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.

Institution

Program

Level

Expiry Date

 Current Status

City

Alberta
         
Bow Valley College  ACE TESOL Certificate

Std 1

July 2022   Calgary
Global Village Calgary CELTA Program Std 1 June 2022   Calgary
University of Calgary Continuing Education TESL Certificate Program Level 1-Online Std 1 April 2020   Calgary
University of Calgary Continuing Education TESL Certificate Program Level 2-Online Std 2 March 2018   Calgary
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers ACE TESOL Certificate Program Std 1 July 2019   Edmonton
University of Alberta, TESL Diploma Program TESL Diploma Program Std 2 February 2021 Edmonton
NorQuest College Language Training

Std 1 Interim

August 2018   Edmonton
Vanguard College TESOL Certificate Program Std 1 June 2016 Renewal in Process  Edmonton
British Columbia
         
University of the Fraser Valley- Abbotsford Campus TESL Certificate Program Std 2 September 2020 Abbotsford
Burnaby Board of Education TESOL Certificate Std 1 January 2021   Burnaby
Selkirk - Castlegar Campus- TESOL Advanced Diploma Std 2 May 2022   Castlegar
Thompson Rivers University TESL Certificate Program Std 1 February 2021   Kamloops
College of the Rockies Online Peak TESOL Certificate Std 1 November 2020   Kimberley
College of the Rockies Peak TESOL Certificate Std 1 November 2020   Kimberley
Trinity Western University TESOL Certificate Program Std 2 October 2017   Langley
Douglas College TESL Certificate Program Std 2 July 2020   New Westminster
Global Village Vancouver CELTA Std 1 May 2017 Renewal in Progress  Vancouver
Greystone College of Business and Technology TESL 130 Certificate Std 1 March 2018   Vancouver
Greystone College of Business and Technology TESOL Program Std 2 August 2017   Vancouver
Greystone College of Business and Technology CELTA

Std 1 Interim

August 2018    
ILAC International College - Vancouver TESOL Diploma Std 1 October 2017   Vancouver
International Career College
CELTA Std 1 February 2020   Vancouver
International Career College TESL Program Std 1 November 2020   Vancouver
International Career College Delta Program Std 2 Interim October 2017   Vancouver
ISS of BC Language College TESOL Diploma Program Std 1 June 2022   Vancouver
Sprott Shaw - International Business Campus
TESOL Advanced Program Std 1 January 2021   Vancouver
Sprott Shaw International Business Campus TESOL Advanced Online Program Std 1 Interim January 2018   Vancouver
Upper Career College of Business and Tech,BC TESL Certificate Program Std 1 February 2020   Vancouver
Vancouver Community College TESOL Certificate Std 1 January 2021   Vancouver
Vancouver Community College TESOL Diploma Program Std 2 January 2021   Vancouver
Vancouver Career College TESL Diploma Std 2 February 2017   Vancouver
GEOS Language Academy TESL Certificate Std 1 March 2016 Renewal in Process  Victoria
Inlingua Victoria TESL Teacher Training Program Std 1 February 2018   Victoria
University of Victoria Bachelor of Arts & Applied Linguistics Std 2 April 2015 Renewal in Process  Victoria
University of Victoria Diploma in Applied Linguistics program Std 2 April 2015 Renewal in Process   Victoria
Sprott Shaw College TESOL Advanced Std 1 June 2022   Vancouver
Sprott Shaw College TESOL Advanced Online Std 1

June 2022

  Vancouver
Manitoba
         
Assiniboine Community College Ace TESOL Certificate Std 1 May 2020   Brandon
Providence University College & Seminary TESOL Certificate Std 1 January 2021   Otterburne
Providence University College & Seminary Graduate Certificate of TESOL Std 1 January 2021   Otterburne
Providence University College & Seminary MA TESOL Std 3 January 2021   Otterburne
Providence University College & Seminary MA TTESOL Std 3 January 2021   Otterburne
University of Manitoba TESL 1 Certifciate Std 1 June 2022   Winnipeg
University of Manitoba TESL 2 Certificate Std 2 June 2022   Winnipeg
University of Manitoba CTESL Std 1 June 2022   Winnipeg
University of Winnipeg ESL Teacher Certificate Program Std 1 July 2022   Winnipeg
University of Winnipeg ESL Teacher Certificate Online Program Std 1 October 2017   Winnipeg
New Brunswick
         
University of New Brunswick CTESL Program Std 1 January 2017 Renewal in Process  Fredericton
Crandall University (formerly Atlantic Baptist University) TESL Certificate Program Std 1 May 2016 Renewal in Process  Moncton
Nova Scotia
         
Acadia University ACADIA ONLINE TESOL CERTIFICATE Std 1 September 2019   Wolfville
Acadia University TESOL Certificate Program Std 1 September  2019   Wolfville
East Coast School of LanguagesEast Coast School of Languages ACE TESOL Certificate Std 1 June 2022   Halifax
Ontario
         
Conestoga College TEFL Certificate Program Part 1 Std 1  September 2019   Kitchener 
Conestoga College  TESL Certificate Program Std 2  September 2020   Kitchener 
London Language Institute  Ace TESOL Certificate Std 1  May 2022    London 
London Language Institute  ACE TESOL Diploma Level Two  Std 2  May 2022 London
Canadian College of Educators TESL Diploma Program Std 2 July 2017   Mississauga
Canadian College of Educators Distance Certificate in TESOL Std 1 December 2019   Mississauga
Peel District School Board Ace TESOL Certificate Std1  May 2022   Mississauga
Algonquin College Language Institute Certificate in TEFL/TESL Program Std 2 May 2022   Ottawa
Lakehead University TESL Non-Credit Certificate Program Std 1 January  2020   Thunder Bay
Canada College of Education Toronto Distance 120 TESL Program Std 1 Interim September 2016 Renewal in Process  Toronto
CCLCS TESL/TEFL Program Part 1 Std 1 July 2020   Toronto
CCLCS TESL/ TEFL Program Part 1&2 Std 2 March 2018   Toronto
Centennial College- School of Continuing Education Certificate of Achievement in TESL- Part1 Std 1 June 2018   Toronto
OnTESOL - Coventry House International Online 120-Hour Advanced TESOL Std1  December 2020   Toronto
OnTESOL - Coventry House International Online 250-hour TESOL Diploma Std 2 August 2021   Toronto
Coventry House International Trinity Certificate TESOL/ Standard TESOL Certificate Std 1 September 2021   Toronto
Greystone College (ILSC Toronto) CELTA Std 1  September 2019   Toronto
Greystone College (ILSC Toronto) TESOL 360 Diploma Std 2 July 2017 Renewal in Process  Toronto
Hansa College Canada TESL Teacher Training Program Std 1 May 2022   Toronto
Humber College Institute of Tech. & Advanced Learning TESL Postgraduate Certificate Program Std 2 January 2018   Toronto
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning TESOL Certificate Program Std 1 May 2018   Toronto
LSC Language Studies Canada CELTA Std 1 July 2021   Toronto
Northern Lights Training College International TESL Diploma Program Std 1 August 2020   Toronto
Oxford College of Arts, Business and Technology TESL Diploma

Std 2 Interim

July 2018    
Quest Language Studies TESOL Professional Program Std 1 Interim October 2016   Toronto
Seneca College ELI TESL 1 Program Std 1 July 2022   Toronto
Seneca College ELI TESL 2 Program Std 2 July 2022   Toronto
Seneca College Faculty of Continuing Education Part Time TESL Certificate Std 2 March 2022   Toronto
Sol Group of Career Colleges (Formerly International House Sol Group of Schools) CELTA Std 1  May 2020   Toronto
Sol Group of Career Colleges (Formerly International House Sol Group of Schools) TESL Certificate Program F/T Std 1  July 2017   Toronto
Sheridan College TESOL Plus Std 2 Interim August 2018   Oakville
University of Toronto, Prof. & Int. Progs TESL Certificate Program Std 2 January 2022   Toronto
Upper Career College of Business and Tech, ON TESL Certificate Std 1 May 2020   Toronto
ILAC International College- Toronto ILAC TESOL Program Std 1 May 2021   Toronto
Renison College, University of Waterloo Ace TESOL Certificate Std 1  January 2018   Waterloo
Niagara Catholic District School Board Ace TESOL Certificate Std 1 November 2017   Welland
University of Windsor Ace TESOL Certificate Std 1  November 2017   Windsor
Prince Edward Island
         
Study Abroad Canada Certificate in TESL Program Std 1 October 2021   Charlottetown
Quebec
         
Canada College TESOL / TEFL Certificate Program Std 1 May 2016  Renewal in Process Montreal
Canada College 250 - hour TESL Diploma Std 2 Interim May 2017 Renewal in Process  Montreal
Champlain Regional College Saint-Lambert TESL Certificate

Std 1 Interim

September 2018   Saint-Lambert (Montreal)
ILSC - Montreal CELTA Std 1 August 2022 Montreal
Saskatchewan
         
Briercrest College & Seminary B.A. in Applied Linguistics: TESOL (After DEGREE) Program Std 2 August 2022    Caronport
Briercrest College & Seminary B.A. in Applied Linguistics: TESOL Program Std 2 July 2022    Caronport
University of Saskatchewan Extended CERTESL Program Std 2 February 2022   Saskatoon
University of Saskatchewan - Centre for Continuing and Distance Education Online CERTESL Program Std 1 February 2021   N. Saskatoon
           

Teacher Training Program Recognition FAQ

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

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Policies & Procedures / Reviews & Appeals

A) Explanation

There are two types of reviews with respect to the recognition / approval process for recognition by TESL Canada. The procedure for an Application Appeal applies to an application that has not been approved within the six-month window of the first adjudication result. TheSite-Visit Appeals procedure is applicable only to the results of an actual site visit.

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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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