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Contract Training

Contract Training

Douglas College provides customized training programs for groups of 10 or more.  Some of the programs we've offered include: 

English Language Learning and Acquisition for students

This is a three or four week program that includes 15 hours per week of ESL instruction and 15 hours per week of cultural workshops and social activities. Groups can also add a weekend trip to Victoria or Whistler. Sample Schedule

Professional Development for ESL instructors

This is a three or four week program that includes 15 hours per week of Teaching English as a Second Language instruction and 15 hours per week of cultural workshops and social activities. Groups can also add a weekend trip to Victoria or Whistler. 

Professional Development for Administrators of Colleges and Technical/Vocational Institutions

This is a two week program that includes 25 hours per week of presentations, workshops, guest speakers, and site tours and 5 hours of social/cultural activities. Groups can also add a weekend trip to Victoria or Whistler. 

Professional Development for Instructors/Faculty of Colleges and Technical/Vocational Institutions 

This is a four week program that includes 20 hours per week of presentations, workshops and guest speakers plus 10 hours of site visits and social/cultural activities. Groups can also add a weekend trip to Victoria or Whistler. 


Douglas College has a great Homestay Program where students live with local families. Homestay includes a single room, three meals a day (includes a packed lunch) and access to laundry facilities. Alternatively, Douglas College can make arrangements at local hotels for visiting groups. For further information contact our International Project Coordinator, Alyssa Wiens.