This full-time program features general English classes plus afternoon workshops to build Business communication skills.

  • 20 general English class hours per week
  • 16 additional hours of Business English classes
  • UVic Dormitory accommodation and meals

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Program description

This series of elective classes will add something "extra" to your summer: business English training that you will be proud to bring back to university or work after your program is complete.

You will study general English each morning as part of the Summer Language and Culture program, and attend a series of afternoon Business workshops to develop your writing, presentation and discussion skills.  From writing effective emails to communicating in cross-cultural business situations, this program will prepare you to approach the business world with confidence, in English!

Participants receive a 16-hour "Professional Development Certificate" in addition to a "Certificate of Completion" for their general English classes.


Program features


  • July and August start dates
  • 20 general English class hours per week
  • 16 additional hours of Business English classes to improve:
  • accuracy and fluency in business discussions
  • communication for debates and negotiations
  • formal writing for email and letter composition


  • Participants receive a "Professional Development Certificate" in addition to a Certificate of Completion for their general English classes
  • Guided tour of a local business
  • UVic dormitory accommodation and meals

Program schedule

This is a part-time series of afternoon classes taken in addition to the morning classes in our full-time Summer Language and Culture program

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  • English classes: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Business English classes: 2 – 4 pm (7 classes total + 1 business visit)
  • Daytime activities: 2 – 4 pm
  • Evening activities: 7 – 9 pm (dormitory programs)

Optional activities led by our Cultural Assistants:

  • whale watching
  • trips to Butchart Gardens and Vancouver
  • kayaking
  • dances
  • culture nights
  • hiking
  • ...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
Program deposit $350.00
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Foundations in Business English electives $575.00 Based on a 4-week program. Due five weeks before program begins
Balance of Tuition Summer Language and Culture program ($1750-350) $1,400.00
Student Services Fee (health insurance/bus pass/gym pass) $223.00
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
Dormitory $1,755.00 Paid to the ELC
Total: $4,453.00

Program dates

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
  • be registered in a Summer Language and Culture program (4-week July, 4-week August or 3-week August)  

How to apply

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