A level of education allowing for entry into your country’s higher education system. A Bachelor’s degree from a Canadian university or an established equivalent is required in order to be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Certification
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of English proficiency with one of the following standardized proficiency tests:
|TOEFL iBT (includes Special Home Edition)
Overall: 7, with a minimum score of 7 in each skill area
|CAEL (online or at a test centre)
Overall: 70, with a minimum score of 70 in each skill area
* IMPORTANT NOTE: You can enrol in the ACE TESOL Certificate without demonstrating the above English language proficiency; however, you must acknowledge that you understand this proof is required for professional certification and that without this proof, TESL Canada will not complete your professional certification and your employment options may be limited.
No allowances will be made in the course requirements and standards for students who have not demonstrated the above English language proficiency. It is each candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the required English language proficiency has been established.
The admissions process for the ACE TESOL Certificate may also include an interview and a grammar test.
You can test your English grammar by taking the ACE TESOL Certificate Candidate Grammar Test. At the end of the test, you will be shown which questions you answered incorrectly as well as links to webpages containing corresponding study material for the concepts being tested. It is your responsibility to study the concepts you are not familiar with prior to the start of the ACE TESOL Certificate course.
It is also essential that you have strong computer skills and can work proficiently with Microsoft Word. You will need to have the Microsoft Word program or access to Word online; however, be aware that the online version has some limitations in functionality. You will be expected to learn any technological gaps you may have on your own.
Here are some other skills that you should be comfortable with prior to beginning the course: making a searchable Word document (inserting hyperlinks); making a Table of Contents; creating tables; inserting text, photos and images into tables; inserting photos/images into a document; orienting text and images within a document; embedding PDFs into documents.