Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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As the world becomes increasingly internationalized, the need for facility in English is growing. One result of this growth is an increase in the demand for qualified ESL/EFL (English as a Second Language/ English as a Foreign Language) teachers. The demand is apparent both overseas and here in Canada. Job postings now frequently specify that applicants must have a TESL or TESOL Certificate from a certified (accredited) institution. 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).

Who can take it?

This certificate is open to the following applicants:
  1. current York students, or
  2. new applicants to York who already hold a university degree.

How to apply

Certificate information, application instructions, and links to application forms can be found on the TESOL website.

  1. If you are a current York student, contact tesol@yorku.ca to find out about admissibility requirements and the application process.
  2. If you are a new applicant to York and already have a university degree, you must ensure first that you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University by applying through the Office of Admissions. You would then also make a separate enquiry to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, as noted in item 1 above.