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For the foreseeable future, the Intensive English Language Program will be delivered exclusively online. The program consists of 260 hours of asynchronous and synchronous learning. The program schedule has been adapted to the following:


  • Live Sessions (15 hours per week) = Monday to Friday 9 - 12:00 EST    SYNCHRONOUS
  • Individual working sessions (11 hours per week) = Flexible Time            ASYNCHRONOUS 


Minimum requirements to take the course are a computer, functioning webcam, access to wifi or a data plan, and microphone. For more inquiries, please contact us.

English skills to help you reach your goals 

Do you need to improve your English for university admission? Would you like to develop professional language skills for a global marketplace? Or do you want to travel the world and speak English? 

Reach your English language goals: enrol in the 10-week Intensive English Language Program, tailored to meet the needs of adult learners. 

Every year we welcome hundreds of students from 55 countries around the world to study in our dynamic, full-time English language program. We have developed integrated-skills courses to help you build your skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary through studying topics which are engaging and relevant to your needs and interests. Our teachers are experts in second-language acquisition. Studying in our program, you will acquire the English language proficiency you need to feel more comfortable speaking English and to help you meet your academic, professional and personal goals.


Students who choose Concordia's Intensive English Language Program will:

  • Learn from highly qualified teachers
  • Benefit from an outstanding collaborative learning experience
  • Develop critical skills and strategies for university study or professional careers
  • Use technology to enhance learning in class and after school
  • Receive individual support through our after-school study program
  • Make friends with students from around the world
  • Enjoy a variety of social activities and cultural excursions
  • Receive personalized attention from our professional office staff
  • Experience life in Montreal -  one of Canada's most vibrant cities
  • Reach their academic, professional or personal learning goals in a dynamic and safe environment

Students who successfully complete the Advanced 2 level with a final grade of 70% or greater, and who wish to enrol in full-time credited studies at Concordia University, will automatically meet the university's English-language proficiency requirements for undergraduate admission.

Please note that students who meet the university's proficiency requirements for admission may still have to take credit ESL courses as part of or in addition to their degree programs. As such, once admitted, all students are required to take a test for placement in the appropriate credit ESL course.

Listen to what our students have to say  

Our students are at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to their academic success and to their wellbeing as people and as visitors to our country. Read our program mission and values statements.

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