Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate

Program 09821

This postgraduate 140-hour TESL Canada approved program consists of 120 hours of course work plus 10 hours of English as a second language (ESL) classroom observation and a 10-hour teaching practicum. The program is designed to be completed in one semester part time; however, students have the flexibility to complete the certificate at their own pace over two or three semesters. Courses can be taken in any order except for TSOL 515, which is the last course in the program. All observations and practicum teaching may be completed in ESL classes at Humber College of Applied Technology & Advanced Learning.

The certificate program is a hybrid program consisting of both in-class and online classes allowing students to take in-class and online classes at the same time. Upon successful completion of the Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) Certificate, students can apply to TESL Canada for certification. The TESL Canada certificate qualifies graduates to teach English as a foreign language (EFL) overseas and ESL in programs across Canada that do not require TESL Ontario or equivalent accreditation.

Note: The courses in the curriculum of this program do not qualify as Liberal Studies (General Education) courses.

Admission Requirements
A Canadian university degree (or a degree with official Canadian equivalency)
Non-native speakers must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Refer to on what tests and scores are acceptable for TESL Canada certification
An interview
Application form
To apply to the program, complete the application form and send it with your current resumé to Paul Ward at Once received, you will be contacted to set up an interview. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee that must be paid at the time of the interview.

For more information, contact Paul Ward, director, Continuing Education at or 416.675.5006 or visit

Refer to the individual course listings for information on the following courses.