The Acadia TESOL Certificate Program

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Train to be an ESL teacher in Canada or abroad with Acadia University's TESOL certificate program.  Available online or on-campus, the program offers an extensive curriculum that balances practical methodology, cross-cultural awareness, linguistics, language acquisition theory, and hands-on teaching experience. The program is accredited by TESL Canada.

The TESOL Certificate is designed for individuals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and levels of experience.  Courses are hands-on, and provide you with the opportunity to interact with ESL students and experienced ESL teachers. 

  • Ideal for university students or graduates, teachers from Canada and beyond, and professionals considering a career change.
  • Choose from the on-campus program or our flexible online, open-entry option.
  • Includes over 100 hours of instruction and 20 hours of practicum in an ESL classroom.

The certificate is comprised of three credit courses (a total of 9 credit-hours) offered by Acadia's School of Education:

Please Note:

  • You must meet the entrance requirements of Acadia University.
  • Since these are upper level undergraduate courses, you must have some undergraduate course experience or permission from the program coordinator.

Contact Us

Email: openacadia@acadiau.ca
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Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1068 
Box 118
38 Crowell Dr
Willett House, Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6

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