Westhill Academy TESOL Diploma

This program is recognized by TESL Canada By becoming a TESL Certified English Teacher Teach in Canada and Abroad

Westhill Academy stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and encompasses what used to be called TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). We offer a TESOL Diploma program that conforms to TESL Canada standards and Language Canada’s Quality Assurance guidelines. Trainees will be able to explore teaching, learning and language through task-based, participatory and interactive practice.

Program Duration

5 weeks (100 instructional hours, plus a 20-hour practicum)

Program Schedule*

Monday to Friday, 9:00AM – 2:00 PM + practicum When a statutory holiday occurs, class hours will be made up on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


Trainees become classroom ready by teaching international students, alongside their TESL Canada approved host teacher, in a Westhill Academy classroom during their Practicum week using the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the TESOL Diploma Program.

A World of Opportunities

After graduating successfully from Westhill Academy TESOL Diploma you will have the required training and experience to work at the Westhill Academy, and other international schools in Canada and abroad.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to Westhill Academy TESOL Program, prospective students must meet specific requirements regarding age, prior education, English level, and demonstrated proficiency in the basic skills required for college-level work.
• Letter of intent : Submission of a letter of intent outlining your goals for taking the TESOL program
• Interview : Successful interview with the TESOL Program Manager
• Educational qualification : Undergraduate degree
• Non-native speakers : TOEFL iBT Score 101 (minimum of 27 in speaking/writing, 23 in listening, 24 in reading) OR IELTS Academic 7.0 overall with a minimum score of 7.0 in each skill area

2020 Fees:

Local and International Students fee:

Registration fee $150
Material fee$100
Assessment fee$70

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training of British Columbia Canada.