Our eight-week TESOL Diploma is offered online through daily video lessons and biweekly real-time online classes with a qualified TESOL Instructor. There are 128 hours of materials and activities in the five courses. Watch video lessons at your convenience from Monday through Friday, submit assignments daily and prepare a lesson plan and presentation for each course. Real-time online classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 9:30 pm (attendance is mandatory).


  • TESOL 100 – Introduction to TESOL
  • TESOL 101 – Teaching Grammar
  • TESOL 102 – Teaching Pronunciation
  • TESOL 103 – Teaching Listening and Speaking
  • TESOL 104 – Teaching Reading and Writing
  • TESOL 105 – Practicum

Available Options and Fees

Classes start on the dates below. If the class is full on your preferred start date, the registrar will suggest a future date.

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TESOL Diploma Program

Program duration:

8 Weeks

Real-time online classes:

Tuesdays and Thursdays


6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Diploma tuition cost:


Upcoming Program Start Dates (2023 & 2024)
  • January 30, 2023
  • April 3, 2023
  • June 5, 2023
  • September 5, 2023
  • October 30, 2023
  • January 22, 2024
  • March 25, 2024
  • May 27, 2024
  • September 3, 2024
  • October 28, 2024


Practicum Overview

Graduates receiving a minimum of 85% in all five courses are eligible to take a practicum. TESOL Practicum is a separate fee and costs $600. The practicum is a minimum of eight weeks, and is done either at ISS Language and Career College of BC (LCC) or at ISSofBC’s LINC program with an experienced LCC or LINC instructor. Practicums may be scheduled in online classes if in-person classes are not available.

*The practicum schedule is arranged by the qualifying TESOL Diploma graduate and the sponsor teacher. Practicum duration, schedules and times will vary depending on the availability of the sponsor teacher and student.

Entrance Requirements

Before registering, you are required to provide proof of English Proficiency. This can be done by providing a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLBPT or CELPIP score, or by taking LCC’s free online English assessment.

  • You need a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 or higher in all 4 skills.
  • Students with English levels below CLB 5 can enrol in language courses (not part of this diploma program) to provide evidence of sufficient English levels before beginning their TESOL program.

Learning Outcomes

Master the techniques of classroom management across cultures

Understand teaching methods, learning styles and other factors affecting language learning in adults

Learn to teach the core components of English – and polish your own language skills

Gain experience and confidence by teaching mini-lessons to other students

Write effective lesson plans for single and multi-level classes

Learn the importance of student-centred teaching

How To Apply

Step One

Review the admission policy and our other policies. If needed, take our free online English assessment

Step Two

Choose your preferred start dates.  If the course is full, you may need to switch dates.

Step Three

Register now!