Order of TESOL Québec Montréal

Order of TESOL Québec in Montréal & Québec

If you require the services of a teaching language professional or a language school approved by TESOL Québec please visit list of Recognized Members. Our 1,000 members offer quality services in a multitude of subject areas, using nearly fourteen different languages.

If you would like to Register or simply learn more about TESOL Quebec, we invite you to browse the entire site.

If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to reach us for assistance. We will be very happy to answer any questions you may have.


Welcome to the site of de l’Ordre des enseignantes des langues anglais, français et espagnol, TESOL du Québec (TESOL Québec).

By providing a permit to practice as a Certified Language Teacher in TESOL, TFSOL or TSSOL; TESOL Québec attests to the professionalism of the teachers holding these titles, thereby fulfilling its mandate to protect the public (students, schools & teachers).

Mission of TESOL Québec is to promote the image & teaching standards to ensure the distinctive quality of its members’ services, which are about ensuring communications among students of different languages and cultures.

Consult our Recognized Members list for the contact information of certified members & institutions that can provide the language services that you may require.

Your comments and suggestions will always be appreciated. Please feel free to share them with us by email at info@tesolquebec.com .

Samuel Parsayan,    Director, TESOL Québec


TESOL Québec is an organization with a reserved title representing more than 1,000 members, all of whom are certified language professionals in English, French & Spanish holding approved certificates in TESOL, TFSOL & TSSOL added with few of Québec’s top institutions.

As a mandate of Public Protection, TESOL Québec has been devoted to ensure and promote competencies and professionalism of its members in the fields of teaching languages.

Based on Québec’s professional world presence and its strength as a recognized professional organization, Order of TESOL Québec seeks to become a national and international authority on language teachers training program. For that matter the Order has become a full member of the TESOL International Federation (TIF) at WTO World TESOL Organization and TESOL Canada. Created under the auspices of UNESCO, the TIF & WTO have the goal of promoting professionalism, updated curriculums and standards in their disciplines. The international grouping of associations in TESOL has more than 100 professional associations representing over 80,000 language professionals in 55 countries.

Mission of  TESOL in Québec & Montréal

By providing a permit to practice as a Certified Language Teacher in TESOL, TFSOL or TSSOL; TESOL Québec attests to the professionalism of the teachers holding these titles, thereby fulfilling its mandate to protect the public (students, schools & teachers).

Its mission is to promote the professionalism of its’ members, foster higher improvements in professional practice and assist members in upgrading & adapting to technological, institutional, cultural and educational standards & changes.

Values of TESOL in Québec & Montréal

Accountability & Responsibility. Accountability is one’s commitment to take ownership of one’s actions, to conform & honor the ethics & Code of Conduct and to protect the public.

Professionalism. Professionalism means ensuring the utmost quality and skill in one’s work and professional relationships. It implies working in an efficient and thorough manner and being proactive. It is the result of a creative process combined with continuing professional development and a high degree of autonomy.

Leadership. Leadership is the capacity to guide, influence and inspire. It requires vision and strategy, confidence in one’s skills, as well as the ability to communicate and be persuasive.



Founding of the Canadian Language Teachers Association (CLTA) in Montreal. Funding of the Universal Students Centre (USC) at McGill University, Montreal.


CLTA changes its name and becomes the devient L’Ordre des enseignantes des langues anglais, français et espagnol du Québec & (TESOL Québec).

July 12, 2004

Being accepted with TESOL Canada and in accordance with TESOL Canada’s members association in Québec, TESOL Québec officially becomes the L’Ordre des enseignantes des langues anglais, français et espagnol du Québec –or the Order of TESOL Québec also known as TESOL Québec).

September 10, 2013

TESOL Québec, renewed TESOL Canada membership, became member of TESOL USA and WTO World Teachers Organization, as the world’s largest and most prestigious teachers and language specialist group.

TESOL Québec Language Professions

(In the province of Québec & greater Montréal region)

(TESOL in English, TFSOL in French & TSSOL in Spanish)

Language teaching consists in rendering teaching a language to a student as a second language enabling written and oral communication of the student in the new language.  Students can be adults or minors, advanced or beginners and Canadian or foreign.

Aptitudes of TESOL or TFSOL Teacher

Teachers by nature are, intellectually curious, skilled at transferring ideas from one language to another, highly professional and possess broad general knowledge as well as strong adaptive teaching skills. They must have good interpersonal skills and an adaptable nature, in addition to strong communication skills.

Working conditions

Salaried teachers work for national or international organizations, private firms or agencies. Although many of them specialize, most are generalists. Teachers in private practice are increasing in number (an estimated 34% of all teachers are independent contractors). They must perform the functions of teacher and develop their own sources of terminological & methodology support.

Advances in information technologies have created new tools that have radically changed the way both free-lance and salaried teachers work.


Being a teacher requires university training and constant learning throughout one’s career. Teaching provides daily challenges and enrichment and hence upgrading courses are available through TESOL Quebec and its’ partners.

Seven Quebec universities and two private colleges offer teaching programs through their faculties of education and are recognized by TESOL Canada and TESOL Quebec.

▪                Concordia University

▪                Université de Montréal

▪                Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

▪                Université du Québec en Outaouais

▪                Université Laval

▪                McGill University

▪                Université de Sherbooke

▪                College Concorde

▪                Education Canada College / (not the same as “Canada college”)

 Certified Language Teachers: (A reserved title for TESOL, TFSOL & TSSOL certified members)

Only Order of TESOL Québec members in good standing can practice under the title of Certified Language Teacher or TESOL Certified, which considers them professionals. For more information on the responsibilities of TESOL Québec members, see the section on Public Protection.

 STRUCTURE of TESOL in Québec & Montréal

Like all the professional orders, Order of TESOL Québec members operates as a self-governing organization; its members therefore play an active role in its management.  

Order of TESOL Québec members is divided into three geographical regions: Montreal, the Outaouais Region and the Capitale-Nationale Region and are managed by two bodies of the Board and the Executive Committee.


The Board fulfills the mandate of protecting the public and ensures that legislated procedures are observed. It administers the Order’s business.

The Board is made up of twelve directors.

Of the twelve directors, ten are members of the Order, elected by popular vote, and two are appointed by the Office des professions. The latter perform the same functions and have the same powers and duties, with very few exceptions, as the elected directors and their role is to represent the viewpoint of public users of professional services.

Directors are elected for two-year terms. The President of the Order is elected by the Board of Directors for a one-year term.


The Executive Committee manages the day-to-day business of the Order. It’s power, is assigned by the Board. The Executive Committee is made up of five members, one of whom is a director appointed by the Office des professions.


The Order has been subject to access to information and privacy regulations since September 14, 2007.

The person responsible for access to information at the Order is Ms Michelle Bouchard, Prof.a., Executive Director. Access to information requests may be submitted verbally or in writing.

To contact the person responsible for access to information:

Madame Michelle Bouchard, prof. a. 
2022, av. Tél. : 1(888) 360-3113,  info@tesolquebec.com


Requests concerning investigations by the Syndic must be submitted directly to the Syndic of the Order: Mr. Samuel Parsayan, Prof.a. Director.

To contact the Syndic:

Monsieur Samuel Parsayan, prof. a.
/ Tel: 1(888) 360-3113

1200, rue McGill Collège, 
Bureau 1100, 
Montréal, QC  H3B-4G 7    Courriel : info@tesolquebec.com

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