Academic Calendar 2022/23

Continuing Education

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate

Note: This program is unavailable for individual intake, but is available to community groups, both local and abroad, through Customized Training Services. Please visit to learn more.

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 19 years of age before the first day of classes.
  2. Applicants must meet the Entry-level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar.

When to apply

This program is not currently accepting applications.

How to apply

This program is not currently accepting applications.

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.

Program duration

The TEFL program is 195 hours in duration, consisting of 13 credits.

Program outline

Course Title Credits
TEFL 110 TEFL Theory 2
TEFL 120 TEFL Teaching Practices 3
TEFL 130 Teaching the Four Skills 3
TEFL 140 Developing a Teaching Grammar 2
TEFL 150 TEFL Special Topics I 1
TEFL 160 TEFL Special Topics II 1
TEFL 170 TEFL Practicum 1

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or higher) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV's Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Graduation requirements

Students must apply for graduation in the first month of their final semester. Visit the Graduation webpage for more information. The final deadline for students who wish to attend the June Convocation ceremony is April 1 of each year, with all program requirements completed by April 30.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students