Peel District School Board TESL Program

The Peel District School Board’s TESL training program is designed for recent university graduates who want to travel and teach English abroad or in Canada, for professionals in Canada considering a career change, for current teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) who want to continue their professional development, and for international students who wish to be trained as teachers of the English language. We offer a dynamic two-part teacher training program—the ACE TESOL Certificate and the ACE TESOL Diploma—in partnership with Advance Consulting for Education, INC, Canada’s leading provider of English language teacher training courseware.


To learn more about our upcoming programs, please attend an information session in person on

Wednesday July 31st, 6pm - 7pm

at the following location:


 Adult Education Centre

100 Elm Drive West, Mississauga, ON L5B 1L9

Room 123 






Please email or to sign-up



 See Schedule for class start dates


Highlights of the Peel District School Board TESL Program:

  • The TESL program is approved by TESL Canada and TESL Ontario.
  • You can obtain certification to teach ESL in Ontario, Canada or abroad.
  • The program is a partnership between the Peel District School Board  and Advance Consulting for Education, INC, Canada’s leading provider of English language teacher training.
  • You will acquire practical teaching skills in real adult ESL classes.
  • The program is taught by certified and experienced TESOL trainers.
  • Part-time and full-time options are available.
  • We offer small class sizes.
  • All materials, course manual and textbooks are included in the fees. 
  • Our TESOL Certificate and TESOL Diploma tuition fees are tax deductible. 

The Peel District School Board TESL Program consists of two courses:

 Two options available:

1)        ACE TESOL Certificate (Cost: $1700) - The ACE TESOL Certificate is a 120-hour (100 hours in class plus 20 practicum   hours) program recognized by TESL Canada, the national professional association for ESL teachers in Canada

2)         ACE TESOL Diploma (Cost: $2550) - The ACE TESOL Diploma is a 180-hour (150 hours in class plus 30 practicum hours) program recognized by TESL Ontario, the Ontario provincial professional organization for ESL teachers.  The ACE TESOL Certificate is a pre-requisite for the ACE TESOL Diploma.  


How to Choose the Right Teacher Training Course 

Watch this video for questions to ask to make sure you find the right TESOL course for your needs:

Selecting the Right TESOL Course for You (Click to view video)


          TESL Canada                        Advance Consulting for Education           TESL Ontario