2022-23 Calendar

English for Specific Purposes

Okanagan College offers students an opportunity to improve their English while focusing on a specific subject area. The areas of focus come from requests from institutions or groups.

Specific purposes for ESL include English for the workplace, English for tourism, English for business, English for academic placement such as IELTS or TOEFL, and English for educators.

English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses are for international institutions, businesses and government agencies and also for Canadian or Canadian immigrant groups. The length of the course varies with the specific need of each group.

ESP courses are available for both professionals and non-professionals alike.

Course length, course schedule, and field work meet the request of the group.

Please contact the ESL department, ESLChair@okanagan.bc.ca or International Education, inted@okanagan.bc.ca for further details.

Admission Requirements

An agreement between the client group and Okanagan College will be signed before offering the specific course.

Program Outline

One or more of:
ESLD 020 Directed Studies in ESL

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the specific course requirements which vary according to the contract.

Program Area:

English Language

Campus (Intake):

  • Revelstoke ()
  • Kelowna ()




  • Full-Time


2021-22: $1,444 per 70-hour course

Additional costs depend on the field trip component.


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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022