Length: 3 months or 5 weeks

Location Offered: Nanaimo campus



  • Canadians looking for a certificate to teach English as a Foreign Language abroad
  • International teachers requiring a formal certificate for Professional Development purposes
  • Canadians requiring a certificate to teach ESL in Canada

Program Details

  • A 120 hour course including a 20 hour supervised practicum
  • Two intakes per year
  • Part-time and full-time options
  • Supervised practicum completed in VIU’s English Language Centre
  • Students taking the part-time course must complete their practicum weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the ELC.

Program Overview

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Linguistics
  • Methodological Issues
  • Techniques for Teaching
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Professional Issues
  • Supervised Practicum

Application Deadline

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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