Prospective Students - TESL/Greek

This program prepares students to become specialist teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) and Greek Language and Culture. TESL preparation is for both the elementary level (including regular and intensive ESL) and the secondary level (including regular ESL and EESL – Enriched English as a Second Language). Teaching Greek Language and Culture preparation is also for the elementary and secondary levels at Hellenic schools. This integrated 120-credit program (150 credits for out-of-province students) consists of academic and professional components. The academic components provide students with opportunities to develop in-depth understandings of Greek language and culture and to study language and language learning from linguistic, social, cultural, and psychological perspectives. The professional components revolve around school-based field experiences, which are supported by studies in pedagogy and educational foundations.

Please follow the admission requirements for B.Ed. TESL program


Reminder: Address your interest in the ‘Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option/Concentration' in your required letter of intent. 

Please note that there are additional entrance and language requirements for the B.Ed. TESL – Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option/Concentration.

Prior to being offered admission, all applicants must pass the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) set by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education and must also pass a Greek Language Proficiency Test set by the Department of History and Classical Studies. Eligible applicants will be contacted by email with information as to how to register for these two tests. 

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) - Teaching English as a Second Language - TESL Elementary and Secondary:Teaching Greek Language & Culture (120 Credits)


English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT)

Applicants to the B.Ed. TESL program must register for a testing date after the Admissions Office has confirmed that they are academically admissible to the program.  

2018 ELPT Testing Dates:



The purpose of the test is to determine whether your level of written and oral English meets the standards we require of students taking TESL courses. There is nothing you can do to prepare, so please come to the test well rested and ready to show us how good your English is!

Register for ELPT

To register for the test, click here.

About the Test

The test consists of two parts: a written part and an individual oral interview. The written part includes an English editing task, a cloze task, and an extended writing task. During the written part, you will be allowed only writing utensils and an eraser. You may not use a paper dictionary, nor any electronic aids.

The written part of the test will take place from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. After you have completed the written part, you will check a schedule to find the time and place for your individual oral interviews. The oral interview itself should take between 20 and 30 minutes.

Payment - $33.98 (NON REFUNDABLE)

B.Ed. TESL applicants have already paid the testing fee at the time of application.

Distance Testing

If you are unable to attend the test at McGill and reside more than five hours round-trip from Montreal, distance testing is an option for you. Please contact [at] for more information.


Greek Language Proficiency Test

A Greek language proficiency test is not required if the applicant possesses Greek language certification (within 5 years) from either:  

Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal

for more information click here.

or The Hellenic American Union

for more information click here.

Certification should be emailed to:

Professor Anastassios Anastassiadis (Dept. of History and Classical Studies) and Joyce Gaul (Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education) Emails: tassos.anastassiadis [at]; joyce.gaul [at]  Subject line: Greek Language Certification

If Greek Language Certification is not available, please contact:

Professor Anastassios Anastassiadis McGill Department of History and Classical Studies Email: tassos.anastassiadis [at]  Subject line: Greek Language Test


Note: Field experiences in the TESL program at McGill are completed in French schools (including Hellenic Schools). Students accepted into the program who are not proficient in French, are advised to take French language courses as early as possible. In addition, 'EDSL 215 Effective French Communication for ESL Teachers in Quebec' is a required course in the program, and is designed to prepare students for this context.  

Sample Registration Advice


For more information, please don't hesitate to contact theTESL-GREEK.EDUCATION [at] ( Department of Integrated Studies in Education.)