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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Program Information

This program is certified (accredited) by TESL Ontario. In response to this demand for accredited English language teachers, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University, Keele campus, offers a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). As the world becomes increasingly “internationalized” the demand for English language skills worldwide is increasing at a rapid rate. This has increased the need for TESOL instructors. While much of this demand is overseas, there is comparable hunger for English language skills closer to home.

Program Certificates

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

York University students may earn a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. To qualify for admission to the Certificate in TESOL, students must have successfully completed at least 24 credits with a minimum grade point average of 4.00 (C). The certificate is also open to students who have been granted a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 4.00 (C) or equivalent. All applicants will be required to submit a supplementary application, which will include a statement of purpose.

Students may begin the program in either May or September. The application deadline for May entry is March 1 and the application deadline for September entry is May 1. Late applications for either entry will be considered, but space may be limited. Those entering in May could potentially complete certificate requirements in one calendar year. Those entering in September require at least two years to complete certificate requirements.

Continuing students may complete the supplementary application online found on the TESOL website. Students who hold a bachelor’s degree should apply through the Office of Admissions as well as completing a supplementary application.

As there are a limited number of spaces available in the certificate in TESOL, meeting the minimum requirements for application will not guarantee admission to the certificate program.