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English Language Development (ESL)

Become more confident listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Everyone is different so Camosun offers eight levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) training including English Health care workers.

Why learn English at Camosun?

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.

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; all year round.

Join an Info Session!

Our next one is August 25th, 2022 at 6:30pm on Zoom

Info Session Slides

Tuition-free for domestic students

Upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for Canadian citizens and permanent residents/landed immigrants. The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will continue to cover the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students.

International students

International tuition fees for ESL (ELD) courses vary from level to level. International students in ESL courses who are also registered in academic courses (including upgrading courses) will be required to pay additional fees. 

English second language programs

  • Prepare for the workplace or further studies at college or university
  • Take basic to advanced ESL courses
  • Earn a Health Care Assistant certificate while improving your English 
  • ELD 056 is taught by an ELD instructor as part of this program offered by Health & Human Services
Camoun students at Victoria harbour

English Learning Adventures

Learning works best when it's fun! Discover Camosun's two-week and four-week activity-based ESL programs.