TEFL in Canada - Calgary

Date posted:2007-03-22 | Writer: Omnicom School of Languages | Email: [email protected]

Omnicom School of Languages has been providing high-quality language programs, activities and self-managed homestay accomodation in Toronto (since 1975) and Calgary (since 1998) for international students from all over the world. In Calgary we accept students from 14 years old all the year round (13 years old in summer. Omnicom School of Languages is a fully accredited member of CAPLS (Canadian Association of Private Language Schools). Omnicom is also a member of the C.E.C. Network, AILIA , FIYTO and ALTO.

We have an average of 140 to 180 students in the school at any one time which allows us to offer a wide range of programs and levels.

Calgary, as well as being the fastest growing city in Canada, is also a fast growing destination for international students. We need more qualified teachers to meet this demand. Curriculum, methodology and materials are provided. We offer good job security and are an equal opportunities employer.

We have IMMEDIATE full-time openings (25 hours per week) available and also a requirement for June to September.

Qualities expected:
You should possess good classroom organization and be able to deliver well-prepared and structured lessons with clarity and energy.
You should also enjoy interacting with a close-knit group of colleagues.
Our school has a good reputation for its friendly teachers and staff. Your personality and rapport with the student body should promote this reputation.

Qualifications required:
 ·  University degree
 ·  TESL or CELTA qualification
 ·  ESL teaching experience, although not essential, is an advantage

Please note carefully:
Applications are initially invited from teachers who are able to START WORK BETWEEN MARCH 26 and APRIL 16, 2007. ONLY those who are Canadian citizens OR who have current and valid working status should apply.
Applications for the summer period may be made up to the end of May, 2007

We will only be contacting those teachers who will be called for interview.

Please send letters of candidature and resumes to the Director of Studies at:
[email protected]
or fax them to (403) 265 6926

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.

 

This unit to me, was all about lesson plans. It went through some common methodologies people used, but then zoomed in on the ESA plans that a teacher can utilize. I learned a lot about the process of when to correct, how to do it, and the importance of fluency in contrast to accuracy. In fluency stages you shouldn't be correcting because you are just trying to get them to use what they have learned for example.This Unit has helped me understand the advantages and disadvantages of using course books and created materials. I understand that created materials can supplement course books and can sometimes be more relevant to students in the learning process. Course books are good because they are tried and tested and provides security to the students and teachers. It also provides a syllabus which is graded for the students.

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