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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 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.
At this time, Douglas College is not taking new applications for English as a Second Language classes from Canadian citizens, permanent residents, live-in caregivers, and refugees.
The Ministry of Advanced Education has changed the funding model for Adult Basic Education, including ESL for domestic students.
English as a Second Language students who are currently in our ESL program will need to pay fees, including tuition fees, for ESL courses beginning in May 2015. Please see the Summer 2015 Tuition Fee Chart for information.
For financial assistance, Adult Upgrading Grants may be available to those ESL students who qualify. Please contact the Douglas College Financial Aid office directly for information about these grants.
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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