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Registration to open soon for winter semester ESL courses
Vancouver Community College’s board of governors met in a Monday morning conference call to approve the new English as a Second Language (ESL) programming.
"The board members indicated the ESL programming is very important to the future of VCC and should be continued," said VCC President Peter Nunoda. "The fact that we’ve been able to put together ESL programming in such a compressed period of time is a testament to our team’s dedication and hard work."
Tuition is set at $1,600 per term or $4,800 per year per full-time student. Some other facts about the new ESL programming:
Students will be able to register for winter ESL courses within the next few days, as soon as VCC Registrar’s Office can complete the registration system.
December 9, 2014
Over 600 students and 23 instructors to stay in renewed ESL programming
Vancouver, B.C. – Under the new tuition-based program allowed by the government, Vancouver Community College (VCC) will be able to offer the new Pathways ESL program as well as College Preparatory English (CPE) as part of its English as a Second Language (ESL) programming.
“We are committed to keeping as many ESL offerings as possible,” said VCC President, Peter Nunoda. “At the same time we need to fund them sustainably. Since the government announcement last week, we’ve been working overtime to ensure we have solid ESL programming starting next January.”
The new ESL programming will include the following (subject to board of governors’ approval):
To help offset the cost of tuition and other associated costs, students will be able to apply for Adult Upgrading grants.
As of January 2015, VCC’s ESL offerings will include:
VCC will be reaching out directly to eligible students to invite them to enrol in ESL courses.
Victoria (Tori) Klassen
Director, Marketing and Communications
Vancouver Community College