This full-time program includes:

  • 20 class hours per week in general English classes (weekday mornings)
  • Daily afternoon activities and optional weekend trips
  • UVic Dormitory or Homestay accommodation

 

Program description

You’ll be amazed by how much you can do in a month! In this program, you’ll study English each morning, and the rest of the day will be yours to enjoy and explore with our Cultural Assistants (CA) as your guides! Our CA team organizes an amazing variety of activities outside of classes, including workshops, games, sports and culture nights. You’ll be so busy with new friends and adventures that you might not even notice that you’ve been practicing English the whole time!

Program features

  • 20 class hours per week
  • 5 class levels, from High Beginner to Advanced
  • Focus on speaking and listening skills
  • Access to our Computer-Assisted Language Laboratory (CALL)
  • Free calendar of afternoon activities and optional weekend trips with our Cultural Assistants
  • Homestay accommodation and meals with a carefully-selected local family (June only)
  • UVic Dormitory accommodation and meals, with an extra calendar of free activities organized by our Cultural Assistants (July and August only)
  • Certificate of Participation and a Record of Grade upon completion
  • Optional Business Boost elective classes in July and August programs (additional fee applies)

Program schedule

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


Monday to Friday (20 class hours per week)

  • English classes: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Daytime activities: 2 – 4 pm
  • Evening activities: 7 – 9 pm (dormitory programs only)

Weekends

Optional activities led by our Cultural Assistants: whale watching, trips to Butchart Gardens and Vancouver, kayaking, dances, culture nights, hiking and more!

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.

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
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of Tuition for 4-week Program ($1600 - $350) $1,250.00 Due five weeks before program begins
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
UVic dormitory $1,647.00 This fee is paid to the ELC.
Total: $3,397.00

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
July 2017 (6 week program)
Program dates
July 10 – Aug. 18, 2017
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: n/a
Dorms: Open for registration
Starting in
August 2017 (4 week program)
Program dates
July 31 – Aug. 25, 2017
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: n/a
Dorms: Open for registration
Starting in
August 2017 (3 week program)
Program dates
Aug. 8 – 25, 2017
Program status
Courses open for registration
Accommodation
Homestay: n/a
Dorms: Open for registration