Providing the resources to support your English studies is our job. We take your success seriously!

As a student UVic, you'll be surrounded by amazing places to study outside of class. Every ELC program begins with a campus tour that will introduce you to the facilities and learning resources you need to make the most of your time studying with us. Some of these resources are open to all UVic students and others are just for ELC students. Try them out!


McPherson Library

McPherson Library

A quiet place to study on your own, or with friends at the library café. This is the academic centre of UVic where you’ll be studying alongside Canadian students and can take out books, use the computers or do homework.

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ELC Study Centre

ELC Study Centre

The Study Centre is a special place for our 12-week (ELPI) program students. Staffed by ELC teachers, Cultural Assistants and friendly volunteers, you can visit before or after class to practise conversation, get help with your homework and learn about Canadian culture.

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ELC Pronunciation Centre

ELC Pronunciation Centre

The Pronunciation Centre, beside the ELC Study Centre, is where ELPI students focus on their speaking skills in small groups with an ELC teacher, or on their own using specialized computer software.

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ELC Writing Centre

ELC Writing Centre

Part of the ELC Study Centre, where academic ELPI students receive one-to-one tutoring on written projects, essays and reports.

Computer-Assisted Language Laboratory (CALL)

Resources call facility

Full-time ELC staff support our students in this specialized listening lab that is open to all UVic languages students. Bring your headphones to study on your own or bring a friend and work together!

ELC Academic Mentor

Cathy Ebert

Study more effectively with the help of our Academic Mentor, Cathy Ebert. She has weekly office hours to meet with you personally and has also created a blog to with study resources and tips.

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ELC Study Zone

ELC Study Zone

The Study Zone is a website created by ELC teachers for ELC students, but it is used by students and teachers around the world. Explore the lessons and exercises grouped by level, and practise, practise, practise!

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