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To successfully apply to the TESOL diploma program, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Hold a three-year undergraduate degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution. (International applicants can review the university’s International Admissions Credentials document for admission equivalencies for international documentation.)
  • If your mother tongue or first language is not English, you will be required to give evidence of your oral and written proficiency in English. To learn more, please visit the TESL Ontario Proof of English Language Proficiency page.
  • Demonstrate personal suitability for the program as determined via supporting documentation, which will include responses in essay format to three questions as part of the online application process.

An interview may be required as part of the application process.

Note that admission to the TESOL diploma program is competitive, and meeting the minimum entry conditions does not guarantee admission.

The TESOL diploma program has one intake per year, in September. The deadline to apply is March 31.

Late applications may be accepted, depending on availability. For information, please contact the program office at