TESOL Diploma Program (Toronto)

TESOL Diploma Program Toronto

TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Recognized by TESL Canada as Professional Standard 2
  • Option to take internationally recognized Cambridge University TKT exam
  • Twelve-week course that focuses on a high degree of interaction between instructor and students
  • Practicum component in each module

Program Description

The objective of our teacher training program is to provide trainees with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to be successful ESL/EFL teachers. This program is recognized by TESL Canada. Students who successfully complete this program may apply for TESL Canada’s Professional Standard Two certification, provided they meet language and education requirements.

Cambridge TKT* exam option

Students will have an opportunity to prepare for and take the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test during the TESOL program of study. Practice tests and special TKT workshops will be provided. Students will receive certificates from Cambridge University.

Entry Requirements
  • Grade 12 graduation or GED, or mature student status
  • International students must demonstrate an advanced level of English with our online written test and arranged speaking interview *
  • A university degree is recommended
  • Native English speakers will have a preliminary grammar review quiz and interview

Note*: The online written test is exempt if iBT 80, IELTS 6.5 or ILSC Advanced 1 is presented.

Program Overview

Module A: Methodology for Teaching Speaking, Listening, and Pronunciation, Linguistics, Pedagogical Theory, Material Analysis and Development

Module B: Methodology for Teaching Grammar, Reading, and Writing, Second Language Acquisition, Feedback and Error Correction

Module C: Methodology for teaching Vocabulary and Integrated Skills, Teaching Children, Unit Planning and Curriculum Development, Testing, Evaluation and Assessment

All modules will include Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, Teacher Discourse, Intercultural Awareness and Communication, Professional Conduct and Development.


Students will observe 10 or more hours of ESL classes, will spend time with a mentor teacher, and will teach their own class for at least 10 hours as their final practicum, under the supervision of a sponsor teacher.

Program Length

12 weeks (27 to 30 hours per week) Class start and end times may vary

Schedules will be modified to accommodate the December holidays.

Start Dates - 2017

Jan 30, May 23, Aug 14, Nov 6

View Start Date Calendar Start dates subject to change.

What is TESL Canada?

TESL CANADA (Teaching English as a Second Language in Canada) is a national organization dedicated to advancing communication and coordinating awareness of issues for those concerned with English as a second language and English skills development. The organization promotes advocacy for ESL learners, unifies teachers and learners by providing a forum and network capabilities, supports the sharing of knowledge and experiences across Canada, and represents diverse needs and interests in TESL nationally and internationally.
Learn more: TESL Canada Website

What is TKT?

TKT is a test from Cambridge ESOL about teaching English to speakers of other languages. It aims to increase teachers' confidence and enhance job prospects by focusing on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary, secondary or adult learners, anywhere in the world. This flexible and accessible award will help you to understand different methodologies for teaching, the 'language of teaching', the ways in which resources can be used, the key aspects of lesson planning, and classroom management methods for different needs. Learn more about the TKT: Frequently Asked Questions

TKT Test Dates - 2017 (Vancouver & Toronto)

  • Saturday, January 28
  • Saturday, February 25
  • Saturday, March 25
  • Saturday, April 22
  • Saturday, May 13
  • Saturday, June 17
  • Saturday, July 15
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Saturday, September 9
  • Saturday, October 7
  • Saturday, November 4
  • Saturday, December 2

Test dates subject to change.

Exam Fees

Exam Modules Early Registration Fee Late registration Fee
1,2,3 and YL $350 $100
1,2,3 $250 $75
YL only $100 $25

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