About TESL Ontario Accreditation

The courses offered by Coventry House International and OnTESOL are recognized by TESL Canada. Those who hold TESL Canada Professional Standard 2 accreditation (250-hour TESOL course and 50-hour Practicum) may receive credits toward TESL Ontario accreditation through PLAR. For more information about TESL Ontario’s accreditation process through PLAR, visit TESL Ontario’s website.

What’s the Difference Between TESL Ontario and TESL Canada?

Most ESL, LINC, IELTS, and/or English teaching jobs in Canada require TESL Canada accreditation.

TESL Canada is required by language schools in Canada that are approved by Languages Canada, while TESL Ontario accreditation is required by the government-run LINC program in Ontario. If you want to teach English with LINC in another Canadian province, TESL Ontario accreditation is not required. Most LINC courses in other provinces prefer TESL Canada Standard 2 accreditation, but TESL Canada Standard 1 is also accepted by some programs.