TESOL Courses

Coventry House International offers two TESOL courses in Toronto. A Standard 140-hour TESOL course recognized by TESL Canada and a 200-hour Trinity CertTESOL course (Also recognized by TESL Canada).

Both courses are designed for the trainee with little or no experience of teaching English in the contemporary ESL classroom but with a high level of competence in spoken and written English, whether English is the first, second or a foreign language for the trainee. It must equip him/her with the most basic skills and knowledge needed to take up a post as a TESOL/TESL teacher and give him/her a firm foundation for self-evaluation and further professional development. It should be stressed that this is an initial qualification.

Standard TESOL Course & Trinity CerTESOL
(Recognized by TESL Canada)

Our 5-week TESOL courses includes:

  • 120 hours of instruction (including lectures and workshops on methodology, grammar and phonology).
  • 10 hours of guided observation of classes given by experienced teachers with genuine English language learners.
  • 10 hours of observed and assessed teaching practice with ESL students of at least two different levels.
  • 20 hours guided private and group work and tutorials (not considered as credit hours)

The syllabus and course structure of the Standard TESOL course is very similar to the Trinity CertTESOL with the exception of the Foreign Language module and more counseling time required by Trinity College London, UK.

View Syllabus


Trainees will be expected to demonstrate the following on completion of the course:

  1. Knowledge of the main phonological, lexical and syntactic features of contemporary English.
  2. Awareness of the learning needs of individuals or groups of learners, and of the motivation of learners in a variety of circumstances and environments.
  3. Ability to create and maintain learner’s interest and establish rapport.
  4. Ability to draw up a sequence of lesson plans with clear and achievable aims, using appropriate methods for learners with various needs.
  5. Ability to manage and stimulate active participation among a class of learners and provide a relevant learning context and opportunities for the syllabus under study.
  6. Ability to evaluate, use and adapt published material and create simple teaching material, which may include visual aids, audio, video and information/communications technology.
  7. Broad understanding of the main advantages and disadvantages of various language teaching approaches.
  8. Ability to evaluate their own effectiveness as teachers and to work co-operatively as members of a teaching team or group.
  9. Awareness that this is an initial training process.
  10. The potential to continue their development as ESL teachers in their post-course environment through private study, further training or participation in professional networking events.