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1 Welcome to Sol Schools International

2 Sol Schools International: A Leader in the ESL Industry Sol Group of Career Colleges is the teacher training division at Sol Schools International. Sol Schools provides teacher training to individuals of varying backgrounds and goals. We guide all of our prospective trainees to the correct program, and offer extensive graduate assistance to all of our graduates. Each of our 4 schools has its own unique flair, but all are inspired by one common objective: the very highest standards in language education

3 Who is Taking our Teacher Training Programs? Recent college and university graduates People who want to see the world and experience new cultures People looking to develop their teaching and/or professional skills abroad People simply looking for a career change People thinking about completing a Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Education graduates waiting for positions to open up in Canada People waiting for the job market to open up in Canada Retirees and empty nesters Post-Secondary graduates looking for a “break” or a way to begin paying off OSAP

4 What are people teaching? General English to adults in private language schools In-company programs English to young learners Business English (privately and within a private school) General and specialized English in universities, colleges and private institutes ESP (e.g. English For Flight Attendants, English and IT, English Cooking Classes, Yoga in English, etc.) Proficiency exam courses (e.g. TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, etc.)

5 Going Beyond The Classroom Academics: Textbook writing Curriculum development Head Teacher Director of Studies Teacher Training Management: School Director Marketing Own a school Recruit teachers Own a recruitment agency

6 Where our Graduates are Teaching North America Europe The Middle East Central or South America Asia Africa

7 Cambridge CELTA TESL Canada TEFL Canada 5-Hour Workshops Courses We Offer

8 Cambridge CELTA Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and is one of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind. Over 10,000 people each year choose CELTA to open up a whole world of exciting English language teaching opportunities. Recognized by TESL Canada Allows you to teach worldwide 11 Weeks Part-time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm – 10pm 2013 Dates found at *Tuition Fees: Tax Deductible

9 CELTA Testimonial “CELTA provides a rich learning environment. Teaching practice and methodology came from an academic perspective, and from a holistic one, too, which I really appreciated. The opportunity to actually teach while learning is an unparalleled experience, and the teacher trainers employ the same methodology in their instructions. Having instructors with a great depth of experience is excellent, but having instructors who care so passionately about teaching is invaluable.” Michael Carens-Nedelsky CELTA

10 TESL Canada Diploma Teaching English as a Second Language Our Diploma program follows the objectives set out by TESL Canada The course is designed with a balance between practical and theoretical learning. Students will receive a great amount of teaching practice during the program and will be able to observe our ESL classes during the day. 4 Weeks Full-time: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm 10 Weeks Part-time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm – 9:30pm 2013 Full-time and part-time session dates can be found at *Tuition is tax deductible

11 A TESL Testimonial “I really benefitted from taking the TESL Diploma course at Sol Schools International Toronto. I really learned more about my strengths and weaknesses as a teacher. I was guided with the means to achieve my goals with a lot of detailed information and support. My classroom experience was great. Instructors were knowledgeable and caring. I highly recommend this school to obtain TESL certification in Canada.” Cristy Hynes, TESL part time

12 TEFL Certificate Teaching English as a Foreign Language This certificate is a quick introduction to the ESL classroom. It is taken by those who wish to teach abroad only for a year or two, or who wish to try it out before committing to a longer program. A TEFL certificate can be used in some parts of Central and South America, as well as some parts of China. It is not recognized worldwide. We offer a full-time course (Mon. – Fri. from 9am – 5pm) and a weekend course (3 Saturdays and 2 Sundays)

13 TEFL Testimonial “The TEFL course at Sol Schools International Toronto was a great way for me to learn the theory behind ESL teaching. As well, I actually had the opportunity to teach ESL students all in one week. I feel more prepared now to teach abroad. Thank you!” Kyle Pancer, TEFL

14 5-Hour Workshops Our workshops are intensive and informative and will give you an edge on a variety of jobs both locally and overseas. Both new and experienced teachers will benefit from learning new ways to approach the classroom, ideas and activities to use, and a wealth of information to take home on the subject. The benefits of taking the 5-Hour Workshops at Sol Schools International are as follows: Receive a certificate after completing the workshop and in class assignment Spice up your classes with innovative teaching, planning and resource ideas Take home valuable information to use in your class immediately Receive a free employment consultation after the workshop All workshops are held on Saturday from 10am to 4pm

15 Graduate assistance is available to graduates of our programs. Assistance includes (but isn’t limited to): Face-to-face, Skype or phone appointments Covering letter and resume writing Interview preparation Application folder preparation Visa advice Access to contacts and school directories Contract review Graduate Assistance

16 For more information regarding the course aims and components, as well as additional start dates, visit: To speak with the Director of Teacher Training, email:

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