This course runs from September 4, 2018 - December 14, 2018 in Ashdown Hall at The University of Winnipeg
Room TBD from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays
The Academic English stream prepares students for academic studies in English-medium institutions, either in High School, University or College. This program focuses on developing the skills that students require to be successful in an academic environment.
Students will develop all four language areas (listening / reading / writing / speaking) in order to apply them in an academic setting. Students will improve their ability to take notes, read academic material, write essays and give presentations. Students also learn vocabulary they will use in University or College courses.
Students will practice the advanced-level skills that they will need to be successful in an undergraduate academic setting. In reading, students will read high-level texts, many of them taken from a variety of disciplines. Students will gain strategies for understanding and retaining information in textbook material. They will also practice critical thinking, including identifying bias, generalizations, and misuse of statistics. Plagiarism will be addressed extensively and students will complete exercises that will help them distinguish between the legitimate versus plagiarized use of source material. Students will take and support an opinion using material from source texts in writing critiques, essays, and a research paper.
- Course Preparation and Outline in accordance with Program requirements
- Lesson / Lecture preparation, using a modeling method and a task-based approach to deliver program material rather than a lecture-based approach.
- Attendance Management
- Student Contact
- Participation in placement testing, teacher-student event or activity, staff meetings and graduation ceremony
- Invigilation of examinations
- Marking and grading
- Other duties as assigned
- Undergraduate degree required
- TESL Certificate from a TESL Canada recognized program is required
- Master’s Degree in Education or Communications considered an asset
- Experience teaching an undergraduate writing course or courses considered an asset
- Minimum of 800 hours of experience in the following:
- teaching APA and university-level reference work
- teaching the methodology of writing a research paper, which students write finding their own sources
- teaching advanced critical thinking skills
- teaching the Academic Word List
- Minimum of 1600 hours of experience in the following:
- teaching advanced summaries, paraphrasing, citations skills, academic research techniques and applying those to essays
- teaching advanced reading strategies
- Experience providing meaningful feedback and error correction on a variety of assignments, including five-paragraph essays, research papers, annotated bibliographies, academic summaries and critiques
- Experience teaching or familiar with writing portfolio and peer review
- Experience preparing students for further post-secondary studies
- Extensive experience in requirements of first- and second-year university course requirements
- Extensive knowledge of supplemental sources to recommend to students struggling with grammar and vocabulary competencies
- Experience incorporating technology in teaching
- Experience teaching English as an additional or foreign language to adults
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, and conflict-resolution skills to deal effectively with a wide variety of situations
- Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and issues of a diverse student body
- Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with online tools and resources for teaching
- Varied teaching experience is considered an asset (in terms of skill, level, demographic, and location)
- Knowledge of a language additional to English considered an asset
An equivalent combination of education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.
If you do not currently have a TESL Certificate from a TESL Canada recognized program, your application will not be considered.
The University of Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.