Start Dates

  • May 03 2018
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.


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

  • 100 hours
  • pre-requisite for TELL9999 and TELL9998

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

  • 20-hour practicum
  • 10 hours of observation; 10 hours of supervised teaching in an ELL classroom

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

  • 10-hour practicum
  • six hours of observation and four hours as a teaching assistant in an ELL classroom.
Course Dates

Winter 2018

  • Coursework: January 9 – March 8, 2018
  • Practicum: March 12 – April 6, 2018

Spring 2018

  • Coursework: May 8 – July 7, 2018
  • Practicum: July 9 – August 3, 2018

Fall 2018

  • Coursework: September 4 – November 1, 2018
  • Practicum: November 5 - 30, 2018

Additional Information

  • Registration 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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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a university degree. The program will accept applicants without a university degree. 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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