Dates and Fees

This fall, the English Language and Culture Program will return to campus with in-person classes. Along with our live online courses, we will once more offer our 8-week program face-to-face in Vancouver, starting November 2, 2021. 

Note: A mandatory quarantine/isolation period is currently required for all travellers to Canada. If this condition remains in place in November, the first two weeks of classes will be conducted online. Please follow our Travelling to Canada Guide.

If you have further questions, please contact us at

Upcoming 8-week terms

(online and on-campus)

Application fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Upcoming 4-week terms

(online only in 2021, online and on-campus January-April 2022)

For more dates, download PDF schedule.

Other costs

Accommodation and airport pick-up

ELC does not arrange homestay accommodations. While there are several homestay providers in the Vancouver area, ELC has a long and positive working relationship with First Choice International Placement (FCI). For more information, please visit and contact them directly at

Airport pick-up: $100
Accommodation: approximately $1,125 per month
This includes a placement fee of $275 and four weeks’ accommodation, including three meals per day.


Medical insurance: $60 (for one month), SFU’s official provider for medical insurance, is mandatory for all SFU international students. Visit the medical insurance page for more information.


Transit Compass card: $128 (two zones, for one month)

You can buy a transit Compass card when you arrive in Vancouver. Visit for more information.


SFU ID card: $20

SFU identification cards are optional. You can arrange for an ID card through ELC.