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Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate

This 140-hour certificate program consists of six core modules and the choice of a supervised practicum or a project. The program is designed to meet the needs of future English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers who are looking to work with adult learners of ESL both overseas and within Canada. The program is comprehensive in education theory and methodology and provides a hands-on approach to learning various second-language-teaching strategies. It also offers training in language principles and patterns, and addresses the application of this knowledge to the teaching of language skills, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

Admission Requirements

B.C. Secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.

English Requirement:

  • English 12 with minimum 70% or alternatives or a minimum grade of 60% in an English Literature or composition course at a recognized university or college in Canada.


TESL 151 Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 141 Cross-Cultural Communication
TESL 123 Language Skills Development: Reading and Writing
TESL 132 Language Skills Development: Speaking and Listening
TESL 114 Teaching Pronunciation and Vocabulary
TESL 115 Teaching Grammar
TESL 116 Supervised Practicum
TESL 117 Project

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the six core courses with a minimum passing grade of 60% on each course and receive a pass on the practicum or project courses.

This program is not currently offered

Program Area:

Continuing Studies




  • Part-Time


2022-23: $2,756
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials


This program is not currently being offered.

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022