You are probably connected to someone in the field of English language teaching. As English becomes more and more popular because business and education is now intertwined with many other countries, the demand for English teachers continues to grow year by year both locally and abroad.
Although English teaching is often seen as a rite of passage for new university grads who still are not sure as to what direction to take or how they will pay off their debt, there are many other reasons for English speakers to get involved in this ever growing industry.
As the demand for English teachers increases, the industry has created standards for schools, accreditation bodies and teachers to follow. This is to assure that both the employer and employee have a good idea as to what is expected.
National and international standards require that English teachers have 100 hours of training in addition to a 20 hour practicum; which includes observation and actual teaching. Teachers who are certified with less than these hours will have a hard time finding employment locally and overseas.
Although there will always be some schools who will hire anyone who can speak English; put yourself in the shoes of your future students and think of how you would feel if you had an unqualified language teacher whom you were paying hundreds of dollars to each week.
Getting properly certified is not only important when applying for jobs, but even more important to keep your job!
Click on the link below to review a brief summary of what you can expect from each course:
- TESL Diploma
The program is designed to give you all the tools you need to be a successful ESL teacher. Our course includes the Cambridge Universty Teacher Knowledge Test (TKT).
- TESOL/TKT Diploma
Our TESOL Diploma program is designed with a similar curriculum as the TESL Diploma. However, this program is taught at a pace that is more comfortable to those whose native language is not English, or for those who have not studied in great length.
TEFL Teacher Training programs in Toronto take place at the campus of the English Language School in Toronto located in the historic building in downtown Toronto, near most of the city's landmarks. This magnificent Victorian architectural masterpiece is a government of Canada Heritage Site.