TESL/TESOL Teacher Training Certificate Program

Teach English in Canada or around the world!

inlingua Victoria’s 120 hour TESL/TESOL Certificate program is an intensive program consisting of a balanced curriculum of both theoretical and practical components of teaching English.   There is a supervised teaching practicum that offers a hands on learning opportunity to complete your training.  This course is for anyone who would like to pursue a career in Teaching English as a Second Language to non-native English speakers.

This program is recognized by TESL Canada. Students who successfully complete this program and have a degree may apply for TESL Canada’s Professional Standard Level One certification.

The TESL/ TESOL Certification Course includes 100 hours of intensive and comprehensive instruction in ESL methodologies, lesson planning, resources and job search skills. Student teachers also complete a 10-hour classroom observation and a 10-hour teaching practicum with ESL students from around the world who are attending our English Language Courses in Victoria.

Within the inlingua network, we use our exclusive inlingua teaching method. The method allows students to speak English, practice the language and progress very quickly. Our materials are researched and created by our Pedagogical Department in Bern, Switzerland. Over 500,000 students learn English and other languages with us every year at inlingua campuses worldwide. The materials are constantly updated to stay abreast of developments in the teaching field worldwide.

Recognized and Approved by TESL Canada.

The only organization in Canada that officially recognizes TESL Teacher Training Programs in Canada.


TESL Tuition and Fees

ItemCost (CAD)
Registration and Practicum Fee$200.00
TESL Tuition$995.00
Textbook and Material Fee$200.00


(1) Classroom instruction

  • Interactive lectures and activities outline the theory for each module.
  • Students will be asked to prepare several peer-teaching sessions.
  • Evaluation is based on homework, assignments, exams, and participation.

(2) Practice teaching

  • Under supervision of a mentor teacher, after an initial period of observation, students will be required to teach ESL classes. Students will progress gradually from observation through assisting the mentor teacher to teaching the ESL class for an extended period of time.

Full-Time TESL/TESOL Certification Program

Full-Time TESL 2017

Full-Time Schedule: 

  • Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 3:30pm
  • 4 weeks in length
Full-Time TESL Program Dates
June 5, 2017 to June 30, 2017Accepting applications
July 3, 2017 to July 28, 2017Accepting applications
August 8, 2017 to September 1, 2017Accepting applications
September 5, 2017 to September 29, 2017Accepting applications
October 2, 2017 to October 27, 2017Accepting applications
October 30, 2017 to November 24, 2017Accepting applications
November 27, 2017 to December 22, 2017Accepting applications

Part-Time TESL/TESOL Certification Program

Part-Time TESL 2017 Flyer

Part-Time Schedule: 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturdays from 9:00am 1:00pm
  • 10 weeks in length
Part-Time TESL Program Dates
August 1, 2017 to October 7, 2017Accepting applications
October 10, 2017 to December 18, 2017Accepting applications

Curriculum Modules

Theories and Methods – Overview of TESL/TESOL
Communicating effectively – Teaching Grammar
Discrimination to Pronunciation – Teaching Listening & Speaking
Meaning-Making to Communication- Teaching Listening & Speaking
Literature and Life – Teaching Reading
Communicating Creatively – Teaching Writing
Pulling It All Together – Designing ESL Curriculum
Creating Communicative Tests – Testing in ESL
Making the Classroom Work – Class Dynamics

Entrance Requirements for TESL

English as a First Language Student
  • To be able to show mastery of the English Language in correspondence and conversation
Note: To become TESL Canada Certified in addition to your inlingua TESL Certification, you must also have a University Degree in any field.
English as a Second Language Student (with certification by TESL Canada)
English Language Proficiency TestsScore – Program Trainees
IELTS AcademicOverall 7 with a minimum of 7 in each skill area
or TOEFL iBTOverall 101 with a minimum of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking and 27 in Writing
or Completion of an undergraduate degreeCompletion of an undergraduate degree from an English-speaking university in one of the following countries: Canada, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cameroon, Dominica, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nigeria, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Saint Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St.Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Uganda, US Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • Important: From October 1st, 2015 onwards TESL Canada will accept only IELTS Academic and TOEFL iBT.
English as a Second Language Student (with no certification by TESL Canada)  
  • Completion of inlingua Victoria General English Level 6 or
  • Students take and pass an inlingua Victoria in-house exam which includes a grammar test, writing test, and interview.

For inquiries, please contact us at 778.817.1083 or marketing@inlinguavictoria.com.