IMPORTANT NOTICE: The tuition portion of PELD courses is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and protected person/Convention refugee status. In addition, all students pay ancillary fees (student association fees, BCIT ID card fees, etc.).
Students may also apply for the Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) if they qualify to do so. This grant is intended to help support the costs associated with student fees, textbooks, unsubsidized childcare, and transportation for students in need of financial assistance. To learn more about the grant or to download the application form, please see Upgrading and ESL Funding and submit the form to the Financial Aid office before the last day of your course.
Online course registration is NOT available for our courses. Students are required to register in person at any of our BCIT campuses or over the telephone by calling 604.434.1610 for assistance.
Due to COVID-19, we will be offering courses online, on campus (in classroom), and as a blended option (mix of in-class and online) until further notice. Course delivery options will be updated regularly as we continue to follow the health and safety guidelines. Please see the links below for more specific information.
The following courses are offered by the Professional English Language Development (PELD) program:
Reading and Writing Courses:
COMM 0071 – Technical Business English for EAL Speakers 1
COMM 0003 – Technical Business English for EAL Speakers 2
COMM 0004 – Technical Business English for EAL Speakers 3
COMM 0005 – Technical Business English for EAL Speakers 4 (Equivalent to English 12)
Speaking and Listening Courses:
COMM 0029 – Speaking and Listening Skills 1 for EAL Students
COMM 0030 – Speaking and Listening Skills 2 for EAL Students (Equivalent to English 12)
Please email PELD@bcit.ca if you have any questions related to our courses. Due to the high volume of student inquiries, please allow 3 – 5 business days for a response.
“The PELD courses taught me more than I expected and helped me get used to school in Canada, which was very different from education in Japan. I also appreciated the focus on business writing styles, whereas other schools focus on academic writing.”
– Yoshiaki Hiramatsu, PELD Student