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Language Program

Your journey to conversing, reading, learning and sharing your ideas at a high academic level with fellow English speakers starts here.

VFIS (ESL)program sets up students for academic success at Canadian post-secondary institutions. The English as Second Language (ESL) program is delivered by highly trained ESL instructors in small class sizes that focus on inclusion and community

Upon completion of Academic preparation level 5, students are eligible to bypass further English testing and are offered direct entry into any Vancouver Island University program.

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

The VFIS is committed to providing to community and international students quality ESL education, including both language and culture, and to fostering a student-centered environment that honors the diversity of students and teachers.
The VFIS provides a wide range of ESL levels and support services to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English, and who have various goals for the acquisition of competence in English.
All programs provide small classes, highly qualified, friendly, approachable teachers, and a wide range of learning materials. Classes are held 20 hours per week; students can get additional assistance in the Learning Centre.

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