• ELC students in the atrium
    to the UVic English Language Centre!
  • English Language Centre students
    2018 Winner
    Cultural Excellence Award – Canada
  • Students taking pictures in Victoria BC, Canada
    A perfect place to live and study
  • Students from Panama dancing
    and celebrating culture every day
  • ELC students on University of Victoria sign
    to be part of UVic
  • ELC students in class
    Intensive English
    programs begin every month
  • ELC Director and DCS Dean with scholarship students
    UVic Pathways
    options for every student
  • ELC students playing sports
    Free activities
    in all full-time programs
  • English Language Centre students
    48 years
    of experience offering English programs

Welcome to the ELC

The ELC video: it’s everything you ever wanted to know about the ELC, UVic, and Victoria in less than 3 minutes!  Over 2,800 students choose our programs each year: let us show you why.

About the ELC

Imagine a place where students from all over the world study English, learn about other cultures and enjoy living in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. That’s life at the ELC!


English programs

As an ELC student you don’t have to choose between studying hard and having fun. We’ll help you do both! Our programs combine intensive classes with social activities so that you can learn and live in English.