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University of Victoria English Language Centre

Welcome to the ELC!

Charity group

The Season of Giving

As we look forward to the Christmas holidays, our thoughts are on giving and we’re proud to highlight last month’s ELC Charity bake sale as an example of our students fundraising for a very worthy cause!

In just 4 hours over 2 days, students in our ELPI (12-week) program raised $2220 for Continuing Studies Community Refugee Support, which is working towards a fundraising goal of $50,000 CAD to bring a Syrian Refugee family of 6 to start a safe new life in Victoria.

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


Our ELC 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! Visit the ELC Study Zone at www.studyzone.ca

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 10:30 until 3:15 (closed for lunch from 12:30-1:15). See you there!

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