Updated May 15, 2020


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