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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Plus)

Start your new adventure teaching English to second-language learners.

Sheridan's TESOL Plus program prepares you to teach English in Canada and abroad.

CELTA, TESL Canada and TESL Ontario: three certifications, one program

What’s the “Plus” in TESOL Plus? In one program, you’ll be able to earn three certifications — CELTA, TESL Canada and TESL Ontario (as of 2018). Employers look for these certifications. If you want to teach ESL learners in Ontario, across Canada or abroad, these highly respected certifications will qualify you to teach anywhere.

Teach English abroad with CELTA certification

If you want to teach English abroad, the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) may be your ticket. CELTA is well-known and respected around the world, and most high-standard employers ask for it by name. Sheridan is an official CELTA Centre. This means you’ll get the practical training that meets CELTA’s high standards — and be CELTA certified when you graduate.

Teach ESL in Canada with TESL certification

If your dream is to teach ESL students in Canada, you’ll want TESL Canada certification. It’s the industry standard, and qualifies you to teach ESL anywhere in Canada. When you successfully complete this program, you may apply for TESL Canada certification. You may also apply for TESL Ontario certification as of 2018.

Teach English while you study

Get the skills to teach English to a range of ESL learners. In this program, you’ll observe experienced instructors, while learning current methodologies and developing your teaching skills and techniques. You’ll also have two practicum terms, where you may work with ESL students at Sheridan, newcomers to Canada through our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program or students off-campus.

Build an e-portfolio

Sheridan's TESOL Plus program gives you the opportunity to create an electronic portfolio containing your assignments, lesson plans and other resources. The e-portfolio allows you to learn various technologies that you'll use in your teaching career. Upon graduation, you can show your e-portfolio to potential employers to highlight your skills and make yourself more marketable.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Graduate Certificate

    • Full-Time
    • Program code: PTESL