English Language Development - Level 1 - Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB 2-5)
ELD 032 Introduction to English Basics
ELD 033 English Basics 1
ELD 034 English Basics 2
ELD 035 English Essentials 1
ELD 036 English Essentials 2
Beginning students have little or no knowledge of English. Emphasis in these courses is on development of listening and speaking skills with an introduction to reading comprehension and written composition. Students registered in ELD 032 to ELD 050 are also registered in ELD Open Lab. The Open Lab provides a variety of activities that support and enhance regular class work.
English Language Development - Level 2 - Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB 6-8)
ELD 050 Intermediate English
ELD 072 Advanced English
ELD 074 Academic Communication Skills
These courses focus on the development of academic English language skills needed to enter Provincial-level ELD courses, as well as gain general English communicative competence.
Provincial Level ELD Courses
ELD 092 Provincial English Composition
ELD 094 Provincial English Literature
ELD 097 Technical and Professional English
These courses focus on the development of academic language skills. ELD 092/ELD 094, and ELD 097 are acceptable for entry into Camosun's college-level courses and programs that require Grade 12 English. ELD 092/ELD 094 articulate with our ENGL 092/ENGL 094 courses, and ELD 097 articulates with our ENGL 140.
Additional ESL courses we offer
These courses can be taken individually or as support for further practice.
ELD 047 Workplace Speaking and Listening
ELD 060 ELD Support Course
ELD 075 Grammar for Composition
ELD 076 Understanding Lectures
ELD 077 English Pronunciation
ELD 078 Vocabulary for Academic Study
ELD IELTS IELTS Preparation
ELD TOEFL TOEFL Preparation
ELD QKSTRT ELD Quick Start
Certificate in English Language Development - Level 1
The completion of ELD 036 will indicate you have developed the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills required to enter Access programs, and will provide you with a Certificate in English Language Development, Level 1.
Certificate in English Language Development - Level 2
The completion of either ELD 092 and ELD 094, or ELD 097, will indicate you have developed the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills required to obtain a Certificate in English Language Development, Level 2, and, will provide you with recognized prerequisites for entry into Camosun college-level programs.