About Us

Please note that the Woodsworth College TESOL certificate is in the process of being permanently phased out.  No new students will be admitted to this program.

Welcome to the University of Toronto

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is one of the oldest and most internationally recognized universities in North America. Applicants set themselves up for success by completing their TESOL training at an institution with a long history of academic excellence.

about uoft

Among the University’s many outstanding resources is its library system, rated one of the top five in North America. More than 40 libraries contain the most comprehensive collection of research material in Canada. There is a health service, an advisory bureau, an international student centre, a career centre, study space, restaurants, bookstores, athletic and recreation facilities and facilities for music, theatre and debate. Click here for more information about the University of Toronto.

Woodsworth College

The College was founded in 1974 and its initial role was to provide an administrative home for a predominantly part-time student body in the Faculty of Arts and Science. It was named after J.S. Woodsworth who was an advocate for social justice, a Member of Parliament and a founder of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), the forerunner of the NDP.  The college is now home to 5500+ undergraduate UofT students, a variety of programs including the TESOL certificate program. Woodsworth and TESOL staff are available to support TESOL students throughout their time in the program.

TESOL Certificate Program

Since 1972 the University has been offering ESL teacher training, specifically for teaching English to adults. As one of the oldest and most respected programs, the TESOL program at UofT provides training and career support designed to help its graduates achieve their career goals. Our instructors are leaders in the TESOL field, holding advanced degrees in areas such as education, and decades of experience teaching English both to international students and in the community settings.