Program Requirements

Teach English as a Second Language in Canada and Abroad

Our course covers all the principles and practices of TESL, emphasizing the communicative approach to language teaching.

Program Requirements

About Certification

Graduates will be awarded an internationally recognized Hansa TESL Certificate.

Minimum Entrance Requirements for Hansa’s TESL Certification


TOEFL IBT: 80 (20 per skill)
Computer-based: 213
Paper-based: 550
and TWE 5
and TSE 60
or IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.5 in each skill area
or MELAB 85 / with a speaking test score 4
or CAN TEST Listening, Reading, Writing: 5 Speaking: 4.5
or CAELS Band 60 overall, with a min. of 60 in each of the writing and speaking subtests

Minimum Requirements for a TESL Canada Certificate

To apply for a TESL Canada Certificate, a minimum 3-year undergraduate degree requirement applies. For non-native speakers, further language proficiency proof might be required as well as a valid TOEFL score. Please visit for more information.

TESL Canada Federation

3751  21st Street NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6T5, Canada; Tel: 1-800-393-9199