Students in front of Continuing Studies building at the end of their program.

This full-time program includes:

  • 20 study hours per week (80 total program hours)
  • ELC Learning Centre access after classes
  • Free and optional activities
  • Optional homestay accommodation and meals available

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Program description

This program offers our most intensive class schedule and most flexible entry dates. You will love its unique balance of classes and activities.

As a Monthly English student, you will attend English classes from Monday to Thursday, and on Friday you’ll enjoy a variety of opportunities to connect with Canadians and explore Victoria.

QUICK FACTS

  • 20 class hours per week (80 total program hours)
  • Three to six General English class levels
  • "English through Themes" curriculum (Canada, Global Issues, Society and Culture)
  • ELC Learning Centre access after classes
  • Free and optional activities
  • Materials included

FAVOURITE FEATURES

  • Intensive class schedule offers 5 study hours/day
  • "International Culture and Conversation" workshops
  • Homestay accommodation and meals 

Accreditation

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The English Language Centre is accredited by Languages Canada.

Who is this program for?

Level: High Beginner to Advanced

Instructors

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Courses and fees

This is a full-time program with morning and afternoon classes.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

 

English classes (20 hours per week)

  • Mornings: 9 – 11:30 am
  • Afternoons: 12:30 – 3 pm

 

Field trips and socio-cultural activities:

  • 9 am – 4 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 Due at time of registration. Application fees are paid only once.
Program deposit $350
Homestay application fee (if applicable) $300
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of Tuition ($1,850-$350) $1,500 Based on a 4-week program. Due five weeks before program begins.
Student Services Fee (health insurance/bus pass/gym pass) $223
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
$1,260 per month; $42 per additional night. Effective April 1, 2024: $1350 per month; $45 per additional night. $1,260 Paid directly to Host family. This fee is NOT paid to the ELC.
Total: $3,783

Application information

Admission 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

To view full application information, please click the Apply Now button.

Program dates

Starting in
March 2024
 
Program dates
March 4 – 28, 2024
Program status
  Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Limited availability
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
September 2024
 
Program dates
Sept. 3 - 27, 2024
Program status
  Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
October 2024
 
Program dates
Oct. 1 - 25, 2024
Program status
  Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
November 2024
 
Program dates
Oct. 28 - Nov. 22, 2024
Program status
  Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
December 2024
 
Program dates
Dec. 2 - 20, 2024
Program status
  Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
January 2025
 
Program dates
Jan. 6 – Jan. 31, 2025
Program status
  Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
February 2025
 
Program dates
Feb. 3 – Feb. 28, 2025
Program status
  Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a

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