The Acadia TESOL Certificate Program

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Train to be an ESL teacher in Canada or abroad with Acadia University's TESOL certificate program.  Available online or on-campus, the program offers an extensive curriculum that balances practical methodology, cross-cultural awareness, linguistics, language acquisition theory, and hands-on teaching experience. The program is accredited by TESL Canada.

The TESOL Certificate is designed for individuals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and levels of experience.  Courses are hands-on, and provide you with the opportunity to interact with ESL students and experienced ESL teachers. 

  • Ideal for university students or graduates, teachers from Canada and beyond, and professionals considering a career change.
  • Choose from the on-campus program or our flexible online, open-entry option.
  • Includes over 100 hours of instruction and 20 hours of practicum in an ESL classroom.

The certificate is comprised of three credit courses (a total of 9 credit-hours) offered by Acadia's School of Education:

Please Note:

  • You must meet the entrance requirements of Acadia University.
  • Since these are upper level undergraduate courses, you must have some undergraduate course experience or permission from the program coordinator.

Contact Us

phone Phone: 902-585-1434
Toll-Free: 1-800-565-6568
Fax:  902-585-1057 
phone Rhodes Hall, Attn: Open Acadia
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS 
B4P 2R6
Monday — Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm AST



Featured Program

TESOL Certificate

Our online certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages opens up a world of teaching possibilities. Study the certificate’s three courses at your own pace, and choose from an off-site or on-campus practicum.