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 Online Pedagogy and Internationalization Teaching English as a Foreign Language - PSC Teaching English as a Foreign Language - PDC Customized International Education Programs English as a Medium of Instruction
BEST SUITED FOR International post-secondary professors, instructors or administrators International teachers (ECE, K-12, Post-Secondary) International teachers (ECE, K-12, Post-Secondary)     International teachers (ECE, K-12, Post-Secondary) International postsecondary instructors looking to develop skills to teach their subject areas in English.
ADMISSION TYPE Individual or Group  Individual or Group  Individual or Group      Group (10 or more students) Group (10 or more students)
CREDENTIAL Non-credit Professional Development Certificate     Non-credit Professional Specialization Certificate, alumni of the University of Victoria Non-credit Professional Development Certificate Non-credit Certificate of Completion Non-credit Certificate of Completion
LENGTH 13 weeks (online) 3 months (combined face-to-face and online) 13 weeks (online) Customized (2 weeks – 1 year) Customized (2 weeks – 3 months)
NEXT START DATES

Customized programs for groups can be arranged anytime throughout the year  

Customized programs for groups can be arranged anytime throughout the year    

Customized programs for groups can be arranged anytime throughout the year      

Customized programs for groups can be arranged anytime throughout the year

Customized programs for groups can be arranged anytime throughout the year

RECOMMENDED LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TOEFL (iBT) score: 71
IELTS score: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT) score: 71
IELTS score: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT) score: 71
IELTS score: 5.5
Customized programs can be developed for groups at any language proficiency. TOEFL (iBT) score: 71
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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Online Pedagogy and Internationalization

The Online Pedagogy and Internationalization program empowers educators with the knowledge and tools they need to quickly convert face-to-face content to an effective online course that not only meets the needs of existing students, but opens up a world of opportunity to bring that content to a broader global audience.
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language – PDC

The PDC in TEFL is an online non-credit professional development certificate that focuses on guiding participants to develop their ability to teach more effectively in English.
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language – PSC

The PSC in TEFL is a non-credit professional specialization certificate traditionally offered as a three-week, immersive, summer session on campus at the University of Victoria, followed by nine weeks of facilitated online learning that can be completed once international teachers return to their own country.
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Your Study and Work Permit FAQs

The Division of Continuing Studies is very fortunate to have a Regulated International Students Immigration Advisor (RISIA) as part of its Registration and Student Services Team. Find out answers to common immigration questions.

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Introducing: Online Pedagogy and Internationalization

We now offer a Professional Development Certificate (PDC) in Online Pedagogy and Internationalization that will be foundational and overarching. ​This program will be offered entirely online and can be customized to meet the needs of the interested participants.

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Educational Wanderlust

Meet our International Education program coordinator Misty Cozac: educator / traveller / volunteer.

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How to Create a Welcoming Campus Environment for Intensive English Language Program Learners

International students are choosing Canada because of academic reputation and quality of the learning combined with the opportunity to study and live in a safe, tolerant society, according to the Canadian Bureau for International Education.

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Travel the world. Make money. Change lives.

TEFL brings a world of teaching opportunities within reach English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It's the language of international news, business and government.

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Wondering if it’s worth taking a TEFL course?

When I was a recent undergrad, I wanted to see the world. So, I took a job teaching English in Japan.

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Panamanian teachers become students in Canada

UVic's international community is reaching beyond new borders as host to educators in the Panama Bilingüe program, a visionary professional development initiative launched by the Panamanian Ministry of Education.

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What It's Like Teaching English Abroad

Stephen Frampton, who has taught in Mexico, Myanmar and Morocco, discusses his experiences teaching English as a foreign language.

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New PSC in TEFL starting August 6

Are you an international student living in Victoria and looking for a way to use your English skills to teach abroad? We have a fantastic professional development opportunity for you this summer!

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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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Misty Cozac, Program Coordinator
Tel (250) 721-7871
Email tefl@uvic.ca