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.

Local field trips will allow you to see some of Victoria's most interesting places and Canadian Culture and Conversation workshops will introduce you to some of our most interesting people! During these workshops, guest speakers will present on a variety of topics and Canadian volunteers will offer friendly conversation in a relaxed setting where the focus is on learning about each other.

Program features

  • 20 class hours per week
  • 5 class levels, from High Beginner to Advanced
  • focus on speaking and listening skills
  • Canadian Culture and Conversation workshops
  • access to the Computer Assisted Language Laboratory (CALL)
  • free activities and optional weekend trips with our Cultural Assistants
  • Homestay accommodation and meals with a carefully selected local family
  • Certificate of Participation and a Record of Grade upon completion
  • *New* “English and Hospitality” option, for February and March programs only. Contact us for details!

Program schedule

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


Monday to Thursday (20 hours per week)

English classes: 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3 pm

Friday

Field trips and Canadian Culture and Conversation workshops: 9 am – 4 pm.

Weekends

Optional activities led by our Cultural Assistants: whale watching, trips to Butchart Gardens and Vancouver and/or kayaking (depending on the season).

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 basic requirement for this program, take a free test

Testimonials

Instructors

Cultural Assistants

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) $250.00
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of Tuition ($1600-$350) $1,250.00 Due five weeks before program begins
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
Homestay ($850 per month; $28 per additional night) $850.00 Paid directly to Host family This fee is NOT paid to the ELC
Total: $2,850.00

How to apply

  1. Complete a program application form
  2. Send the completed application form to elcreg@uvcs.uvic.ca
  3. Pay the application fees and deposit(s)

Once we have processed the application, you well be sent a Letter of Acceptance.

Visit our How to apply page for more details.

Program dates

Starting in
September 2017
Program dates
Sept. 5 – 29, 2017
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
October 2017
Program dates
Oct. 2 – 27, 2017
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
November 2017
Program dates
Oct. 30 – Nov. 24, 2017
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a
Starting in
December 2017
Program dates
Nov. 27 – Dec. 22, 2017
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: Open for registration
Dorms: n/a