Algonquin College - Graduate Programs

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1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2G 1V8

Teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESFL) – Full-Time Program

Program Information
Faculty: Language Institute
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Lang./ESL Lang. Instructor
Description This Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, recognized by TESL Ontario ( and TESL Canada (, provides teacher candidates with the theoretical foundations and practical techniques to help learners develop proficiency in English as a second language. The focus is on specialized knowledge and skills in the areas of English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) methodology, teaching techniques, curriculum design and evaluation to prepare for a career in teaching ESL/EFL to adult learners. In addition, teacher candidates gain essential hands-on experience by completing two practicum placements, as well as an optional overseas teaching internship. This program is available on campus or through synchronous online delivery. Potential local employers include: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Algonquin College, La Cite, CEGEP de l`Outaouais, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization, and private language schools.
Website: Teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESFL) – Full-Time Program at Algonquin College - Graduate Programs
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 8]

Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-iBT (Internet-based)-overall 88 with the minimum in each component: Reading 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    An undergraduate university degree. A successful interview with the program coordinator.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Last Updated: December 26, 2018