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Selkirk College Castlegar Campus

Selkirk College Castlegar Campus

English Language Program (ESL/ELP)
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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 150students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • 1 250-365-7292
  • Fax
  • 1 250-365-5410
  • Address
  • Selkirk College 301 Frank Beinder Way Castlegar BC, Canada V1N 4L3


  • Suburban
  • Homestay
  • Off-campus Residence
  • University-based Program

Why This School?

  • - Rank above 90 % in the top 10 areas of student satisfaction
    - A wide array of academic, career, vocational and technical programs
    - Beautiful Location

About the  English Language Program (ESL/ELP)

  • The International Education Department offers a comprehensive, full-time program in English language studies on the Castlegar campus. Courses in grammar, writing, reading, and oral communication are offered over six levels at a fundamenta, intermediate, advanced and university & college prepation level.  Students who wish to improve their language skills for personal communication, for further academic studies, or for a future career opportunites will benefit from this program. Short-term English language, cultural and recreational programs ranging from 2-8 weeks are also available for individuals or groups.  These programs can be customized to each group and combine conversational or academic English with cultural and recreational activities, Canadian student and family life, and sightseeing opportunities.

About the  Selkirk College Castlegar Campus

  • Selkirk College strives to deliver a broad range of high quality learning opportunities in a caring and supportive manner. Selkirk College offers a variety of certificate, career, and diploma programs, as well as university transfer and associate degree programs. Selkirk College is located in the West Kootenay region of the province of British Columbia, about halfway between Vancouver and Calgary. The West Kootenay region enjoys a moderate four season climate and is famous for its natural beauty. The natural environment of forests, mountains, lakes, and rivers provides many opportunities for recreation and adventure. Selkirk College houses excellent programs in the discipline of Business, Engineering Technology, Creative Arts, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Building Design and Construction Technology, Manufacturing Technology and Skilled Trades, and Community Studies.

Course Information

  • Benefit, Goal of this course :
    The objective of the English Language Program is to provide students with the language skills to communicate effectively in an English-speaking environment, as well as to succeed in college and university courses and improve future employment opportunities. Certificates are offered upon successful completion of different levels of the program.

    Curriculum :
    Selkirk International offers a comprehensive, full-time program in English language studies on the Castlegar Campus. Students who wish to improve their language skills for personal communication, for further academic studies, or for a future career will benefit from this program. Short-term English language and culture experience programs are also available for individuals or groups. The English Language Program includes instruction in all English skill areas at fundamental, intermediate, and advanced stages. Students at all levels have a choice of oral communication seminars as well as additional elective courses. Advanced students may choose courses with either a communicative, business or an academic focus. The full English Language Program consists of an average of 22 hours of classes per week, depending on level and course selection.

    Students who complete the Advanced English Language program and wish to continue their study of English language can enroll in the University & College Preparation Program. In addition to courses in College Preparation and Advanced English, students can take 1-3 university courses offered in other college programs. Enrolment in such courses must be approved by Selkirk International Department Head and program school chair. Acceptance will depend on the student’s English language ability, performance in pervious classes, skill level in the subject area, the prerequisite requirements of the course(s) desired, and the availability of space in each course. Successful completion of the Advanced level of the English Language Program and English 51 with a grade of “C” or better is required for entry to most university transfer and college programs.

Course Information

Class size 10 Students Schedule 16 Weeks
Course Level 6 VISA Info Acceptance letter issue
Minimum age 18 Accommodation Homestay, Off-campus Residence


  • N/A

Course Schedule

2021-05-03 ~ 2021-08-02
Apply by ( 2021-04-03 )
2021-01-08 ~ 2021-04-21
Apply by ( 2020-12-08 )
2020-09-11 ~ 2020-12-11
Apply by ( 2020-08-11 )
2020-05-04 ~ 2020-08-03
Apply by ( 2020-04-04 )



School's Admin fee (CAD)$ 100
Course Schedule Fees
2021-05-03 ~ 2021-08-02(CAD)$ 4,250
2021-01-08 ~ 2021-04-21(CAD)$ 4,250
2020-09-11 ~ 2020-12-11(CAD)$ 4,250
2020-05-04 ~ 2020-08-03(CAD)$ 4,250


Housing Placement fee (CAD)$ 100
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
4 weeks (CAD)$ 700 (CAD)$ 900

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
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Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.



  • HOMESTAY - the best choice for new students
    Staying with a Canadian family offers the best opportunity to speak English and learn about Canadian family life and culture. All homestay accommodations include a private room, 3 meals per day, and laundry facilities. A minimum of 4 months (1 semester) is recommended.
    DORMITORY/RESIDENCE - a good choice for independent students with good language skills
    Kekuli House Residence, conveniently located on the Castlegar campus, is home to students from Canada and around the world. It provides private rooms with a shared bathroom, cooking facilities, and a common room with TV and pool table. 

Surrounding Area

  • Selkirk College is an ideal place to study English. It is located in a safe, friendly, and beautiful region of British Columbia. The teachers, homestay families, Canadian cultural assistants, and new friends from different countries of the world provide an excellent environment for learning and living in Canada.
    The Selkirk College area enjoys a moderate four-season climate and is famous for its natural beauty. Our small, safe, friendly communities welcome international students.


  • In and out of the classroom, Selkirk College provides clean, modern campus facilities to its students. Well-lit, computerequipped classrooms, a library, cafeteria, bookshop and a full range of recreation facilities are accessible to all students. Indoor facilities include: Weight room, Racquetball Court, 12, 000 square foot gymnasium, Bouldering Cave. The Cage, located on the ground floor of the Castlegar Gymnasium provides a variety of equipment on loan (heart rate monitors, frisbees, footballs, and ping pong supplies) and also offers a locker and towel service.

    Outside of the campus walls, you will find a spacious soccer field, an outdoor volleyball court, and three tennis courts. In addition,many kilometres of scenic cross-country trails are available for walking, jogging, and mountain biking. Just one word of caution for trail users: please watch for wildlife! It is not uncommon to find bears, deer, and other critters enjoying our trails too.
    Recreation facilities include: • gymnasium • weight room • squash & racquetball courts • indoor climbing wall • outdoor fields • tennis courts


  • In the summer, enjoy renowned trails, mountain and rock climbing routes, provincial park camp grounds, local golf courses, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding and some genuinely rad river kayaking. Community parks provide great spaces for picnics, sandy beaches, slacklining and boarding. In the winter, take an avalanche skills training course and explore the backcountry on some powder skiis (you'll need those to conquer the forty feet (average) of snow fall. Enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, cross country ski trails and the general winter wonderland that is yours to take in. The mountains are close, the lakes and rivers even closer. This is some of the best terrain British Columbia has to offer.

Top Native Language by Center

  • Korea 14.5%, Japan 29.9%, Canada 17.3%, Taiwan 14.6%, Hongkong 13.2%, Mexico 8.3%, China 1.4%, Brazil 0.7%

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Q: 您好,想請問語言學校附近有什麼可以進行的活動或是可以娛樂的地方可以推薦的嗎?? A: 您好,感謝您的詢問,關於學校的活動在此跟您做個介紹。 在夏季,可以在省立公園露營場地,享受著名的步道,登山和攀岩路線,當地的高爾夫球場,釣魚,立式槳衝浪和一些真正的划皮艇。社區公園提供野餐,沙灘,走軟繩和登機的機會。冬季時,得到雪崩能力培訓課程,並探索窮鄉僻壤的粉體滑雪機會需要征服平均四十英尺的降雪。享受滑冰,雪鞋,雪橇,越野滑雪道和靠近冬季仙境,湖泊和河流。這是不列顛哥倫比亞省所提供的最好地形。


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