Accredited OCELT Training Providers

Important notes! Please read carefully:

  • The TESL Ontario accredited OCELT training includes at least 250 instructional hours, 30 hours of observation, and 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 accredited schools offer the required training in two parts.
     
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for the TESL Ontario OCELT Accreditation and Professional Designation provided that they meet the university degree and English language proficiency requirements. The OCELT Certificate of Accreditation and Professional Designation recognizes that a certificate holder has the knowledge and skills required for teaching English to adult learners in all publicly funded and private programs in Ontario, other Canadian provinces and territories, and abroad. Approved applicants are also awarded the TESL Ontario International Certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language (ICTEAL).
     
  • For information about the OCELT training program admission requirements, registration dates, start/end dates, weekly schedule, tuition fee, financial assistance, etc., please contact the OCELT training provider/s of your choice directly.

TESL Training Providers
(in alphabetical order)

Training Program Location

Training
Delivery Mode

Training  Program
Webpage

Training Program
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

bachelor's degree program

in-person

full time
(part- time study possible)

https://brocku.ca/social-sciences/
departments-and-centres/applied-
linguistics

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

 

Carleton University

 

Ottawa, Ont.

master's degree program

in-person

 

carleton.ca/slals/applied-linguistics-
discourse-studies/ma-program/

David Wood
613-520-2600, Ext. 6684
david.wood@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

The required training is offered in two parts.

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.

 

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.

 

in-person, online, &
blended

full time


 

 

http://www.fanshawec.ca/tes2

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

Humber College

 

Etobicoke, Ont.

in-person,
online

 

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

www.llinstitute.com/

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

Niagara Catholic District School Board
 

St. Catharines, Ont.

in-person/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 & part 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 www.nabcollege.ca

TBA




 



Ontario Tech University (formerly UOIT)
Oshawa, Ont.

blended

full time

https://education.ontariotechu.ca/tesl/

Dr. Allyson Eamer
905-721-8668, Ext. 3821
tesol@ontariotechu.ca

 



Peel District School Board

 

Mississauga, Ont.

in-person

full time & part time

The required training is offered in two parts.
 

www.teslpeel.org

Cindy Ryan
905-890-1010, Ext. 6640
Toll Free: 1-800-668-1146, Ext. 6640
cindy.ryan@peelsb.com

Queen's University Professional Studies Kingsoton, Ont.

online

part time

The required training is offered in two parts.

https://professionalstudies.educ.queensu.ca/programs/teaching-english-as-a-second-language-certificates-ctesol-and-ocelt Sarah Anderson
613-533-6000, Ext. 78220
sarah.anderson@queensu.ca

Renison University College, University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ont.

in-person

part time

The required training is offered in two parts.

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

Kimberly Burrell
519-884-4404, Ext. 28693
kburrell@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@senecacollege.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

Sandra Noble
416-491-5050, Ext. 26149
sandra.noble@senecacollege.ca
 


Sheridan College
 

Mississauga, Ont.
in-person https://academics.
sheridancollege.ca/programs/
teaching-english-to-speakers-
of-other-languages

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


Trinity Western University
Langley, BC

master's degree program

in-person,
online,
blended

full time &  part time

www.twu.ca/graduate/master
-of-arts-in-tesol/

Tanja Etherington
604-513-2121, Ext. 2155
Tanja.etherington@twu.ca

William Acton
604-888-7511, Ext. 3941
William.Acton@twu.ca



University of Saskatchewan 

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

 

 

Saskatoon, Sask.



online distance

part time
 

 

 

www.certesl.usask.ca

Lyndon MacNeill
306-966-6488
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

The required training is offered in two parts.

www.uwindsor.ca/
englishlanguagedevelopment/
305/teacher-training

Iris Wang
519-253-3000, Ext. 3441
iris.wang@uwindsor.ca
 

York Catholic District School Board

This program offers only the practicum component of the required training.

Aurora, Ont.



in-person

 

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

 

www.yorku.ca/laps/dlll/tesol

Antonella Valeo
tesol@yorku.ca