Start Dates

  • January 09, 2020
Course Delivery

  • In Class

Program Description

The ACE TESOL Certificate program gives you practical, hands-on experience. You'll apply and develop the teaching techniques taught in the classwork through in-class teaching demonstrations, extensive feedback and an on-site practicum. This program prepares you for a career as an English Language Learning (ELL) instructor abroad or right here in Calgary.

The ACE TESOL Certificate Program is recognized by TESL Canada and can lead to the Standard One Interim certification.

Join us at our Ace TESOL Information Session: Thursday , October 10, 2019 5:00-7:00 pm in Room N231, North Campus.


TELL9101 - ACE TESOL Certificate: Instruction (in-class)

  • 100 hours
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • pre-requisite for TELL9999 and TELL9998

TELL9999 - ACE TESOL Certificate: Observation and Teaching (in-class)

  • 20 hours
  • Schedule varies based on placement

TELL9998 - ACE TESOL Certificate: Observation and Teaching Assistance (in-class) 

  • 10 hours
  • Schedule varies based on placement
Course Dates

Winter 2020 (currently accepting applications)
Orientation: January 7, 2020
Coursework: January 9 – March 7, 2020
Practicum: March 9 – April 3, 2020

Spring/Summer 2020
Orientation: April 30, 2020
Coursework: May 5 – July 4, 2020
Practicum: July 6-31, 2020

Additional Information
  • Course fee: $2,450 (plus tax)
  • Course textbook (optional): Easy Advanced Grammar
  • Once you complete the coursework you'll be placed in either a 10-hour or 20-hour practicum. This is determined by your coursework results.
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School of Global Access

345 - 6 Avenue SE

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a university degree. The program will accept applicants without a university degree, however these applicants will not receive TESL Canada certification until completing a university degree.

Applicants must prove their English language skills through one of the following:

  • iBT: Overall 101 with at least 23 in listening, 24 in reading, 27 in speaking, and 27 in writing
  • IELTS Academic: 7 overall with score of 7 in each skill area
  • Graduation from a Canadian high school, including a 70% in Grade 12 English.
  • An undergraduate degree from a university where English is the language of instruction and administration (see: TESL Canada Standards
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School of Global Access

345 - 6 Avenue SE

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