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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Certificate of Achievement | 98211

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering all courses online in the fall semester beginning September 2020. TSOL 111: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methodology and TSOL 113: Pedagogical Grammar will be taught online using live sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Unfortunately because of this situation, practicums will be delayed.

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Program Overview

The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL/TESL) certificate is a postgraduate 140-hour TESL Canada and TESL Ontario accredited program. It consists of 120 hours of course work plus 10 hours of English as a second language (ESL) classroom observation and 10 hours in a 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 certificate 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.

Upon successful completion of the TESOL Certificate, students can apply to TESL Canada for certification. 
TESOL Certification Requirements > 

Upon graduation, students in the program have the opportunity to apply to work as writing tutors in our Math and Writing Centres. This will allow graduates additional experience working with college ESL students outside the teaching practicum.

Please view our introduction video of the TESOL Program.

Admission Requirements

  • a Canadian bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • a copy of your resume
  • an interview
  • non-native speakers must demonstrate proficiency in the English language
  • refer to the English Proficiency page for which tests and scores are acceptable. If applicants are interested in applying for the TESL Canada Certificate, please refer to their language requirements on tesl.ca.

To apply to the program, please send your current resumé to Paul Ward. Once received, you will be contacted to set up an interview. Applications are accepted up until the start of classes.

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

Full-time postgraduate certificate program for part-time TESOL graduates

Humber’s part-time TESOL graduates can now fast-track towards a Humber Ontario Graduate 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 Irene Kosmas at 416-675-6622, ext. 79116 or Stephen Allen at ext. 73109. 

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Contact Us

Paul Ward
Director, Professional and Continuing Education
paul.ward@humber.ca
416-675-6622 Ext. 75006


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