This postgraduate 140-hour TESL Canada approved program consists of 120 hours of course work plus 10 hours of English as a second language (ESL) classroom observation and a 10-hour teaching practicum. The program is designed to be completed in one semester part time; however, students have the flexibility to complete the certificate at their own pace over two or three semesters. Courses can be taken in any order except for TSOL 115, which is the last course in the program. All observations and practicum teaching are completed in ESL classes at Humber College.
The certificate program is a hybrid program consisting of both in-class and online classes allowing students to take both at the same time. Upon successful completion of the Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) Certificate, students can apply to TESL Canada for certification. The TESL Canada certificate qualifies graduates to teach English as a foreign language (EFL) overseas and ESL in programs across Canada that do not require TESL Ontario or equivalent accreditation.
Please view our introduction video of the TESOL Program.
- A Canadian university degree (or a degree with official Canadian equivalency)
- Non-native speakers must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Refer to tesl.ca on what tests and scores are acceptable for TESL Canada certification
- An interview
- Application form
To apply to the program, complete the application form and send it with your current resumé to Sandra Bardwell at email@example.com. Once received, you will be contacted to set up an interview. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee that must be paid at the time of the interview. Applications are accepted up to five days before the start of classes.
Note: These courses do not qualify as General Education credit.
|Course Name||Course Code||Offered|
|Introduction to Language||TSOL 112||Fall Winter Summer|
|Pedagogical Grammar||TSOL 113||Fall Winter Summer|
|Practicum||TSOL 115||Fall Winter Summer|
|Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methodology||TSOL 111||Fall Winter Summer|
|The ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) Classroom||TSOL 114||Fall Winter Summer|