TESL Certificate

NOTICE – The next offering for TESL is April 28 – May 13, 2016.


tesol1“For anyone even thinking of going on a short term or long term missions trip, take this course to learn a skill that I promise you will lead to a much more productive ministry while in a foreign country. Thanks, Kingswood, for adding this ‘must have’ tool to enhance your ministry all around the world, or to that family in your neighborhood who just came from a foreign country” (KU TESL Graduate presently serving outside Canada).

“It was an intense course because there really is so much to learn, but I wouldn’t take it back for anything! It has added on to my education in general, and I know it will open up doors to opportunities that I never would have had without it” (Heidi Cheney, KU Grad 2012).

“I just returned from my third missions trip. The country is begging for teachers of English (ESL) which presents a unique ministry opportunity and open door for the gospel. I spoke with a fellow missionary who said he would take as many English teachers as we could send for 1 to 3 month terms” (Member of a Wesleyan Church in Atlantic Canada).

Can you see yourself in Canada, the US, or anywhere else in the world, using English as your passport skill and entry point for ministry?

Is God calling you to creative access countries where traditional ways of ministry are prohibited?

Do you enjoy meeting people from all sorts of backgrounds?

Do you enjoy helping people by teaching them new skills?

If so, The Summer Institute of TESL is for you!

The Summer Institute of TESL

  • Earn a TESL Certificate that shows completion of 100 hours of instruction in TESL.
  • Complete an optional practicum of twenty hours in a multicultural classroom setting.

Any student who satisfactorily completes all classroom responsibilities is eligible to receive the TESL Certificate from Kingswood University that includes the words “100 hours of instruction.” Students who choose the option of completing the practicum under the terms stated by Kingswood will be eligible to receive a certificate that includes “100 hours of instruction plus a 20-hour teaching practicum.” Note: Many universities offer TESL certificates that do not include the practicum. Potential employers will generally choose teaching experience (such as volunteering once a week for a few months) over a teaching practicum.

Professional Training

  • Classes are taught by highly qualified and TESL CA certified faculty.
  • The program introduces and provides understanding of concepts, theory, and methods related to teaching English to speakers of other languages.
  • Optional practicum in a multicultural setting is available.

Upon Completion

  • You will have a Basic Certificate in TESL, indicating your competency for teaching English – a key world trade language – to speakers of other languages both locally and internationally.
  • You will have greater marketability with local and international ESL agencies.
  • You will have official documentation from Kingswood University showing successful completion of the program that you can then use for hiring purposes.

Two Choices

  • Basic Certificate in TESL – $1,400.00
  • Basic Certificate in TESL plus university academic credit (6 hours) – $2,010.00


  • $220.00 (The accommodation fee for Spring 2016 Semester students who live on campus is $180.)

To Register
Download, complete, and mail or fax the relevant TESL Application Form:

Kingswood University
Enrolment Office,
26 Western Street
PO Box 5125
Sussex, NB E4E 5L2

or Fax 1-506-432-4425

For further information, please e-mail enrolment@kingswood.edu or call toll free 1-888-432-4422.

Registrations are now being received for the 2016 Session.

TESL Application Forms

Application for Non-Kingswood University Students
Online | PDF

Application for Current Kingswood University Students
Online | PDF