The International Master of Teaching English (IMTE) program is intended for international, non-Canadian students planning to teach English abroad. It is offered in the context of the growing need worldwide for non-native English speakers with professional preparation for careers in teaching English as an additional language. The IMTE combines a study of foundational concepts of foreign language teaching and learning with experiential learning of practical dimensions English language teaching. It is a course-based, professional program which blends courses involving theoretical studies with a significant proportion of hands-on instructional experience in English language classrooms.
The IMTE is designed for completion in four semesters, or sixteen months.
The International Master of Teaching English (IMTE) follows the general admission requirements and procedures of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research as outlined in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar. The minimum requirements for entry into the program are:
The IMTE Admissions Committee may seek additional communication with students regarding their academic English skills.
Enrolment is limited. Preference will be given to candidates who exceed the above minimums. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
The application deadline is April 1.
The program combines a coherent set of linguistic, cultural, and educational elements including:
Through a blend of theory and practice, students learn to apply key concepts of the discipline to practical teaching experience. In addition, they develop contextual knowledge of social, cultural, and political factors at play in the teaching of English as an additional language. Experiential learning, including:
An English language teaching development component, designed to support students in continuous and explicit language teaching is included in the program. Development takes place through direct English language teaching study and practice, and also Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), which takes place in courses that are taught in English. This component also supports English language development. Teaching practice is accompanied by conceptual study of the English language that is carried out in the context of the ongoing Professional Language Portfolio element of the program that students complete over the four semesters of the program, and which is submitted for assessment by Program faculty in the last semester. Similarly, students develop broad cultural insight through theoretical study of culture combined with experiential learning about culture in a variety of environments, both in the classroom and in projects that engage students beyond the scope of the classroom.
Students with credit for EDUC 5658 are not eligible to enroll in this course.
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