Teachers of English as a Second Language – Canada promotes excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a second language. The TESL Canada teacher training program recognition process was set up to ensure that teachers have access to a certain standard of teacher education in Canada. This is for the benefit of the entire field—ESL learners, teachers, employers and programs. In addition, TESL Canada program recognition supports the TESL Canada professional certification process, ensuring that the adjudicator for that process knows that applicants have taken teacher training programs that meet national professional standards. DEA Canadian College TESOL Program is recognized by TESL Canada.