Post TESOL Certificate – Teaching Occupation Specific Language

The ACE Certificate in Teaching Occupation Specific Language is designed for language instructors who teach English for workplace, occupational and professional contexts.

This course is recognized by TESL Ontario as a Post TESL Certificate Training (PTCT) course. PTCT is specialized training that enables instructors to further their knowledge and skills in high priority content areas such as materials development, technology in the classroom, language for the workplace, and higher level language training. PTCT is for all instructors who teach English as a second language to adults. You are eligible for training fee reimbursement if you are currently teaching full time or part time in a CIC-funded program (LINC, ELT, or OSLT) in Ontario. Also, if you are currently on maternity leave but will be returning to your teaching position in a CIC-funded program in Ontario, you are eligible for reimbursement. Before signing up for a PTCT course, eligible applicants should go to to create an account and book a reimbursable seat in the PTCT course they would like to take. For more information, please visit

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Why Choose The ACE Certificate in Teaching Occupation Specific Language?

32+ hours of coursework
Learn ideas, strategies and tools with which to successfully prepare students to enter the labour market
Increase your marketability as a language instructor

Admission requirements

The prerequisite for The ACE Certificate in Teaching Occupation Specific Language is an interest in further expanding knowledge in the areas of workplace, professional and occupational English. Must be a qualified and currently practicing English language teacher to enroll.

Course Content

The ACE Certificate in Teaching Occupation Specific Language covers the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to English for Specific Purposes
  • Needs Analysis for Occupation Specific Language
  • The Four Language Skills for Occupation Specific Language
  • Cultural Values and Behaviours for Occupation Specific Language
  • Finding and Evaluating Resources for Occupation Specific Language

Students will complete a Task Journal for each of the 16 course modules and submit them on an ongoing basis to their instructor for feedback and assessment. The instructor will assess the students’ understanding of each module based on the correctness and completeness of their responses in the Task Journals. Tasks include answering discussion and short answer questions, and completing short curriculum design tasks. The Task Journals comprise 100% of the final grade.

To Register

Courses are offered three times per year:
September 15 to March 15
January 15 to July 15
May 15 to November 15

Price: $500.00

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Note: A non-refundable $100.00 deposit is required to complete the registration process and the remainder of the fee must be paid before starting the course.

Important Notice - In this application, you will be asked to upload copies of your university degree, TESL/TESOL Certificate, and proof of English proficiency (for non-native English speakers). If you do not have these files available, please complete the application and forward the requested documents by email to [email protected]

Applicant Information
*Please record your name the way you want it to appear on your certificate.
First Name(s):
Last Name(s):
Date of Birth:
Native Language:
Country of Nationality:
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Canada Address and Contact Information
Street Address:
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Phone Number:
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For non-citizen and permanent resident applicants, please provide you home country address.
Country Address and Contact Information
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Academic Background Information
Have you completed a university degree?
University Degree:
Date of Completion:
Granting Institution:
Please upload a copy of your university degree or final transcript.

Teaching Qualification Information
Name of TESL Canada Standard One teacher training course:

Date of Completion:
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Please upload a copy of your TESL/TESOL certificate.

English Proficiency Information
Are you a native English speaker?
If no, provide your score on a standardized proficiency
Test Name:
Test Score:
Please upload a copy of your most recent English proficiency evaluation.

Course Information
All advanced online courses are self-paced and run over a three month period. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information or to register.

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Payment Information

A CAD$100 non-refundable deposit is required to process your application and issue a letter of acceptance. Click “Submit now!” to submit your application. You will then be redirected to our secured online payment page to make your $100 deposit.

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