Learn the theory, methodology and applied skills needed to become a teacher of English as a second language (ESL). Complete TESL 1 (CTESOL certificate) to become certified to teach in many markets abroad. Or, complete TESL 1 and TESL 2 (OCELT certificate) to become a highly sought after ESL teacher, abroad and at home, at the post-secondary level.
Interested in seeing more of the world? Looking to become certified as a teacher of English as a second language?
Our TESL 1 and TESL 2 courses will prepare and certify you to teach ESL students around the world. These courses are useful for both beginning and experienced teachers to expand their knowledge and certifications for international or adult English language learners.
Courses are taught by professionals at the top of their field. Fully online, the coursework can be done anywhere there is internet access. Each course has a practicum component that can be arranged in your community.
These courses are open to those who have an undergraduate degree and meet the English language requirements as set out by TESL Ontario. If you are a K–12 teacher in Canada, you might be more interested in the Continuing Teacher Education post-graduate certificate offered in Ontario and BC.
Completion of TESL 1 will result in a recommendation to TESL Ontario for the CTESOL certificate. Completion of TESL 1 and 2 will result in a recommendation to TESL Ontario for the OCELT certificate. To learn more about the certification process, visit the TESL Ontario website at https://www.teslontario.org/members/join-us#accreditation.