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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

TEFL certificate

The TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate program is a full-time program for UFV students who intend to teach English language classes in non-English speaking countries. These students may be international or domestic students. The program prepares students by giving them a thorough grounding in language teaching theory and methodology, English language structure, teaching approaches for each of the four skills, assessment, and other specialized areas English language instruction. Students will have the opportunity to observe English language teaching in a variety of teaching environments and will also participate in peer based teaching activities.

Entrance requirements

1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent or minimum of 19 years of age.

2. Applicants must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see English language proficiency requirement in the Admissions section of the calendar.

When to apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.

How to apply

Submit the application fee along with your UFV application for admission form and all supporting documents to the Office of the Registrar (OReg). You can apply online or download an application form at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply. Application forms are also available from any OReg or Student Services office.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.

Program outline

Program duration: 195 hours (13 credits)

Course Title Credits
TEFL 01 TEFL Theory 2
TEFL 02 TEFL Teaching Practices 3
TEFL 03 Teaching the Four Skills 3
TEFL 04 Developing a Teaching Grammar 2
TEFL 05 TEFL Special Topics I 1
TEFL 06 TEFL Special Topics II 1
TEFL 07 TEFL Practicum 1

Program requirements

Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 during their program are subject to academic warning and/or removal from the program.


Students must submit a Request for Graduation form to the UFV Office of the Registrar by April 1. All program requirements must be met by April 30 in order to participate in the June graduation ceremony. There is a $25 graduation fee.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.