English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

You are excited to learn and practice your English language skills and use them to get started on the next stage in your life.

Learn and practice English with the full support of dedicated and encouraging instructors in the VIU English Language Centre, instructors who will work with you in small classes to make learning fun, interactive and successful. You are always encouraged to ask for help with whatever you need.

Improve your English as a pathway to further studies, to gain university credit, or to meet specific goals.

You will join students from all around the world in our ESL programs, as each person is valued for a contribution to the rich cultural tapestry on our campuses.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Student, Edwin Song

Edwin Song

“The learning is very practical and efficient at VIU – my teachers got right to the point and taught me what I needed to know to be able to write and reference papers. We were learning things that we were literally using the next day, and that you would use over and over again in academic programs. They also made the lessons fun, which is really important when you’re learning a language. They organized lots of activities to keep you interested in learning English. It was very interactive.”

Edwin studied at VIU in the English as a Second Language Program