International Education

Take your teaching to the next level. 

International Education in the Division of Continuing Studies at UVic has offered non-credit professional development workshops, courses and programs for international pre-service and in-service educators for over a decade. Working in collaboration with international partners, we offer a Professional Specialization Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, as well as customized programs for educators who work in early childhood education, kindergarten to high school and post-secondary education.

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International Education programs

PROGRAM Teaching English as a Foreign Language Professional Specialization Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language Customized International Education Programs English as a Medium of Instruction
BEST SUITED FOR Domestic students interested in teaching abroad International students and teachers (ECE, K-12, Post-Secondary) International students and teachers (ECE, K-12, Post-Secondary) International postsecondary instructors looking to develop skills to teach their subject areas in English.
ADMISSION TYPE Individual Individual or Group  Group (10 or more students) Group (10 or more students)
CREDENTIAL Non-credit Certificate of Completion Non-credit Professional Specialization Certificate, alumni of the University of Victoria Non-credit Certificate of Completion Non-credit Certificate of Completion
LENGTH 3 months 3 months (combined face-to-face and online) Customized (2 weeks – 1 year) Customized (2 weeks – 3 months)
NEXT START DATES Sept. 2018
Feb. 2019
June 2019 (subject to availability)
July 2019 (subject to availability)
Aug. 2019
Customized programs for groups can be arranged anytime throughout the year Customized programs for groups can be arranged anytime throughout the year
RECOMENDED LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TOEFL (iBT) score: 94
TOEIC score: 850
IELTS score 7.0
TOEFL (iBT) score: 71
TOEIC score: 700
IELTS score: 5.5
Customized programs can be developed for groups at any language proficiency. TOEFL (iBT) score: 71
TOEIC score: 700
IELTS score: 5.5
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Customized International Education Programs

Customized International Education Programs are designed to suit the schedules, interests and needs of educators coming from diverse teaching contexts around the world. These programs provide the opportunity for international educators to grow professionally through learning about a wide range of education-related topics from a Canadian point of view.
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English as a Medium of Instruction

Customized International Education Programs are designed to suit the unique schedules, interests and needs of pre-service and in-service educators coming from diverse teaching contexts around the world.
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

The PSC in TEFL is a non-credit professional development certificate traditionally offered as a three-week immersive summer session on campus at the University of Victoria, complemented by nine weeks of facilitated online learning when international teachers return to their own country.
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These Acronyms are Making Me CRAZY: ESL, EFL, EAL, ELL, TEFL, TESL, TESOL, CELTA....

As someone who promotes English teaching-training programs at a university for a career, I'm constantly being asked by potential students, institutions, and even experienced teachers what all these acronyms stand for and what's the difference between them. I get questions like "Should I take a TEFL class or a TESL class?" or "What's the difference between ESL and ELL?" all the time, so I wanted to write a quick blog entry to address the confusion.

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Teaching from the Heart

"The word 'education' has nothing to do with filling people up with knowledge. The root comes from the Latin 'educere' meaning to 'bring out'. That’s what true education is. If you can bring out belief, motivation, dignity, hope, purpose, you are bringing out core values on which they can build their life."

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TEFL for Native English Speakers Info Session

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Marie Marlo-Barski, Program Assistant
Tel 250-472-4507
Email tefl.admin@uvic.ca