Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

COURSE

Course description

Under the guidance of internationally experienced teaching experts, this 120-hour non-credit course provides a survey of the theoretical concepts, methodologies and practical skills necessary to successfully and confidently teach English language in an international context.

You will develop your ability to:

  • teach classes of all sizes and ages
  • teach reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • teach different levels of English (beginner through advanced)
  • create meaningful activities
  • develop task and situation-specific lesson plans and curricula
  • select course- and learner-appropriate textbooks and materials

Learning objectives

During this course participants will acquire knowledge, skills, strategies and cultural awareness, and become familiar with the following:

  • methodologies for teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • second language acquisition theory
  • classroom organization, teaching and assessment techniques
  • understanding cultural diversity
  • teaching strategies to maximize classroom learning
  • empowering learners to manage their own learning process

Prerequisites

This course is intended for aspiring teachers of English language who are fluent in English and who have interest in teaching abroad. Previous teaching experience is not required.

While not a formal prerequisite, we recommend that participants have previously completed a program of undergraduate study.

Students who are not a native speaker of English must meet the following language proficiency requirements and pass a TEFL entrance interview:

  • TOEFL(iBT) score: 94
  • TOEIC score: 850
  • IELTS score 7.0

Free Info Session

Date: Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017

Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm.

Location: Continuing Studies Building Room 280

Come and meet our instructor and find out more about TEFL. Tea and cookies will be served.

Additional Information

This course is normally delivered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:15 – 9:15 pm) and alternate Saturdays (9 am – 3 pm) from mid-September to early December.

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact tefl.admin@uvic.ca or (250) 472-4507.

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