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Teaching English as a Second Language

The English Language Institute offers a two-course TESL program for those wanting to teach English as Second/Foreign language. The integrated program combines theory, practical teaching instruction and immediate integration into authentic teaching classrooms. 

In addition to observing EAP (English for Academic Purposes) classes in the English Language Institute, students will have practicum placements in a Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program and/or an EAP / ESL (English as a Second Language) Program within the GTA. This uniquely positions candidates to experience different types of teaching and provides them with connections for employment upon graduation.

Program outcomes for TESL 1 meet the standards set by TESL Canada for TESL Canada Standard 1. Graduates seeking TESL Canada Standard 1 certification must apply directly to TESL Canada. TESL 2 program outcomes meet the standards set by TESL Canada Standard 2 and TESL Ontario. Graduates seeking TESL Canada Standard 2 and TESL Ontario certification must apply directly to TESL Canada and TESL Ontario.

Entrance Requirements

  • Native English speaker or proof of advanced English proficiency
  • Three-year University degree or Canadian equivalent
  • Completed application form and application fee
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