arrangements.

The program emphasises real-world teaching skills through a twenty-hour practicum that allows learners to apply knowledge and theory within a Canadian ESL classroom to enhance the learner’s educational experience.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma, and/or college diploma or university degree or acceptable combination of education and work experience as determined by Lambton College.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing Score) of 6.0
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IELTS of 5.5 + Completion of EAP-3106 (English for Academic Purposes) during first semester of study.
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Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Employment Opportunities

Career positions may include, but are not limited to:

  • International Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Instructor
  • Training Officer
  • Education Consultant