TEFL Courses in Canada

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A large and expansive country, there are a number of major cities in Canada that are hubs for ESL training. Many recruiters, particularly for schools and programs in Asia, will hand select teachers from TEFL courses or events set up by TEFL providers. While it may sound like a competitive market, there is no doubt that the TEFL options in Canada will thoroughly prepare you for any teaching situation, simple or challenging, while abroad.

While there isn’t much variety in the course material that’s presented in a TEFL classroom, there is a great deal of factors, such as price or location, which teachers will face in Canada. Whichever course you may choose, there’s no doubt that you will be well equipped in the face of stress, language barriers, or general classroom chaos.

120-Hour TEFL Courses:

The 120-hour course prepares teachers to tackle any ESL classroom, in Canada or abroad. Typically taken over a 4-week period, the 120-hour course is a great option for teachers planning to teach immediately following the end date. Through the full-time, 120-hour TEFL certificate, you will be provided with rigorous course materials that will readily prepare you for a career in teaching English. In addition, some hours are set aside for real practice; you will perform mock lessons in front of a group of non-native-speaking students. Finally, your own teachers are professional ESL educators, experienced in teaching TEFL and overseas.

Part-time TEFL Courses:

For teacher trainees who are currently working, or living in Canada, part-time or weekend TEFL courses are widely available. These part-time courses cover the same material as the 120-hour option, though over the span of 12 weeks. You will have the chance to learn the fundamentals of lesson planning, and teaching students of all ages and levels.

When and Where to Look:

In Canada, there are a slew of exciting, cosmopolitan cities, where teachers will find no shortage of fun. In Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, amongst many others, TEFL students will work hard to learn the basics of classroom management and save some room for exploring on the side.

Additionally, since there are so many locations in Canada where TEFL courses are offered, a teacher can find year-round start dates. Depending on when you want to begin your adventure, which is typically at the start of the fall and spring semesters, plan accordingly. Take your TEFL course in the late spring to early summer months if you are looking to begin work in the fall. Reversely, if you wish to begin in the spring, consider taking your course in October or December to leave time for applications and interviews.

Qualifications:

Additionally, since there are so many locations in Canada where TEFL courses are offered, a teacher can find year-round start dates. Depending on when you want to begin your adventure, which is typically at the start of the fall and spring semesters, plan accordingly. Take your TEFL course in the late spring to early summer months if you are looking to begin work in the fall. Reversely, if you wish to begin in the spring, consider taking your course in October or December to leave time for applications and interviews.

With these strict requirements in mind, many teachers who train in Canada do not stay in-country to teach. Many choose to go abroad, where a TEFL certificate will go a long way. Though, depending on the country, requirements will vary. Some schools may ask that you have experience or a bachelor’s degree; however, it varies case by case. Contact a school or recruiter directly to find out what you need to begin the application process.

Post-TEFL Resources:

If you are accredited to teach in Canada, you have a few options to teach not only English, but other subjects. International schools hire teachers from all backgrounds to teach various subjects for K-12 students. What’s particularly exciting about teaching at an international school is the diversity of the students, parents, and staff - you’ll have a chance to meet people from all over the world! In addition, you can teach through a government-sponsored program; you may teach English to ESL learners in language academies, or be placed at a public school. It is common for beginner teachers to work as a language assistant through these programs, alongside a main English instructor.

If you do not qualify to teach in Canada, don’t fret! There are plenty of opportunities in the international community for ESL teachers. In fact, many big-name recruiters and school franchises hire teachers directly from Canada. Keep your eyes and ears out for recruitment events in big Canadian cities, such as Montreal or Vancouver - if you don’t find the perfect job, it’s a great way to network and meet some people who have experience teaching abroad.

Cost of Living:

The cost of living in Canada is quite high, similar to costs in the U.S. and Western Europe. While you won’t save very much, your TEFL course will likely include accommodation in program fees. With this, your expenses will mostly be food, social activities, and transportation. Try to buy groceries and save some funds by eating in!

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UNI-Prep Institute
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UNI-Prep Institute
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MyTefl
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International TEFL Academy
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OnTESOL
The 250-hour TESOL Diploma is perfect for those who love teaching and want to pursue an international career in the field of...

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OnTESOL
We also offer core and specialized online TEFL courses for gap-year teachers! Our 100-hour core TEFL certificate course is pe...

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OnTESOL
Get internationally recognized TESOL training and certification! Most online courses are introductory programs for gap-year t...

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TEFL Online from the University of Toronto
The University of Toronto's Faculty of Education offers an online TEFL course. The TEFL Online curriculum was designed by exp...

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ITTT TEFL
ITTT’ s combined TEFL course in Canada takes place in Toronto the capital of Ontario. The city has plenty to do and see and o...

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Teaching House
Globally recognized and accredited by the University of Cambridge, the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adu...

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EC English
Earn your CELTA certification at EC Toronto! Approved by Cambridge ESOL, the CELTA training at EC is a practical course for p...

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Global College
The purpose of the TESOL course is to acquaint and familiarize students with the skills, and abilities needed in order to bec...

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StudyCELTA
CELTA is a standardized course overseen by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, which is part of Cambridge Universi...

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Teach to Travel Academy
This program takes place in Montreal, and you will immerse in a 4-week, 120-hour program. Our TEFL course in Canada has succe...

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The TEFL Academy
We only offer one course because we want all our students to have the best access to global TEFL opportunities. Our course le...