TESOL Certificate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

Program Details

Winter 2019 is currently open for admission.


students in class

  • 100 hours of classroom instruction
  • 20-hour practicum 
  • Focus on learning theory, teaching preparation, and systems of English
  • Learn through group work and teaching demonstrations
  • Successful completion is recognized for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 Certification


  • An observation report based on 6-hours of real ESL classes
  • A progress test
  • An achievement test
  • A lesson planning task
  • Evaluated microteaching
  • Lesson plan portfolio
  • Evaluated solo teaching

Entrance Requirements

  • A minimum of a Canadian Undergraduate degree is required. You can demonstrate your academic qualifications through submission of a copy of your transcripts or a certificate. 
  • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of English proficiency. Contact us at applyesl@uwindsor.ca for further details.
  • To test your English grammar competency you can take the following ACE TESOL Certificate Candidate Grammar TestLinks to web pages where you can further study concepts before start of classes are available upon completion of the test.

Course Fees

$ 1,750 CDN (includes participant manual and textbooks) and $100 CDN non-refundable registration fee

Please refer to the Withdrawal and Special Circumstances section of the CELD Refund Policy

Course Dates & Location

The TESOL Certificate Program Winter 2019 will be offered from January 8 - April 11, 2019. Contact applyesl@uwindsor.ca for further information.

Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Classes are held at the CELD Annex on the second floor of Vanier Hall on the main University of Windsor campus. Note that observation and practicum hours may be held during the daytime. Classes are offered based on enrollment.

Information Session

An Information Session regarding the TESOL Certificate Program will be held on November 8, 2018 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in Room 118, CELD Annex-Vanier Hall site.

If you are interested in attending, please email applyesl@uwindsor.ca.

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