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    Canadian certification-internationally recognized?

    hi

    I'm curious about how Canadian certification is viewed internationally. Does the organization granting the certificate matter or is it based more on curriculum + teaching hours ?

    For instance we have Tesl Canada which is around 150hr course including 25hrs for observation & teaching.

    Tesl Ontario (required to teach in gov't funded programs here) is a 300hr course with 50hrs of observation & teaching.
    University degree required for both.

    So, has anyone even heard of Tesl Ontario, is it internationally recognized?

    thanks

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    Re: Canadian certification-internationally recognized?

    I hadn't heard of TESL Ontario until I saw you post. However, when I was looking for teachers, I would have been very happy indeed to receive an application from anybody who had attended a 300-hour course with 50 hours of observation and teaching.

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    Re: Canadian certification-internationally recognized?

    Courses that have national/government recognition should be accepted almost anywhere. They're not the problem; courses that have dubious, little or self-recognition are less likely to be welcomed. And, as Fivejedjon says, a 300-hour course with a lot of teaching practice is likely to impress many.

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    Re: Canadian certification-internationally recognized?

    Reputable international schools and agencies should accept TESL Ontario certification. Many employers assume that Canadian teachers have TESL Canada certification however a brief explanation of the rigorous requirements (even more hours than TESL Canada Level II) should be sufficient.

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