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English Language Development (ESL)

Level 1

Basics and essentials!

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.

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For success in these programs, you are encouraged to immerse yourself in English outside your classes, attend regularly, participate in class, and complete homework and assignments.

English Language Help Centres

To support you in achieving success, we offer one-on-one tutoring in all language skills including grammar and pronunciation. Take advantage of advice and tutoring for essay writing and a weekly conversation club. Make use of our reference and lending libraries, study space, computers and printers. Have fun participating in English language games and contests.

Level 1: Canadian Language Benchmarks 1-5

Effective date: September 2019

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

Course Course Name Credits Tuition
ELD 010 English Basics 1 n/a $0
ELD 020 English Basics 2 n/a $0
ELD 032 English Basics 3: Reading/Writing n/a $0
ELD 034 English Basics 3: Listening/Speaking n/a $0
ELD 042 English Essentials 1: Reading/Writing n/a $0
ELD 044 English Essentials 1: Listening/Speaking n/a $0
ELD 052 English Essentials 2: Reading/Writing n/a $0
ELD 054 English Essentials 2: Listening/Speaking n/a $0

Certificate in English Language Development–Level 1

The completion of ELD 052 and ELD 054 will indicate you have developed the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills required to enter Access programs, and will provide you with a Certificate in English Language Development–Level 1.

Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) equivalencies

CLB equivalences letter  PDF

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) equivalencies cited in this letter have been approved for Camosun College's English Language Development courses. These standards can be verified in the most recent BC ESL Articulation Guide. PDF

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