Capital College

English Language Programs

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English Language Programs

The intent of the program is to provide opportunities for students to upgrade their language skills relevant to the course in all four skill areas: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Classroom based. Lectures (ie PowerPoint/ chalk and talk/ videos etc.), explanation and discussion; practice exercises, readings and quizzes; partner and group activities (such as role plays or practice areas); group and pair work; oral presentations; homework. Students will be given opportunities for practice in all areas.

“These programs/courses do not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program”.

ESL upgrading

  • The program provides opportunities for students to upgrade their language
  • skills in all four skill areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • The program consists of one program / one course.
  • 80 hours per course
  • Full-time: 20 hours/ week

ESL Program

  • The program is a set of six courses designed to serve students varying in
  • proficiency level from Elementary general English user to Advanced Academic English user.
  • Western style of instruction
  • 12 weeks, 300 hours
  • Full-time

TESOL (American TESOL Institute) Teaching Certification

  • The program provides a base knowledge in teaching English as a second
  • language, with a focus on methods and approaches to teaching English.
  • 120 academic hours

Institution Safety Plan and Covid-19 response plan


The College ensures the health and safety of all staff, students and community by following the official guidelines set out by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia; local health and safety authorities.

In accordance with WorkSafe BC guidelines, the College has developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan. The plan is for all campuses: The plan applies to domestic and international students; faculty and staff; community and the public; and external contractors.

The guidelines / policies contained in this document and supporting resources are intended to ensure the same the phased return to campus operations, provide a comprehensive safety plan and a plan if there is identified illness. (see Sickness action plan: Covid-19 response plan)


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