This full-time program combines English language classes and public speaking workshops to strengthen public speaking and communication confidence. 

  • 20 hours of general English classes per week
  • 16 additional hours of public speaking workshops
  • UVic Homestay or dormitory accommodation and meals

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Program description

Through an intensive combination of English language classes and public speaking workshops, this program will strengthen your public speaking, fluency and communication confidence. 

In addition to the challenging English classes you will attend as a participant in our “Summer Language and Culture” program, you will:

  • Improve accuracy, pronunciation and fluency through an interactive portfolio-based approach
  • Develop and practice public speaking skills through a Toastmaster-like format
  • Give a variety of oral presentations, based on specific themes and other topics tailored to your specific interests and professions

 

Program features

  • 20 general English class hours per week
  • 16 additional hours of public speaking workshops
  • ELC Learning Centre before/after classes
  • Unlimited access to the Computer Assisted Language Laboratory (CALL)
  • Homestay or dormitory accommodation and meals

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Program schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8:30am – 12:30pm

  • General English Classes

2-4pm (approx. 2 days/week)

  • Professional Communication workshops

2-4pm (approx. 2 days/week)

  • Free social / cultural activities

Optional activities ($) led by our Cultural Assistants (depending on season):

  • whale watching
  • Butchart Gardens
  • trips to  Vancouver 
  • kayaking
  • theater
  • hockey games
  • ...and more!

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
Homestay Application Fee $300.00
Program deposit $350.00
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of Tuition Summer Language and Culture program ($2750-350) $2,400.00 Due five weeks before program begins
Student Services Fee (health insurance/bus pass/gym pass) $238.75
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
Homestay $1,046.00 Paid to the Host family. This fee is NOT paid to the ELC.
Total: $4,484.75

Program dates

Starting in
Spring 2019
Program dates
May 27 – June 28, 2019
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Available
Dorms: n/a

Application information

Registration requirements

To study in this program, you must:

  • have an intermediate level of English, equivalent to 4.5 IELTS or 53 ibT

How to apply

  1. Complete a program application form
  2. Send the completed application form to elc@uvcs.uvic.ca
  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.