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Expand your global professional network and study at one of the top universities in the world. Our three-week English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) program is designed to suit your unique goals, interests and needs from stimulating, interactive and international teaching perspectives. You’ll get the opportunity to learn from many experts in the field of education at UVic while developing valuable teaching skills.

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Program description

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) is a practical program that provides high-quality skills training for instructors who teach subject content in English in their home countries.

Participants will learn from experts in the field of education, applied linguistics, CLIL and internationalization. This program offers a stimulating, interactive teaching and learning environment. Education professionals will develop their abilities through a variety of teaching methodologies, curriculum-planning strategies and communicative or experiential classroom techniques. One of the goals of this program is to enable our teachers to plan, design and develop effective lessons in English.

The EMI program is designed to fit the goals, interests and needs of the participants. This includes:

  • formal classroom instruction (approximately 60 hours)
  • professional development workshops and lectures
  • various socio-cultural events
  • a safe and respectful English immersion context for the enhancement of language, cultural intelligence and educational leadership skills


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The English Language Centre is accredited by Languages Canada.

Program highlights

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Credibility The University of Victoria is one of Canada's leading universities, recognized for preparing students for careers in a wide range of disciplines. Upon successful completion of this program you will receive a Micro-certificate.

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Teaching Talent Our instructors are industry professionals with years of expertise and lived experience. They’re dedicated to helping you develop the knowledge and skills to realize your full potential.

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Networking Opportunities: Collaborate with, learn from and find support in a network of professional colleagues who are as passionate about adult education and lifelong learning as you are.

Program outcomes

By the end of the program, you will be familiar with topics such as:

  • the role of an EMI instructor
  • EMI and CLIL pedagogies and methodologies
  • evaluating content and how to integrate it into the classroom
  • English for teaching purposes
  • internationalizing the curriculum
  • using technology in the classroom
  • assessment/evaluation/testing in EMI classes
  • an introduction to the Canadian education system
  • writing for professionals

Who is this program for?

This program is for international instructors (primary, secondary and post-secondary education) looking to develop skills to teach their subject area in English.

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Estimated fees

Description Fee
Tuition $2,192.00
Dormitory Accommodation (optional) $1,790.00
Student Services Fee $208.00
Application Fee $150.00
Estimated Total $4,340.00*
Fees listed in this section are an estimate. Total program fees may vary depending on delivery format, course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

Application information

Admission requirements

The intensive nature of this program requires potential candidates to:

  • be an international, non-native English-speaking education professional with a current teaching or
    leadership assignment
  • hold or be in the process of obtaining a first degree or a teaching certificate from an accredited
    university or post-secondary institution
  • fluency in English:
    • TOEFL iBT 71
    • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
    • or a document supporting their participation in the program by their district
      administration plan

How to apply

To view full application information, please click the Apply Now button. Programs currently open for registration will be available.

Program dates

2025 dates will be posted as soon as they are available.

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