Accredited TESL Training Programs (for OCELT & ICTEAL Certification)

 

  • The TESL Ontario required training for OCELT & ICTEAL Certification consists of at least 250 hours of instruction in TESL theory and methodology, at least 30 hours of observation, and at least 20 hours of supervised practice teaching. The training can be completed full time or part time. The delivery modes are on-site, online, blended, and distance education. Some certified schools offer the required training in two parts.
     
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for the TESL Ontario OCELT & ICTEAL Certificates and Professional Designations provided
    that they meet the TESL Ontario university degree and English language proficiency requirements. 

     
  • For information about TESL training providers' admission requirements, registration dates, start/end dates, weekly schedule, tuition fee, financial assistance, etc., please contact tthem directly
     
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: All TESL programs listed below are offered online for the duration of the pandemic.

TESL Training Providers
(in alphabetical order)

 Location

Training
Delivery Mode:
Online during COVID-19 Pandemic

TESL Training  Program
Webpage

Contact Information

Algonquin College

Ottawa, Ont

in-person blended with online synchronous

full time & part time

 

full time program:
https://www.algonquincollege.com/languages/
program/teachers-of-english-as-a-second-foreign-
language/

part time program:
https://www.algonquincollege.com/languages/
program/teachers-of-english-as-a-second-foreign-
language-part-time/

 

Dmitri Priven
613-727-4723, Ext.5018
privend@algonquincollege.com

 

Brock University

 

 

 

St. Catharines, Ont

In-person


full time
(part- time study possible)

certificate program: 
https://brocku.ca/social-sciences/applied-linguistics/post-graduate-certificates/

bachelor's degree program:
https://brocku.ca/social-sciences/applied-linguistics/undergraduate-programs/

 

Chair, Department of Applied Linguistics
905-688-5550, Ext. 3374
applied.linguistics@brocku.ca

Cheng Luo, Academic Director, Department of Applied Linguistics
905-688-5550, Ext. 4285
cluo@brocku.ca


 

Canadian Centre for Language & Cultural Studies (CCLCS) Toronto, Ont.

 in-person

full time & part time

The required training is offered in two parts.

 

http://cclcs.ca/tesl-training/

Cheryl Fretz
416-588-3900
cfretz@cclcs.ca
 

Canadian College of Educators

 

Mississauga, Ont.

in-person & online

full time & part time

http://www.canadiancollegeofeducators.ca/
tesldiploma

 

Carmen Valero
905-896-0000
cvalero@canadiancollegeof
educators.ca

Carleton University

 

Ottawa, Ont.

master's degree program

in-person

full time & part time

 

http://carleton.ca/slals/applied-linguistics- discourse-studies/ma-program/tesl-certification/

Geoff Pinchbeck
613-520-2600, Ext. 2983
Geoff.Pinchbeck@carleton.ca

 

Carleton University

 

Ottawa, Ont.

in-person

certificate program

full time & part time
 

carleton.ca/slals/ctesl/

Geoff Pinchbeck
613-520-2600, Ext. 2983
Geoff.Pinchbeck@carleton.ca
 

Centennial College

 

Toronto, Ont.

online (theory & methodology) + in-person (practica)

The required training is offered in two parts.

http://secure.centennialcollege.ca/webreg/progdetail.do?ProgramCode=7380

 

https://secure.centennialcollege.ca/webreg/
progdetail.do?ProgramCode=7381

Elaine McSorley
416-289-5000, Ext. 2228
emcsorley@centennialcollege.ca

 

Conestoga College

 

Kitchener, Ont.

full time: in-person
part time: online

The required training is offered in two parts.

full time program:
https://www.conestogac.on.ca/fulltime/teaching-english-as-a-second-language/description?id=22269
 

part time program:
http://www.conestogac.on.ca/fulltime/teaching-
english-as-a-second-language-tesl

 

Lois Molto
519-748-5220, Ext. 3896
lmolto@conestogac.on.ca
 

Fanshawe College

 

London, Ont.

blended

full time


 

 

http://www.fanshawec.ca/tes2

Dr. Angela Meyer-Sterzik
519- 452-4430, Ext. 5269
ameyersterzik@fanshawec.ca

Humber College

 

Etobicoke, Ont.

4 courses in-class + 1 online course

full time

 

http://liberalarts.humber.ca/
programs/teaching-english-as
-a-second-language.html

Irene Kosmas
416-675-6622, Ext. 79116
irene.kosmas@humber.ca
 

London Language Institute

London, Ont.

Part 1: in-person

Part 2: online

full time & part time

https://www.llinstitute.com/tesl-ontario/

Paula Medina
519-439-3350
paula@llinstitute.com
 

Niagara Catholic District School Board
 

St. Catharines, Ont.

blended

part time

The required training is offered in two parts.

https://niagaracontinuingeducation.ca/teach-
english-to-speakers-of-other-languages-program

Jennifer Schinkel
905-682-3360
jennifer.schinkel@ncdsb.com
 

Niagara College
 

Welland, Ont.

in-person

full time

 

www.niagaracollege.ca/english-language-studies/
programs/teaching-esl
Heather Cordeiro
905-735-2211, Ext. 7091
hcordeiro@niagaracollege.ca
 

North American Business College of Sciences and Languages (NAB College)


 

 

Mississauga, Ont.

in-person

full time & part time

NAB College is not offering its TESL program at this time.

www.nabcollege.ca

Hadi Naour
647-771.7233
Hadi.naour@nabcollege.ca




 

Peel District School Board

 

Mississauga, Ont.

blended

part time

The required training is offered in two parts.
 

https://tesl.peelschools.org/tesl/


Lisa Hill, Supervisor
905-270-6000, Ext. 6364
lisa.hill@peelsb.com

Nazifa Naebkhil, Office Assistant
905-270-6000, Ext. 6601
nazifa.naebkhil@peelsb.com

 

Queen's University Professional Studies Kingsoton, Ont.

online

part time

The required training is offered in two parts.

https://pros.educ.queensu.ca/courses/category/36 Sarah Anderson
613-533-6000, Ext. 78220
sarah.anderson@queensu.ca
Renison University College, University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ont.

blended

part time

The required training is offered in two parts.

Part 1: https://uwaterloo.ca/community-and-
professional-education/tesol-certificate

Part 2: (website not available) This part of the training is offered based on student interest and numbers. For information about the availabiliy of Part 2, please contact the training provider directly.

Kimberly Burrell
519-884-4404, Ext. 28693
kimberly.burrell@uwaterloo.ca

 

Seneca College,
English Language Institute (ELI)

Toronto, Ont.

blended (mostly in-person with approximately 10-20% online)

full time

The required training is offered in two parts.

https://www.senecacollege.ca/international/
eli/tesl.html

Gloria McPherson
416-491-5050, Ext. 26255
gloria.mcpherson@seneca
college.ca

 

Seneca College,
Faculty of Continuing Education and Training (FCET)

 

Toronto, Ont.

in-person

part time

 

www.senecacollege.ca/ce
/language/language-careers/
tesl.html

Jamara Romero
416-491-5050, Ext. 22513
jamara.romero@seneca
college.ca



 

Sheridan College
 
Mississauga, Ont.

in-person, online & blended

full time

https://academics.
sheridancollege.ca/programs/
teaching-english-to-speakers-
of-other-languages


Tania Meridew
905-845-9430, Ext. 2092
tania.iveson@sheridancollege.ca
TESOLPlus@sheridancollege.ca
 

Toronto District School Board Toronto, Ont.

in-person

part time

www.tdsbtesl.ca

Claudia Petrescu
647-221-1609
maria.petrescu@tdsb.on.ca
 

University of Saskatchewan 

 

 

 

Saskatoon, Sask.

online distance

part time

This program requires that students arrange for their own practicum hours.
 

 

 

www.certesl.usask.ca

Shannon Storey or Lyndon MacNeill
certificates.admin@usask.ca
 

University of Toronto, Woodsworth College

Toronto, Ont.

in-person

full time & part time

http://tesol.wdw.utoronto.ca

TESOL Advisor
416-978-8713
tesol@utoronto.ca
 

University of Windsor, Centre for English Language Development
 

Windsor, Ont.

in-person & blended

part time

The required training is offered in two parts.

http://continue.uwindsor.ca/494/tesol-certification

Iris Wang
519-253-3000, Ext. 3441
continue@uwindsor.ca
celd@uwindsor.ca
 

York Catholic District School Board

YCDSB offers only the practicum component of the required training.

Aurora, Ont.

in-person

flexible practicum schedule to meet applicant needs-including day, evenings, and Saturdays

 

 

https://www.ycdsb.ca/ce/program/teaching-english-as-a-second-language-tesl/

 

Tania Connell
416-221-5051, Ext. 13115
tania.connell@ycdsb.ca
 

York University

 

Toronto, Ont.

in-person

full time & part time

 

www.yorku.ca/laps/dlll/tesol

Dr. Antonella Valeo
416-736-2100 Ext. 33794
antvaleo@yorku.ca