Important note: For the foreseeable future, the Intensive English Language Program will be delivered exclusively online (asynchronous and synchronous learning). 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.
Intensive daytime program details- 260 course hours per level
**This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program which requires you to provide your own laptop to conduct course work.
- The Intensive program (6 levels) is primarily designed to prepare students to enter English language universities or colleges and to offer language training to professionals or business people who require a high level of competency in English.
- Individuals looking for English for travel, social or other personal reasons will also find this a stimulating and engaging program. In this integrated-skills program, students will practice and develop skills by participating in a variety of learning activities including discussions, oral presentations and debates as well as audio and video listening activities. Students will also learn strategies for reading academic and non-academic texts, and for writing compositions, reports and essays.
- A variety of activities, learning support resources and new technologies are an integral part of the Intensive Program. Community-based projects and outings give students additional opportunities to practice their English skills outside of the classroom.
- Learning support is also provided through after-school study programs in our Computer Labs and Study Hall, where students can work on their assignments, get extra individualized help with one of our instructors or work in study groups.
- Social activities and field trips are organized each session for students to enjoy the culture and four seasons of Canada.
- Ten-week sessions offered in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer
- 26 hours per week of English instruction
- Classes at 6 different levels, from elementary to advanced
- Placement test required; placement testing takes place one week prior to the start date of your course
- Students must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to enrol in our program.
- Tuition fees include testing and placement.
- To apply, you must complete the online application. A non-refundable deposit of $625, which is applied to the tuition fee, must accompany the application. Students will receive confirmation that they have been accepted to the program by e-mail.
- The remaining tuition fees must be paid no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of classes in order to guarantee a student’s place in the program.
To be eligible for admission, students must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Proof of age must be presented at the time of placement testing.
Attention International Students who wish to enrol in the Intensive English Language Program: Students applying from outside Canada are advised to begin the application process at least three months in advance, as requirements for obtaining a visa may vary from country to country. Under certain conditions, visitors to Canada may take courses for up to six (6) months without a Study Permit or CAQ.
Placing students into the correct course level is important for their success. As such there is a two-stage placement process. First, students complete a self-assessment/placement test at the time of registration and are placed in accordance with their responses. Then, during the first few days of the course, there is a diagnostic evaluation process to ensure that students are placed in the correct level.
Completing the ESL Certificate has extensive benefits. You'll earn:
- Either the Certificate of Proficiency, awarded upon the successful completion (60%) of the Advanced 2 level, or
- The Certificate of Proficiency with Distinction, awarded to students who obtain a grade of 80% or more upon the completion of the Advanced 2 level.
These certificates teach you far-reaching skills to help:
- Kickstart your career and access global markets
- Apply for university credit programs at Concordia or other institutions.
- Enhance & broaden social interaction
We support and help international students from registration through to graduation. We offer guidance with financial questions, academic transcripts and any other questions you may have. As a Concordia student, you will also have access to a wide range of student services to help you make the most of your time! Contact us for more information.
|Session & Year||Formal Registration & Placement Testing||Program Start Date||Weeks|
|Spring 2020||Monday, March 23, 2020 (1 to 4 p.m.)||March 30, 2020||10|
|Summer 2020||Monday, June 15, 2020 (1 to 4 p.m.)||June 22, 2020||10|
|Fall 2020||Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 (1 to 4 p.m.)||Sept. 14, 2020||10|
|Winter 2021||Monday, January 11, 2021 (1 to 4 p.m.)||January 18, 2021||10|
|Spring 2021||Monday, March 29, 2021 (1 to 4 p.m.)||April 6, 2021||10|
|Summer 2021||Monday, June 14, 2021 (1 to 4 p.m.)||June 21, 2021||10|
|Note: In addition to the tuition fees, students can expect to pay approximately $100 for textbooks, dictionaries and supplies|