Teacher Education

Teaching English as a World Language (TEWL)*

This course provides the foundational knowledge, skills, strategies, and tools that you need to teach English in a wide range of educational settings either at home or around the world. Offering 100 hours of online instruction, meaningful assignments, and a self-organized 20-hour practicum, this 120-hour course opens the door to your amazing career as an English language teacher!


  • Earn an internationally recognized university certificate of completion**
  • Study from the comfort of your own home at your own pace
  • Learn about English as a system of communication
  • Discover how culture affects teaching and learning
  • Develop engaging ways to teach and assess language skills
  • Design and deliver effective lesson plans
  • Create a portfolio and start networking to find a teaching job

Course Format

  • Online
  • Start the course on the first day of any month 
  • Full-Time: Complete the course in as little as 4 weeks (plus practicum)
  • Part-Time: Take up to 12 months to complete the course
  • Comprised of 6 self-paced 20-hour modules:
    • Language
    • Culture
    • Instruction
    • Assessment
    • Professionalism
    • Practicum (self-organized)
  • Grading:
    • One assignment per module (pass/fail)
    • Grammar test (at least 80% required) 

Recommended PrerequisitesTo support your success in the course, we recommend the following prerequisites:

  • Previous experience or comfort with online, self-directed learning
  • Previous experience teaching in a formal or informal environment
  • Completion of a post-secondary degree, diploma, or certificate
  • English Language Proficiency requirement of IELTS 6.5 or higher (if applicable)

Courses & Fees

Subject Code: ZTED 10101120 hours. Fee: $1000+GST 
CRN 3044OnlineApr. 1
CRN 5045OnlineMay 1
CRN 5039OnlineJun. 1
CRN 7008OnlineJul. 1
CRN 7009OnlineAug. 1


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Contact For more information about the course, contact us by email ceglobal@mtroyal.ca or phone 403-440-6885.

For help with registration, call 403-440-3833 or 1-877-287-8001 (toll free).


* Several acronyms are used to describe teaching English to non-native speakers of English. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), TEAL (Teaching English as an Additional Language), and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are the most widely used. TEWL (Teaching English as a World Language) is another acronym and means the same thing.

** You can work as an English language teacher in most countries around the world if you have a university degree and a 120-hour TEWL certificate that includes a 20-hour teaching practicum. You do not need a university degree to take this TEWL course.