In addition to on-campus programs, the ELC continues to offer the following online programs:

This full-time program includes:

  • 22 study hours per week (204 total program hours)
  • Optional weekend activities
  • Homestay accommodation and meals


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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 (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


  • June start date
  • 22 class hours per week (204 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
  • Homestay accommodation and meals in the summer

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

  • Afternoons: 1 – 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) $388.00
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: $6,288.00

Program dates

Starting in
June 2022
Program dates
June 27 – Sept. 1, 2022
Program status
Courses open for registration
Homestay: Application Deadline: May 15, 2022
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 our free ELC Basic English Test.

How to apply

For application information, please click the Apply Now button.