In addition to on-campus programs, the ELC continues to offer the following online programs:

This full-time program includes:

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


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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.


Program features


  • 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


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

Program schedule

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 $150.00 Due at time of registration. Application fees are paid only once.
Program deposit $350.00
Homestay application fee (if applicable) $300.00
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of Tuition ($1750-$350) $1,400.00 Based on a 4-week program. Due five weeks before program begins.
Student Services Fee (health insurance/bus pass/gym pass) $223.00
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
Effective Jan. 1, 2023: $1260 per month; $42 per additional night. $1,260.00 Paid directly to Host family. This fee is NOT paid to the ELC.
Total: $3,683.00

Program dates

Starting in
December 2022
Program dates
Nov. 28 – Dec. 16, 2022
Program status
Courses open for registration
Homestay: Limited availability
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.