Teaching French Immersion FAQ

We have provided information about this test here (link to main page). You may also consult the TFI web page on the ETS Canada website.

Yes you may. The tests are offered monthly at major centres across Canada and there is an extra test offered at UVic twice per year, in fall and spring.

We may accept results from other tests on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our office at languages@uvic.ca with your request.

Yes you may, but please be aware that the content is based on the BC curriculum.

Yes, but it’s essential that you receive permission from your Education Department adviser in order to ensure that your course load is manageable.

There are two possible entrance points: July and January. It isn’t possible to start in September because there’s a prerequisite for that course which is only offered in summer. Please note that the two summer courses are face-to-face and the fall and spring courses are online to accommodate teachers from out of town.

The application fee is $50 and the University of Victoria sets the tuition fees. Please see the tuition website for more information. 

Typically, the BC Ministry of Education makes it possible for us to offer bursaries to BC in-service and pre-service teachers to help offset the cost of tuition. The amount of money available for these bursaries is dependent on the funds received from the Ministry, and may fluctuate from year to year. In previous years, the amount we have obtained has typically been around $375 per student, per course. Close to the end of your course, you will be sent an email from our office asking you to submit a bursary application form online. When the course grades are finalized, the cheques will be processed and mailed to you.

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