TESOL for Test Prep

Leading The Way In Teacher Training

Program Introduction

TESOL for Test Preparation is a completely unique program that is offered only by VIC-CC. This program trains teachers to instruct test –specific preparation courses such as IELTS and TOEFL. This part of the English language learning industry is growing and teachers who have the specialized skills to lead these courses will be in demand. In 4 weeks the course covers all how to teach all of the four language skills for each test as well as how the tests are conducted and assessed. Each week strategies to successfully answer different question types are practiced and debriefed. Graduates will be confident to lead these distinct courses.

What Learning Goals Will I Achieve?

Students will have the ability to:

  • Understand and apply strategies for teaching the four basic language skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
  • Teach English proficiency test students, exhibiting both the detailed test knowledge and skill set required to improve students’ test scores.
  • Critically assess live and/or recorded test preparation classes.
  • Share key strategies and IELTS & TOEFL® specific question types in an interactive and communicative way.

TESOL for Test Prep At A Glance

Type: Diploma Program

Campus: Vancouver

Admission Requirements:

International Students must pass the Vancouver International College – Career Campus Entrance Interview AND provide one of the following:

  • Completed TESOL, TESOL Advanced, TESOL Advanced Online, OR
  • Any proven equivalent teacher training program certification
Program Length:  
  • 4-week Diploma program
  • 26.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • In class: 4 weeks – 106 hours
Daily Schedule:
  • Monday to Thursday: 9 am – 3:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm  

Graduation Requirement: 70% average upon successful completion of all in-class courses and optional practicum.

Optional Onsite Studies & Practicum

The onsite studies and practicum component of TESOL for Test Preparation with Practicum is only two weeks. Students attend to observe and teach in real life Test Preparation classes at our partner schools. One week is spent in an IELTS class where both a warmer and a lesson are taught. The other week is spent in a TOEFL® class where again both a warmer and a lesson are taught.

Students who finish this highly specialized course and the onsite studies and practicum will be uniquely trained for the growing Test Preparation niche of English language education.

Onsite Studies:
  • Full Time
  • 8 days / 44 hours
  • Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Full Time
  • 2 days / 9 hours
  • Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Future Career Opportunities

IELTS / TOEFL Instructor

English Tutor

Private Academy Teacher