TESL Canada Recognized Teacher Training Programs

 

There are many high-quality TESL training programs across Canada dedicated to preparing prospective English language instructors for the challenges of teaching within Canada and abroad. TESL Canada has developed a recognition system for programs which meet the standards for TESL Canada Recognition. The goal is to ensure that instructors receive the best training so that they are able to provide ESL learners in a wide variety of settings with excellent instruction.

TESL Canada List of Recognized Teacher Training Programs

The guidelines outline the requirements in the categories of facilities, resources, qualifications of personnel, institutional accreditation, program content and assessment processes.

The TESL Canada National Program Recognition Standards represent a teacher-driven initiative to create basic, minimum national standards. Some provinces currently have their own program recognition systems in place, and since national and provincial standards for recognition may differ, potential instructor trainees should consult provincial websites to ensure the TESL Canada list is accepted provincially.

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. 

For more information on TESL Canada Teacher Training Program Recognition please review the Explanation of Standards and Application Form, as well as the Teacher Training Program Recognition FAQ.

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List of Recognized Programs

The table below lists TESL-recognized training programs.

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The following table lists the Canadian, Recognized Master's and Doctoral Level Programs. These programs are eligible for TESL Canada Professional Certificate Standard Three.

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Teacher Training Program Recognition FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding TESL Canada Teacher Training Program Recognition

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List of Recognized Programs

The table below lists TESL-recognized training programs.

Institution

Program

Level

Cert Valid Till

 Current Status

City

Prov.

Bow Valley College  ACE TESOL Certificate

Std 1
Interim

July 2017   Calgary AB
Global Village Calgary CELTA Program Std 1 June 2017   Calgary AB
Omnicom School of Languages - Calgary 120 Hour TESL Certificate Std 1 March 2016 Renewal in Process  Calgary AB
Omnicom School of Languages - Calgary 320 Hour TESL Certificate Std 2 March 2016 Renewal in Process  Calgary AB
Omnicom School of Languages - Calgary OnlineTESL Certificate Std 1 May 2016 Renewal in Process  Calgary AB
University of Calgary Continuing Education TESL Certificate Program Level 1-Online Std 1 April 2020   Calgary AB
University of Calgary Continuing Education TESL Certificate Program Level 2-Online Std 2 March 2018   Calgary AB
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers ACE TESOL Certificate Program Std 1 July 2019   Edmonton AB
University of Alberta, TESL Diploma Program TESL Diploma Program Std 2 February 2021 Edmonton AB
Vanguard College TESOL Certificate Program Std 1 June 2016 Renewal in Process  Edmonton AB
University of the Fraser Valley- Abbotsford Campus TESL Certificate Program Std 2 September 2015 Renewal in Process Abbotsford BC
Burnaby Board of Education TESOL Certificate Std 1 January 2021   Burnaby BC
Selkirk - Castlegar Campus- TESOL Advanced Diploma Std 2 May 2017   Castlegar BC
Thompson Rivers University TESL Certificate Program Std 1 February 2021   Kamloops BC
College of the Rockies Online Peak TESOL Certificate Std 1 November 2020   Kimberley BC
College of the Rockies Peak TESOL Certificate Std 1 November 2020   Kimberley BC
Trinity Western University TESL Certificate Program Std 2 October 2017   Langley BC
Douglas College TESL Certificate Program Std 2 July 2020   New Westminster BC
Global Village Vancouver CELTA Std 1 May 2017   Vancouver BC
Greystone College of Business and Technology TESL 130 Certificate Std 1 March 2018   Vancouver BC
Greystone College of Business and Technology TESOL Program Std 2 August 2017   Vancouver BC
ILAC International College - Vancouver TESOL Diploma Std 1 October 2017   Vancouver BC
International Career College
CELTA Std 1 February 2020   Vancouver BC
International Career College TESL Program Std 1 November 2020   Vancouver BC
International Career College Delta Program Std 2 Interim October 2017   Vancouver BC
ISS of BC Language College TESOL Diploma Program Std 1 December 2016  Renewal in Process Vancouver BC
King George International Business College - Vancouver TESOL Advanced Program Std 1 January 2021   Vancouver BC
King George International Business College - Vancouver TESOL Advanced Online Program Std 1 Interim January 2018   Vancouver BC
Upper Career College of Business and Tech,BC TESL Certificate Program Std 1 February 2020   Vancouver BC
Vancouver Community College TESOL Certificate Std 1 January 2021   Vancouver BC
Vancouver Community College TESOL Diploma Program Std 2 January 2021   Vancouver BC
Vancouver Career College TESL Diploma Std 2 February 2017   Vancouver BC
GEOS Language Academy TESL Certificate Std 1 March 2016 Renewal in Process  Victoria BC
Inlingua Victoria TESL Teacher Training Program Std 1 February 2018   Victoria BC
University of Victoria Bachelor of Arts & Applied Linguistics Std 2 April 2015 Renewal in Process  Victoria BC
University of Victoria Diploma in Applied Linguistics program Std 2 April 2015 Renewal in Process   Victoria BC
VIA Training Centre VIA Pro 270 Online TESL Diploma Program Std 2 February 2020   Victoria BC
VIA Training Centre VIA PRO 120 Online TESL/TESOL Standard 1 Std 1 November 2018   Victoria BC
VIA Training Centre VIA PRO 120 Full time TESL/TESOL Standard 1 Std 1 October 2020    Victoria BC
VIA Training Centre VIA Pro 270 TESL Diploma Program Std 2 July 2017   Victoria BC
Assiniboine Community College Ace TESOL Certificate Std 1 May 2020   Brandon MB
Providence University College & Seminary TESOL Certificate Std 1 January 2021   Otterburne MB
Providence University College & Seminary Graduate Certificate of TESOL Std 1 January 2021   Otterburne MB
Providence University College & Seminary MA TESOL Std 3 January 2021   Otterburne MB
Providence University College & Seminary MA TTESOL Std 3 January 2021   Otterburne MB
University of Manitoba Certificate in TESL Std 1 December 2016 Renewal in Process  Winnipeg MB
University of Winnipeg ESL Teacher Certificate Program Std 1 December 2016 Renewal in Process  Winnipeg MB
University of Winnipeg ESL Teacher Certificate Online Program Std 1 October 2017   Winnipeg MB
University of New Brunswick CTESL Program Std 1 January 2017   Fredericton NB
Crandall University (formerly Atlantic Baptist University) TESL Certificate Program Std 1 May 2016 Renewal in Process  Moncton NB
Acadia University ACADIA ONLINE TESOL CERTIFICATE Std 1 September 2019   Wolfville NS
Acadia University TESOL Certificate Program Std 1 September  2019   Wolfville NS
Conestoga College TEFL Certificate Program Part 1 Std 1  September 2019   Kitchener  ON 
Conestoga College  TESL Certificate Program Std 2  September 2020   Kitchener   ON
London Language Institute  Ace TESOL Certificate Std 1  October 2016  Renewal in Process  London   ON
London Language Institute  ACE TESOL Diploma Level Two  Std 2 Interim  January 2016   Renewal in Process London ON 
Canadian College of Educators TESL Diploma Program Std 2 July 2017   Mississauga ON
Canadian College of Educators Distance Certificate in TESOL Std 1 December 2019   Mississauga ON
Peel District School Board Ace TESOL Certificate Std1  May 2017   Mississauga ON
Algonquin College Language Institute Certificate in TEFL/TESL Program Std 2 August 2016  Renewal in Process Ottawa ON
Lakehead University TESL Non-Credit Certificate Program Std 1 January  2020   Thunder Bay ON
Canada College of Education Toronto Distance 120 TESL Program Std 1 Interim September 2016 Renewal in Process  Toronto ON
CCLCS TESL/TEFL Program Part 1 Std 1 July 2020   Toronto ON
CCLCS TESL/ TEFL Program Part 1&2 Std 2 March 2018   Toronto ON
Centennial College- School of Continuing Education Certificate of Achievement in TESL- Part1 Std 1 June 2018   Toronto ON
Coventry House International-Ontesol 120-Hour Advanced TESOL Std1 Interim December 2016 Renewal in Process  Toronto ON
Coventry House International Trinity Certificate TESOL/ Standard TESOL Certificate Std 1 September 2021   Toronto ON
Coventry House International-Ontesol 250-hour TESOL Diploma Std 2 August 2021 Toronto ON
George Brown College of Applied Arts & Tech. TESL Program Std 2 August 2016   Toronto ON
Greystone College (ILSC Toronto) CELTA Std 1  September 2019   Toronto ON
Greystone College (ILSC Toronto) TESOL 360 Diploma Std 2 July 2017   Toronto ON
Greystone College (ILSC Toronto) TESOL 130 Certificate Std 1 Interim June 2015   Toronto ON
Hansa College Canada TESL Teacher Training Program Std 1 May 2017   Toronto ON
Humber College Institute of Tech. & Advanced Learning TESL Postgraduate Certificate Program Std 2 January 2018   Toronto ON
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning TESOL Certificate Program Std 1 May 2018   Toronto ON
LSC Language Studies Canada CELTA Std 1 July 2021   Toronto ON
Northern Lights Training College International TESL Diploma Program Std 1 August 2020   Toronto ON
Quest Language Studies TESOL Professional Program Std 1 Interim October 2016   Toronto ON
Seneca College ELI TESL 1 Program Std 1 July 2017   Toronto ON
Seneca College ELI TESL 2 Program Std 2 July 2017   Toronto ON
Seneca College Faculty of Continuing Education Part Time TESL Certificate Std 2 March 2017   Toronto ON
Sol Group of Career Colleges (Formerly International House Sol Group of Schools) CELTA Std 1  May 2020   Toronto ON
Sol Group of Career Colleges (Formerly International House Sol Group of Schools) TESL Certificate Program F/T Std 1  July 2017   Toronto ON
University of Toronto, Prof. & Int. Progs TESL Certificate Program Std 2 May 2016  Renewal in Process Toronto ON
Upper Career College of Business and Tech, ON TESL Certificate Std 1 May 2020   Toronto ON
ILAC International College- Toronto ILAC TESOL Program Std 1 May 2021   Toronto ON
Renison College, University of Waterloo Ace TESOL Certificate Std 1  January 2018   Waterloo ON
Niagara Catholic District School Board Ace TESOL Certificate Std 1 November 2017   Welland ON
University of Windsor Ace TESOL Certificate Std 1 Interim November 2016   Windsor ON
Study Abroad Canada Certificate in TESL Program Std 1 January 2016 Renewal in Process  Charlottetown PE
Canada College TESOL / TEFL Certificate Program Std 1 May 2016   Montreal QC
Canada College 250 - hour TESL Diploma Std 2 Interim May 2017   Montreal QC
ILSC - Montreal CELTA Std 1 November 2016 Renewal in Process  Montreal QC
Briercrest College & Seminary B.A. in Applied Linguistics: TESOL (After DEGREE) Program Std 2 August 2017   Caronport SK
Briercrest College & Seminary B.A. in Applied Linguistics: TESOL Program Std 2 July 2017   Caronport SK
University of Saskatchewan Extended CERTESL Program Std 2 February 2017   Saskatoon SK
University of Saskatchewan - Centre for Continuing and Distance Education Online CERTESL Program Std 1 February 2021   N. Saskatoon SK
             
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