English as a Second Language (ESL)

Organizations in Greater Victoria

ESL classes in Victoria – Compiled through ELSA Net

Camosun ESL – Basic English, academic English, English for work, specialized subjects, IELTS and TOEFL prep.

InterCultural Association – ELSA, VESL and Host Program for new immigrants and visitors.

UVic English Language Centre – Award-winning programs include English Work Experience program, Advanced English and Canadian Studies.


TOEFL Tips – Maintained by CET.

TOEFL – The official TOEFL site.

Test links – Over 13,500 links to TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and other test sites.

IELTS – The official IELTS site.

Language Proficiency Index – Official website for the LPI test.

TestMagic – Online tests and study aides for TOEFL.

Activities For Learners

1-Language.com – One -stop site for English language learning.

Activities for ESL Students – Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)  

BBC Learning English – Wide-ranging portal of learning tools.

Dave’s ESL Café – “Stuff For Students” includes a Help Centre, quizzes, and a Student Forum.

English For Everybody – Interactive site for English language learning.

English Language Centre Study Zone – University of Victoria’s interactive ESL site for a variety of reading levels. Includes listening courses.  

English Page – Free online English lessons and ESL/EFL resources, for advanced students.

ESL Activities Online! – Interactive site maintained by Ontario Centre for Education and Training (CET).

ESL Student Resources On-Line – Wide range of activities for ESL students. Maintained by VCC.

Free Rice – Vocabulary booster. For each word you get right, the sponsors donate 20 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program.

Learning English with the CBC – Text, audio and video clips to enhance ESL learning.

ManyThings.org – A fun study site for learners of English as a Second Language.

Topics – An on-line magazine for English learners.

Tower Of English – Unique site for advanced ESL students to explore English through selected subjects websites.

VCC Activities – Exercises authored by ELSA instructors at Vancouver Community College for students in ELSA.