TESL Diploma Comparison
We offer two accredited TESL Diplomas at CCLCS. A 135-hour TESL Diploma accredited by TESL Canada and a 316-hour TESL Diploma accredited by TESL Ontario. We’ve put together this simple course comparison table if you aren’t sure which TESL Diploma is right for you. Of course if you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
|TESL Canada Diploma
|TESL Ontario Diploma
|100 course hours
10 observation hours
25 practicum hours
|251 course hours
15 observation hours
50 practicum hours
|10 weeks full time
24 weeks part time
|16 weeks full time*
45 weeks part time*
|All the basics: grammar; lesson planning, unit planning, and curriculum development; teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation; culture in the classroom; assessing students; teaching multi-level classes, working with adult learners; pedagogical and second language learning theory; teaching skills; materials analysis; professional conduct
|All of TESL Canada’s basics, plus more in-depth study on: advanced grammar and linguistics; second language acquisition; sociolinguistics; teaching pronunciation; assessment and evaluation; anti-racism/anti-discrimination pedagogy; literacy; teaching English for Academic Purposes; technology in the classroom and Computer Assisted Language Learning
|Can I teach overseas?
|Can I be a private tutor?
|Can I teach in a Canadian public elementary school or high school?
|Can I teach in a private language school in Canada?
|Can I teach in a LINC school in Ontario?
|Can I teach in a LINC school in another province?
|Can I teach in other government funded programs in Ontario (OSLT, School Board ESL, etc.)
|Can I teach in a college or university program?
* For programs that are taken back-to-back.
** Each province is a bit different. Contact the TESL office for details.