The 20-hour Practicum is optional and separate. Those who complete the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate program and wish to be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification must complete the Practicum module. The Practicum module can be completed anywhere in the world and there isn’t a deadline to complete this module after the online TESOL certificate program.
The are two options for the Practicum:
1- Graduates can take the 20-hour Practicum at any language school, TESOL institute, or adult ESL program. This is perfect for teachers who are already working at a language school and those who cannot come to Toronto. OnTESOL will approve the supervising teacher, provide the guidelines, and moderate the reports and lesson plans free of charge. Graduates are responsible for finding a qualified teacher (Minimum 2000 hours of teaching experience and an internationally recognized TESOL certificate such as TESL Canada, CELTA, or Trinity CertTESOL) to supervise this module and arranging a fee with the teacher for his/her services. The ESL students who participate in your classes must be older than 18 (Minimum 5 students per class).
2- Coventry House International can set up your Practicum in Toronto for $350. We also have partners in Barrie, Vancouver, Halifax, Montreal, and Edmonton who charge between $400 and $600 for the 20-hour Practicum.