New Grad - Teaching English Language Learners, Part 1

Course Code: NG20EN1Y

Availability: Enrolment is closed

The New B.Ed. Grad AQ Program offers a set of AQs that have been designed to explore and answer questions that may be unique to new teachers. These courses are specifically tailored for newly graduated teachers with limited classroom experience.

Ontario schools are increasingly diverse. Students come from around the world, and require a greater understanding of English to be successful in school. This course provides you with an introduction to the teaching and learning of English as a Second Language: second-language acquisition, current instructional strategies, the research, the role of Canadian immigration laws, and linguistic factors. You will learn to build on the prior knowledge of literacy of your individual students. You examine the relationship of linguistic factors to the school and its curriculum and explore current issues as they relate to second language learning.


  • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Be a member in good standing with the OCT by the end date of the course

Documents Required

  • NONE
Session Dates
Start Date: May 11, 2020
End Date: Jun 30, 2020
Online: May 11, 2020 - June 30, 2020.

This 125 hour course consists of 100 hours of interactive coursework and 25 hours of independent learning. Regular and relevant candidate participation is a requirement. Expect to be online at least every second day to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.


Wattie, Burns