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Education and Experience Requirements for Teaching Resources

All resources proposed by the Offeror must have mastered the language being taught and be sufficiently proficient in the other official language to explain basic concepts in the language being taught.

Pedagogical Advisers

For all training modes, the Standing Offer Authority is the only authority who can verify and approve the qualifications of a pedagogical adviser.

The resources proposed to replace primary and backup pedagogical advisers must meet the mandatory qualification requirements set out below.

Primary and Backup Pedagogical Advisers – Mandatory Qualifications

All primary and backup pedagogical advisers must have at least one of the following qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized Canadian university. In cases where studies were completed in an institution outside Canada, only an equivalency certificate from an accredited institution recognizing the credentials as Canadian equivalences will be accepted. These institutions include the credential assessment services of the federal or provincial governments and the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada, as well as others recognized as credential assessment services for comparing degrees and diplomas to Canadian standards and identified on the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials Web site AND at least one (1) year of experience since January 2007 supervising at least two (2) teaching resources, at the same time, who taught full-time, English and/or French as a second language, for a minimum of 30 hours per week, to adults, on an individual or group basis. One (1) year of experience in supervision is defined as at least 30 hours per week, over a period of at least 40 weeks within a period of 12 consecutive months.

OR

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized Canadian university. In cases where studies were completed in an institution outside Canada, only an equivalency certificate from an accredited institution recognizing the credentials as Canadian equivalences will be accepted. These institutions include the credential assessment services of the federal or provincial governments and the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada, as well as others recognized as credential assessment services for comparing degrees and diplomas to Canadian standards and identified on the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials Web site AND at least 1,200 hours of experience since January 2007 supervising at least two (2) teaching resources at the same time, delivering part-time English and/or French as a second language courses to adults, on an individual or group basis;

OR

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized Canadian university. In cases where studies were completed in an institution outside Canada, only an equivalency certificate from an accredited institution recognizing the credentials as Canadian equivalences will be accepted. These institutions include the credential assessment services of the federal or provincial governments and the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada, as well as others recognized as credential assessment services for comparing degrees and diplomas to Canadian standards and identified on the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials Web site AND at least 3,600 hours of teaching experience since January 2007 delivering full-time English and/or French as a second language training to groups of at least three (3) adults, using one or more of the following training programs: PBFTPFL2 – A and B or PFL2 – C, CEWP, a program used by a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution or any other English or French as a second language adult education program. A full-time training is defined as at least 30 hours per week.

OR

Seven (7) years of experience, since January 2002, in one of the following fields. One (1) year of experience is defined as at least 1,200 hours over a period of 12 consecutive months, using one or more of the following training programs: PBFTPFL2 – A and B or PFL2 – C, CEWP, a program used by a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution or any other English or French as a second language adult education program.

  1. teaching French and/or English as a second language to adults, full time and/or part time,
  2. supervising at least two (2) teaching resources at the same time delivering full-time and/or part-time English and/or French as a second language courses to adults.
  3. a combination of a) and b) above. 

Teaching resources

Teaching resources Proposed for the First Time and Replacements – Mandatory Qualifications

All teaching resources must hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognized Canadian university. In cases where studies were completed in an institution outside Canada, only an equivalency certificate from an accredited institution recognizing the credentials as Canadian equivalences will be accepted. These institutions include the credential assessment services of the federal and provincial governments and the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada, as well as others recognized as credential assessment services for comparing degrees and diplomas to Canadian standards and identified on the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials Web site.

Upon Standing Offer’s Authority approval, for teaching resources who do not detain a bachelor’s degree or an equivalency, a combination of education and experience may be considered.

Teaching resources meeting the educational requirement above will fall into one of the following categories:

Teaching resources with Minimum Experience

A main teaching resource is a teaching resource who, since January 2007, has acquired at least 500 hours of experience teaching English or French as a second language (depending on which work stream the resource is assigned to) to adults on an individual or group basis. Moreover, these hours of training must have been delivered using one or more of the following programs: PBFTPFL2 – A and B or PFL2 – C, CEWP, a program used by a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution or any other English or French as a second language adult education program.

Teaching resources without Minimum Experience

A teaching resource who does not have the experience described in “Teaching Resources with minimum Experience’’ will be considered a teaching resource in training. Teaching resources in training will be paired with main teaching resources until they have met the requirements of the ‘’Teaching Resources with minimum Experience’’. Their progress will constantly be monitored by a pedagogical adviser.

All teaching resources proposed for this SO must be evaluated by the Offeror’s pedagogical adviser during the first month on the job, and a detailed report (Teaching Evaluation Report) must be submitted to the Standing Offer Authority on the first business day of the following month for review and approval of the teaching resources’ qualifications.

When teaching resources are proposed for the first time, the Offeror must provide the Standing Offer Authority with proof of education in the form of a document confirming the level of education for all the teaching resources. The SO Authority may at any time require an original document or a true copy of the original certified by a commissioner of oaths.

The Offeror must also provide a certificate confirming each main teaching resource’s experience. The certificate must provide the following information regarding the pedagogical adviser’s experience: name of the client organization, name and telephone number of a contact person, number of hours of experience as a teaching resource or pedagogical adviser, and start and end dates of the experience.