Okanagan College offers English language students an opportunity to improve their general English skills. The English Language Certificate (ELC) is a three-level 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).
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.
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.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 03/20/2019