English Language Development

Learn English as part of our Camosun community. English language skills prepare you for life, learning and work in Canada and abroad. 

 

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Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Work experience

None

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Open to International

Yes

Length

varies

If you are learning English as an International language, this program is for you!

Start in September, January, March or May!

Become more confident listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Everyone is different, so we offer eight levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) training to choose from.

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.

More experienced English language learners will take more advanced courses, to prepare for college and university level programs or to develop professional English skills for the Canadian workplace.

English Language Programs

Basic English as an Additional Language

English for Academic Purposes, Certificate

Health Care Assistant ESL

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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.

 

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

What to expect

Courses begin in January, March, May, and September. The schedule is flexible to fit your busy life: full-time, part-time, at your own pace; all year round. 

View all of the English Language Development courses

Electives

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.

Support

ELD Help Centre
The ELD Help Centre offers assistance with your English skills. You can meet one-on-one with an Instructional Assistant (IA). Our friendly IAs can also help you with getting onto D2L (your online course), finding books, computer help and everything and anything to make your experience at Camosun ELD enjoyable!

Where do you find the ELD Help Centres?

  • Landsdowne campus, Ewing 202
  • Interurban campus, Centre for Business and Access (CBA) 160

Computer Help

Find lots of useful videos about how to use the computer and different keyboard shortcuts. Computer tips & tricks

Related link

School of Access

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September, January or May intake.

Information Session

We suggest that you attend an English Language Development (ELD) information session to understand our program

English Language Requirements

 All students need to take an ESL/ELD Assessment 

Applicants can also provide:

BC Grade 11 or 12

Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) from the last 12 months

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic from the last two years

Test of English as a Foreign Language IBT (TOEFL) from the last 2 years

 An ESL course from another BC college

Make an appointment for a test

BOOK ESL/ ELD ASSESSMENT

                      

 When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the pre-requisites requirements or complete an English Language Placement Assessment.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

Registration

Below are some resources to help you with the registration process. 

If at any time you need help from a person, please do not hesitate to call ELD Registration:

How to Make a Profile on the Education Planner BC Website
This is for new students only. Make a profile before your register.

How to find your student number(C# or Student Identification (ID))

Getting your Camosun Password (for setting up your Camosun password for logging into myCamosun and D2L)

Using myCamosun to Register

 

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Kirsten Bunton

Kirsten Bunton

Co-Chair, English Language Development

buntonk@camosun.ca
250-370-3376
Ewing Building
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Beth Konomoto

Beth Konomoto

Instructor, Basic ESL, English Language Development

konomotob@camosun.ca
250-370-4937
Centre for Business and Access
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Gillian Atkinson

Gill Atkinson

Instructor, English Language Development

atkinsong@camosun.ca
250-370-3672/4931
Ewing Building and Centre for Business and Access
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Jessie Brown

Jessie Brown

Instructor, English Language Development (ESL)

brownj@camosun.ca
250-370-4947
Centre for Business and Access
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Pei Mei Chia

Pei Mei Chia

Co-Chair Basic ESL, English Language Development

chiapm@camosun.ca
250-370-4945
Centre for Business and Access
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John Hampton

Instructor, English Language Development

hampton@camosun.ca
250-370-3674
Ewing Building
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Judith Hunt

Judith Hunt

Instructor, English Language Development

huntj@camosun.ca
250-370-3469
Ewing Building
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Lynnea Jackson

Lynnea Jackson

Instructor, English Language Development

jacksonl@camosun.ca
250-370-4971
Centre for Business and Access
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Diana Kohl

Diana Kohl

Instructor, English Language Development

kohld@camosun.ca
250-370-4931
Centre for Business and Access
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Debra Lewis

Debra Lewis

Instructor, English Language Development

lewisd@camosun.ca
250-370-3384
Ewing Building
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Sarah McCagherty

Sarah McCagherty

Multilingual Support Specialist for HHS and T&T, ELD Departments

mccaghertys@camosun.ca
250-370-4969
Centre for Business and Access
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Bruce McCormack

Bruce McCormack

Instructor, English Language Development

mccormac@camosun.ca
250-370-3454
Ewing Building
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Cristina Petersen

Cristina Petersen

Instructor, English Language Development

petersenc@camosun.ca
250-370-3194
Centre for Business and Access
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Leigh Sunderland

Leigh Sunderland

Instructor, English Language Development

sunderlandl@camosun.ca
250-370-4944
Centre for Business and Access
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Nick Travers

Nick Travers

Instructor, English Language Development

traversn@camosun.ca
250-370-4973
Centre for Business and Access
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Tony Vernon

Tony Vernon

Instructor, English Language Development

vernona@camosun.ca
250-370-3982
Ewing Building
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Elizabeth West

Elizabeth West

Instructor, English Language Development

west@camosun.ca
250-370-3691
E 210
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Contact information

English Language Development

We want to hear from you!

250-370-4951

eldregistration@camosun.ca

 

International students contact Camosun International