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Welcome to the University of Victoria’s English Language Centre!

alumni students

It's ELC Travel Season!

From September to November, ELC staff are attending events worldwide to meet students like you! Join us to learn more about studying at the ELC!

BRAZILBRAZILEduExpos: September 27-28 Sao Paulo

VIETNAMVIETNAMVictoria Day Fairs: September 27 Ho Chi Minh City & September 28 Hanoi; Canada Education Fairs: October 5 Hanoi & October 11 Ho Chi Minh City

MEXICOMÉXICOEduExpos: October 2 Puebla; October 4-5 México City

CHILECHILEEdu-Canada Fair: October 3–4 Santiago

THAILANDTHAILAND – Information Session: October 4 Bangkok, Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, Room R3 (Contact us for details)

Why Choose UVic?


Intensive classes! Modern campus! Free activities! International friends!
These are just some of the reasons why each year over 2200 students choose to study at the ELC. See more.

Free Lessons on Study Zone


Study Zone includes language lessons and practice exercises for English language learners at all levels. Even if you're not an ELC student, you can look at the information and try the exercises!

ELC Study Centre


The ELC Study Centre is a fun, friendly gathering place for 12-Week Program students who want to practise their conversation skills with UVic students and volunteers from the community. It is open from Monday to Thursday from 10:45 until 3:15 (closed for lunch from 12:45-1:15). See you there!