TESL Teacher Training Certificate Course

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Teach English in Canada or around the world!

inlingua Victoria’s 120 hour TESL 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 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. The practicum component is for eligible students only, and takes place after the 110 hours have been completed.

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.


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TESL Tuition and Fees

ItemCost (CAD) 
Registration Fee$150.00Due upon registration
TESL Tuition$998.00
Textbook and Material Fee$225.00
Practicum Fee$200.00
Total$1622.75*Please note*
50% of program fees are due
at least 1 week prior to start date.
100% of program fees are due at
the start of each TESL program.


(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.

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TESL Certification Program

Full-Time TESL 2017


  • Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 3:30pm
  • 4 weeks* in length
  • *Practicum component takes place after the 4 weeks have been completed (for eligible students only)
Full-Time TESL Program Dates
January 7, 2019 to February 1, 2019Accepting applications
February 4, 2019 to March 1, 2019Accepting applications
March 4, 2019 to March 29, 2019Accepting applications
April 1, 2019 to April 26, 2019Accepting applications
May 6, 2019 to May 31, 2019Accepting applications
June 3, 2019 to June 28, 2019Accepting applications
July 2, 2019 to July 26 2019Accepting applications
August 6, 2019 to August 20, 2019Accepting applications
September 3, 2019 to September 27, 2019Accepting applications
September 30, 2019 to October 25, 2019Accepting applications
October 28, 2019 to November 22, 2019Accepting applications

Curriculum Modules

Module #Description
1Theories and Methods – Overview of TESL/TESOL
2Listening and Speaking
3Teaching Reading
4Communicating Creatively - Teaching Writing
5Teaching Grammar
6Designing ESL Curriculum
7Testing in ESL
8Class Dynamics
9Finding Your First ESL Job
10Tutoring in ESL

Admission Policies and Requirements

  • Students applying for the TESL Certification Course must prove that they meet one of the following requirements. Both international and domestic students may apply for this course. There are two certification options: with TESL Canada Certification, and without TESL Canada Certification (inlingua Certification only).
Admission OptionRequirements
Option A: English as a First Language Student
1. With TESL Canada Certification:
  • University Degree in any field

2. Without TESL Canada Certification (inlingua Certification only):
  • High School Diploma from a High School where the main language of administration was English

Option B: English as a Second Language Student1. With TESL Canada Certification:

Proof of one of the following Language Proficiency Tests:

  • IELTS Academic: Overall 7 with a minimum of 7 in each skill area

  • TOEFL iBT: Overall 101 with a minimum of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking, and 27 in Writing

  • Completion 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.

2. Without TESL Canada Certification (inlingua Certification only):

  • Completion of inlingua Victoria General English Level 6

  • Or successful score on an inlingua Victoria in-house exam which consists of a grammar, writing, and speaking component.

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

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