The customized TESOL program is designed for EFL teaching professionals who are non-native speakers of English.

Program Description

The customized TESOL program is designed for EFL teaching professionals who are non-native speakers of English.

Providing a stimulating, interactive learning environment, this program focuses on the ability of participants to develop their ability to teach more effectively in English, focusing on six skill areas:

  • listening
  • speaking
  • reading
  • writing
  • viewing
  • representing

With a strong professional development focus, this program will present a variety of teaching methodologies, curriculum-planning strategies and experiential classroom techniques that will enable participants to plan, design and develop effective EFL lessons that can be successfully applied in their own classroom environment.

The content of the program strongly parallels the foundation of any recognized TESOL Certificate Program. Successful completion of this program culminates in a Certificate of Completion from the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria.

Program outcomes

The program outcomes can be customized to meet the needs of the participants. In general, participants in this program will develop their skills and knowledge in teaching English to English Language Learners (ELL) with a focus on:

  • enhancing their ability to provide effective and efficient instruction to ELL in a K–12 system
  • reviewing key principles of second language instruction and acquisition including assessment and evaluation strategies, curriculum development and methodologies
  • participating in a stimulating, interactive professional development experience
  • acquiring language which will enable them to more readily communicate with colleagues in a K–12 system
  • introducing current research and trends in the area of primary and secondary education
  • reflecting on their own professional practices

Admission and completion requirements

Admission requirements

The intensive nature of our program requires potential candidates to:

  • be international, non-native English speaking education professionals
  • hold a first degree or a teaching certificate from an accredited university or post-secondary institution
  • provide evidence of fluency in English
    • TOEFL score of 530 (197 CBT; 71 iBT)
    • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
    • or a written document supporting their participation by their school administration
  • normally have two years of related teaching experience or be a pre-service teacher registered in an accredited teacher education program

Completion requirements

Successful completion of the program earns participants a Certificate of Completion.

Estimated fees

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How to apply

Programs are initiated through partnership agreements with international education universities.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Fevens
Program Coordinator