Post-graduate Certificate programs (TESL and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences)

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Subsequent Language (TESL/TESOL/TEFL)

What is it?

An entry-level qualification for individuals who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, with a minimum average of 75%, and who wish become teachers of adult learners of English.

The Certificate in Teaching English as a Second/Subsequent/Foreign Language (TESL) is an internationally recognized university-level qualification.  Successful graduates of the program are eligible for teacher certification with TESL Ontario, the provincial professional governing body; they are also eligible for application to the MA Applied Linguistics/TESL.

How long does it take?

The program can be completed full-time (5 courses of 3 hours class time in each of 2 terms) during one academic year (September to April).  A part-time option is available.

What does the program cover?

Students in this Certificate program learn the foundations of practical and theoretical issues related to the teaching of English to adult learners.  The program includes observations of classes of ESL learners and practice teaching.

Need More Info?

Program assistant:
Coordinator: Dr. Ron Thomson –

For current Brock students or applicants who were previously registered at Brock, please contact the Admissions office, by emailing, for the appropriate application form.

Certificate in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Interested in our Speech Language & Hearing Sciences Certificate? This is a terrific way to prepare yourself to apply for graduate school in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.


A 5 credit post-graduate program for students with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than communication sciences. A specially selected package of courses that prepares you to apply to many graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.


The program can be completed full-time (5 courses in fall/ 5 courses in winter) during one academic year (September to April). A part-time option is also available. Depending on your background additional courses may be recommended.

What are the admission requirements? A minimum average of 75% and a 0.5 credit in Introduction to Linguistics. Other courses may be recommended. Students without the Introduction to Linguistics course may apply and complete the course alongside their fall term courses. Please inquire.


Students in this Certificate program take courses in typical and atypical speech and language development, including courses in evaluation and clinical observation of communication disorders.

Apply no later than August to ensure space in required classes.


We are happy to help. Fill in the Check Your Eligibility Form to inform us of your interest.
Please contact Dr. Lynn Dempsey directly at

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