What is the ELC?
We're one of Canada's most respected English language schools.
We're "home" to +2200 international students who study English with us each year.
We're a proud part of the University of Victoria and the Division of Continuing Studies.
We're an international and Canadian community.
… And we can't wait to welcome you!
The English Language Centre has offered intensive English programs at UVic since 1970, and is now one of the largest on-campus English schools in Canada. Each year we welcome students from more than 30 countries to programs from one to three months in length. Many students study English with us for much longer, depending on their needs and goals.
As experts in the field of English language training, we are focused on student success and student support. When you register for an ELC program, you can be confident that we have every detail of your program covered: classes, activities, accommodation and meals. Our classes will build your English skills and our activities will help you feel at home in a new city and culture.