English as a Second Language (ESL)
This program is designed to provide specific and appropriate language training for English as a Second Language speakers who intend to proceed to post-secondary study. Successful completion of the program means that a student has a sufficient level of English language proficiency to undertake studies at English-speaking colleges or universities.
The program is organized in five levels. Each level takes one semester to complete. Students can expect 20-25 hours of classroom study each week with additional time in independent study, language labs, and social activities.
Core Courses deal with practical English skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
ESL Elective Courses are optional courses which focus on specific topics or skills (ie, Canadian Studies, Popular Culture, Listening, etc.).
Academic Elective Courses are available beginning at Level 4. From this level onward, students may choose to take academic courses in combination with ESL courses.
Students are required to take the English Placement Test (EPT) to determine appropriate placement. EPT Test Waivers are also possible with appropriate TOEFL or IELTS scores.
See our website for more details on English as a Second Language (ESL).
ESL Course Descriptions
Elective ESL Courses
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