The ACE TESOL certificate course is specifically designed to provide participants with the tools, strategies, skills and knowledge to be successful teaching English language programs either in Canada or abroad.

Highly experienced, professional and energetic trainers facilitate and motivate participants' learning through the integration of the following course methodology: pair work, small group work, class discussions, teaching demonstrations, and micro-teaching to enhance each participant's learning experience.

Opportunities continue to increase as the use of English as the primary language used in business, science and technology spreads globally. There are opportunities worldwide in private language schools, elementary, secondary schools and post-secondary education.



    An application is not required for this program.

    English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information.

    If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

    Certificate Requirements

    Following successful completion of the program, our academic partner, ACE, requires the following criteria to receive the ACE TESOL certificate:

    • Bachelor’s Degree (with any major) from an accredited post-secondary institution. If your degree is from outside of Canada, additional actions may be required to prove equivalency to Canadian education standards.
    • Applicants educated outside of Canada are required to have a minimum score of 7 in each IELTS skill.

    Additional Certification

    Students who successfully complete the ACE TESOL Certificate, with a 20-hour practicum, are eligible to apply for TESL Canada Professional Certification. 


    Sign-up and stay informed! Courses for this program are not offered for this term. Visit assiniboine.net/cs-signup

    Careers & Connections


    In Canada: 

    • Public school system 
    • Government-sponsored ESL programs for newcomers 
    • Universities and colleges 
    • Private ESL schools 

    Click here to view Canadian job opportunities.



    There are many opportunities to teach English overseas in public or private programs. Traditionally, Japan and Korea have been key markets for English Language teachers, however, there are new emerging markets in Taiwan, China, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.

    Click here to view International job opportunities.



    TESL Canada


    Tools & Supplies

    Course Title

    Course Number Textbook
    TESOL Teacher Training
    Easy Essential Grammar (3rd Edition)

    Visit the Bookstore website to learn more.

    At-Home Computing

    For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

    At-Home Computing Information

    Courses & Costs

    To receive an ACE TESOL certificate, students must successfully complete 75 hours of coursework online, 25 hours of in-class instruction, as well as a 20 hour practicum. 

    Tuition, fees and Student Association fees total approximately $2,000. All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice.


    What is ACE?

    ACE (Advance Consulting for Education) is Canada’s premier provider of English Second Language (ESL) teacher training. Continuing Studies at Assiniboine is an ACE partner institution, offering ACE teacher training programs.

    TESL/TESOL - What's the difference?

    Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) is used mostly in Canada. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is used mostly in other countries. Often these acronyms are used interchangeably.

    What if I don't have a bachelor's degree in education?

    Contact the department of Continuing Studies at Assiniboine and we will consult with ACE and discuss your eligibility.

    Do I have to arrange my own practicum?

    Continuing Studies at Assiniboine will arrange your practicum for you. Times and locations will be arranged between you and your practicum supervisor.


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