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Virtual Tour The English Language Centre (ELC) at Vancouver Island University (VIU) is fully accredited and offers flexible programs to develop communication skills (7 or 14 weeks) and academic preparation skills (14 weeks). The English Language Centre staff and faculty look forward to working with students and helping them achieve their goals.
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  • Small classes taught by experienced and highly-qualified instructors
  • Academic advising, personal counseling, and support services for international students
  • Social, recreational and sports activities; homestay, and on-campus student residences
  • Co-operative Education programs that allow for study and full-time work anywhere in Canada
  • Close to Vancouver and Victoria, so students attending VIU can have the best of all worlds: caring and comfortable community; low cost of living; spectacular natural environment; unequalled recreational opportunities; one of the mildest climates in all of Canada

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    Program Start Date
    Level
    Frequency
    (Per Year)
    Duration
    (Weeks)
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    University Preparation Program (UPP)
    September/January/May
    5 Levels
    3
    14
    26
    4,700
    English Communication Program (ECP)
    Multiple
    Beginner to Advanced
    6
    7 and 14
    26
    2,400/7wks:4,700/14wks

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    Nanaimo is a city of 85,000 residents, located on beautiful Vancouver Island - a tourist destination blessed with the natural beauty of mountains, forests and seashore, a mild climate, and many opportunities for year-round outdoor sports and recreation. Nanaimo is close to the major metropolitan areas of Vancouver and Victoria.

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    Vancouver Island University
    900 Fifth Street
    Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5S5
    Phone:  1-250-740-6316
    Fax: 1-250-740-6472

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    Program/Centre Name Program/Centre Name: English Language Centre (ELC)
    Program/Centre Name Organization Name: Vancouver Island University
    ESL Programs Offered per Year: # ESL Programs Offered/Year: 2
    Students Per Year # ESL Students/Year: 200
    Application Fee Application Fee (C$): 150
    Age of Students Age of Students: 17 - 25
    Class Sizes Class Size: 10 - 20
     
    Accommodation and Fees (C$)
    Accommodation for ESL Students:
    Accommodation and Fees Homestay Provided by Program
    Accommodation and Fees Onsite Residences and Dormitories
    Accommodation Fees:
    Accommodation and Fees Homestay Emergency Deposit Fee : 700
    Accommodation and Fees Homestay Monthly Fees (room & board) : 700
    Accommodation and Fees Homestay Registration Fee (one time fee) : 150
    Accommodation and Fees Residence/Dormitory Monthly Fees (room & board) : 419 to 539
    Accommodation and Fees Residence/Dormitory Registration Fee (one time fee) : 25
     
    Support for Students
    Student Health Care Insurance Coverage Student Health Care Insurance Coverage:
    Available Through Program
    Airport Pickup Airport Pick Up: Available at Extra Cost
    Airport Pickup Fee Airport Pick Up Fee (C$): 40
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    Consideration for Admission
    Canadian Schools Minimum Age: Not Considered
    Canadian Schools High School Grades:  Considered
    Canadian Schools English Language Proficiency:
      All Levels
     
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    Canadian Schools Program/Centre Name: English Language Centre (ELC)
    Canadian Schools Organization Name: Vancouver Island University
    Canadian Schools ESL Program Founded: 1985
    Canadian Schools # Campuses: 4
    Canadian Schools Campus Setting (Main Campus): Urban
    Canadian Schools Nearest City (Main Campus): Nanaimo
    Canadian Schools City Population: 85,000
    Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Low
    Canadian Schools Climate Range: 0 °C to 26 °C
    Canadian Schools # ESL Programs Offered/Year: 2
    Canadian Schools # ESL Students/Year: 200
    Canadian Schools # Countries of Origin: 31 or more
     
       
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