ELC online programs

Learning English as an additional language will help you build your communication skills, confidence and expand your possibilities for international travel. The English Learning Centre at UVic offers an innovative blend of academic and general programs to support you with practicing English. You will learn from our expert instructors and create connections with your classmates who share the same goals as you.

Our online programs will keep you engaged by offering a combination of real-time lessons, discussion forums, interactive group activities and online assignments. For more information, read our Read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Learn more about our online programs

Online programs provide: 

  •   10-20 study hours each week
  •   A combination of virtual classes with guided independent study
  •  Small class setting, allowing for frequent interactions and support
  •   Virtual activity calendar to connect with others and practise English


Courses open for registration

English for Global Communication (EGC)

English for Global Communication offers an interactive online learning experience for students who want to improve their English for academic, travel or professional purposes.
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Intensive English Online (ELPI-O)

The Intensive English Online program is part of ELC Connect, a new suite of online English language programs. It's the same quality experience in a new delivery format!
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University Admission Preparation Online (UAP-O)

This advanced program will help you develop the academic skills you need to succeed in a North American university.
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The English Language Centre honoured at 14th annual BCCIE International Education Awards

The English Language Centre (ELC) is proud to receive the 2023 award for Outstanding Program in International Education.

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The English Language Centre among finalists for "Language Training Provider of the Year" award

We are thrilled to announce that the English Language Centre (ELC) has been named a finalist for the 2023 "Language Training Provider of the Year" award by Professionals in International Education (PIE).

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Welcome Dr. Seppy Masoodi – ELC Director

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Seppy Masoodi has joined the UVic English Language Centre as its new Director, as of August 22, 2022.

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Introducing: Cultural Discovery

Beginning this July, students in our 4-week English for Global Communication program will be able to enjoy an additional two weeks of online learning (10 hours / week) through a specialized series of "Cultural Discovery" classes.  

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Online English program webinars

Thanks to everyone who attended our recent ELC Connect webinars! Over the past week we were thrilled to host 2 partner sessions and 2 student sessions, to showcase the experience of studying English with us online.

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