sHave you always wanted to teach English but don’t have a degree? Why not challenge yourself in 2020? We are now taking registrations for our next 2 week 120 Hour Intensive English 1 International TESOL/TEFL Certificate course in Kelowna, BC, Canada to prepare you to teach English to adults or children locally or internationally!



Due to COVID 19, we are unable to offer in-class courses right now! We are looking at other options but in the meantime consider signing up for our accredited online course.


Deposit can be paid by etransfer, PayPal, or in person.


You can arrange to do a 1 or 2 week practicum for an extra fee.


English 1 International collaborates with private international colleges. You will have the opportunity to not only observe ESL/EAL teachers in action but also present in actual classrooms.

Susan Gerle-CEO
In-Class Instructor
Canada and Mexico

The course includes a total of 120 hours including 50 hrs. of pre-course assignments, and 70 hours of in-class lessons, during course assignments and homework. The course meets the requirements of TESOL International and meets or exceeds the requirements of TESL Canada Program Standards. Each TESOL student is required to prepare and present in an actual classroom situation during the course. 


There is an opportunity to do a follow-up practicum placement for a fee after receiving your certificate in Canada or Mexico.


The maximum number of students in each Kelowna English 1 International TESOL Certificate Course is 10.  


You don’t require a degree to take our course but It is recommended that you either have a minimum of Grade 12 or you are a mature student and have fluent English speaking skills meeting international requirements. In order to teach in some countries you will require a degree.


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