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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Our Program

The part-time Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL/TESL) certificate is a postgraduate 140-hour TESL Canada approved program. It 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 TESL 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 115, which is the last course in the program. All observations and practicum teaching are completed in ESL classes at Humber College.

The certificate program is a hybrid program consisting of both in-class and online classes allowing students to take both at the same time. The TESOL Certificate from Humber College provides the necessary training for 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.

Students taking the Humber part-time TESOL program have the opportunity to volunteer as tutors in our English/Writing Centre at the North Campus. This will allow the TESOL student additional experience working with college ESL students outside the teaching practicum.

Please view our introduction video of the TESOL Program.

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
  • An interview

To apply to the program, please send your current resumé to Vivi Tsoukalas 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. Applications are accepted up until the start of classes.

Additional Information

As of Fall of 2017, TESL Canada has suspended operations and will no longer be providing teacher certification. This affects all TESL Canada approved programs and graduates of these programs across Canada. Graduates of the Humber TESOL program will still receive their TESL Credential from the college, and our program is still a recognized as TESL Canada approved, however graduates will not be able to apply for TESL Canada teacher certification. TESL Canada is working hard to transition into a new accreditation system under a new accreditation body, however, this may take some time and nothing is certain at this point. It is the hope that graduates will once again be able to receive TESL certification for those who were not certified by TESL Canada. Humber is an established institution with an established program, and if/when a new accreditation is created, we will work with the new accreditation body to ensure we continue to meet the required standards as an approved program which qualifies our graduates for teacher certification. For more information and FAQs, please visit,

Note: These courses do not qualify for General Education credit. 


Humber’s Part-Time TESOL graduates can now fast-track towards a Humber postgraduate certificate in TESL with TESL Ontario accreditation. TESOL graduates need to complete an online bridging course in September allowing them to jump directly into Semester 2 of Humber’s full-time postgraduate TESL program (January – April semester). For more information, please contact Catherine Dunn at 416-675-6622, ext. 73085 or Stephen Allen, ext. 73109. 


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Compulsory Courses20182019
TSOL 111: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methodology  
TSOL 112: Introduction to Language  
TSOL 113: Pedagogical Grammar  
TSOL 114: The ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) Classroom  
TSOL 115: Practicum  

Note: These courses do not qualify as General Education credit.

Contact Us

Vivi Tsoukalas 
416-675-6622 Ext. 74122

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