After successfully completing Language Foundations level 3, you can join our University Preparation program to develop your academic English skills and prepare to study at a Canadian university. As an ESL student in Language Foundations, you will have access to our Learning Centre and be able to participate in various sociocultural activities. These support services and activities will improve your fluency in English and help you to speak with increased confidence.
Ideally situated on Mid-Vancouver Island with spectacular views of the coastal mountains, Vancouver Island University is a comprehensive teaching university with approximately 15,000 students across four campuses. VIU proudly fosters student success, strong community connections, and international collaborations by providing access to a wide range of programs, from academic undergraduate and master’s to industry-responsive trades and vocational training.
To be a part of the VIU community is to know what it is like to matter here. The VIU community acknowledges the traditional, unceded territories of the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’Amin, Snaw-naw-as, and Qualicum First Nation on whose lands it teaches, learns, researches, lives, and shares knowledge. It raises its hands and says, "Hay ch qa’ sii’em sieye’ yu mukw" Mustimuxw to the original stewards of these territories.