Post TESL Certificate Training (PTCT)

In recognition of the on-going exciting path of professional development and consistent desire for teachers to not only teach, but learn… we are pleased to offer TESL Ontario accredited Post-TESL Certificate training for TESL Ontario and TESL Canada certified instructors seeking additional qualifications.

Canadian College of Educators offers three TESL Ontario accredited PTCT courses:

  • Teaching TOEFL Preparation (30 hours online)
  • Advanced Pedagogical Grammar (20 hours online and 5 hours in class)
  • Teaching Pronunciation (20 hours online and 5 hours in class)

*All of our PTCT courses have any time start dates.

The TESL Ontario accredited PTCT course in Teaching TOEFL Preparation is fully conducted online, has an any time start date and can be completed from anywhere with an Internet connection, including mobile devices.

Course Descriptions:

Teaching TOEFL Preparation

 This 30-hour online course is designed for TESL certified individuals seeking an additional qualification in teaching preparation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The course is divided into 4 modules and includes an online Discussion Forum. The modules include: an Introduction to the TOEFL test and other language proficiency tests, TOEFL Language Skills (reading, listening, speaking, writing), TOEFL Building Skills (grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and supporting skills), and Lesson Development for teaching TOEFL preparation.

Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to: (i) demonstrate knowledge in teaching TOEFL preparation, including test administration and comparing other test formats and content, (ii) design and deliver lesson plans for teaching TOEFL reading, writing, speaking, and listening test preparation, (iii) incorporate building skills such as grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary development and other supporting skills such as note-taking, summarizing, paraphrasing, skimming and scanning, (iv) and integrate a variety of resources into lesson planning.

Advanced Pedagogical Grammar

This course is designed for TESL Ontario Accredited Language Instructors seeking PTCT in teaching Advanced Grammar. Topics include: Why teach grammar, what is advanced grammar, form and function, lexical categories, methodologies and strategies in pedagogical grammar, lesson planning, grammar within the Canadian Language Benchmarks, and instructional grammar resources. The course also includes a brief review of parts of speech, irregular verbs, verb tenses and a more in depth exploration of advanced grammatical structures such as the passive, causative verbs, conditionals, modals, sentence constituents, word order, complex sentences, nominals, alternations and subordinate clauses, while incorporating how to effectively teach these.

Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to (i) demonstrate more profound knowledge of advanced grammatical structures increased confidence in teaching higher levels of grammar, (ii) distinguish between form and function and lexical categories, (iii) incorporate pedagogical grammar with different language skills and using a variety of resources, (iv) apply new strategies and methodologies in teaching advanced grammar, (v) design and deliver effective grammar lesson plans at CLB Stage III.

Teaching Pronunciation

This course is designed for TESL Ontario Accredited Language Instructors seeking PTCT in Teaching Pronunciation. Topics include: Why teach pronunciation, linguistic systems, phonetic alphabets, consonants, vowels, stress, rhythm, intonation, linking, intrusion, elision, dissimulation  assimilation, unique features of North American pronunciation, Canadian accents and dialects, pronunciation problems common to specific languages groups, lesson planning, pronunciation within the Canadian Language Benchmarks, how to integrate pronunciation with other skills, using diagrams to demonstrate articulation, tips and practical classroom suggestions for teaching pronunciation, online resources and materials, recent studies on pronunciation and pedagogical research.

Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to (i) understand and utilize phonetic alphabets and articulation diagrams to teach pronunciation, (ii) appropriately align pronunciation points with Canadian Language Benchmarks, (iii) incorporate teaching pronunciation with other language skills, (iv) identify pronunciation problems and unique features common to specific language groups, (v) design and deliver effective pronunciation lesson plans through the application of the most recent pedagogical research and using a variety of resources.

PTCT Courses Evaluation:

Quizzes (online)

Reflective Journal Entries (online)

Lesson Planning Assignment  (in class for blended courses and by distance for the online course)

Admission Requirements:

Participants have completed a TESL program from a TESL Ontario or TESL Canada accredited institution OR have TESL Ontario or TESL Canada certification.

How the courses work:

Start any time! Request an application form below for course admission. Once admitted to the course participants will be sent a user name and password by email by the College. Participants can complete the program from anywhere with an Internet connection, including using mobile devices. The user name and password is valid for 6 months allowing participants to go at his/her own pace, any time, anywhere. Participants are fully supported by the College’s Online Director of Studies and PTCT Course Instructor during the online component. For blended courses, in addition to successfully completing the 20-hour online component participants are required to attend one of the scheduled 5-hour in class sessions. These sessions are held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

*Registrants permanently residing more than 100 km for the College campus in Mississauga may participate in the in class session via Skype.

Tuition Fee per course: $450

How to Apply: Request Post-TESL Certificate Course application form at

See our PTCT presentation at the TESL Ontario Conference to learn more.