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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Language, Literature and Performing Arts > English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA)
Douglas College is a leader in English as a Second Language (ESL) education for university and college students in Metro Vancouver. Students in English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) programs 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.
Douglas College is not taking new applications for ELLA classes from Canadian citizens, permanent residents, live-in caregivers and refugees. Please consult this list of educational institutions and programs for possible placement.
Students who are currently taking ELLA courses pay fees, including tuition fees. Please see the Tuition Fee Chart for information.
For financial assistance, Adult Upgrading Grants may be available to those ELLA 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 (ELLA) 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 ELLA 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 ELLA programs, book an ELLA Assessment or ask questions about ELLA program requirements, please contact Douglas International.
For information about the ELLA Certificate of Proficiency, please click here.
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