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  • Internationalize your career
    Internationalize your career

    Work with diverse students in small class sizes.

  • Let the world be your classroom
    Let the world be your classroom

    Teach reading, writing, listening and speaking

  • Be certified in four months
    Be certified in four months

    Gain both theoretical and practical knowledge

  • Certified English language teachers are in demand
    Certified English language teachers are in demand

    Teach in classrooms in your community and around the world

  • Make connections that will last a lifetime
    Make connections that will last a lifetime

    What are you waiting for?

Program At-A-Glance

Length of Study: 
4-Month
Accreditation: 
Advanced Diploma
Campus: 
Castlegar

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In the News

For those with the urge to travel and explore new cultures on a deeper level, few experinces can match teaching English in foreign countries. Accountant Suzanne Paquette was looking for a little educational adventure and found the jumping off point with the Selkirk College TESOL Program.

For those with the urge to travel and explore new cultures on a deeper level, few experiences can match teaching English in foreign countries. Accountant Suzanne Paquette was looking for a little educational adventure and found the jumping off point with the Selkirk College TESOL Program.

Selkirk College TESOL Program Brings International Experience Home

Selkirk College’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program has brought a world of cultural experiences to one alumna who’s chosen to build a career at home in the West Kootenay. Emily Kandborg teaches English to speakers of other languages with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.

Selkirk College TESOL Program Takes Local Teachers Abroad

Two teachers with roots in the West Kootenay have launched new careers abroad with the help of Selkirk College’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program.

What Students Say

Suzanne Paquette, TESOL Alumni 2017
The Selkirk TESOL Program was an amazing experience, and I cannot imagine going to teach without having such a great platform to start from. 
Suzanne Paquette, TESOL Alumni 2017
Sarah Howard
I still often think of the TESOL Program at Selkirk College and what it has done for me, my teaching career and my ability to pursue my passion for travel. I highly recommend it to anyone who's interested in doing the same. 
Sarah Howard, TESOL gradate
Sam Raithby
I came into this job confident and capable thanks to the experiences Selkirk gave me. TESOL is a wonderful program – what are you waiting for!?!?
Sam Raithby, TESOL Advanced Diploma grad 2014
Emmalee Valls - 2019 TESOL Alumni
The TESOL program's small class sizes and thoroughly guided practicum offer the chance to truly personalize your learning. 
Emmalee Valls - 2019 TESOL Alumni
Ryan Sesto, TESOL Alumni 2017
The TESOL program was an incredibly comprehensive and rewarding experience. I could not recommend it enough for anyone who would like to enter the teaching profession or spend a few years working outside of Canada. I am so happy to have been a part of this program.
Ryan Sesto, TESOL Alumni 2017