This full-time program includes:

  • 22 study hours per week in general English classes and the ELC Learning Centre
  • Optional weekend trips
  • Homestay accommodation


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Program description

New in 2019! This modified "ELPI" program offers an intensive combination of general English classes and academic electives during 9 weeks in the summer. It is the perfect option if you are looking for a full-summer program (with homestay!) or if you want to keep building your skills in the ELPI curriculum between the April and September sessions.

In this program you’ll attend afternoon classes on most days, with your mornings free to study on your own. You will have access to the ELC Learning Centre and favourite activities like Friday coffee social and sports, in addition to weekend optional activities.


Program features

  • 22 class hours per week
  • 5 class levels, from High Beginner to Advanced
  • General English classes plus academic writing classes
  • Access to the ELC Learning Centre (Tuesday – Thursday)
  • Access to the Computer Assisted Language Laboratory (CALL)
  • Optional weekend trips with our Cultural Assistants
  • Homestay accommodation and meals with a carefully selected local family
  • Certificate of Participation and a Record of Grade upon completion


Program schedule

This is a full-time program with morning and afternoon classes. (22 study hours per week)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


General English Classes

1 pm – 5:15 pm


Academic classes

8:30 am – 12:45 pm

Optional activities led by our Cultural Assistants. For example:

  • whale watching
  • Butchart Gardens
  • trips to  Vancouver
  • kayaking (depending on the season)

Estimated fees per program

Fees due upon application Fee Notes
Application fee $150.00 Due at time of registration. Application fees are paid only once.Due five weeks before program begins
Homestay Application Fee $300.00
Program deposit $350.00
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of Tuition ($3550-$350 deposit) $3,200.00 Due five weeks before program begins
Student Services Fee (health insurance/bus pass/gym pass) $372.00
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
Homestay ($950 per month; $32 per additional night) $1,900.00 Paid directly to Host family. This fee is NOT paid to the ELC.
Total: $6,272.00

Program dates

Starting in
July 2020
Program dates
July 6 – Sept. 3, 2020
Program status
Courses open for registration
Homestay: Application Deadline - May 15, 2020
Dorms: n/a

Application information

Registration requirements

To study in this program, you must:

  • be 18 years old by the program start date
  • have a basic knowledge of English

To find out if your level of English meets our minimum requirement for this program, take a free test.

How to apply

  1. Complete a program application form
  2. Send the completed application form to
  3. Pay the application fees and deposit(s)

Once we have processed the application, you well be sent a Letter of Acceptance.

Visit our How to apply page for more details.