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English Language Services for Adults (ELSA) – S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Training & Skill Upgrading

Agency / Organization:
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Immigrant Services Society of BC

Program Description:
The program provides basic and intermediate level English training for adult newcomers to Canada. The ELSA program is for Pre-Beginners to Intermediates – Pre-Literacy to Level 7. A general information pamphlet (e.g. who is eligible, how to apply, etc.) is available in 12 languages at the WelcomeBC Website (


Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria:
• 17 years old or older
• Approved for permanent residence
• Canadian citizens and refugee claimants cannot take ELSA

Registration Information:
• Take assessment at Surrey Language Assessment Centre (located at 202-7337 137th Street in Surrey)
• Register in person at North Road office; bring language assessment results and permanent resident card

Start Dates / Duration:
• Monthly intake
• Length of services for participants depends on the level – typically between 9 months to 23 months

Program Fee:

Contact Information:
Contact: Long Wang
Phone: 604-936-5900 ext. 504

Program Location:
435B North Road
Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9

Contact Name: Long Wang
Contact Number: 604-936-5900 ext 504