Thompson Rivers University
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Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate


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

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from an English speaking university with a GPA 2.33 or equivalent.
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking university will require the TOEFL score of 88 (iBT) with no section below 20, IELTS Academic 6.5+ with a minimum score of 6.5 in each area or TRU accepted equivalent
  • Submission of official transcripts
  • Admission interview

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Phone: 250-828-5036

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

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