Awarding Teacher Training Recognition

TESL Canada grants recognition of TESL Training Programs providing the designation as a TESL Canada Recognized Teacher Training Program. Recognition decisions are made based on a comprehensive review and assessment of the program. The assessment includes successive levels of review and includes a site visit (“inspection”) as a component of the five year recognition.

Practicum Hours for TESL Canada Standard Two Recognized Programs

Classroom Observation: 30 hours

Supervised individual practice teaching: 20 hours

The new practicum standard requires that Standard Two recognized programs extend the mandatory practicum hours from 20 (10 hours of classroom observation + 10 hours of supervised individual practice teaching) to 50 (30 hours of classroom observation + 20 hours of supervised individual practice teaching). 

The deadline for the implementation of the new practicum requirement of 50 hours is September 1, 2017.

TESL Canada board has also approved the policy that up to half of the observation and practice teaching hours may be done in online synchronous environment.

TESL Canada Federation Recognized Teacher Training Program Application Forms

Expired Teacher Training Programs

TESL Canada recognition of a teacher training program is based on an evaluation of the program's submitted curriculum, instructional staff, facilities and resources in place to prepare teachers to enter the TESL/TEFL profession. The recognition process does not include an evaluation of a program's business practices. Therefore, TESL Canada recognition does not imply TESL Canada approval or endorsement of a program's business practices.


teslcanada.logo Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities


TESL Canada is pleased to share the following professional learning opportunities from our Teacher Training Programs with our members. If you are a program manager and have a professional learning opportunity you’d like to share, please email submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


New online programs and courses from Continuing Studies at Assiniboine are meeting learners at home to expand their knowledge and skills where and when they can get the most from their experience. Alongside academic partners, Ed2Go and UGotClass, Assiniboine welcomes you to explore all of our online education opportunities.

Continuing Studies’ online programs and courses offer students education and training to benefit them in their career, prepare for a new one, or explore areas of personal interest. Explore the opportunities at

You can find the full release here.

UGotClass | Online Teaching Program

Ed2Go | Teacher Professional Development Courses



The College of Education is pleased to host a webinar later this month to provide teachers with more information on our Post-degree Certificate in English as an Additional Language Education (PDCEAL). This online certificate program is tailored to meet the learning and academic needs of practicing K-12 teachers and those in related professions who are seeking specialized knowledge and professional certification in the area of EAL education.

May 21, 11 am CST, hosted via WebEx

More information and registration details are available on Eventbrite.

Please share this information with those in your networks who may find it of interest.




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