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Customized International Education Programs are designed to suit the interests and needs of educators from diverse teaching backgrounds around the world. These programs provide the opportunity for international educators to grow professionally by learning a wide range of education-related topics from a Canadian perspective.


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Program description

International Education works in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria to provide educational opportunities for pre-service and in-service professionals. This program covers various fields of interest, ranging from early childhood education to the post-secondary level. International Education also works in cooperation with the English Language Centre to support the delivery of courses designed for international students who require additional language instruction.

We offer short-term professional development programs throughout the year that can be customized to fit your schedule as an international educator. We can offer programs to any size group, however for the best price and classroom experience we recommend a minimum of 10 participants. Classes are interactive and may include discussions, group work, guest lecturers and field trips.

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Upon completing our Teacher Training Programs, graduates will have:

  • Earned a micro-certificate at one of the top universities in not just in Canada, but the whole world
  • Learned from many experts in the field of education, including UVic’s renowned Faculty of Education professors
  • Visited local schools, observe classes and meet school administrators and teachers
  • Lived in one of Canadian’s most beautiful and friendly cities
  • Experienced Canadian culture through socio-cultural activities

Who is this program for?

Customized programs can be developed for:

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language Instructors
  • Early Childhood Education Teachers
  • Elementary School Teachers
  • Middle School Teachers
  • High School Teachers
  • School Administrators (Principals, Directors, etc.)
  • Adult and Post-Secondary Instructors


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The English Language Centre is accredited by Languages Canada.

Program partners

The University of Victoria

Faculty of Education

Osaka Kyoiku University - Japan

National Taichung University of Science and Technology

Anyang Institute of Technology

Jeollabukdo Office of Education – Korea

Meduca Ministerio de Educacion

Yasuda Women’s University

The Greater Victoria School District’s Victoria International High School Programs (VIHSP)

Courses and fees

Each Customized International Education Program is designed exclusively to meet the needs of participants. These samples demonstrate the types of programs that we can offer. We work closely with sponsor institutions to create the best possible program for our participants.

Sample programs

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

TEFL programs offers a stimulating, interactive teaching and learning environment in which international teachers and/or graduate students can build a professional network and develop their ability to communicate and teach more effectively in English in their home country.

TEFL Video| 3-week sample calendar| TEFL brochure

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)

English as a Medium of Instruction programs are designed for professors and researchers hoping to teach their subject matter in English. These programs offer a stimulating, interactive teaching and learning environment in which education professionals will receive teacher training and professional development in various skill areas and pedagogies.

EMI Video  | 3-week sample calendar | EMI Brochure

Online Pedagogy and Internationalization

Communicating effectively in a professional environment requires specific skills and the self-confidence to apply them effectively. Accordingly, this course is designed to improve writing and speaking skills by providing practical, repeatable processes and easily applied strategies for achieving success.

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Educational Leadership

Through interactive courses, observations, and discussions, participating education professionals and/or administrators will develop leadership skills needed to build supportive and collaborative learning environments and respond to changing global needs in education.

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Enhance your team’s ability to provide effective instruction to early learners with this introduction to foundational knowledge of ECE in Canada. Programming includes experiential learning opportunities such as visits to early childhood education centres, kindergarten visits and interactive workshops.

Program Sample – 2 Week Early Childhood Education Program

Estimated fees

Fees vary depending on the length and details of your customized program. We can work with you to create a program that works with your budget. 

Application information

How to apply

Please contact us directly so that we can learn more about your group and make the best recommendations to suit your needs and interests. We usually require a minimum of 10 students to build a customized program. We will be happy to prepare a program proposal for your group, including:

  • class schedule
  • optional activities / workshops / school visits
  • accommodation options
  • estimated program fee

For more information about customized programs, please contact Seppy Masoodi, ELC Director

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