Thompson Rivers University
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Teaching English as a Second Language


Students learn effective lesson planning, and understanding of the key principles in language teaching, effective techniques for teaching speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.


TRU TESL graduates explore the world, collect unforgettable experiences, and find themselves in high demand. The TRU TESL program is nationally accredited by TESL Canada.

Admission Requirements

Limited admission

As this is a post baccalaureate program, all students must have completed a university degree (any discipline) before entering this program.

TRU students with 90 credits toward their degree may also begin taking the program, but credits toward the TESL certificate may not be used toward their undergraduate degree.

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Specific questions about this program?
Phone: 250-828-5036

International student with specific questions about this program?
Phone: 250-828-5252