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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Language, Literature and Performing Arts > English as a Second Language
Douglas College is a leader in ESL education for university and college students as well as foreign-trained professionals in Metro Vancouver.
Canadian citizens, permanent residents, live-in caregivers and refugees do not pay tuition fees for ESL courses. However, all students are still charged a variety of other fees.
If you are an international student, please visit Douglas International for more information.
As of July 2, 2014, Douglas College is no longer accepting applications to ESL from community students (Canadian citizens, permanent residents, live-in caregivers, and refugees) for Fall 2014 at both campuses. This does not include the course EASL 0635-English for Foreign Trained Professionals offered at the David Lam campus in Fall 2014 and Winter 2015.
At this time, we are also not taking new applications to ESL from community students for 2015, other than for the course EASL 0635-English for Foreign Trained Professionals.
The federal government has changed how it funds English as a Second Language in BC. The results of the new funding arrangement have yet to be announced.
Academic Preparatory English Program
The Douglas College Academic Preparatory English program is designed to provide the skills needed for students to successfully complete a Canadian college or university credential. The program focusses on the English and higher-level academic skills such as research, citation and critical thinking that are necessary for post-secondary success. Students who successfully complete our highest level EASL classes can take any open enrollment course at Douglas College, including university-transfer courses, and may be eligible for the Certificate of Proficiency in College Preparatory English.
English for Foreign-Trained Professionals
Specially designed for professional immigrants, English for Foreign-Trained Professionals enables you to improve your speaking, listening and reading skills in order to enhance career opportunities.
Specialized ESL Immersion programs give you the opportunity to live, study and work in an all-English environment. New programs can be designed to meet the needs of businesses and institutions.
For information about admission requirements, fees, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.
Phone: 604-527-5463 (New Westminster Campus)
604-777-6196 (Coquitlam Campus)