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Why the SLS?

With the School of Language Studies, you will be able to:

  • Improve your language skills both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Experience life in one of the most exciting metropolitan areas in the United States.
  • Study with classmates from all around the world.
  • Enjoy language instruction in an intimate and caring environment where each student is valued.
  • Study with teachers who bring the highest level of training and experience to the classroom.
  • Prepare yourself to succeed in institutions of higher learning in the United States and other English-speaking countries.
  • Prepare yourself to take the TOEFL examination.

Which Program is Right For You?

 

Intensive ESL

7-Week Intensive ESL

  • This program is primarily for students who want to build their academic English skills to study at an American college or university.
  • Terms are 7-weeks
  • Courses are offered across seven levels of proficiency: low beginner, beginner, elementary, low intermediate, intermediate, high intermediate and advanced.
  • Each level can be completed in one term of full-time study.
  • The overall length of the program depends on the student’s initial placement and how quickly the student progresses from one level to the next.


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Non-Intensive ESL

Non-Intensive ESL

  • This program is primarily for students who want to improve their English in a non-intensive setting.
  • Non-intensive options include:
    • Study in non-intensive evening and weekend options.
    • Explore American culture through our museum classes.
    • Earn CEUs for Au Pairs through our special programs.
  • We offer on-campus courses such as Business English, ESL for Better English, Grammar & Conversation, and Public Speaking with Confidence!


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The School of Language Studies at VIU welcomes you to join our ESL community and looks forward to helping you reach your higher education or professional goals.