Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2019

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 of 19 years of age.

  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 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

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) 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).


Students must apply for graduation by completing the Graduation Request form available at, or from the Office of the Registrar. This should be done in the first month of the final semester. 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 the Winter semester grade deadline (see Important Registration Dates) of each year. There is a $25 graduation fee.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

Current Students