English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA)

Douglas College is a leader in English as a Second Language (ESL) education for international university and college students in Metro Vancouver.

Students in English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) programs enjoy

  • studying at a Canadian post-secondary institution;
  • accessing all the services available in the Douglas College Community;
  • learning in courses designed professionally and by highly-qualified instructors.

International students


Academic Preparatory English Program

Douglas College Academic Preparatory English (ELLA) courses are designed

  • To develop the essential academic language skills needed for success in a Canadian college or university.
  • To introduce students to research and critical thinking skills vital during post-secondary studies.
  • To prepare students to communicate effectively and confidently in the English learning environment.

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.

For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue

Contact us

Phone: 604 527 5463 (New Westminster Campus)

Email: ella@douglascollege.ca

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