Teacher Training in Canada

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What Is Teacher Training in Canada?

Teacher education or teacher training refers to the policies, procedures, and provision designed to equip teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school, and wider community.

There are various types of teacher training:

  • Training for language acquisition
  • Training for ESL teachers
  • Training for teachers teaching their subject in English
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Why should you attend the training?

A great teacher is critical to student achievement. So, how does a teacher become great? Just like the training required for any specialized profession, teachers must train. They must train before they enter the classroom, and they must receive ongoing training even as they work in the classroom. From college with certification coursework, to student teaching, to ongoing professional development (PD), teachers are continuously training during their careers.

All this training gives new teachers the greatest chance of success as well as sustain veteran teachers as they meet new challenges in education. When this training does not happen, there is a risk that teachers may leave the profession early. The other concern is that when training is insufficient, students will suffer.

Teacher training is essential for both, a fresh college graduate with an education degree and an experienced teacher that has been teaching for years.

Benefits of attending the program

Registration Process

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Pay Balance Amount

Pay the balance amount upon receipt of confirmation of your school name

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Apply For Visa

Apply for Canadian visa upon receipt of your acceptance letter

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Confirm Your Flight

Confirm your flight details and arrival time

We are offering two types of programs

In both programs, teachers attend training sessions that are participatory and interactive. Workshops and presentations that are relevant to the field of content and language teaching and learning are led by specialists with emphasis placed on practical applications of best practices.

Sessions include training, materials development, visits to relevant educational and cultural sites, assessment and evaluation, course planning, principles of language learning, social activities.

Training with school placement (4-week)

Teaching English Immersion - School Placement Program During the Academic Year (March or February 2020)

We offer a four-week program for elementary and secondary teachers of CLIL (Content & Language Integrated Learning) and/or TESOL where at least half of the time is spent shadowing and cooperating in classrooms with Canadian teachers of a similar subject area and grade. This program has to be conducted during the academic year so placement can be done when schools are in session.

Program Fee: $3500 USD

Training and workshops (3-week)

Teaching English Immersion – Methodology and Language Development for TESOL and CLIL Programs (July 6 to 24, 2020)

We offer a summer three-week program for elementary and secondary teachers of CLIL (Content & Language Integrated Learning) and/or TESOL in July 2018 This program is a balance of English language skill improvement as well as the development of teaching strategies for immersion classrooms.

Program Fee: $2950 USD

Dinner and networking event

This will be the opportunity to meet H.Rs of almost 256 schools from the Ontario region over a dinner at a 5-star hotel. Teachers will be able to meet them face to face and hand in their resumes for future job opportunities within these schools. This is the time for teachers to dress up and look their best. Canada will have shortage of almost 5,000 teachers within 3-4 years and schools are always open to the idea of hiring foreign qualified educators legally allowed to work in the Public school system to fill these positions. We have even invited a known Canadian Immigration attorney to provide guidance on how to proceed with paper work if a job offer is issued.

Everything is crafted for you! All you need to do is look your best, have a few hard copies of your resume with you. If you have ever thought about pursuing a teaching career in Canada then you cannot afford to miss the event! It’s totally free to participants of the teacher training programs!

Who can join?

  • Experienced K-12 teachers.
  • Tesol and CLIL teachers.
  • Fresh graduates or students enrolled in education programs.
  • Folks that have an interest in teaching English or teaching subjects in English.
  • Teachers that would like to consider a teaching career in Canada.
  • Department heads, Coordinators, Curriculum developers, and teacher trainers.
  • Non-native English speaking educators.
  • Teachers that teach English to students of other languages.
  • Teachers that teach subjects in English to students of other languages.
  • Participants should possess a B2/intermediate level in English. B1 can also join but keep in mind that they will need to prepare to deliver an oral presentation and keep a reflective journal of the program. Both required of this program.

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Why attend the course?

  • This course is popular with teachers who want to have the opportunity to focus on their language development while simultaneously discovering strategies.
  • Experienced educators who have worked with both language and content provide participants with practical strategies and approaches that can be implemented into most classrooms.
  • The training team incorporates many additional activities and opportunities outside of the set program providing teachers with social exchanges with Canadian and international educators.
  • Canada’s history in bilingualism and multiculturalism have helped to contribute to a solid research and expertise in the area of bilingual and multilingual education.
  • Teachers that would like to consider a teaching career in Canada.
  • Ottawa is a safe and clean city with much to offer in terms of sports, leisure, the arts and nature. Ottawa is lucky to host numerous festivals throughout the summer. Outside of North America, there are daily flights to Ottawa from London, UK and Frankfurt, Germany.
  • >We have many dedicated homestay families who have successfully hosted teachers from overseas. Homestay placements provide teachers with a comfortable place to stay along with meals.
  • City bus passes and medical insurance are automatically included in the price.

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Certificate

A certificate from the OCDSB (Ottawa-Carleton District School Board) will be given at the completion of the course.

A reference letter will be issued for teachers attending 2-week placement at Canadian public schools.

Picture of graduating student.

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What does the package include?

  • Tuition, presentations generic to all immersion and language educators, social and networking events with Canadian teachers as well as language specialists.
  • Medical insurance.
  • City bus pass.
  • Homestay program with meals.
  • Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Training center located in downtown Ottawa.
  • Excursion trips to Quebec and other locations.
  • Dinner and networking event with H.Rs of school board for future job opportunities.
  • Guidance in achieving degree/diploma equivalencies.
  • Guidance in obtaining Ontario board teaching license.
  • Meeting with Canadian Attorney to understand the Canadian visa regulations.

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FAQs

You’ll find answers to most of your questions here!

What is CLIL?

CLIL (Content & Language Integrated Learning) programs deliver content subjects (Math, Science, Physical Education, Art etc.) in a foreign language (e.g. English).

What is TESOL?

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) training programs are intended for teachers of English as a foreign language at elementary, secondary or adult levels.

Why is CLIL important?

Increased proficiency in a new language demands awareness of academic language for subject areas, deepening a learner’s knowledge of vocabulary, structures and expressions. CLIL promotes academic language development to help students succeed in future studies and careers.

What kind of training is of interest to (potential) CLIL teachers?

- Language development
- Integration of language learning strategies in teaching
- Awareness of the principles and practices of language teaching

What are some of the modules of this course?

- Language Development for Learners and Teachers
- Principles of language teaching and of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Strategies and Approaches

What are the objectives of a TESOL or CLIL course?

- Have opportunities to refine linguistic skills in English
- Discover and experiment with teaching materials and methodologies
- Develop and effectively use language for all classrooms
- Understand and incorporate strategies that enable the delivery of content through the target language of English
- Experience Canadian education, society and culture

Who can attend the three-week course in Ottawa in CLIL teaching?

This course would be of use to both teachers of English or for teachers who teach in English that are non-native speakers of English and that are looking for a course that balances both language development opportunities as well as strategies for classrooms.

What are the key elements of this training program?

- Language development
- Integration of language learning strategies in teaching
- Awareness of the principles and practices of language teaching for both English teachers or those who teach content areas in English

What are the key objectives of this training program?

- Have opportunities to refine linguistic skills in English
- Discover and experiment with teaching materials and methodologies
- Develop and effectively use language for all classrooms
- Understand and incorporate strategies that enable the delivery of content through the target language of English
- Experience Canadian education, society and culture

What are some of the themes within this course?

- Language Development for Learners and Teachers
- Principles of language teaching and of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Strategies and Approaches

Where will I stay?

You’ll be placed in a homestay plan and most likely your accommodation will be selected nearby the school that you’ll teach.

What is a Homestay program?

Homestay is a popular form of hospitality and lodging whereby visitors sleep at the residence of a local of the city to which they are traveling

Which school will I be placed at?

This will be decided once you have booked your teacher training program. You’ll receive a confirmation of the school where you’ll be teaching and your homestay location

Is it possible to get a job offer at the dinner event?

Anything is possible. Be presentable, show keen interest in working in Canada and if one of the H.R director feels that you’re the right candidate for the available position then the dream might come true sooner than you think!

How much money should I have during my stay?

Everyone has a different life style and spending capacity. Since all your expenses will be paid including the bus pass, it is up to you to have between 1000 CAD to 2000 CAD for the whole trip.

What is your refund policy?

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Can I join the training if I am not a teacher yet but I plan to enter into teaching?

Yes, you can. The training program will prepare you for the field of teaching and perhaps the insight will give you better idea if you want to pursue as a teacher.

What is the weather like in Ottawa around March?

It is recommended to use google to get updated weather report. Normally around March, the weather is nice and at times you might need to have a light wind breaker.

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