When you join TESL Ontario, you automatically become a member of TESL Ontario, TESL Canada and your Local TESL Affiliate. Our members are mainly English language instructors, though anyone with an interest in the field can join.

Membership provides

  • networking and professional development opportunities
  • professional credibility
  • free access to professional publications
  • discounts for conferences, retail outlets, insurance, and more
  • an opportunity to get involved, volunteer, and participate in the direction of your profession.


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Become a Member

TESL Ontario offers two levels of membership: an Accredited Membership and a Standard Membership.

Accredited Membership: This membership category is for individuals who wish to teach non-credit adult ESL in publicly funded programs in Ontario. Please read  TESL Ontario's Accreditation Guide carefully before you begin the process.  Once you are accredited you can apply for membership on line at:

Standard Membership: This membership category is for individuals who work in the profession of English language instruction but are not required by their employers to be TESL Ontario Accredited. This category is also available to language training volunteers, retirees and students at a reduced rate. Please apply online by choosing the Standard Membership or Student/Volunteer/Friend of TESL category.

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Renew Your Membership

You will receive two renewal notices from TESL Ontario. The first renewal notice for accredited members will be mailed out approximately 6 weeks prior to your expiry date and will include detailed instructions on how to renew your accredited membership. A second renewal reminder will be emailed upon your expiry date. 

Note: TESL Ontario has implemented an integrated process whereby accredited members will renew both membership and accreditation at the same time each year.

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