Camosun logo for print

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.

Translate this page

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

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
ELD 032 Introduction to English Basics n/a
ELD 033 English Basics 1 n/a
ELD 034 English Basics 2 n/a
ELD 042 Engl Essentials 1 Rdng/Wrtng n/a
ELD 044 Engl Essentials 1 Lstng/Spkng n/a
ELD 052 Engl Essentials 2 Rdng/Wrtng n/a
ELD 054 Engl Essentials 2 Lstng/Spkng n/a

Students registered in ELD 032, 033, 034, 042, 044, 052, 054 are also registered in 2.5 lab hours to be arranged individually. The lab hours provide a variety of activities that support and enhance regular class work.

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

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)

©1996–2017 Camosun College | Victoria BC, Canada | Printed: November 19, 2017 at 8:21 am Change Everything logo for print