• ELC students outside the Continuing Studies building
    Welcome to the new ELC
    Find out the top 10 reasons to choose UVic
  • Victoria BC, Canada
    Victoria, BC
    A beautiful home away from home
  • ELC at UVic offers many activities
    Try something new during our free activities
  • ELC at UVic offers high quality programming
    Highest quality of General and Academic English programming
  • ELC at UVic offers homestay options
    Award-winning program brings students and families together

What is 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!

The ELC is one of Canada’s most respected English language schools. We are a proud part of the University of Victoria and the Division of Continuing Studies.  



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.

Over 2,800 students choose our programs each year: let us show you why.




Living in Victoria

Victoria is a small city with a big heart. You’ll find the same shopping, restaurants and festivals that you might find in a large city, but it’s also safe, friendly and beautiful.

We feel very lucky to call this city our home… and so will you!