With Accreditation, Reach a Higher Ground.






TESOL accreditation qualifications and TESOL Memberships awarded by TESOL Canada are recognized by TESOL and TEFL institutions throughout Canada, the U.S.A, the U.K, the European Union, Asia, and the Middle East. Accreditation demonstrates your academic achievement and adds values demonstrating your commitment, ambition, expertise, and self-discipline in the field, qualities essential to prospective employers. Over the years, language schools all over the world have encouraged and sponsored hundreds of their teachers to study in one of TESOL Canada's accredited programs.


TESOL Canada Association is a membership-based TESOL Teachers & ESL Standards Development and Accreditation Organization. Educating TESOL Trainers is through TCCT Diploma Standard. ESL Teachers are certified using the Foundation or the Advanced TESOL Standards. Special Interest Groups SIGs are Teaching Academic English TAE, Business English TBE, Academic Subjects TAS, and Teaching English to Children TEC. Our programs are available in English and 12 other foreign languages.


Teachers with Teaching Experience and Education in TESOL can benefit from the following TESOL upgrades.


Teachers Advanced Standing Evaluation "TASE" is a process through which TESOL Canada can evaluate, validate and credit a teacher's Prior Teaching Experience and Education toward completion of a TESOL Certificate Program. TASE offers Equivalency credits toward TESOL Canada's Accreditation Certificate.  Once approved, TASE is followed with the TCBE- TESOL Canada's Board Exam. 



Applicants whose training were completed in a non-accredited TESOL institution may apply to TASE  Teachers Advanced Standing Evaluation & TCBE TESOL Canada's Board Exam. TASE will evaluate one's education and experience. TCBE will put that into the test. Successful candidates will receive TESOL Canada's Accreditation Certificate. TASE is a free of charge process.



University degrees completed outside Canada shall follow a Canadian equivalency process through a Provincial Ministry of Education or Equivalence Québec. If you studied outside Canada, for a Canadian equivalency and evaluation, supply your TESOL related documents directly to TESOL Canada. Teachers' English Language Proficiency Exam TELPE and TESOL Canada's TCBE might be requested.


TESOL Canada's Accreditation & Membership

Upgrading Courses in TESOL (40 hour program,) TEC Teaching English to Children (40 hour program,) TBE Teaching Business English (40 hour program,) TAE Teaching Academic English (40 hour program,) TFSOL (40 hour program,) TFC Teaching French to Children (40 hour program,) Français d’affaires (40 hour program,) SCHOLARSHIP Offers for Graduate Programs, Job Posting through E-Bulletin, Monthly TESOL Canada Newswire, Research & Annual Convention Reports, International Accreditations and Representations in Five Continents, Access to 1000s of Online Resources of Lesson Plans & Conversation Activities, and seasonal TESOL News Updates.

Standards Offered at TESOL Canada

Standard Hours Duration Theory/ Practice Includes Employment Prerequisites
Foundation Certificate 150 2 Months 50/ 100 Adults General Communication Overseas Only
In Class or Online

High School Diploma +
Language Proficiency Exam + Interview

Advanced Certificate 300 3 Months 100/ 200 Adults General, TBE & TAE / TEC Overseas/ In Class

Canada/ USA Online

Bachelor's Degree + Language Proficiency Exam + Interview

Diploma TCCT 450 4 Months 200/ 200 Adults, TBE, TAE, TAS, TEC & TCCT Overseas/ In Class

Canada/ USA Online

Bachelor's Degree or Higher + Teaching Experience + Language Proficiency Exam + Interview

Postgraduate Diploma 650 6 Months 400/ 250 Diploma TCCT + Postgraduate Overseas/ In Class

Canada/ USA Online

Bachelor's Degree or Higher + Teaching Experience + Language Proficiency Exam + Interview

What are the differences of TESOL Canada with other TESL organizations?

In Canada, TESOL Canada concentrates more on the Private Language Industry such as Language Schools, Private Vocational Colleges as opposed to Public Education System such as Canadian Universities or Immigration Schools (LINC. etc.) Most TESOL employments in Canada are online.

On the International Scale, in addition to representing the private sector, TESOL Canada represents various public colleges and universities in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

While most TESL programs are designed for Canadian in class employment, TESOL covers both aspects of North American online education requirements and international in class teaching opportunities.

While TESL covers only ESL studies, TESOL covers teaching nearly 14 languages including English.
TESL follows a more traditional approach to education, TESOL updates with technology, MOOC and online education almost on weekly basis.

When TESL partners with multiple colleges and universities, TESOL partners with AWS Cloud, Microsoft Education platform, Online Education Platforms and more recently Ai Developers in Education. Think of TESL as the old TOEFL and think of TESOL as Duolingo.

TESL is a closed network of selected monopolized ESL institutions across Canada, and TESOL is an Open Network to all.

TESOL Canada Association is not a member of any TESL organization in Canada.

Internationally, TESOL Canada is affiliated with more than twenty TESOL organizations and schools offering accreditation and recognition to TESOL graduates supporting instructors to teach in North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. 

TESOL Canada's Teachers Training programs are available in English and thirteen other languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Italian, German, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Urdu, and Persian.

TESOL Canada provides TESOL standards for adults communication, TEC Teaching English to Children, TAE Teaching Academic English, and TBE Teaching Business English in all countries.

TESOL Canada standards go through a broader spectrum by covering 150 to 650 hours programs, from Certificates to Diplomas and Postgraduate Diplomas.

As a prerequisite, TESOL Canada does not necessarily need a bachelor's degree. An applicant with sufficient college studies and teaching experience can go through the TASE program. Once thoroughly evaluated, an applicant can join the TESOL Canada Association's membership and accreditation process.

All members are subject to Teachers English Language Proficiency Exam TELPE at the start of their application process. To receive TESOL Canada's Accreditation Certificate, they must pass TESOL Canada's Board Exam TCBE. 


Once a Teacher's Education and Experience are evaluated, one may become TESOL Canada Certified and Accredited.

Advanced TESOL Standard Certificate

The Advanced TESOL Standard includes 300 hours of theory & practice. Theory is tailored for Adults, TBE Teaching Business English, and TAE Teaching Academic English. This program is for employment opportunities both in Canada & abroad. The Advanced TESOL is available for applicants with a degree. Teachers with prior teaching experience may be granted experience credits. Teachers with academic education in TESOL or ESL Teaching may be offered partial theory credits. Maximum credits allowed is 50 % of the course.



The TESOL Diploma Standard TCCT- TESOL Canada's Certified Trainer program includes 450 hours of Theory & Practice. TCCT is tailored for Adults, TBE Teaching Business English, TAE Teaching Academic English, and TEC Teaching English to Children. TCCT offers opportunities as ESL instructor, TESOL Trainer, and IELTS examiner in Canada & overseas. A degree and TELPE/ IELTS are required. TESOL Experience and Education may grant study credits. Maximum credits is 50 % .



A Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL includes 650 hours of Theory & Practice. Theory is tailored for Adults, TBE Teaching Business English, TAE Teaching Academic English, TEC Teaching English to Children, and postgraduate TCCT. Credits are transferable toward a Master's Degree in accredited universities. Opportunities include ESL instructor, TESOL Trainer with TCCT, and College ESL Teacher both in Canada & abroad. A degree and TELPE/ IELTS are needed. Experience and Education in TESOL may grant study credits.



Membership in TESOL Canada Association is a voluntary process that has invaluable advantages & benefits. Certified & Accredited Graduates of our Recognized Institutions can apply to TESOL Canada's Membership and Accreditation Certificates. The TASE approved teachers may apply to Membership and Equivalency Certificates.

TESOL Foundation
One Year Plan
1 Year / Billed Annually

TESOL General Standard 150

TESOL Advanced Standard 300

Online Lesson Plans, Resources, Team Support, Employment e-Bulletin, Free Webinars, Updates on TESOL, SIG courses on TBE, TAE, and TEC.

Advanced TESOL
Three Year Plan
3 Years/ Billed One Time

Advanced TESOL Standard- 300

TESOL Diploma TCCT- 450

Online Lesson Plans, Resources, Team Support, Employment e-Bulletin, Free Webinars, Updates on TESOL, SIG courses on TBE, TAE, and TEC.

TESOL Diploma
Five Year Plan
5 Years/ Billed One Time

TESOL Diploma TCCT- 450

Postgraduate Diploma- 650

Online Lesson Plans, Resources, Team Support, Employment e-Bulletin, Free Webinars, Updates on TESOL, SIG courses on TBE, TAE, and TEC.

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