• ELC students in the atrium
    WELCOME
    to the UVic English Language Centre!
  • Students taking pictures in Victoria BC, Canada
    Victoria
    A perfect place to live and study
  • Students from Panama dancing
    Sharing
    and celebrating culture every day
  • ELC students on University of Victoria sign
    Proud
    to be part of UVic
  • ELC students in class
    Intensive English
    programs begin every month
  • ELC Director and DCS Dean with scholarship students
    UVic Pathways
    options for every student
  • ELC students playing sports
    Free activities
    in all full-time programs
  • English Language Centre students
    47 years
    of experience offering English programs

What is the ELC?

Imagine a place where students from all over the world study English, learn about other cultures and enjoy living in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. That’s life at the ELC!

The ELC is one of Canada’s most respected English language schools. We are a proud part of the University of Victoria and the Division of Continuing Studies.  

 

 

English programs

As an ELC student you don’t have to choose between studying hard and having fun. We’ll help you do both! Our programs combine intensive classes with social activities so that you can learn and live in English.

Over 2,800 students choose our programs each year: let us show you why.

 

 

 

Living in Victoria

Victoria is a small city with a big heart. You’ll find the same shopping, restaurants and festivals that you might find in a large city, but it’s also safe, friendly and beautiful.

We feel very lucky to call this city our home… and so will you!