Diploma in Applied Linguistics

The Diploma in Applied Linguistics is a one-year program for individuals who already have a bachelor's degree and wish to specialize in teaching English or other additional languages. The diploma provides a balance of theoretical and practical learning. This includes courses in pedagogical approaches and methods, as well as a 20-hour language teaching practicum at a Victoria-area school.

The Diploma in Applied Linguistics is accredited by TESL Canada, so completion of the requirements qualifies students for a Level 2 (Interim) teaching certificate.

Requirements

You can find out about the program requirements for the Diploma in Applied Linguistics program in the UVic calendar.

Practicum

BA and Diploma students in Applied Linguistics are required to complete a 20-hour language teaching practicum (LING 476) in one of the private or public institutions in and around Victoria (and occasionally elsewhere) that support our program.

Applied Linguistics Seminar Series

If you are interested in applied linguistics, you may also be interested in the Applied Linguistics Seminar Series, a series of seminars held each spring on "hot topics" in langauge teaching, and given by talented instructors in the Victoria Community.

Applied Linguistics Fair

If you are interested in applied linguistics, you may also be interested in the Applied Linguistics Fair, a free event hosted each spring by the Department of Linguistics, featuring information tables from Victoria language schools and UVic language departments, non-profit organizations, teaching resource publishers, and recruiters.