The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation is designed to introduce language instructors to the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to help students be successful on a variety of standardized English language proficiency tests, including TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and the Cambridge Exams.
This course is recognized by TESL Ontario as a Post TESL Certificate Training (PTCT) course. PTCT is specialized training that enables instructors to further their knowledge and skills in high priority content areas such as materials development, technology in the classroom, language for the workplace, and higher level language training. PTCT is for all instructors who teach English as a second language to adults. For more information, please visit http://www.teslontario.net/PTCT-courses.
Language education professionals can earn CEUs for completing the ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation. The international standard for CEUs is one CEU for every 10 hours of professional development, therefore participants can earn 3.2 CEUs for successfully completing the course. Please note that this is a general guideline and CEU standards may vary from one teaching context to the next. It is your responsibility to check the CEU requirements for your specific teaching context.
- 32+ hours of coursework
- Learn ideas, strategies and tools with which to successfully prepare students to take a variety of standardized English language proficiency tests
- Increase your marketability as a language instructor
The prerequisite for The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation is an interest in becoming more effective at preparing students to take standardized English language proficiency tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. Must be a qualified and currently practicing English language teacher to enroll.
The ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation covers the following subject areas:
- General Test Preparation Teaching Techniques
- Resource Evaluation Skills and Lesson Planning
- Language and Skill Requirements of TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and the Cambridge Exams
- Alternative Standardized Testing Systems
Students will complete a Task Journal for each of the 16 course modules and submit them on an ongoing basis to their instructor for feedback and assessment. The instructor will assess the students' understanding of each module based on the correctness and completeness of their responses in the Task Journals. Tasks include answering discussion and short answer questions, and completing short curriculum design tasks. The Task Journals comprise 100% of the final grade.
Heather Perry has always been interested in language teaching as she is a first generation Canadian born of immigrant parents. Her growing up years were filled with stories of the difficulties and humour that her parents, their siblings and grandparents had in communication. She has been an English language practitioner (accredited ATESL and Canada TESL) for the last 12 years specializing in language assessment, teacher training and language instruction. Heather has taught the ACE foundational Teacher Training course in China, at the University of Regina, Red Deer College and Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta. Heather has also been involved with the course development and implementation of an online English language learning program in Dubai and Kuwait. Her teaching experiences spans the range of early beginners in an evening class to workplace communication skills with oil and gas employees, engineers and day care workers. She has developed extensive curriculum for temporary foreign workers to assist with the Employment Readiness course taught at Red Deer College.