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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. Students in the ESL program enjoy the full benefits of studying at a Canadian post-secondary institution including access to all the College's services, professionally-designed courses, and highly-qualified instructors.
The federal government has changed how it funds English as a Second Language in BC. At this time, Douglas College is not taking new applications from Canadian citizens, permanent residents, live-in caregivers, and refugees for Winter 2015, except for EASL 0635-English for Foreign-Trained Professionals.
English for Foreign-Trained Professionals is a course designed specifically for professional immigrants. This course enables students to improve their speaking, listening, and reading skills in order to enhance career opportunities. For further information or to apply for this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Academic Preparatory English Program
Douglas College Academic Preparatory English (EASL) courses are designed to help English language learners develop the academic language skills needed for success in a Canadian college or university. These courses also introduce students to research and critical thinking skills vital during post-secondary studies. Students who successfully complete the highest level courses meet the English proficiency requirements for any Douglas College course and may be eligible for the Certificate of Proficiency in College Preparatory English.
Specialized ESL Immersion programs give students 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.
To apply to ESL programs, book an ESL Assessment, or ask questions about ESL program requirements, please contact Douglas International.
For information about admission requirements, fees, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.
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