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  • Certificate of Achievement | TESOL_CATeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


i-TESOL is an intensive professional development certificate program for international teachers seeking Canadian credentials. It consists of 4 courses plus an optional Practicum component and provides a certificate in the field of teaching English as a second/foreign language to adults. The certificate can be earned in just 4 weeks. 

i-TESOL participants observe and have the opportuntity to do supervised practice teaching in adult ESOL classes, including ESL, immersion ESL and EAP. Qualified graduates of the i-TESOL program may apply for TESL Canada certification at Standard I. Graduates of this program are not eligible for TESL Ontario certification.

The program can be customized for groups of both novice and experienced EFL /ESOL teachers and is aimed at the EFL context.  

The ELC also offers a unique program that combines both language learning and TESOL content. This special program improves participant's English as well as trains them in modern TESOL practices.

Please view our introduction video of the TESOL Program.


  • TESOL Methodology
  • Language Knowledge for ESOL Teachers
  • Pedagogical Grammar
  • The ESOL Classroom
  • The Practicum

International Students Applying For the Intensive i-TESOL Program

  • Must hold a university degree (Canadian degree equivalency required for students seeking TESL Canada Certification) 
  • Must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language, and have a TOEFL score of at least 88 (iBT) with no score below 22, or equivalent
    Note: Lower English proficiency requirements can be set for groups on customized programs.

How to Register

The English Language Centre offers the i-TESOL program to groups of international professionals as a customized program. 


Stephen Allen, Director
English Language Centre 
416-675-6622 Ext. 73109