Professional English Language Development
BCIT's Professional English Language Development (PELD) courses help you improve your spoken and written English. Whether you need to upgrade your English skills in order to enter a BCIT program, are already a student and want to strengthen your skills, or are interested in developing better English for work, we can help. Our courses cover a wide range of skills including oral fluency, reading, writing, presentation skills, and listening.
PELD courses are currently tuition-free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, refugees, and live-in caretakers. Additional financial aid is also available for students to cover textbook fees, childcare, transportation, and other costs through BCIT. Please contact the BCIT Financial Aid office for more details.
PELD students may be provisionally accepted to some BCIT technology programs.
Flexibility and convenience
PELD courses are offered part-time, so you can attend classes when it is most convenient for you. We offer classes in the evenings, on weekends, in the afternoons, as well as on weekdays. Most of our courses consist of 84 hours in the classroom and takes roughly 6-7 weeks to complete each core level..
Offered to the community served by BCIT, the Communication Department's PELD courses are designed to:
- help students who want to study at BCIT improve their language proficiency, familiarize with the culture of BCIT and the workplace, and meet the prerequisites for entry
- improve current BCIT students' language proficiency and increase their familiarity with the culture of BCIT and the workplace
- help individuals who work in business, industry, or health, and wish to upgrade their skills, improve their language proficiency and familiarize with the culture of BCIT.