TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
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Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)
Jun 18, 2013 more information »
Welcome to the information page for VCC's TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) program, where you'll find all the details you need about admission requirements, program content and how to apply.
The program has been designed to involve the student in a variety of learning environments and instructional delivery methods. Throughout the program, students participate in lectures, demonstrations, peer teaching, group teaching, and individual practice teaching. There may be guest instructors, instructional videos and an opportunity to use computer labs. Students are required to volunteer or work in an English language classroom.
This program is offered on a part-time basis. Students must complete all course work within two years.
Part or Full‑time
January, April, September
VCC welcomes applications from
Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to
educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Grade 12 graduation, including English 12 with a C+ or better, or equivalent.
Applicants whose first language is other than English, who are presenting foreign documents, must achieve the following
scores on one of the following English Language proficiency tests:
Minimum score of 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL or
Band 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS - academic stream) or
Minimum score of 145/200 on the VCC English Language Assessment Test.
All requests for transfer credits or course exemptions for all courses in the program must be submitted with application to the program. Download a Request for Transfer Credit PDF form.
Strong oral and written communication skills in English
Strong command of English grammar
Interest in, respect for and experience with other cultures
Empathy and patience for those learning a new language and culture
- Registration opens August 1, 2013
After you apply, you can check your to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information.
Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.
Fees and Other Costs
College initiative fee
Student union fee
$25.18 per term
- Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students making advanced payments for programs/courses or installment payments for current programs, will be required to pay increased rates. The application fee is non-refundable. For more information, see withdrawals and refunds specific to this program.
Students who have completed all of the courses in this program must apply to receive their credential. Please complete the
Application for TESOL Credential form and submit it to the Registrar's Office.
For additional information, please contact:
School of Language Studies
Vancouver Community College
250 West Pender Street
Phone: 604.871.7000, ext. 8665
Note: All course/program information including course/program content, length, admission requirements, prerequisites, start/end dates, postponements and/or cancellation is subject to change without notice.