TESL Ontario Accreditation FAQ’s
Read this to save $1,000+ on your TESL Ontario accreditation!
TESL Ontario accreditation is required by the government-run LINC program in Ontario. If you want to teach English with LINC in other provinces, TESL Ontario accreditation is not required.
TESL Ontario requires 250 hours of online or in-class TESL training plus a 50-hour Practicum. A TESL Ontario accredited course costs between $2,500 and $3,500. Many teachers get TESL Canada Professional Standard 2 accreditation first, which requires 250 hours of online or in-class training plus a 20-hour Practicum, and then apply for TESL Ontario accreditation via PLAR. After assessing your credentials, PLAR will ask you to complete 30 more Practicum hours.
The tuition fee for the online 250-hour TESOL Diploma program run by OnTESOL is $995. Course material, tutor support, and taxes are included. This program is recognized by TESL Canada for the Professional Standard 2 certification on completion of a separate 20-hour Practicum. The Practicum fee is $350 in Toronto. Teachers who are currently working in the field can complete the 20-hour Practicum for free at their school (OnTESOL will approve the supervising teacher and provide the guidelines free of charge. Graduates are responsible for finding the supervising teacher and arranging fee or honorarium if employer does not sponsor the Practicum).
This program will take you through all the stages of planning a lesson. You will learn how to use different lesson planning formats and various approaches within the Communicative Language Teaching method. The main benefit of this program is that your advanced lesson planning skills will prepare you to replace the textbook with fun and engaging authentic material. Learn to teach English in context using material that your students love! Save on your certification and upgrade your credentials to TESL Ontario via PLAR.