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This full-time program includes:

  • 22 study hours per week (207 total program hours)
  • Optional weekend activities
  • Optional accommodation and meals available

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Program description

This modified "ELPI" program offers an intensive combination of general English classes and academic electives during nine weeks in the summer. It is the perfect option if you are looking for a full-summer program 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.


  • July start date
  • 22 class hours per week (207 total program hours)
  • Five General English class levels
  • "International Culture and Conversation" workshops
  • Access to the ELC Learning Centre (Tuesday–Thursday)
  • Optional weekend activities


  • Condensed ELPI format to start or continue ELPI in the summer
  • Friday "Academic Writing" classes
  • Accommodation and meals


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The English Language Centre is accredited by Languages Canada.

Who is this program for?

Level: High Beginner to Advanced


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Courses and fees

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

  • Afternoons: 1 – 5:30 pm


Academic classes

  • 8:30 am – 1:00 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 Due at time of registration. Application fees are paid only once. Due five weeks before program begins.
Program deposit $350
Homestay application fee $300
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of Tuition ($3,750-$350 deposit) $3,400 Due five weeks before program begins
Student Services Fee (health insurance/bus pass/gym pass) $388
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
Homestay $2,970 This fee is paid to the ELC.
Total: $7,558

Application information

Admission 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 our free ELC Basic English Test.

How to apply

To view full application information, please click the Apply Now button.

Program dates

Starting in
July 2024
Program dates
July 2 - Sept. 5, 2024
Program status
  Courses open for registration
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a

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