Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)  7381

Program Name Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
Category Teaching English as a Second Language
Program Number 7381
Description This Ontario college graduate certificate program provides the theoretical and practical experience to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in Canada and abroad. Course content includes language teaching, learning, pedagogical theories and methodologies, grammar, phonetics and phonology, lesson planning skills, language and culture, assessment, and evaluation. Theory is applied through observations and practice teaching of ESL classes. This program meets the requirements for TESL Canada and TESL Ontario certification. Upon graduation, employment may be pursued in private schools, adult education, school boards, Languages for Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Centres, colleges, and universities. All courses are taught online with exception of the practicums.
Admission Required Courses:

TESL202 - Language and Culture (33 hours)
TESL204 - Assessment and Evaluation (33 hours)
TESL205 - Teaching Skills 2 (60 hours)
TESL208 - Practicum 2 (33 hours)

Total Hours for TESL 7381 - 159 hours


Completion of TESL 7380 courses (TESL 101, 102, 103, 104) or equivalent if courses are successfully completed at an accredited institution.

Admission Requirements:

1. A University degree;
2. Non-native speakers of English must have the equivalent of IELTS Academic (Overall 7 with a minimum of 7 in each learning skill) or TOEFL-iBT (Overall 101 with a minimum score of 24 in Listening, Reading, Speaking and 27 in Writing). For other acceptable test scores, please visit teslontario.org
3. All applicants must complete the Centennial College TESL Application Form and TESL Program Accreditation Waiver.

Notes For a TESL Information Package; including our TESL Application Form and TESL Program Accreditation Waiver, please email Program Officer, Elaine McSorley at tesl.pt@centennialcollege.ca or call 416-290-5000, extension 52228.

Contact Telephone 416-289-5000 ext. 52228
Contact Email tesl.pt@centennialcollege.ca

Elective Courses

Elective Notes: Not applicable

Learn what our TESL students have to say about the program!

Centennial TESL Course Testimonials

TESL Course Graduate – Winter 2020

In 2019, I decided to do my TESL 1 through Centennial College online. It gave me the flexibility that I needed to still travel and deal with the responsibility of family. I found the professors to be extremely helpful, responsive and prepared. I enjoyed the experience so much that I decided to do my TESL 2 online as well.


Current Students – Fall 2020

I chose Centennial College to attain my graduate certificate in TESL because it allowed the flexibility of part-time, online classes. I have been enjoying the classes – the work is in-depth, thought provoking, and focused. My professor has been flexible and involved; qualified and knowledgeable. The program officers have been helpful and patient. My experience with the TESL program has been excellent. I would highly recommend this program and Centennial College to anyone interested in furthering their teaching education.


This has been a phenomenal learning experience with the Centennial College TESL Program. I love that it mostly online, fairly priced, very flexible and highly educative.
The peer discussions foster collaborative learning and a sense of community. I have confidence about all the skills I have acquired!
I highly recommend this program.


Enrolling in Centennial College’s TESL program, I wanted to gain insight into what is required as an ESL instructor. I gladly found that the courses I’ve taken so far have given me a solid basis upon which to build. The online, asynchronous delivery and the course progression have allowed me to study at my convenience while motivating me to keep up with my learning. The Instructor’s feedback and support I’ve received has been crucial in my learning and I’m looking forward to completing the program through Centennial so that I can begin to teach.


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There are no elective courses currently associated with this program.