ELSA stands for English Language Services for Adults. At Educacentre, ELSA provides basic level English training for adult immigrants to Vancouver.
Government-funded, classes are free to students and focus on basic conversation, writing and reading. The aim is to convey essential knowledge for a newcomer: health care, housing, employment, banking, legal and political system, as well as other aspects of Canadian society. ELSA also allows students to acquire basic language skills that will facilitate job search and integration. ELSA classes regularly connect with the community through field trips and local speakers.
The ELSA program at Educacentre College is focused on French speaking immigrants and is currently offered at levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
Taking part in the ELSA program at Educacentre also allows students to access a variety of complementary programs offered in French, basic computer training, volunteer opportunities and much more.
Who can register?
Francophone permanent residents of 17 and over.
How to register?
Simply contact an ELSA assessment centre to get an application form: the Western ESL Services Centre or Surrey Assessment Services. An assessment test will confirm your level of English.
When writing the test at the evaluation centre, make sure you indicate that you speak French on the application form.
Éducacentre college offers to all francophone and francophile immigrants a large scale of resources specifically designed to meet the needs of people in the initial stages of settlement.
896 8th Ave West
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2
Toll Free 1-800-747-4825
Western ESL Services
ELSA Assessment and Referral Centre
#208 – 2525 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4C1
Tel (604) 876-5756 Fax (604) 876-0134
Surrey Language Assessment Centre
#202-7337 137th St.
Surrey, BC V3W 1A4
Tel (604) 507-4150 Fax (604) 507-4155
Download the ELSA brochure