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  • Internationalize your career
    Internationalize your career

    Work with diverse students in small class sizes.

  •  Learn & participate within a dynamic program
    Learn & participate within a dynamic program

    You'll be exposed to a wide variety of learners and styles.

  • A growing global demand
    A growing global demand

    Qualified English language teachers are needed in domestic and international schools.

  • Work with diverse students in small class sizes.
    Work with diverse students in small class sizes.

    Explore the fundamental theory and practice of language.

  • Canadian & International student teachers work together
    Canadian & International student teachers work together

    Learn and network while gaining certification.

Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
Advanced Diploma

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In the News

Selkirk College TESOL Program Brings International Experience Home

Selkirk College’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program has brought a world of cultural experiences to one alumna who’s chosen to build a career at home in the West Kootenay. Emily Kandborg teaches English to speakers of other languages with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

Selkirk College TESOL Program Takes Local Teachers Abroad

Two teachers with roots in the West Kootenay have launched new careers abroad with the help of Selkirk College’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program.

What Students Say

TESOL student Sara's Testimonial
The TESOL program is a fast-pace, international, world-wide experience I am so grateful for!  What I have learned here will benefit me in any future career I pursue.  I am so glad I took this opportunity!
- Sara Howard, TESOL 2012 Graduate.
TESOL student Marie's Testimonial
I thoroughly enjoyed the TESOL course at Selkirk College. It was much more than I expected, covering everything from philosophy of teaching and building curriculum, to basic grammar refreshers that I needed more than I would have believed!
- Marie Campagne, TESOL Graduate and International Practicum Student.
TESOL student Chizuki's Testimonial
This program provides you with many chances, hopes for your future and a meaningful time with quality classes, teachers, school and classmates. このプログラムには様々なチャンスが詰まっています。 質の良い講師と向上心いっぱいのクラスメイトと共に意義深い時間を過ごし、将来の希望をふくらませましょう。
- Chizuki Hamaguchi, TESOL 2012 Graduate.
Ryan Sesto, TESOL Alumni 2017
The TESOL program was an incredibly comprehensive and rewarding experience. I could not recommend it enough for anyone who would like to enter the teaching profession or spend a few years working outside of Canada. I am so happy to have been a part of this program.
Ryan Sesto, TESOL Alumni 2017
TESOL student Grace's Testimonial
I am happy that I was a part of TESOL program. I could develop so many things like public speaking, group work and confidence in English from the program. It is also helpful to me to make it through the business program that I am in. 테솔 프로그램을 통해서 정말 많은 것을 배울 수 있었는데요, 특히, 이 프로그램을 통한 영어에 대한 자신감, 의사소통 능력, 팀워크는 제가 지금 공부하고 있는 비즈니스 프로그램에 정말 많은 도움이 되고 있습니다.
- Grace (Korea) TESOL Program.
The Selkirk TESOL Program was an amazing experience, and I cannot imagine going to teach without having such a great platform to start from. Not only did I gain so much knowledge from all our wonderful instructors, but sharing our experiences and perspectives with the other TESOL students added immensely to this program. I cannot wait to apply what I have learned in my future opportunities!
Suzanne Paquette, TESOL Alumni 2017
TESOL Student Morgane's Testimonial
In the fall of 2011, I was part of the TESOL program at the Castlegar campus at Selkirk College.
- Morgane (Canada) TESOL Program 2011 Graduate.