This full-time program includes:

  • 22 class hours/week in general or academic English 
  • ELC Learning Centre resources and workshops
  • Free and optional activities guided by Cultural Assistant staff
  • Homestay accommodation and meals

 

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Program description

Over 1,000 students from 30 countries attend ELPI each year. It’s a program full of options and opportunities, where students can focus on general or academic English classes and pursue a pathway to UVic degree programs through the "University Admission Preparation" level.

In 2019 we launched "ELPI Summer" - a 9-week version of this program in July + August, so that students can enjoy ELPI all year round!

 

Program features

QUICK FACTS

  • January, April and September start dates
  • Our most international program, with 250-400 students from 20+ countries
  • 22 class hours/week (260 total program hours)
  • Six class levels (Upper Beginner to University Admission Preparation)
  • General and Academic English classes
  • ELC Learning Centre access before/after classes
  • Free and optional activities guided by Cultural Assistant staff
  • Homestay accommodation and meals

FAVOURITE FEATURES

  • Conversation practice with Canadian volunteers at the ELC Learning Centre
  • Weekly elective classes to focus on skills / interests like IELTS preparation, Business English, Conversation skills, Music, etc.
  • Option to extend to 14 weeks with "Project-based Presentations" in December

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Program schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 

  • Core classes: 18 hours (morning or afternoon, 4 days per week)
  • Elective classes: 4 hours (morning or afternoon, 2 hours X 2 days per week)
  • ELC Learning Centre: 8 hours (open Monday to Thursday)
  • Coffee Social (Friday) and other free activities that change every week

Optional activities led by our Cultural Assistants. For example:

  • whale watching
  • Butchart Gardens
  • trips to Vancouver 
  • hockey games
  • 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.
Program deposit $350.00
Homestay application fee $300.00
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of Tuition ($4250-$350 deposit) $3,900.00 Due five weeks before program begins. Tuition based on 12 week program, +$725 for the 14 week program.
Student Services Fee (health insurance/bus pass/gym pass) $505.00
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
Homestay ($950 per month; $32 per additional night) $2,850.00 Paid directly to Host family. This fee is NOT paid to the ELC.
Total: $8,055.00

Program dates

Starting in
January 2021
Program dates
Jan. 4 – March 31, 2021
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
April 2021
Program dates
April 6 – June 30, 2021
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
September 2021
Program dates
Sept. 7 – Dec. 1, 2021
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
September 2021 (ELPI + 2-week Project-Based Presentations)
Program dates
Sept. 7 – Dec. 10, 2021
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
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.