This full-time program includes:

  • 22.5 study hours per week in academic English classes
  • Optional weekend trips
  • Homestay accommodation


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Program description

This program offers a simple schedule, focused on quality class time. We have designed it for students who want to continue to focus on building their academic English skills through the summer months.

You can take ELAI as a bridge between the April and September 12-Week Intensive programs or you may choose it as an intensive option that allows for more free time and self-directed study outside of classes.

On the weekends, there is a flexible calendar of optional activities so that you can enjoy some of Victoria's most unforgettable sights and experiences.

Program features

  • 22.5 class hours per week
  • 5 class levels, from High Beginner to Advanced
  • Academic English classes only
  • workshops and one-on-one support for academic writing assignments
  • access to the Computer Assisted Language Laboratory (CALL)
  • 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


Program schedule

This is a full-time program with morning and afternoon classes. (22.5 study hours per week)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


Academic classes

1 pm – 5:15 pm


Academic classes

8:30 am – 12:45 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.Due five weeks before program begins
Homestay Application Fee $250.00
Program deposit $350.00
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of Tuition ($3550-$350) $3,200.00
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
Homestay ($950 per month; $32 per additional night) $2,092.00 Paid directly to Host family. This fee is NOT paid to the ELC.
Total: $6,042.00

Program dates

Starting in
July 2019
Program dates
July 2 – Sept. 5, 2019
Program status
Courses open for registration
Homestay: Available
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 a free test.

How to apply

  1. Complete a program application form
  2. Send the completed application form to
  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.