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TWU MATESOL alumni contribute to the world of TESOL as teachers, materials developers, teacher-trainers, and administrators in English programs for both adults and youth in a variety of international and local contexts.
Students have a choice between an intensive 16-20 month resident track and a 2-3 year online track that may be completed while working as a teacher. The majority of the students are required to do an internship in their final semester.
Small class size and warm relationships with faculty, collaborating instructors, and fellow learners characterize both the online and on-campus cohorts.
Collaboration. Each course revolves around a set of interactive research projects. Working in teams, students research and then report to the rest of the cohort on their findings. Such collaborative learning provides the setting for personal development as students of varying worldviews and cultural backgrounds share their unique perspectives.
Not traditional lecture-based. The MATESOL program is built upon the problem - based process of students researching and critically examining ideas, theories, methods and techniques in TESL.
Professional Development. Each module in the MATESOL program includes application to a specific teaching or learning context. Students typically tailor final course projects to their own teaching situation.
Internship. A 14-week internship is completed in the final semester. There are a variety of internship options, both in Canada and internationally, depending on student experience and interest. In consultation with the program internship coordinator, students are responsible for identifying potential internship placements. Those heading towards a Ph.D. program in TESL or Applied Linguistics may choose a thesis option.
Fully Accredited. With both TESL Ontario accreditation and TESL Canada certification, Professional Standard Three, the TWU MATESOL prepares the TESL professional for adult English classes with both immigrants and international students in Canada and abroad.