General English - Canada

About the program

Our General English program helps you communicate more accurately and efficiently. The ELS General English program supports you as you develop skills that will help you communicate in English-speaking situations. In the mornings, you will study the fundamentals of the English language through Structure and Speaking Practice or Language Studies, Vocabulary Enrichment (or Skills Enhancement, in Masters levels), and a lesson in the Language Technology Center. Your afternoons will focus on Skills Enhancement Classes.


  • Key Language Skills: Listening, Pronunciation, Grammar, Speaking, and Vocabulary
  • Skills Enhancement Classes: Exact courses offered at each location may vary, but Skills Enhancement Classes may be dedicated to subjects such as Pronunciation, Listening with Confidence, Creative Writing, and Current Events.

General English

  • Age Requirements
    • 16+
  • ELS Levels Covered
    • 12 Levels: 101 (Beginner) to 112 (Masters)
  • Maximum Students / Class
    • 15
  • Number of Centers  Offered
    • 2
  • Lessons / Week
    50 minutes each Monday – Friday
    • 30
  • Session / Level
    • 1 session (4-weeks) for each level
  • Start Dates Annually
    • 13


ELS Vancouver (ID-04002) is designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch of British Columbia. Any program listed on this page, when contracted for more than 6 months or $4000 in tuition, is considered a PTIB approved program. Please visit for more information.


ELS offers 12 proficiency levels (Beginner to Masters), as well as placement testing to determine the level that best fits your abilities. At the end of every four-week session, if you successfully meet your level's requirements, you will move up to the next level. As you progress through the levels, your courses build upon the skills you learned in the lower levels and become more complex.

General English - Canada ELS Centers