ESL Matters

We’re asking Premier Clark and Minister Virk to make an investment in BC jobs and BC’s economy by maintaining funding for English as a Second Language (ESL) training at Vancouver Community College.

You can help save ESL programs at Vancouver Community College. 

Use the form below to automatically e-mail a message directly to Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk. Tell them why ESL Matters to you. Tell them why ESL Matters to our future, to our economy, and to the BC Jobs Plan.

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Recent Updates:

Karen Shortt’s letter to the Editor of the Vancouver Sun

Karen Shortt letter to Vancouver Sun

Tuition fees not enough to fill ESL funding gap, post-secondary cutbacks block pathways
to higher education for BC immigrants, teachers say

Students, faculty, and community members to VCC’s Board of Governors: ESL Matters.

Vancouver Community College’s Education Council votes on ESL training

Click here to view all four Education Council videos featuring VCC faculty and students.

Karen Shortt discusses the BC government’s cuts to ESL training on CKNW’s the Bill Good Show


ESL Matters in the Surrey Leader

surrey leader

Have you seen our two full page ads in the Surrey Leader? We’re encouraging Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk to invest in ESL training at Vancouver Community College by advertising directly in his home constituency of Surrey Tynehead. Many VCC students live and work in Surrey, and the BC government has a responsibility to invest in their futures by restoring full funding to ESL training. 

You can see the ads here, and you can send a message directly to Minister Virk here.