Updated July 23, 2020

 

Dear students and partners,

We are missing the sound of our students’ voices at the English Language Centre and look forward to the time when it is safe for us to welcome international students back to Victoria. The university and BC Health Authorities will make a decision early in the fall about a return to face-to-face classes for the first term of 2021—this is in order to allow time for planning. 

We are still here to meet the English language education needs of our students and our online programs are going well. We are happy to announce that the promotional tuition of $695 for English for Global Communication (EGC) will be extended until the end of 2020. We will honour the promotional tuition cost for any EGC courses booked before the end of the year. The next course start dates are Aug. 4, Aug. 31, Jan. 4 and Feb. 8. Please note that the ELPI-O (10-week intensive academic program) promotional tuition of $2,645 ends July 31, so if you are interested, please book soon to get this special price. 

Through our online courses, you’ll see your English language skills improve. The courses are well laid out and easy to follow. Of course our teachers will be there to help guide you and give you feedback every step of the way. You’ll also meet other students from all over the world and have a chance to interact in the synchronous classes and during Café Social events.

I hope you and your families are staying safe and well in these difficult times.

 

— Dr. Jackie Prowse, Director, and your friends at ELC

 


 

June 25, 2020

Dear students and partners,

I hope you and your families are staying safe and well. To ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and the community, the ELC will not be holding face-to-face classes in the fall. We are hopeful we will be able to hold face-to-face classes in 2021. We expect to have confirmation from the university and Health Authorities early in the fall about our plans for 2021.

Students – we miss you!!!!

To help you reach your English language learning goals, our teachers have developed an amazing suite of online courses so you won’t fall behind in your studies. You will be able to improve your English and be a part of our learning community. Please see our website and videos for our four-week (40 hours) course English for Global Communication.

And our 10-week Academic program ELPI-O.

While the experience will be different, the exceptional quality of our programs remains. You will have the opportunity to meet with other international students and make friends. Our teachers and staff are here to help and guide you in your studies. 

Please stay safe and take care in these difficult times.

 

— Dr. Jackie Prowse, Director, and your friends at ELC
 


 

May 14, 2020

Dear students and partners,

To ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and the community, ELC will not be holding face-to-face classes in the fall. We are deeply saddened that we cannot welcome you to Victoria in 2020 but look forward having students back on campus in 2021.

We don’t want you to fall behind in your English studies so would like to invite you to consider taking some of our online courses. While the experience will be different, the exceptional quality of our programs remains. You will still develop and improve your English and be part of a learning community. You will have the opportunity to meet with other international students and make friends. Our teachers and staff are here to help you meet your learning goals. Please see our website for more information on our online courses. Please stay safe and take care in these difficult times.

 

— Dr. Jackie Prowse, Director, and your friends at ELC

 


 

April 21, 2020

Dear friends and partners,

We hope you are all staying healthy and safe during the COVID-19 crisis. At UVic, face-to-face instruction has been suspended until the fall which means all our summer face-to-face programs have been cancelled. We are sorry to disappoint students who planned to come to Victoria, but student safety is our highest priority. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will be updating our website as things develop. For the latest COVID-19 UVic information, visit uvic.ca/covid-19

New – We are excited to launch ELC Connect, a new suite of online English language programs:

English for Global Communication

Aug. 4–28 (4 weeks / 40 hours)
Aug. 31–Sept. 25 (4 weeks / 40 hours)

5 levels offered

Tuition $695

Learn more

University Admissions Preparation Online

July 13–Aug. 21 (6 weeks / 100 hours)

Successful completion of this program meets the University of Victoria English language proficiency requirement. 

Tuition $3,200

Learn more

 

– Dr. Jackie Prowse, Director, and your friends at ELC

 


  • Posted April 6, 2020