Algonquin College

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Teachers of English as a Foreign/Second Language

Algonquin College

Faculty:Algonquin College Language Institute (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Lang./ESL Lang. Instructor
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,910
International: $16,496

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The one-year Teachers of English as a Foreign Language - International Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you, through hands-on and theoretical experience, to teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

Gain specialized knowledge in English as a Foreign Language methodology, teaching techniques, curriculum design and evaluation that will prepare you to teach EFL to adult learners internationally. Take classes ranging from, but not limited to:

  • pedagogical grammar
  • language learning and culture
  • teaching reading and writing
  • adult literacybeginner ESL

In this program, you complete a teaching field placement in your country of residence. You also have the opportunity to pursue an additional optional practicum outside of your country of residence.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    An undergraduate (Bachelor`s) university degree in any discipline is required to enter the program.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      - A successful interview with the program coordinator.

      - Applicants may be asked to demonstrate their proficiency in spoken and written English.

      * 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.

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