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Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Education Office offers a wide variety of special programs and options, certain to fit any student’s schedule and interests. Whether you’re a student looking to learn more about American culture or a busy professional seeking to improve your English language proficiency, our custom programs will meet your needs.
We partner with universities and organizations around the globe to give you the highest caliber of training in the world. As one of the top research universities in the U.S., VCU welcomes international students and appreciates the global perspective and cultural diversity they bring to an already vibrant campus.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate Program
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The VCU Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate Program offers intensive courses that are designed for individuals who are interested in teaching English to multilingual students, locally, internationally or online. In most cases, the minimum requirements to teach English language abroad are a Bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certification.
The program provides a high-quality curriculum that includes the study of: theory and practice of teaching English as foreign or second language, language acquisition and learning, teaching methods, and assessment. Program courses, which are non-credit bearing, accommodate all levels and do not require prior teaching experience. They are offered synchronously and asynchronously online, with an additional in-person or online teaching practicum for all students.
All VCU TEFL courses are taught by highly credentialed instructors possessing an MA or PhD in TESOL or Linguistics, with extensive experience in teaching in intensive university English language programs in the United States and abroad.
The VCU TEFL Core Certificate Program is a 120-hour interactive program that is offered both online and in-person. To earn the program certificate, a student must successfully complete three program components:
The VCU TEFL Advanced Certificate Program includes an additional 20-hour course which provides advanced classroom teaching practice and skills through research-based strategies and techniques.
Program Learning Outcomes
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The completion of the VCU TEFL certificate program requires a minimum of 120 hours total. Program course content includes the following:
Program Start Dates
Please note that it will take 24-32 weeks to successfully complete the program.
Students who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in an academic program at Virginia Commonwealth University may use their financial aid funds to cover program costs. This, however, will depend on a student financial aid program, so please consult your advisor or VCU Global Education Office at email@example.com for additional information.
The following are the VCU TEFL Certificate Program requirements:
Cancellation and Refund Policies
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date, based on minimum enrollment. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible. You may cancel your registration up until the first day of class and receive a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be given. Cancellations must be received via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including change or cancellation charges to include but not limited to airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.
Should you have any questions about the course, please contact the VCU Global Education Office at email@example.com or (804) 828-2551.
Every effort will be made to have all classes meet as scheduled. When inclement weather jeopardizes the safety of faculty and students, VCU will alert all local radio and television stations that VCU classes are canceled.
If public announcements have been made that the school where your class is held is being closed or will be closed by the time your class starts, then the class is canceled. When there is a question as to whether or not a class has been canceled because of inclement weather, please follow these guidelines:
All course and event participants are bound by all policies found at www.vcu.edu including:
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For Academic Accommodations, please visit https://saeo.vcu.edu/