Our ESL Program

ESL Learning and TESOL Certification Program

Are you interested in teaching others how to learn English as a second language? Or, perhaps you’d like to be the one to certify others to teach English. Whichever you choose, Central Overseas Education Services is here to help make your teaching dreams come true! Secure your future while helping others by signing up for one of our ESL certificate programs today.

Know someone who is interested in learning English? We have online English classes available for people of all ages. Check out our Learn English page to find out more.


Why Choose Central Overseas Education Services?

  • On-line and in-person (when available) ESL classes available

  • Pursue a career you’ll love

  • Get paid to work and live overseas

  • Expand your opportunities

  • We provide job placement assistance

  • Get certified to operate your own TESOL-certified school

  • Complete your training in as little as six days

Meet Our Staff

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Dr. Pellegrini obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Waterloo, a Diploma in Technical Education and B.ED from the University of Toronto, as well as post-graduate degrees from U.S. Universities including a Masters of Education from Niagara University and a PH.D. in Education from New Mexico. He also holds a Certificate in Gerontology from the Ryerson University of Toronto and Music Teaching qualifications for both Choral and Instrumental Music.

Conducting the 10,000 Voice Papal Choir during the Pope's visit to Canada was one of his music career highlights of his life, plus producing various musical segments for various movie segments for the National Film Board of Canada and other theatre/media organizations. Church music directing for various religious denominations and management of individual female artists have also brought him into the recording studio, the latest in which he produced his own "Reflections" album based on a career of music teaching, writing, and inspiration.

As an academic, he has taught in teacher-training programs at York...

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Kiley Kim is the Director of Recruitment and International Operations for Central Overseas Education Services Ltd. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Law Clerk Diploma from Seneca College in Toronto. She is also a graduate of the TESOL program in 2014.

She was born in South Korea and spent most of her childhood in the Philippines. From having prior experience and exposure to different cultures and environments, she applied those life skills into managing various numbers of regional directors of the organization from all over the world, as well as overseeing each student's job placement process on a day-to-day basis.

"I believe that it is never too late to learn something new every day. If we don't learn something and grow from it, we are not living."


Linda is a retired Special Education and English teacher. She has taught at Fanshawe college and in the secondary school system for the former London Board of Education.

She served as a trustee on the same board for 15 years. Mrs. Freeman is the co-president for the Retired Women teachers of Ontario (London- Middlesex) and continues to be involved in education at different levels.

She brings humour, positivity and lots of energy (for an old lady) to the program. Raising four daughters with her husband and having 5 grandchildren in the past few years, has kept her involved in local education. Linda enjoys travelling, golfing and attempting to cook gourmet. She looks forward to meeting and working with you.

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Krisha Enriquez is a TESOL adviser for Central Overseas Education Services (COES). One of her main roles is acting as a liaison between COES and Western University and its affiliates. She is a current student at King's University College in London, ON where she’s pursuing an Honours Double Major in History and Political Science with a certificate in Writing. She is also a Co-Marketing Director for COES social medias.

Krisha values extracurricular activities and community involvement. Throughout her time at King's, she has taken on many leadership roles, her greatest achievement being the Vice President of Student Events for student council in 2022-2023. She is also involved in two community associations for London: the Huron Heights Community Association and the Rights and Responsibilities Awareness Initiative.

As a TESOL adviser, Krisha works to connect students and the greater London community to Central Overseas Education Services. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and going on hikes.


My name is Cherin Quijano and I am working as a TESOL advisor and the marketing team for Central Overseas Education Service. I was a student at the University of Western Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. My studies were focused on a major in Sociology and minor in Psychology. I am also a recent 2023 graduate of the TESOL program.

I have worked for many years gaining experience in customer service as well as working with children. My goal is to become a teacher and taking the TESOL course has opened up opportunities for me in many ways. I will begin working in Asia as an English teacher in the Fall. My focus for the team is to help individuals achieve their overseas goals and to be our representative while abroad.

I have a passion to travel and explore new cultures while teaching them a new language. Teaching English would be extremely rewarding to watch students progress their skills and knowledge. I hope to see them comprehend the language so they can connect with other people around the world and create more opportunities for them in the...

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Sarah Connors is Regional Director and Certified TESOL Instructor for the Ottawa Area. Sarah has been a TESOL Certified Instructor since 2020 leading students both in an in-person classroom and online through their own TESOL experience and teaching journey. Her approach is a sincere and personal one, that is engaging and supportive, she wants you to succeed! You will feel empowered throughout this course.

In addition to this, Sarah is a multi-passionate and successful entrepreneur. She started a Wedding & Event Planning business in 2011, and brought it online in 2019 with clients across Canada and the United States. In February of 2020 she transitioned her online focus to Mindset & Business Coaching for Women, and quickly scaled her business during the pandemic by leading other women to find their true passion and the confidence to start their own businesses. She offers programs and private coaching to organize, plan and scale your business.

Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Nipsssing University (2006), she has the widely recognized and...


I hold a B.Sc. Degree in Management with a focus on Leadership. I work as a Professional coach and work with individuals in order to set and help to maximize their performance goals. I'm here to support anyone who is ready to take responsibility, unlock potential, overcome fears and barriers, and build a happier and healthier life. Whether it's teaching English, learning higher-level academics, or training for the Olympics, I am here to ensure your success.

My methodology is based on NLP and focused on personal development, setting goals, and changing current habits for more useful ones.

Apart from my athletic and coaching credentials, as well as a CrossFit athlete, I am an ESL teacher and TESOL instructor currently focused on the market in China.


Daria was born in Samara, a large city of the central economic region on the Volga river, where she graduated from the Technical University with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Engineering and Technology. In 2016, she took a Tesol Course and in April 2017 found herself in one of the most beautiful cities in China - Hangzhou. After several years of extensive experience working in training centers with children, Daria decided to improve her qualification and took a Tesol Instructor Course.

In parallel with this, Daria additionally studied psychology, education and Chinese. A great love for new discoveries and constant study led her to work with preschool children, where she achieved high results in correcting childhood developmental delays and consulted parents and colleagues.

At the end of 2021, already living in Shanghai, she decides to return to her homeland in order to unlock her potential in a new way. Now she lives in one of the most beautiful cities in Russia - St. Petersburg, where she works for a company that deals with the parallel import of chemicals and...


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