2020-21 Calendar

English Language Certificate

Okanagan College offers English language students an opportunity to improve their general English skills. The English Language Certificate (ELC) is a threelevel program. The goal of this program is to develop general language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Students can take 20 hours of classes per week. There are classes for listening and speaking which are 10 hours per week (ELLS), reading and writing for 10 hours per week ((ELRW), writing for five hours per week (ELW) and reading for five hours per week (ELR).

Admission Requirements

The department will place students depending on their OCELA score. Students who score lower than OCELA Level 1 will begin the English Language Certificate at Semester One.

Program Outline

Semester 1
ELLS 010 English Language Listening and Speaking Level 1
ELRW 010 English Language Reading and Writing Level 1
Semester 2
ELLS 020 English Language Listening and Speaking Level 2
ELR 020 English Language Reading Level 2
ELW 020 English Language Writing Level 2
Semester 3
ELLS 030 English Language Listening and Speaking Level 3
ELR 030 English Language Reading Level 3
ELW 030 English Language Writing Level 3

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade of 65% in each of ELLS 030, ELW 030, and ELR 030 or higher.

This level of achievement is necessary for entrance into the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Certificate program.

Program Area:

English Language

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Jan, May, Jul, Sep)
    Entire program at this campus




  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time


International Students, please see International Student Fees.


Department Website

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 09/19/2020