2021-22 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 four level program. The goal of this program is to develop general language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Full time students take 20 hours of classes per week. There are classes for listening and speaking (ELLS) 10 hours per week,  reading and writing (ElRW) 10 hours per week, reading (ELR) 5 hours per week, and writing (ELW) 5 hours per week.

Admission Requirements

The department will place students depending on one of the following test scores: OCELA, IELTS, TOEFL, or Duolingo. Students who score lower than EL Level 1 may begin the English Language Certificate at Semester One.

Students will place at EL level 1 with an overall placement at Level 1 OCELA, or an overall IELTS less than 3.5, or a Duolingo score of less than 45.

Students will place at EL level 2 with an overall placement at Level 2 OCELA, or an overall IELTS 3.5, or a Duolingo score of 45-50.

Students will place at EL level 3 with an overall placement at Level 3 OCELA, or an overall IELTS 4.0, or a Duolingo score of 55-60.

Students will place at EL level 4 with an overall placement at Level 4 OCELA, or an overall IELTS 4.5, or a Duolingo score of 65-70, or a TOEFL IBT score of 52-59.

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
ELRW 020 English Language Reading and Writing 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
ELRW 030 English language Reading and Writing 3
ELR 030 English Language Reading Level 3
ELW 030 English Language Writing Level 3
Semester 4
ELLS 040 English Language Listening and Speaking Level 4
ELRW 040 English Language Reading and Writing 4
ELR 040 English Language Reading Level 4
ELW 040 English Language Writing Level 4

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade of 65% in ELRW 040 or ELW 040 and ELR 040, and ELLS 040.

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

Credential:

Other

Delivery:

  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time

Cost:

International Students, please see International Student Fees.

Notes:

Department Website

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 07/31/2021