Learn English

If English is not your first language, and you want to upgrade your skills, an English as a Second Language (ESL) course can help you to:

  • Prepare for other academic or career training programs
  • Meet the English language requirements for work

Many B.C. colleges and universities offer ESL programs and courses. Check with a specific school to find out about assessment, admission requirements and cost.

Public institutions that offer English as a Second Language (ESL) courses:

Camosun College
College of New Caledonia
College of the Rockies
Douglas College
Langara College
North Island College
Northern Lights College
Northwest Community College
Okanagan College
Selkirk College
Vancouver Community College
BC Institute of Technology
Capilano University
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Thompson Rivers University
University of the Fraser Valley
Vancouver Island University

For more information on additional institutions that offer ESL courses, please visit the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) website.

Financial Help

Contact Information

English as a Second Language Programs
Colleges & Skills Development Branch
Institutions and Programs Division
Ministry of Advanced Education

Telephone: 250-387-6174
PO Box 9877 Stn Prov Gov Victoria BC V8W 9T6
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