Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Program Overview

The ACE TESOL Certificate course is specifically designed to provide participants with the tools, strategies, skills and knowledge to be successful teaching adults in English language programs either in Canada or abroad. With a strong focus on practical teaching skills combined with the most current teaching theory and methodologies, graduates will have a competitive edge in today’s job market.

Admission Requirements
What you need to know

View the complete list of the language requirements here

English Lang Proficiency Tests     

Score – Program Trainees


Overall 101 with a minimum of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking and 27 in Writing

IELTS Academic

Overall 7 with a minimum of 7 in each skill area

*IELTS Indicator will be accepted as a valid proof of English Language Proficiency until F2F testing centres reopen

Overall 7 with a minimum of 7 in each skill area

Or completion of an undergraduate degree from an English-speaking university  in one of the following countries: Canada, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cameroon, Dominica, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nigeria, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Saint Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St.Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Uganda, US Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

You can enroll in the ACE TESOL certificate without demonstrating the above English language proficiency; however, you will not be eligible to apply for TESL Canada Standard One Certification. No allowances will be made in the course requirements for trainees who do not provide proof of language proficiency.


Practicums are conducted in real adult English language classes. There are two practicum options: a 20-hour practicum and a 10-hour practicum. Students who complete the ACE TESOL Certificate with a 20-hour practicum are eligible to apply for TESL Canada Professional Certification One.

Areas of focus

The ACE TESOL course is recognized by TESL Canada for Standard One Professional Certification giving participants the qualification to teach English in Canada or abroad. The course consists of 100 instructional hours and either a 20-hour practicum option (TESL Canada recognized) or a 10-hour practicum option (not recognized by TESL Canada).

Classroom Management & Language Assessment

Teaching Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing

Teaching Phonology, Vocabulary, Grammar & Discourse

Learning Theory, Lesson Planning & Career Management

Upon successful completion you will be able to:

Design and implement activities for teaching speaking, writing, listening, and reading

Design and implement activities for teaching grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation

Plan and deliver lessons following a variety of lesson patterns

Use classroom management techniques to effectively run your classes

Differentiate the different types of standardized language proficiency tests

Create a personal career and professional development plan


You will need to complete an application form and an interview. The interview can be conducted in person or online and is an opportunity for the course tutors to provide you with information about the course, to explain how best to prepare, and to answer any questions you might have. Please email Katie for enquires and registration: