ACE TESOL Certificate Program

The ACE TESOL Certificate Program offered at London Language Institute is an ESL teacher training course with 100 hours of classroom instruction and a 20-hour practicum course.
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Using the ACE Method, trainees explore teaching, learning and language through task-based, participatory and interactive experiences. The content is based upon the most recent research in language acquisition and language education.

The following topics are covered in the course:

  • Teaching and Learning Theory
  • Current Methodology
  • Lesson and Unit Planning
  • Teaching Language Systems (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, functions)
  • Language Skills (speaking, listening, writing, reading)
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Technology
  • Preparing Students for Standardized Tests (CAEL, TOEFL, TOEIC)

Candidates are assessed on the following:

  • An observation report
  • Grammar knowledge and usage
  • A unit plan
  • A lesson plan
  • Individual teaching

Certification is achieved at a pass, high pass or distinction level.

The ACE TESOL Certificate offered at London Language Institute meets the guidelines of TESL Canada and TESOL Ontario


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FULL-TIME (4 weeks)

Classes held Monday to Friday from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. over 4 weeks,

PART TIME (11 weeks)

Classes held:

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

2023 Start Dates:

  • Jan 9th = full time
  • February 6th = part time
  • May 1st = full time
  • May 29th = part time
  • September 4th full time
  • October 2nd part time
ACE TESOL Diploma Ontario3 x 3-month sessions (flexible)$2,800
ACE TESOL Certificate program11 weeks$1995
ACE Certificate in Teaching Culture6 months$540
ACE Certificate in K-12 ESL Student Integration6 months$595
ACE Certificate in Teaching English for Academic Purposes6 months$650
ACE Certificate in Teaching Standardized Test Preparation6 months$650
ACE Certificate in Teaching Occupation Specific Language6 months$650
ACE Certificate in Language Program Management6 months$1275
ACE Certificate in Teaching Occupation Specific Language6 months$650
ACE Certificate in Online Language Teaching6 months$650
ACE Certificate in Advanced Grammar for English Teachers6 months$650

One time Registration fee: $150
Material fee: $90

Students are responsible for arranging their own medical insurance before travelling to Canada. Alternatively, LLI can arrange insurance via if required.

Attending classes in person and need accommodation? Use our free online calculator to work out the total cost of attending your LLI classes in Canada.

At minimum, all applicants must possess a secondary school diploma. It is recommended that applicants also possess an undergraduate degree. Applicants without an undergraduate degree may be admitted to the training program but will not qualify for TESL Canada certification and TESL Ontario Certification (See the details below.)

Potential students may complete an in-house assessment test at LLI, or complete the AP1 level at LLI; however, they will not qualify for TESL Canada nor TESL Ontario certification unless one of the English language proficiency requirements outlined below is met.

TESL Canada and TESL Ontario English Language Proficiency Requirement

TESL Canada

Non-native speakers of English who wish to apply for TESL Canada Level One Certification must demonstrate English proficiency by one of the following methods:

  • TOEFL iBT: 101 overall with a minimum score of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking and 27 in Writing of 20 in each area
  • IELTS: 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in each skill area
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from a university in one of the following countries: Canada, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cameroon, Dominica, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nigeria, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Saint Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St.Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Uganda, US Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

TESL Ontario

Detailed information about the English language proficiency (ELP) and university degree requirements of the TESL Ontario OCELT certification application is posted at

If you have any questions about the TESL Ontario certification requirements, contact TESL Ontario directly at

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