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).
The department will place students depending on their OCELA score.
Successful completion of ESLE 020, ESLR 022, and ESLW 021 or their equivalent with a minimum grade of 65% in each course. At least two of these courses need to be completed at Okanagan College to receive the certificate.
ESL Listening and Speaking Level I
Introduction to Reading - Academic
ESL Reading and Writing Level 1
ESL Listening and Speaking Level 2
ESL Reading and Writing Level 2