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2 Months
Credential Awarded
Seneca College Certificate

Admission Requirements


To qualify for this program, you must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university and TESL 1 or equivalent. Applicants with international education are required to provide an equivalency evaluation provided by an approved organization such as World Education Services or International Credential Assessment of Canada.

Language Proficiency

Non-native English-speaking applicants must provide proof of language proficiency. Required scores are below.

  Listening Speaking Reading Writing
TOEFL iBT 24 27 24 27
CAEL 70 70 70 70
IELTS Academic 7 7 7 7
MELAB 87 -4 87 (GVCR) 87
CANTEST 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5


If you have completed a TESL Canada Standard 1 approved program or a TESL Ontario CTESOL approved program, you may be eligible for exemption from TESL 1. Completion of a TESL Comparative Review is required (at a fee of $150).

To apply for the exemption, you must submit a completed TESL program application, a copy of the certificate, a detailed subject outline, daily breakdown of course hours, description of assignments and detailed information about the practicum component. The Comparative Review may determine that additional assignments are required to cover missing curriculum content.