ESL (English as a Second Language)

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Program Overview

This course prepares students to use the English language with increasing efficiency and accuracy in classroom and social situations. Moreover, this basic to intermediate-level course aims to help students to meet the minimum English language competency requirements for programs that the students wish to take.

This course uses the integrated-skills approach (ISA) to teaching and learning, which focuses on a holistic methodology rather than teaching language skills in isolation. The course content targets students’ professional communication and aims to engage them in activities that require the use of a range of strategies in authentic communication. Overall, a dynamic, learner-centered teaching approach is utilized.

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Designed to help students improve their English language skills.

Program Admission Requirements

The applicant must be a mature student (19 years or above)

Program Duration

480 Hours / 24 weeks

Course Outline

Module 1 Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking 180
Module 2 Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking 150
Module 3 Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking 150
Total 480

Fee Structure

1 Tuition Fee $ 2250 Domestic Students
2 Registration Fee $ 250
Total $2500
1 Tuition Fee $ 3000 International Students
2 Registration Fee $ 250
Total $3250

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
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