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Program Details

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Certificate
Program Code: TESL, TESL-PT
Program Area: Professional Development and Training
Campus: Nanaimo
Testing required: No
Applications accepted from: Ongoing

Next intake(s):

  • September 5, 2018
  • January 10, 2019
  • June, 2019
  • September, 2019

Anticipated intake for someone applying today: September 5, 2018

Admission Clerk

Jeff Christenson
Email: Jeff.Christenson@viu.ca
Phone: Local 2284

Program Chair

Suzy Nachtsheim
Email: Suzy.Nachtsheim@viu.ca
Phone: Local 6328

Document Deadlines

Deadline for submission of documents is August 23, 2018 for the part-time intake (TESL-PT, September 6, 2018), December 21, 2018 for the part-time intake (TESL-PT, January 10, 2019), and June 10, 2019 for the full-time intake (TESL, June 25, 2018),

Additional Comments

This program is designed for Canadians looking for a certificate to teach English as a Foreign Language abroad, international teachers requiring a formal certificate for Professional Development purposes, and Canadians requiring a certificate to teach ESL in Canada. There is a 5 week, full-time intake (TESL) in June, and two 13 week, part-time intakes (TESL-PT) starting in September and January. Admission to the program requires a completed undergraduate degree or permission of the Dean. For non-native speakers, IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 80 (or equivalent) is required.