ELP, Instructor, Teacher Certificate Program – University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

Course Overview:

The course will run from Jan 13 – Feb 28, 2020. Classes will be held on The University of Winnipeg campus. Classes will be held on The University of Winnipeg campus. Class will be held during the day and the times will be determined later. Applicants are encouraged to apply for both the Full Time and the Part Time programs.

This class will give students the opportunity to synthesize the knowledge and skills gained throughout the other courses and apply it to integrated lesson plans that reflect the communicative approach to language instruction. Students will practice the fundamentals of lesson planning and course planning for a variety of learner groups, and setting effective objectives that will be met through instruction. Students will analyze and create activities that target accuracy and fluency in the four modalities using both an inductive and a deductive approach. A variety of assessment and evaluation methods will be explored to help teachers gauge effectiveness of their instruction. Special issues, such as classroom management, ESL literacy and multi-level classes will be addressed. Encouragement of a critical reflective approach to teaching, as well as strategies for professional development will also be built into the course.


  • Course preparation and outline in accordance with Program requirements
  • Lesson / lecture preparation
  • Teaching
  • Student contact, including providing assessment and feedback to students on all areas of their development within the program
  • Participation in placement testing, staff meetings and graduation ceremonies
  • Preparation and invigilation of examinations
  • Marking and grading
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree required/master’s degree an asset
  • TESL Canada Level 3 required or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3000 hours experience teaching EAL to adults (in terms of level, demographic, and location)
  • Experience supporting, training, and mentoring new EAL teachers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, and conflict-resolution skills to deal effectively with a wide variety of situations
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with online tools and resources for teaching
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and issues of a diverse student body
  • Familiarity with language programs in Canada is essential
  • Able to demonstrate effective teaching practices and how to transfer them to an L2 environment
  • Knowledge of the best practices used in classroom with regards to reading, writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation
  • Experience in creating effective lesson plans
  • Experience creating and implementing lesson plans using all four skill areas
  • Able to discuss classroom management techniques
  • Able to discuss effective classroom communication techniques

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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