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English as a Second Language Certificate Program

Okanagan College offers English as a Second Language students an opportunity to improve their general English skills. The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) Certificate is a two-level program. The goal of this program is to develop general language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Students can take up to 20 hours of classes per week. There are classes that focus on listening and speaking for 10 hours per week (ESLE) and classes that focus on writing for five hours per week (ESLW) and reading for five hours per week (ESLR) or a combined reading and writing class for 10 hours per week (ELRW).

Admission Requirements

The department will place students depending on their OCELA score.

Program Outline

Semester 1
ESLE 010 ESL Listening and Speaking Level I
ESLW 011 Introduction to Writing
ESLR 012 Introduction to Reading - Academic
ELRW 014 ESL Reading and Writing Level 1
Semester 2
ESLE 020 ESL Listening and Speaking Level 2
ESLW 021 Writing Improvement
ESLR 022 Reading Improvement
ELRW 024 ESL Reading and Writing Level 2

Program Area:

English as a Second Language

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Jan, May, Jul, Sep)
    Full program

Credential:

Other

Delivery:

  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time

Cost:

International Students, please see International Student Fees.

Notes:

Department Website

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 06/24/2017