8-week program
with core curriculum

Taking classes four days a week, you will immerse yourself in English conversation and practise real, everyday English instead of learning from a textbook. Our Core Curriculum program focuses on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and exploring Canadian culture. By taking classes and enjoying a variety of after-class activities, you will discover what it’s like to live, work, study and play in Canada.

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Duration: 8 weeks
Instruction: 24 hours/week
Schedule: Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–3:20 p.m.
Curriculum: 6 courses
Tuition: $3,175

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Application deadlines

Deadline to apply
Jan 2 – Feb 22, 2024 Dec 15, 2023
Feb 27 – Apr 18 Feb 2
Apr 29 – Jun 20 Apr 5
Jul 2 – Aug 22 Jun 7
Sep 3 – Oct 24 Aug 9
Oct 29 – Dec 19 Oct 4
Jan 6 – Feb 27, 2025 Dec 13, 2024
Mar 4 – Apr 24 Feb 7
May 5 – Jun 26 Apr 11
Jul 7 – Aug 28 Jun 13
Sep 2 – Oct 23 Aug 8
Oct 28 – Dec 18 Oct 3

Tuition and Fees

Program length
1 term $3,175
2 terms $6,350
3 terms $9,525
4 terms $12,700
5 terms $15,875
One-time application fee $250
Other expenses
Estimated cost
Homestay $1,325/term
One-time homestay placement fee $450
Medical insurance $60-$75/month
Public transportation $137/month

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Why this program?

  • Improve your speaking, listening, writing and reading skills
  • Learn from 6 instructors to experience different speaking styles 
  • Use authentic learning materials based on current events
  • Go on field trips to expand on in-class learning
  • Enjoy a variety of group activities after class

Sample Class Schedule

Core Curriculum

9 AM–3:20 PM

Each week, you will study six subjects, each with a different instructor.

Canadian Studies

Gain an understanding of Canadian culture by exploring Canada’s geography, history, government, social structure and current events. You will learn how to watch, interpret, discuss and respond to what Canadians are saying, which will help you to analyze the cultural background of any country.


Improve your English grammar skills and learn how to write to a Canadian audience. You will learn to organize your thoughts and express ideas so that Canadian readers will be able to understand what you’ve written. You may also experiment with creative writing genres.

Listening Practice

The English slang and expressions used in popular media, music and daily conversations can be hard for students to understand. In this course, you will learn to understand not only what people are saying, but also how and why they choose their words and expressions for various situations.

News Media

Practice your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills by analyzing electronic and print media. You will learn strategies for making sense of language, images and attitudes presented in the news. You will also explore issues that are currently of concern to Canadians.

Oral Skills

Learn to speak English with confidence. You will improve your speech clarity and fluency through informal conversation and formal speaking tasks. You will work on pronunciation and oral delivery by practising role-playing, debates, interviews, speeches and presentations.

Reading Skills

Develop your reading comprehension and build your vocabulary by reading a variety of materials, from literature and pop culture, to stories about current events and Canadian social issues. You will analyze how writers use the English language to change stress and meaning. 

Language Levels

We offer eight levels that are designed to challenge your English skills as you improve. You are welcome to take a single term or multiple terms. As you successfully complete each term, you can progress to the next language level.

Which language level is right for you?
On your first day in the program, you will take a language placement test to determine which level of class you should take. 

* Level 8: Low Advanced
This level is only available in the 8-week Advanced Academic English program. Learn more →