TESOL Certificate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

Program Details

Winter 2020 admission is currently open.


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
  • TESL Canada logoEvaluated 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 continue@uwindsor.ca for further details.
    • To test your English grammar competency you can take the following ACE TESOL Certificate Candidate Grammar Test. Links 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

    Course Dates & Location

    The TESOL Certificate Program Winter 2020 will be offered from January 7 - April 9, 2020. Contact continue@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

    We are hosting an Information Session for the Winter 2020 TESOL Certificate Program. Please register online to reserve a seat.

    • Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
    • Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Location: Room 118, CELD Annex, Vanier Hall