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


Happy Holidays from the ELC!

Our students, partners, alumni, agents, volunteers and staff all helped to make 2014 an unforgettable year. Here are a few "fantastic facts" about what we’ve accomplished this year —together!

Wishing you all the best this holiday season and in 2015! Please note that the ELC will be closed from December 24 – January 2. We look forward to welcoming students to our 12-Week Intensive and Monthly English programs on January 5!

Why Choose UVic?


Intensive classes! Modern campus! Free activities! International friends!
These are just some of the reasons why each year over 2800 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!