TESOL Canada does not warrant that the information offered here is comprehensive or complete. Fresh updates are added on weekly basis. TESOL Canada is not an employment agency & does not provide teachers placement, human resources services, legal assistance, or legal advice to teachers & students, recruiters or institutions. We hope the information provided here is helpful but does not intend it to substitute for professional assistance.

 

Note: TESOL Canada is a membership-based standard accreditation organization and does not directly offer TESOL diplomas or certificate programs to students. Applicants are advised to contact one of the accredited institutions.

1. What are the advantages of obtaining a TESOL Certificate?
2. What can I do with my University Degree?
3. What if I am already a Teacher but do not have a Certificate?
4. What is TESOL Canada's Employment Policy?
5. What are different TESOL standards offered by TESOL Canada?
6. What are the differences between General & Advanced Standard Certificates with Diploma in TESOL?
7. If I complete a TESOL program of 120 hours in a non-registered and non-accredited institution, can I still sign up for TESOL Canada Membership?
8. Are TESOL programs offered on Group-On or some other Online Seminars recognized by TESOL Canada?
9. If a program is approved in UK or Singapore or China, does that mean it is approved in Canada?
10. I lost my certificate from X or Y school, can I obtain a second copy from TESOL Canada?
11. How do I know if a school is or is not recognized & accredited by TESOL Canada?
12. Upon graduation, can TESOL Canada help me in obtaining an International Teaching Job?
13. Additional Remarks.
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1. What are the advantages of Obtaining a TESOL Certificate?

Want to Travel the World?

  • Equipped with our internationally recognized TESOL Certificate Accreditation, TFSOL or TSSOL, graduates from our member institutions have no problem finding teaching jobs around the world or in Canada – from Madrid to Bangkok, from Paris to Moscow, and from Buenos Aires to Tokyo
  • The chance to learn about other cultures and attitudes and gain valuable exposure to varied characters and lifestyles

Want a Rewarding Career?

  • You will have the pleasure of seeing your students increase their ability to communicate
  • Significantly impacting the lives of your students
  • Create friendships that last a lifetime
  • You will broaden your vision, gain invaluable experiences, develop your international communication skills, establish international contacts, and learn about other business and educational prospects that may not exist in Canada or USA. 

Want to Optimize your Resume?

  • Having overseas teaching experience is a unique asset that will differentiate you providing a competitive advantage
  • Specializations and updating seminars of TESOL CANADA will equip you with the latest and up to date teaching material & skills
  • Younger graduates without extensive prior work experience discover upon their return that their overseas teaching employment becomes invaluable in opening doors to job opportunities and career choices that were previously unattainable

2- What can I do with my University Degree?

Not Sure What to do With Your University Degree?

  • Fresh university graduates often have difficulty finding meaningful employments
  • An undergraduate degree alone is not enough to get you the job you desire
  • Working overseas presents real world life experience
  • TESOL provides opportunities to travel, work and make a difference in lives of hundreds 
  • TESOL adds values to your undergraduate degree, making you a more attractive teaching candidate in Canada, USA or Abroad. 
  • TESOL adds credits toward graduate school studies in getting your Postgraduate Diploma, Master or PhD Online. 

3- What if I am already a Teacher but do not have a Teaching Certificate?

Already a Teacher?

  • A recognized TESOL certificate will enhance your teaching techniques, opening up more employment opportunities
  • A TESOL certificate is great for teachers who are craving the excitement of exploring the world and love their existing career
  • A TESOL Certificate will augment your salary ranking working in any school
  • Your Teaching Experience will be credited toward your studies so you would only need to complete "Theory" section of the program. 

4- What does it mean to comply with TESOL Canada's Employment Policy? 

Text of all jobs advertised with TESOL Canada is reviewed for compliance with all applicable Federal Canada & Provincial regulations and local bylaws relating to employment in general and hiring in particular. As TESOL Canada graduates work in Canada & abroad, USA Employment laws are also respected. Among the applicable USA federal laws are:

TESOL Canada does not permit job advertisements that refer to the candidates' race, sex, color, national origin (except with reference to visa policies), ethnicity, religion, native language or language background, medical or health condition including HIV/AIDS, gender identity, or sexual orientation. TESOL Canada reserves the right to review and edit job advertisements for compliance with this policy.

In recognition of global diversity and academic and institutional freedom, TESOL Canada acknowledges the right of individual institutions, both public and private, to hire in accordance with their own hiring policies, local laws, and culture. TESOL does not review and is not responsible for employers' Web site content, printed materials, or any information the employer has posted outside the confines of TESOL Canada's Jobs & Career Centre page.

TESOL Canada does not evaluate any employer and assumes no responsibility or liability for the employers' hiring practices, workplace facilities, or employment conditions. Only when provided with verified documentation on an institution that has been legally cited for noncompliance with local laws will TESOL Canada consider rejection or removal of an advertisement from such an institution.

Applicants and employers agree not to hold TESOL responsible for any claims, damages, or losses incurred by the applicant, employer, or any other party as a result of use of TESOL Canada's Jobs & Career services page.

TESOL reserves the right to refuse ads or edit ads for compliance.

 

5. What are different TESOL standards offered by TESOL Canada?

Up to December 2015, TESOL Canada has only been offering a 300 hour TESOL Standard Program. To the request of many of our students, peers and member institutions, starting January 2016 following additional standards became available:

General Standard: (Only for Overseas Employments & Not for Canada & USA)
Certificate Program: 150 hours - Includes 100 hours of Theory & 50 hours of Practicum.

Advanced Standard: (For Employments in Canada, USA or Overseas)
Certificate Program: 300 hours including 150 hours of Theory & 150 hours of Practice.

TESOL Trainer Standard TCCT: (For Employments in Canada, USA & Overseas)
Diploma Program: 450 hours- with 250 hours of Theory and 200 hours of Practicum. 

Mastery Standard: (For Employments in Canada, USA or Overseas)
Postgraduate Diploma PGD in TESOL : 650 hours- 400 hours of Theory & 250 hours of Practicum.

 

 

6. What are the differences between General Standard Certificate, Advanced Standard Certificate, Diploma in TESOL & Mastery Standard?

Aside form targeting different employment opportunities for different standards, they also provide various educational credits and skills in the field.
General Standard Certificate 150, is an acceptable standard in most Asian countries, Eastern Europe and South America. General Standard includes 100 hrs of Theory & 50 hrs of Practicum. Program includes skills in Teaching General ESL Grammar & Communication to Adults.
Advanced Standard Certificate 300, is great for employments in Canada, USA, European Union & most other countries including Asia, Middle East, South & Central America. Advanced Standard of 150 hours of Theory & 150 hours of Practicum includes all sections of General Standard (Teaching to Adults) in addition to introduction to TEC Teaching English to Children, TAE Teaching Academic English and Methodologies.

 

TESOL Diploma Standard 450, known as TESOL Canada Certified Trainer TCCT Standard includes 250 hours of Theory and 200 hours of Practicum. Program includes Methodologies, Teaching to Adults, Teaching to Children TEC, Teaching Academic English TAE (TOEFL, IELTS & TOEIC), Teaching Business English TBE, Conversation Workshops for various ages, Multilevel Education in 12 levels, Class Evaluations, Exam Preparations, Final Exams, Grammar Workshops Training and most of all TESOL students training through which one can become a Certified TESOL Trainer.   

 

Mastery Standard in TESOL 650, is a Postgraduate Diploma program that includes 400 hours of Theory and 250 hours of Practicum. Program includes Methodologies, Teaching to Adults, Teaching to Children TEC, Teaching Academic English TAE (TOEFL, IELTS & TOEIC), Teaching Business English TBE, Conversation Workshops for various ages, Multilevel Education in 12 levels, Class Evaluations, Exam Preparations, Final Exams, Grammar Workshops Training and most of all TESOL students training through which one can become a Certified TESOL Trainer. In addition to covering TCCT - TESOL Diploma program, Postgraduate Diploma also includes leadership and management programs in operating a school, owning your own school business or managing other employers admission's office, school administration, curriculum planning, marketing and online education prospects. This program is in fact two programs of TESOL Diploma & Leadership Certificate in one.

 

7. If I complete a TESOL program of 120 hours in a non-registered and non-accredited institution, can I still sign up for TESOL Canada Membership? 

If a school is not accredited by TESOL Canada, applicants can apply for upgrading their skills and certifications through TESOL Canada. Upon evaluation of their former programs, additional resources will be provided to upgrade their skills. Once completed, applicants may apply to pass the TESOL Canada International Board Exam  and upon successful completion they can receive a TESOL Canada Accreditation Certificate and Membership.  

 

8. Are TESOL programs offered on Group-On or some other Online Seminars recognized by TESOL Canada?

No Group-on program is ever accepted nor recognized by TESOL Canada.
Although Online based Certificate Seminars provide limited amount of information on TESOL, Job Opportunities and Legal advice for overseas employments,  they are not recommended as proper sources of TESOL Training. To become a teacher one must really study and understand teaching psychology and skills that are covered in recognized programs. If you are a parent or if you would become a parent some day, you would certainly not trust your child with a YouTube Trained Childcare provider without any proper skills or practical experience. It is the same for a teacher, she or he must be well trained and obtain teaching experience under supervision of a Certified Board of Teachers. It is strongly advised not to waste your money or time on non-accredited and non-recognized programs.  

 

9. If a program is approved in UK or Singapore or China, does that mean it is approved in Canada?

Some TESOL program have local values and some have international values. Clearly standards that provide more learning tools and skills, last longer in duration and provide practicum are more internationally respected. That is one of the reasons that TESOL Canada & TESOL USA as well as CELTA from Cambridge University are internationally recognized programs. The easiest way to notice is to look at the number of hours and course outline provided. If it is less than 150 hours and has no or minimal practical teaching, you should not enroll. If it is only seminar based and has no entry exam to verify an applicant's language ability, you should not enroll. If there are no assignments or exams to graduate, you should not enroll. If they say "pay" and they will mail you a certificate, you should not enroll. UK or Singapore or China TESOL programs if not issued from a University are not accepted in Canada or USA. 

 

10. I lost my certificate from X or Y school, can I obtain a second copy from TESOL Canada?

One should get a certificate re-issuance from the original school that he or she attended. X or Y school do not transfer their students lists to us, so we would have no way of confirming if one is in fact a former graduate or not, unless the graduate is a member of TESOL Canada. To resolve this matter please find and contact your former school. If the school no longer exists, TESOL Canada will be able to assist you in obtaining a new certificate but the entire program must be re-taken. 

 

11. How do I know if a school is or is not recognized & accredited by TESOL Canada?

List of accredited schools are listed at our website at Accredited Institutions page. 

 

12. Upon graduation, can TESOL Canada help me in obtaining an International Teaching Job?

TESOL Canada does not have Job Guarantee promise to its members and students, however a daily updated list of employments are available at our Jobs & Careers Page.  

 

Additional Remarks

Want to Make a Difference?

  • Teaching English is a rewarding career as it is the primary language of the business, political and entertainment world
  • Students in language schools abroad gain unlimited opportunities after becoming bilingual
  • Humanity is indebted to the knowledge that brings peace and prosperity worldwide, and that knowledge is not possible without the means to communicate which in most cases is the knowledge of English, French & Spanish languages

Want to Learn Another Language?

  • The majority of our graduates who teach overseas have the pleasure of learning the languages of their host countries
  • Speaking more than one language increases your cognitive abilities such as problem-solving, creativity, and memory
  • It works wonders on a cover letter as bilingual applicants are always given priority over monolingual applicants. Bilinguals can get prosperous career opportunities in the retail, transport, tourism, administration, public relations, marketing, banking, accountancy, translation, law and teaching sectors (to name a few)

Want to Earn a Significant Income?

  • Our graduates earn a significantly higher income compared to their counterparts (equivalent age and education)
  • TESOL / TESL accreditation qualification and TESOL Membership awarded by TESOL Canada are recognized by institutions throughout, Canada, USA, UK, the European Union and the rest of the world. They demonstrate your academic success and add values that show you have commitment, ambition and self-discipline – qualities important to prospective TESL employers
  • Students who obtain their certification from one of our member institutions earn a higher income in comparison to other language teachers

Want Employment Security?

  • Globally some 400 million people speak English as their first language and another 600 million speak it as their second. 250 million people speak French and up to 500 million people speak Spanish. A billion people are learning one of the above languages, and it is predicted almost half of the world will be proficient in English by the year 2050
  • Jobs for certified language teachers worldwide are growing at an astonishing rate
  • Language schools in Canada and around the world are more careful in hiring their teachers and gradually TESOL Certification has found its place of standards among employers in the language industry

Want to Grow as a Person?

  • Our graduates enjoy increased independence and self-reliance
  • Graduates develop a more accurate understanding of their own culture and habits
  • The experience of teaching overseas will increase your communication skills, maturity, integrity, and knowledge of the world peace and cultures

Want to Become a Language Teacher in North America?

  • In North America most accredited private schools, vocational language schools and colleges, community centers, business language schools as well as corporate training departments demand an Accredited TESOL Certified Teacher to teach their language programs
  • As English is the primary language of most provinces, French and Spanish are widely spoken in various destinations such as Quebec, New Brunswick, and parts of Ontario & British Columbia; there is a high demand for Spanish and French teachers across Canada

Don’t Have a Bachelor’s Degree but Want to Teach?

  • TESOL graduates without a Bachelor are strongly advised to complete a “Post Graduate Diploma in TESOL” which is a 500 hour accredited program which includes both theory and experience
  • Post Graduate TESOL Diploma in various places around the world is considered as valuable as a bachelor’s degree and can open additional employment opportunities

Want to Further your Post-Secondary Education?

  • Graduates who are planning to continue in the education field find that their overseas teaching experience becomes a valuable asset when applying for advanced degrees

Want a Recognized Education?

  • TESOL Canada programs are recognized in Canada & Overseas through local and international accreditation agencies in Asia, European Union, USA, Middle East and South & Central America. 

“No matter what path you choose in life you’ll always end up to the path that life has chosen for you, this may be your destiny.”

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