Teacher Training at English Canada meets the rigorous and internationally recognized standards of both Cambridge ESOL and TESL Canada.
Cambridge ESOL is a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge (UK). It is part of the Cambridge Assessment group, Europe’s largest assessment agency. Cambridge Assessment was established in 1858 as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008.
University Credit (CELTA)
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University has approved CELTA at the International Language Institute / English Canada as equivalent to one full-year university credit at the 4000-level. At universities in the United States, this would be equivalent to six semester credits in a four-year university program.
Dalhousie students must obtain a Letter of Permission from the Registrar's Office to apply for CELTA as a credit. Students who are not presently enrolled at Dalhousie University, but who wish to earn university credit, should follow the normal procedures at their home university for taking a credit course at another university. The EC registrar can assist with these procedures.
TESL Canada recognizes and endorses teacher training programs providing high quality ESL/EFL teacher education that includes linguistic and pedagogical theory, methodology and practice to prepare teachers to teach English effectively in a wide variety of settings. TESL Canada sets the standards for the ESL/EFL teacher training programs of Canada.