0-level Academic Upgrading
If you're taking 0-level courses, your tuition and student fees may be fully covered. Adult Upgrading Grant applications are currently being accepted. Call or visit Financial Aid & Awards for more info.
If English isn't your first language, these programs are for you.
With our help and support, you’ll become more confident listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Offering eight levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) training, Camosun has a course for everyone.
Set yourself on the right path.
Your path to success
Camosun offers courses in basic English language skills to get you started. More advanced courses prepare you for further studies at college or university, career programs and professional communication in the Canadian workplace. You can progress rapidly by taking ELD-Level 2 courses at the same time as other college courses. Graduates credit their studies at Camosun for academic success in later college and university programs.
A supportive community
Our instructors are highly qualified and committed to providing a friendly and caring learning experience in an adult environment. We understand the pressures and challenges of learning a new language. Our scheduling is flexible to fit your busy life: full-time, part-time, at your own pace; day or evening; all year round.
There are English help centres staffed with expert language tutors, multi-media computer labs and a variety of other support services to help you succeed. You’ll be a part of our campus community and meet new friends.
Learn at your level
If you're a beginning or pre-intermediate student, you will start with listening and speaking skills and an introduction to reading comprehension and written composition.
If you're a more experienced English language learner, you will take more advanced courses, either to prepare you for college and university level programs or to gain professional English skills for the Canadian workplace.
Other study options
Health Care Assistant - ESL lets you earn the Health Care Assistant certificate while improving your English.
English language for the Workplace— e-Work is a series of online courses designed to improve your job-related English language skills. Take courses one at a time or complete five courses within two years to obtain a certificate.
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English Language Development
- Study Options
- Full-time, part-time or self-paced
- January, May or September
- Lansdowne and Interurban