Information for

TESOL Certification


Renison's English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher training programs are intensive courses preparing candidates to teach ESL to students in Canada and abroad. Renison is partnered with Advance Consulting for Education - Teaching English as a Second Language to Speakers of Other Languages (ACE-TESOL). We offer two ACE-TESOL courses: the ACE-TESOL Certificate and the ACE-TESOL Diploma.

Who can take ACE-TESOL?

A university degree (in any field) is required for certification but not required for enrolment. Candidates in their final year of university studies may apply; however, once they have successfully completed the ACE-TESOL program, they may only seek TESL Canada Certification upon graduation with their university degree.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English by providing a recent score on a standardized English proficiency test that exceeds the score required for undergraduate admission to the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Arts (see the specific score requirements).