Welcome to the TESOL certificate program at Woodsworth College, U of T
Since 1972, the University of Toronto has offered specialized academic and professional preparation to individuals interested in teaching English to second language learners, specifically adults.
The certificate program changed its name from TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) to TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in 2006. The new name more accurately reflects the fact that the program considers both Teaching English as a Second Language (e.g., to recent immigrants to Canada) and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (e.g., to non-English speakers abroad).
Why Choose U of T for TESOL
“My certificate from the University of Toronto is a very valuable asset. After the course, I was immediately employed and have enjoyed teaching in the field of ESL ever since. The theoretical background, coupled with the practical teaching tools I learned in the Woodsworth courses, has helped me immensely in the classroom and has given me the confidence to pursue a Master's degree in English Language Teaching.”
A. Joseph, ESL Instructor, English School of Canada, Toronto
"The Woodsworth TESOL program offers a real-world perspective. The instructors relate sound and practical knowledge that is truly useful in today’s industry. Whether you are thinking about going abroad or making a career of teaching English in Canada, this is the right program. The depth and scope of the material taught is what separates the Woodsworth TESOL program from the others.”
Ian Wigglesworth, English Language Program
School of Continuing Studies, Toronto
"In many ways, beyond teaching, the TESL skills have proven valuable – especially cross-cultural communication, the respect for adult learning and learners, and simple communication."
K. Buckenham, Acting Director, Pietermaritzburg Agency for Christian Social Awareness
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Woodsworth College, Third Floor (House)
University of Toronto
119 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A9