Algonquin College

Teachers of English as a Foreign/Second Language (Graduate Certificate)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Algonquin College Language Institute (Ottawa)
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.
URL:Teachers of English as a Foreign/Second Language (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,930
International: $6,707

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
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.

    Modified on June 26, 2018

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