Cambridge CELTA Course in Toronto

Situated on Lake Ontario’s North-western shore with abundant green spaces, skyscrapers and a buzzing city center, Toronto has it all. Discover the advantages of gaining a TESL qualification through CELTA in Toronto.

TEFL Certification in Toronto, Canada

Take a CELTA in the largest city in Canada, famous for its winter sports and the CN tower, one of the tallest structures in the world, approved by Cambridge Assessment English, and meet the standards for TESL Canada. Also known as one of the most multicultural cities, Toronto offers you a highly international atmosphere. With its thrilling cultural festivals that take place all through the year, museums, galleries, and the Toronto Islands, you are sure to enjoy your CELTA full of quests and explorations.

The TEFL course offers 120 hours of contact time, including theoretical lessons on methodology, classroom preparation, practical teaching classes, evaluation, and feedback. Our CELTA course is a unique teacher training qualification that boosts your teaching career or gives you a head start if you are beginning. The training is well organized, including full-time course options, to suit all kinds of teachers from anywhere in the world.

You also get practical teaching experience with groups of multilingual students from the local area. This is invaluable for our TEFL trainees to have actual classroom experience and learn from any areas of weakness identified. Even more, there will be hours of observation, where you watch experienced tutors in the classroom and learn a range of effective ESL teaching styles that you can reproduce in your classes.

Toronto Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Toronto Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
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Toronto Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Toronto

Our Eglinton Ave. training center in Toronto was established in 1996 in a peaceful environment that offer TEFL trainees free Wi-Fi, a lounge area to relax during breaks and modern technology to ensure training is interactive and up to date.

The center is few minutes away from the Trampoline Park, the Aga Khan Museum and the Ontario Science Center. Our classrooms are well equipped with interactive whiteboards and sound equipment. We also have a self-study area where you can do your assignments without being interrupted.

The Jarvis Street training center has been operational since 1999, helping TEFL trainees graduate successfully and provide them with travel opportunities and employment assistance. The campus is a Victorian building, located in the heart of downtown having 17 classrooms over three floors and a computer lab. Not to mention a kitchen and an attractive front lawn. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi, library and printing service.

Both centers have a team of tutors who are highly qualified, Cambridge certified and with lots of experience training teachers from different cultural backgrounds.

Job Support and Placement: Toronto, Canada

Anywhere across the world, a TEFL certificate such as CELTA gives you an edge in your English teaching career. Still, we understand that the TESOL job market is a bit competitive and offer support to help our graduates get settled in their first job after training quickly.

We do this by providing information on employment opportunities through links to websites where you can explore the most recent jobs available within Toronto and the rest of Canada. Often, we act as referees to our graduates applying to different institutes to increase their chances of getting an ESL job.

We are very familiar with the system and always ready to give you advice as regards how to relate with employees within the city.

Why Choose CELTA in Toronto?

In addition to being a great place to study for your CELTA, Toronto has some excellent job options if you wish to stay in Canada after completing your training. Since Canada is a liberal country that takes in a high number of immigrants, there are a lot of foreign individuals with the need to learn the English language. Usually, English teaching demands are high in big cities like Toronto, where most of the immigrants settle.

It is easier to find a teaching job with any public or private language institute if you have a CELTA and a university degree. You can find openings in international private schools, state schools, community center programs, and even as a private tutor.

The average salary range for English teachers in the region is between 39,544 CAD and 90,000 CAD per year or 22 CAD - 35 CAD per hour. Beginner positions start at about 20,000 CAD per year with wages rising for more experienced teachers. Private language schools tend to have the highest number of jobs available, but positions can be found in other areas too.

The cost of living in Toronto and perhaps the rest of Canada is comparable to the USA and may even be a bit lower, and the quality of life is excellent. For around 2,000 CAD you can rent an apartment in the city and utilities might come to roughly 150 CAD a month.

Toronto is an exciting place to live and work. There is a highly multicultural populace that adds color to the social environment, and the landscape is scenic, allowing you a lot of pleasant views as you journey to and from work.

Things to do in Toronto, Canada while taking a CELTA

Toronto has a lot to offer while you take your TEFL course. One of the seven modern wonders of the world, the 1815 foot tall CN tower, is a landmark every one associate with the city skyline. The vast untouched landscape with gardens and a beautiful natural scenic environment should not be missed during your time here as a CELTA trainee.

Begin in downtown Toronto where you will find The Royal Ontario Museum, a great place to explore natural history and culture from different parts of the world. Make sure you see the 80-foot totem pole they have on display and take in the view of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.

Then move on to The Art Gallery of Ontario, one of the most prominent museums in North America with over 90,000 works of art from all over the world. After that, you can marvel at the architecture found in the Distillery Historic District or step back in time at Casa Loma, a massive castle with beautiful picturesque gardens like something from the page of a colorful fairy-tale storybook.

The Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada near the CN Tower is another major attraction. With thousands of marine species to marvel at, a moving sidewalk and an underwater tunnel, you’ll get a chance to appreciate the beauty of nature surrounded by sharks while taking a break from the usual TEFL class.

The zoo is always a popular choice too, and the Toronto Zoo houses animals from seven different regions! If you are in for a day trip, then visit the Niagara Falls, which is just about one hour to the city. You can join a tour that takes you close to the water with stops at other interesting spots like the Floral Clock, the Whirlpool Rapids and the picturesque town called Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Begin your CELTA in Toronto. Revel in the matchless combination of multiculturalism, sports, arts, and food while you get the skills needed to teach English anywhere in the world.

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