English as a Second Language
Learn the English skills you need to work, study, and participate in everyday life in Canada.
At VCC, we prefer and use the term "English as an Additional Language" or "EAL" as it acknowledges a wider diversity of backgrounds, however we continue to use "ESL" on our website to support online searches.
Ways to learn
Programs and Courses
At VCC, you're more than a student; you’re a future professional. Our priority is that you graduate with the skills that B.C. employers want and need.
Upgrade your skills and talents in your spare time. VCC Continuing Studies programs are designed for working professionals, with most classes held during evenings and weekends.
Discover VCC’s wide variety of two-year diploma programs specifically designed for international students who wish to work in Canada after graduating.