An Investment in Your Future
English is the most commonly used language among foreign language speakers. Invest in yourself! English language skills prepare you for life, learning and work in Canada and abroad.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
Total fees for courses and textbook costs will vary according to the number and level of courses you take.
Additional Student Fees
Scholarships, bursaries and awards
Upgrading programs and courses are tuition-free for domestic students. The Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) will continue to cover the cost of textbooks and student and registration fees for eligible students.
There are many financial resources to tap into while you are at college to help with your education and living costs. Apply for scholarships & awards that are specifically given to program students, as well as awards specific to the School of Access.
You may also want to visit Financial Aid & Awards for more information about funding.
Build language confidence
Improve your English language skills, earn a certificate and prepare for further academic studies or employment in the Canadian workplace.
What to Expect
Courses begin in January, May, and September. For some courses, you may start any time in the first two weeks of the term. The schedule is flexible to fit your busy life: full-time, part-time, at your own pace; all year round. You can spend up to 20 hours of class per week supported by another 1–5 hours a week in our state-of-the-art, multi-media language labs.
ELD level 1 courses are for beginning and pre-intermediate students who have a fundamental and developing knowledge of English. Emphasis is on development of speaking and listening skills with an introduction to reading comprehension and written composition.
ELD level 2 courses focus on the development of advanced academic English language skills needed to gain entry into college-level programs or technical and professional English language skills needed in the Canadian workplace.
Electives & Support Courses
Get a little extra training where you need it the most. Our elective courses give you some extra pronunciation and grammar practice when you are in ELD or other college courses.
Our support courses are available to help with your specific English language needs when you have progressed to college level courses.
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