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University of Victoria, English Language Centre

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Program Overview

The English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria (UVic) is celebrating 40 years of ESL excellence in 2010. The ELC is centrally located on UVic's spacious and modern campus where international students enjoy access to outstanding academic and social facilities as part of an exciting student community.

Highlights

  • Academic Reputation: UVic has been rated the #1 Comprehensive University in Canada (2008, 2007, Maclean's Magazine)
  • Class levels for upper beginner to advanced students, including a University Admission Preparation level and Conditional Admission to UVic degree programs
  • No Hidden Costs: ELC students enjoy a calendar of free activities and optional activities for an additional fee
  • Amazing Environment: at UVic, international students have unlimited access to academic facilities like libraries, computer labs and language labs and also enjoy recreation centres, swimming pools, a cinema, travel agency, pharmacy, art gallery, bookstore, restaurants, and more
  • Award-winning Homestay and Work Experience Programs

    Courses Offered & Fees

     
    Program Start Date
    Level
    Frequency
    (Per Year)
    Duration
    (Weeks)
    Hrs/Week
    Tuition
    (C$)
    12-Week Intensive English Program
    Multiple
    Varies
    3
    12
    30
    3,700
    Monthly English
    Monthly
    Varies
    4
    3 - 4
    25 - 30
    1,200 - 1,600
    Short-Term English Language & Culture
    Multiple
    Varies
    4
    4 -6
    25 - 30
    1,600 - 2,400
    English Work Experience Program
    Multiple
    Advanced
    3
    4 - 6
    20 - 40
    1,000
    English for Teachers
    June 27, 2010
    Advanced
    1
    4
    25 - 30
    1,975
    TOEFL Preparation
    Multiple
    Advanced
    4
    4 - 11
    4 - 20
    495 - 1,050
    Business English
    July 3, 2010
    Advanced
    1
    4
    25 - 30
    1,800
    Advanced English & Canadian Studies
    August 2, 2010
    Advanced
    1
    4
    25 - 30
    2,900

    Specialized Accreditation

    Languages Canada

    Program Options

     Schools in Canada Business English Programs
     Schools in Canada Custom English Programs for Groups
     Schools in Canada English for Specific Purposes
     Schools in Canada English for the Workplace
     Schools in Canada English Proficiency Preparation (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS)
     Schools in Canada Integrated English Programs (Read, Write, Listen, Speak)
     Schools in Canada University/College Preparation

    Program Levels

     Get Course Schedule Beginner
     Get Course Schedule Intermediate
     Get Course Schedule Advanced

    Program Schedule

     Get Course Schedule Semester Programs (Fall/Winter/Spring)
     Get Course Schedule Summer Programs

    Facilities and Location

    UVic is located in the west-coast capital city of Victoria, British Columbia. Victoria is famous for its natural beauty and warm climate. UVic's park-like campus is located 15 minutes from the city centre and a short walk from the beach and local shops.

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