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Glendon – Certificate in the Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language (D-TEIL)


The English Department offers a Certificate in the Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language. Students typically take the courses over a three-year period, in the order given.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must:

  • be enrolled at Glendon or another Faculty of York University


  • have completed a university degree at an accredited institution.

Note: you may be granted advanced standing for 2000- and 3000-level equivalent courses taken elsewhere.

Applicants without a university degree may apply as provisional students.

Note: if, at a later date, students opt to pursue a degree, it may be possible to apply these credits to a degree.

Program Requirements

This certificate consists of 24 credits to be taken from the following:

Mandatory courses:

GL/EN 1601 6.00
GL/EN 2611 3.00
GL/EN 3606 3.00
GL/EN 4695 3.00
GL/EN 4696 6.00

Three credits to be chosen from:

GL/EN 2634 3.00
GL/EN 3604 3.00
GL/EN 3650 6.00
GL/EN 3655 6.00

Note 1: a minimum grade of C+ is required in each of the above courses. Not every course is offered every year. Please refer to the English Department mini-calendar for current offerings.

Note 2: the course GL/EN 4696 6.00 is only open to certificate students, and only to those who have achieved a grade of at least C+ in each of the certificate courses. Students must be enrolled in or have completed an introductory Spanish course (or equivalent) in order to participate in this course and its international practicum.

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