By: A Education  09-12-2011
Keywords: Teacher, English Language, teacher training


The ACE TESOL Diploma course is specifically designed to enhance your theory and practice as an English language teacher. The ACE TESOL diploma course will add to your confidence as an educator, increase your knowledge base and expertise and provide you with a further English language teaching professional credential. Students who complete The ACE TESOL Diploma with a 30-hour practicum are eligible to apply for TESL CanadaProfessional Certification Standard Two or TESL Ontario Professional Certification (depending upon location). For more information on TESL Canada Professional Certification contact TESL Canada at 1-800-393-9199 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit  or write TESL Canada: 104 - 8557 Government Street, Burnaby, BC, V3N 4S9.  For more information on TESL Ontario Professional Certification contact TESL Ontario at 1-800-327-4827 or  or visit  or write TESL Ontario: #405 - 27 Carlton St., Toronto, ON, M5B 1L2. 




  • 150 hours of instruction
  • A 30-hour practicum
  • A practical and task-based learning experience
  • Taught by professional, qualified, experienced trainers
  • Based upon the most current teaching theory and methodologies
  • Offered at various locations across Canada
  • Offered intensively in a full-time program or in various part-time options


The prerequisite for the ACE TESOL Diploma course is successful completion of the ACE TESOL Certificate, another equivalent TESL Canada Standard One teacher training course, or an equivalent qualification.

TOEFL Computer based 213 / paper based 550
and TWE 5 recommend 5.5
and TSE 60 recommend 60
or iBT 80 overall with a minimum score of 20 in each area
or IELTS 6.5 overall
or MELAB 85 / speaking test score of 4
or Can Test Listening, reading, writing 5, speaking 4.5
or CAEL Band 60 overll with a minimum of 60 in each of the writing and speaking subtests
or High school graduation from a high school in Canada, including a minimum English grade 12 score of 70%
or Completion of an undergraduate degree from an English-speaking university

or Common EuropeanFramework

or Canadian Language Benchmark CLB 9 in each area

The ACE TESOL Diploma provides a comprehensive look at the theory of language teaching as well as advanced teaching skills.  Topics are divided into three broad categories: learning, teaching and language.


  • Language Acquisition
  • Learning Styles, Learning Strategies and Motivation
  • Language Learning and Culture
  • Language Learning and Society
  • Adult ESL in Canada


  • Teaching Methodologies
  • Advanced Skills for Teaching Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading
  • Advanced Skills for Teaching Pronunciation and Vocabulary
  • Planning and Teaching with the Canadian Language Benchmarks
  • Principles and Techniques for Adult Learners
  • Curriculum Design
  • Language Assessment


  • The Nature and History of Language
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Phonology
  • Morphology and Semantics
  • Pedagogical Grammar

Each of the 100 modules in the ACE TESOL Diploma course is comprised of Lecture Notes and a Task Journal. Students submit Task Journals to their instructor on an ongoing basis for feedback and assessment. Students are also assessed on an Observation Report and three Term Exams.

Practicums are conducted in real adult English language classes. The 30-hour practicum is divided into 20 hours of classroom observation and 10 hours of practice teaching. For the 10 hours of practice teaching students are assigned to a mentor teacher.

The ACE TESOL Diploma course is offered in class and online at the following ACE Partner Locations:

Keywords: English Language, english language teaching, Language Teaching, Teacher, teacher training

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