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English Language Development (ESL)

What You’ll Learn

Build language confidence

Improve your English language skills, earn a certificate and prepare for further academic studies or employment in the Canadian workplace.

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What to Expect

Courses begin in January, May, and September. For some courses, you may start any time in the first two weeks of the term.  The schedule is flexible to fit your busy life: full-time, part-time, at your own pace; all year round. You can spend up to 20 hours of class per week supported by another 1–5 hours a week in our state-of-the-art, multi-media language labs.

Level 1

ELD level 1 courses are for beginning and pre-intermediate students who have a fundamental and developing knowledge of English.  Emphasis is on development of speaking and listening skills with an introduction to reading comprehension and written composition.

Level 2

ELD level 2 courses focus on the development of advanced academic English language skills needed to gain entry into college-level programs or technical and professional English language skills needed in the Canadian workplace.

Electives & Support Courses

Get a little extra training where you need it the most. Our elective courses give you some extra pronunciation and grammar practice when you are in ELD or other college courses.

Our support courses are available to help with your specific English language needs when you have progressed to college level courses. 

English Language Pathways How to get where you want to go

Complete ELD 052 & 054 to obtain a Certificate in English Language Development—Level 1


Health Care Assistant—ESL

ELD 062 & 064

ELD 072 & 074


While at ELD—Level 6, take ELD—Level 7 courses, ELD electives or MATH courses

Complete ELD 092 & 094 or ELD 097 or ELD 103 & 104 to obtain a Certificate in English Language Development—Level 2


While at ELD 092 & 094 or the ELD 103 & 104 level, take University Transfer (UT) courses in:

  • Business
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Other languages

Take any Camosun program or course requiring Grade 12 English as an admission requirement


Examples: University Transfer (UT), Business, Health, Hospitality Management, Technology, and others

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Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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