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English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA)

Canadian citizens, permanent residents and refugees contact our departmental assistant or attend a free info session.

Study English as a second language at Douglas College, a leader in English as a Second Language (ESL) education for international university and college students in Metro Vancouver.

You'll study ESL through our English Language Learning and Acquisition (ELLA) programs, where you'll enjoy: 

  • Studying at one of the largest public colleges in Canada.
  • Working together with international and domestic students.
  • Accessing all the services available to the Douglas College Community.
  • Learning in courses professionally designed by highly-qualified instructors.

Are you a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee in Canada? Are you interested in English language classes at Douglas College? If you have a CLB 6, contact our departmental assistant for registration information at 604-527-5463, or email

ELLA Admission Requirements
ELLA Faculty
ELLA Program ELLA Immersion Programs
ELLA Douglas International ELLA Info Sessions