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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate

The 160-hour Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate is designed for international students who live outside of Canada, have a competent understanding of English and are teaching English to non-English speaking students. This program explores the theories, techniques and methods of teaching the four basic language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. The basic grammatical, lexical and phonetic systems of the English language are also studied, with the end goal of supporting students in being able to identify underlying concepts for application in a principled way. The communicative approach is emphasized through examination of communicative methodologies, practices and procedures. Inter-cultural competence and awareness are also included in the program. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive an Okanagan College certificate.

This TESOL Certificate is for non-residents of Canada. For residents of Canada, please refer to the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Certificate program.

General Admission Requirements

Documentation confirming status as a current EFL teacher who has a minimum of 50 hours teaching EFL.

Applicants must submit documentation of one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 79 (internet based)
  • An overall band score of 6.5 on the academic version of IELTS
  • Transcript showing completion of an English Literature or composition course with a minimum grade of 60% at a recognized university or college where English is the medium of instruction.

Program Outline

TEOL 100 Cross-cultural Communication - Concepts
TEOL 101 Cross-cultural Communicaton - Classroom Implications
TEOL 102 Overview of TESOL
TEOL 103 Teaching and Learning
TEOL 104 Teaching Listening
TEOL 105 Teaching Speaking
TEOL 106 Teaching Vocabulary
TEOL 107 Teaching Pronunciation
TEOL 108 Grammatical Concepts
TEOL 109 Teaching Grammar
TEOL 110 Teaching Reading
TEOL 111 Teaching Writing
TEOL 112 Capstone

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive a certificate.

Program Area:

Continuing Studies

Campus (Intake):

  • Distance ()




  • Distance/Online


2022-23: $3,938
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials


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