Teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language (Part-time) – Algonquin College

Program Info

School: Algonquin College
Faculty: Centre for Continuing and Online Learning
Degree: Post-diploma
Field of Study: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Lang./ESL Lang. Instructor
Description: The one-year Teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is designed to give you a theoretical and hands-on foundation to help you develop proficiency in English as a Second/Foreign Language methodology.

This program is officially recognized by TESL Ontario and TESL Canada and is available on campus or through synchronous online delivery.

Learn effective approaches to teaching, lesson planning, curriculum design and evaluation. Take courses such as Pedagogical Grammar, Educational Technology in Second Language Teaching, and Language Learning and Culture.

Apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life teaching. Begin the program by completing an Independent Learning Project that requires you to work one-on-one with an assigned English as a Second Language (ESL) student and complete a learner profile for them. Then, gain further practical experience by taking part in two practicum placements. You even have the option to pursue an overseas teaching internship.

Upon completion of this program, you receive an official TESL certification that enables you to pursue ESL teaching opportunities in Canada and abroad.

URL: Teachers of English as a Second/Foreign Language (Part-time) at Algonquin College
Course Based: Yes


LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
TELEPHONE: (613) 727-4723 – 7031
TOLL FREE: (800) 565-4723
FAX: (613) 727-7665
EMAIL: international@algonquincollege.com
ADDRESS: 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967, and is located on the unceded territory of the Algonquin People. The College has served over 50 years as a leader in post-secondary education and undergone significant growth since its establishment. Algonquin students are sought out by employers in every industry due to the hands-on skills and career focus they gain from learning in realistic lab and classroom environments. By the time students graduate, they are ready to take on the work world.


Algonquin College provides on-campus housing for students, with a variety of room options to choose from. Whether you are looking for a female only room or a male only room, we have something that will fit your needs. Rooms are all shared occupancy, so you will be able to meet new people and make friends during your time here. Plus, our mandatory Meal Plan ensures that you always have access to food when you need it. Payment options are available, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the school if you have any questions. 


Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • An undergraduate university degree.
  • A successful interview with program coordinator.
  • Applicants may be asked to demonstrate their proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Basic knowledge of word processing and Internet is required.
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Fees & Scholarships

International student:$18,114

Notes for Canadian Students:

College fees are set in accordance with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ policies. Fees must be paid each term for you to officially register for your classes. Your costs will vary depending on your program of study, lifestyle and other variables.

Notes for International Students:

A differential fee will apply to international students. Please contact International at international@algonquincollege.com for current fee information.

Scholarships, prizes and awards are given in recognition of academic excellence, and can include money, plaques, books, medals, etc, or any combination thereof. They are given in recognition of achievement at a variety of levels (program, department, school), for various areas (subject, program, activity, student government, etc.) and often reflect the interest and commitment of donors from the community. Visit Financial Aid page for more information.

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