TESOL Diploma and Accreditation Requirements
Get triple certification with OnTESOL! Upon successful completion of all exams, tasks, and assignments, you will receive a 250-hour TESOL Diploma awarded by Coventry House International-OnTESOL. Graduates who meet the following requirements will also be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 2 and/or ACTDEC UK Level 5 certification:
Those interested in applying for TESL Canada Professional Standard 2 certification must complete a supervised 50-hour practicum after the 250-hour TESOL Diploma.
- Minimum age: 21
- A university degree from Canada or its equivalency *(1)
- Candidates must have an awareness of spoken language and competence in English, both written and spoken that enables them to follow the course.
- Non-native speakers who have not completed a University degree in an English speaking country must have a valid English Proficiency Score such as TOEFL score of 550 (213 with computer -based exam; 80 with Internet –based exam), UCLES Certificate in Advanced English or IELTS minimum band 6.5 when applying for TESL Canada certification.
- A 50-hour practicum MUST be completed to be accredited by TESL Canada.
Applicants are not required to have any prior teaching experience or introductory TESOL certification. Candidates need to have a good general education up to the accepted level for university entrance, be proficient in the English language, and feel confident in their ability to bring a clear, analytical approach to ELT and to develop a teaching style appropriate to learners with a wide range of needs.
A 4-year university degree is required to enrol in the 250-hour TESOL program. If you do not meet this requirement, you may register in the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate course.