I have a TESOL/CELTA/TEFL Certification. Am I eligible to teach in this program?
For our Ontario-based ESL program, we are looking for certified teachers who hold a teaching license issued by the government of an English-speaking country, particularly Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and South Africa. For teachers who do not hold a teaching license, but have other qualifications, we may be able to recommend them for positions in local schools that we partner with, depending on availability. Interested applicants are welcome to apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
I am from [country]. Am I eligible to teach in your program?
For our Ontario-based ESL program, it depends on where your qualification is from. We are looking for teachers who hold a teaching license issued by the government of an English-speaking country (e.g. Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and South Africa). Your passport country will also determine what kind of visa you will need.
Do I have to be a native English speaker to teach in your program?
We are looking for teachers who hold a government-issued teaching license from an English-speaking country. In most cases, that indicates native or native-like English proficiency, although many of our teachers also speak additional languages.
Does your program only teach ESL, or other subject areas as well?
Our program is a robust ESL program focussed on students' English language development and learning skills. We also use other subject areas, such as art, physical education, health, and drama to expand student's language learning and apply it in diverse contexts, but the focus remains on learning and using English.
What if my background is not in English or ESL? Can I still teach in your program?
Yes! Our teachers come from diverse teaching backgrounds, from sciences, to music, to physical education, and not necessarily English or ESL. We provide ample professional development and support for teachers to be able to implement the curriculum effectively and develop skills for working with ELLs. Teachers will find that the skills they already have in their toolkit (such as for classroom management, lesson planning, differentiation, assessment and evaluation) will serve them well, and also be sharpened through their experience teaching abroad.