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University of Victoria

University of Victoria

English Language Centre
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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 200students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • +1-250-721-8452
  • Fax
  • +1- 250-721-8774
  • Address
  • 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8N 1M5, Canada

Options

  • Urban
  • Homestay
  • On-Campus Dorm/residence
  • University-based Program
  • Conditional Admission (0)

Why This School?

  • - Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
    - One of the best comprehensive universities in Canada
    - Amazing location in the capital city of Victoria

About the  English Language Centre

  • The English Language Centre (ELC) has been offering high quality ESL programs since 1970 and we are happy to welcome over 2500 students each year. We are also proud to be an important part of UVic, ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and one of the best comprehensive universities in Canada. Intensive classes! Modern campus! Pathways to Degree Programs! International friends! These are just some of the reasons why each year more than 2500 international students choose UVic’s English Language Centre (ELC) programs to improve their English skills. The English Language Centre (ELC) is part of the University of Victoria (UVic), a medium-sized university located on a modern campus in the west-coast capital city of Victoria, British Columbia. Spectacular landscapes, outdoor activities, excellent shopping and nightlife make Victoria one of Canada’s favourite tourist destinations. UVic’s location in Victoria is convenient and scenic – just 10 minutes away from the beach and 15 minutes from downtown. UVic consistently ranks among Canada’s top 3 universities and is listed in the top 1% of universities worldwide. ELC students have unlimited access to all of UVic’s academic and recreational facilities, allowing them to become part of an exciting student community of 19,000 degree students. Outside of classes, ELC students enjoy a variety of social and cultural activities which allow our students to explore the beauty and culture of Victoria, while offering an opportunity to practise their English with each other, and with Canadians.The ELC has been providing students with innovative English programs for over 40 years, and in 2012 we are offering the NEW University Pathway Program for international students who wish to study at the University of Victoria, one of the top universities in Canada! ELC programs begin every month and can be combined to suit each student´s schedule and interests, making it easy to study in Victoria for 1 month, 6 months, a year, or longer!

About the  University of Victoria

  • The English Language Centre is proud to be part of the University of Victoria, ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and one of the best comprehensive universities in Canada! UVic is a medium-sized university that enjoys state-of-the-art facilities within a beautiful, park-like campus. We have a strong reputation for research and one of the largest cooperative education programs in western Canada. By combining a great education with a great city, UVic ensures its students have the best university experience possible. It's no surprise that 97% of UVic students rate the university as excellent.

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Course Information

  • Benefit, Goal of this course :
    22 class hours per week
    Study Centre and Pronunciation Clinic (8 hours per week)
    6 levels of instruction from Upper Beginner to University Admission Preparation
    General or Academic concentrations for students at the intermediate to advanced levels
    English Work Experience (EWEP) option for students at the high-intermediate to advanced levels
    General Advanced Level (GAP) for advanced students to focus on career, cultural and global issues
    Free weekly activities and a variety of optional activities for a minimal cost
    Homestay accommodation (National Award Winner, 2007)

    Curriculum :
    The 12-Week Intensive English program, or "ELPI", offers an intensive language immersion experience with a range of class levels, which allows students to build on their progress in previous sessions and offers a path to admission to the University of Victoria. This program combines 22 class hours per week, tutorial and pronunciation resources at UVic outside of classes and a full schedule of socio-cultural activities which allow students to practise their English skills while exploring and enjoying Canadian culture.
     
    At the beginning of the ELPI program, students complete a written and speaking placement test so they can be placed in the correct level. All students must attend the placement tests on the first day of the program. Any student arriving late cannot be guaranteed placement in ELPI. If classes are full and a student cannot be placed, he/she will be transferred to the next available session of Monthly English or to the next available ELPI session. Upper Beginner to Low-Intermediate levels build fundamental communication skills. They focus on comprehension and speaking confidence by improving pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.
    At the Intermediate and Advanced levels, student choose either a general or an academic program. The general program is excellent for professional or personal development. The academic program is for students who plan to attend an English-speaking college or university.The University Admission Preparation Level (UAP) is the most advanced level in the ELPI program. Successful completion of this program satisfies the English requirement for admission to University of Victoria degree programs.The General Advanced Level (GAP) is also offered to advanced students who want to strengthen their proficiency in English for international communication. This level focuses on career, business, global issues and individual interests. Students volunteer in the community for a minimum of 2 hours per week.
     
    Formal examinations are held each session and a report card is issued at the end of the session. The final mark is the total of all assignments. After completing each level, students receive a Certificate of Participation. The Certificate of Participation will be awarded to students who attend at least 80% of the scheduled classes.  Students who miss 20% or more classes (including late arrival and/or early departure) will not receive the Certificate of Participation.  All students will receive a Record of Grade (report card) at the end of the program.
     
    This program includes structured classes from Monday to Friday and time in the Study Centre and Pronunciation Clinic for a total of 30 hours per week. Elective class options focus on particular language skills and special topics of interest such as Business English, Canadian Culture, Pronunciation, Music and TOEFL Preparation. Topics vary and students may choose 2 electives per term. Elective classes count for 10% of the overall program evaluation. Outside of classes, students can take advantage of the excellent learning resources available on campus, including the Study Centre and Pronunciation Clinic, the Computer-Assisted Language Laboratory, library and computer labs. Students in this program enjoy a full calendar of free weekly activities as well as a variety of optional activities offered at minimal cost.

Course Information

Class size 15 Students Schedule 12, 24, 36, 48 Weeks
Course Level 6 level Minimum age 18
Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2020-06-29 ~ 2020-09-03
Apply by ( 2020-05-29 )
2020-09-08 ~ 2020-12-02
Apply by ( 2020-08-08 )

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee (CAD)$ 150
Tuition
Course Schedule Fees
2020-06-29 ~ 2020-09-03(CAD)$ 3,550
2020-09-08 ~ 2020-12-02(CAD)$ 4,250

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee (CAD)$ 250
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
Weekly (CAD)$ 200 - 250

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges

Remarks / Other Information

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

Course Information

  • Focus of Study :
    This summer 9-week Intensive Academic English program, or "ELAI", provides an intensive language immersion experience and offers a path to admission to the University of Victoria.  

    Benefit, Goal of this course :
    Students who pass a level in the ELAI program will be placed in the next level in the the September ELPI program.

    Curriculum :
    Program features 5 levels of instruction: Upper beginner to Advanced. The studies are focused on concentration on the Academic skills required for entrance to university. Students have unlimited access to the excellent academic facilities on campus, including the Computer Assisted Language Laboratory, library and computer labs

    Classroom Hour :
    Monday to Friday
    1:00pm – 5:15pm: Monday - Thursday
    8:30am - 12:30pm: Fridays

Course Information

Class size 15 Students Schedule 9 Weeks
Course Level 6 level VISA Info Acceptance letter issue
Minimum age 18 Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2020-06-29 ~ 2020-09-03
Apply by ( 2020-05-29 )

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee
Tuition
Course Schedule Fees
2020-06-29 ~ 2020-09-03(CAD)$ 3,550

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee (CAD)$ 250
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
4 week (CAD)$ 800

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges

Remarks / Other Information

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

Course Information

  • Focus of Study :
    This program focuses on speaking and listening skills.  This has exciting social and cultural activities. Students participate in and discuss Canadian culture using a curriculum based on cross-cultural communication.

    Benefit, Goal of this course :
    Students will receive a progress report and a Certificate of Participation at the end of the program. The Certificate of Participation will be awarded to students who attend at least 80% of the scheduled classes.

    Curriculum :
    Program has Upper Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced class levels. Students have unlimited access to UVic’s Computer Assisted Language Laboratory, libraries and computer labs 
    Classroom Hour : 
    Monthly Language and Culture programs run from June to August. For monthly programs from September - May,
    Monday - Friday
    8:30am - 12:30pm Intensive English Classes

Course Information

Schedule 4 Weeks Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2020-08-31 2020-09-28 2020-10-26 2020-11-23
※ From the Course Starting Dates 4Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee
Tuition
4 Week Week Week Week Week
(CAD)$ 1,750
Week Week Week Week Week

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee (CAD)$ 250
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
4 weekly (CAD)$ 1295
5 weekly (CAD)$ 854
6 weekly (CAD)$ 1845

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges

Remarks / Other Information

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

Course information

  • Focus of Study :

    This program is designed to prepare students to study at an English-speaking university by developing the necessary skills for a non-native speaker to participate in an academic setting with confidence.
    Benefit, Goal of this course :
    University Admission Preparation is the highest level in the 12-Week program (ELPI) offered in January, April and September each year. Successful completion of this level satisfies the English requirement for entry into UVic undergraduate and graduate programs*


    Curriculum :
    The UAP develops and strengthens skills in oral presentations, note taking, reading academic texts, report writing, research, computer use and academic English.
    Classroom Hour :
    Monday - Friday (30 hours per week)
    Core Classes: 18 hours (morning or afternoon)
    Elective classes: 4 hours
    Study Centre and Pronunciation Clinic: 8 hours (optional)

Course information

Class size 15 Students Schedule 48 Weeks
Course Level 6 level VISA Info Acceptance letter issue
Minimum age 18 Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence

requirements

  • 5.5 IELTS with no section less than 5.0 ƒ 

    TOEFL 71 with no section less than 15 ƒ 

    Entry into the ELC 490 level

Course Schedule

2020-08-04 ~ 2020-08-28
Apply by ( 2020-07-04 )
2020-09-08 ~ 2021-08-28
Apply by ( 2020-08-08 )
2020-09-08 ~ 2021-08-27
Apply by ( 2020-08-08 )

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee (CAD)$ 150
Tuition
Course Schedule Fees
2020-08-04 ~ 2020-08-28(CAD)$ 3,200
2020-09-08 ~ 2021-08-28(CAD)$ 34,370
2020-09-08 ~ 2021-08-27(CAD)$ 34,370

Accommodation

Housing Placement (CAD)$ 250
Accommodation fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
4 weeks (CAD)$ 800

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup
Other Charges

Remarks / Other Information

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

Location


Accommodation

  • UVic Homestay
    Welcome to the University of Victoria's award-winning homestay program! We bring international students and Canadian families together to share their cultures with each other. Our staff is dedicated to creating opportunities for homestay students and Canadian families to develop long-lasting friendships. Homestay is a wonderful experience that you will never forget.
    We provide Homestay for:
    students enrolled in English Language Centre Programs from September to June, international students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Victoria

    University Dormitories
    Living in UVic's dormitoriesis a wonderful experience because everything that you need — classrooms, cafeterias, pubs, a movie theatre, a travel agency, an interfaith chapel and many more facilities — is just a short walk from your dormitory room. You will also be living with your classmates as well as Canadian Cultural Assistant staff, giving you an opportunity to practise English while learning about many other cultures.
    NOTE: UVic dormitory accommodation is only available for short-term programs in July and August.
    The ELC's Dormitory Accommodation includes:
    a single room with a bed, desk, dresser, mirror, linens and free internet access, a cafeteria meal plan (2-3 meals per day), support of Cultural Assistant staff living in the residences, additional evening and weekend activities.
    Private Housing
    UVic Residence Services office maintains current lists of houses, apartments, and rooms for rent. Victoria newspapers and campus billboards also advertise rental options, including short-term sublets and people looking for roommates.

Surrounding Area

  • The province of british Columbia is located on Canada's west coast.
    Victoria is the capital city of BC. Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada, with warm, dry summers and winter with rain, but very little snow.
    Victoria is located on Vancouver Island and is a short flight or ferry ride to Vancouver and Seattle.
    Spectacular ocean, mountain and forest scenery surround Vancouver Island. Over 1 million tourists visit Victoria each year to enjoy: outdoor activities like biking, sailing, kayaking, cycling, famous gardens, parks and beaches, excellent shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

Facilities

  • 16 classrooms, 2 computer laboratories, Easy access to Registration, Teaching and Homestay staff, Libraries, Computer Labs, Computer-Assisted Language Laboratory, Study Centre, Pronunciation Tutoring Clinic

Activity

  • As an ELC student, you are part of UVic's exciting student community with access to social activities with ELC Cultural Assistants. Activities are not only fun, they improve English too! Enjoy whale watching, hiking, dancing, sports and our many workshops with the CAs and your new international friends.

    - Kayaking and Canoeing
    - Soccer
    - Summer BBQ Dancing
    - Beach Activities
    - Hiking
    - Water Sports

National Mix

  •  The nationality and age mix ; varies over different time periods, courses and levels.

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想請問學校住宿問題~~
Q: 明年冬天的時候打算申請去 語言學校念語言課程,想請問宿舍提供哪些類型的宿舍呢?? 是否有寄宿家庭?? A: 您好,感謝您來訊息詢問,關於 語言學校住宿問題為您做個解答。維多利亞大學寄宿家庭,幫助國際學生與加拿大家庭分享彼此的文化。並且我們的員工致力於幫助學生寄宿於加拿大的家庭,締交持久的友誼。寄宿家庭是一個美好的驗,你將永生難忘。大學宿舍 住在維多利亞大學的宿舍是一個難忘的經驗,因為學生所需要的教室,食堂,酒吧,電影院,旅行社,教堂,還有更多的設施 - 在宿舍房間周圍。學生也將與你的同學一起生活,還有加拿大文化助理的工作人員將幫助你練習英語,同時了解其他許多文化。


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維多利亞大學位於加拿大西岸的維多利亞島上,是加拿大卑詩省的省會所在。距離大家 熟知的溫哥華飛行時間約三十分鐘,坐渡輪的時間則需要一個小時半,若要到西雅圖坐船也 只需要兩個半小時。維多利亞的氣候相當怡人,夏天的溫度大約是白天二十度、夜晚十度, 冬天大約白天六度、夜晚零度。下雪的機會不多,常下雨但雨不會太大,十分適合居住。學校規模雖然不大校地大約只有台大的四分之一,但是有一個很可愛的特色:不管在草坪 上、教室旁、校園角落都會有兔子的出沒,天氣好的時候,兔子們還會約好一起到草地上曬 太陽。上課累了,往窗戶外面一看,看到兔子門在悠閒的吃草曬太陽,就覺得連校園裡的兔子都生活的很加拿大。

國外的學校教育真的很開放,老實說剛開始會帶給亞洲學生很大的衝擊,我曾經跟日本同學 討論過這個問題,發現亞洲的教育方式都很相似,學生只要專心聽老師講課,一味的接收教 科書上的訊息,就算是好學生了。這裡不然,如果你不發問問題,不去跟同學討論,很難從 老師的講課中獲得什麼。
外國的家都很可愛,即使 沒有豪華的外表,可是一進到裡面都有很溫馨的感覺,家的感覺,都會有一個院子或是草 坪能讓小朋友跑跑跳跳。每個寄宿家庭生活會有些小不同,不過基本上早餐跟中餐要自己準 備,不過他們會幫你準備食材,或帶你一起去超級市場買你想要煮的東西。

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