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English as a Second Language (ESL) @ Alpha International

Available at: Alpha International Academy (Toronto)

Overview

Alpha International Academy connects international students seeking a quality post-secondary education with one of the leading colleges in Ontario. The Academy is affiliated  with St. Lawrence College, who provides oversight over all curriculum, faculty, and operational quality for college-level programs delivered at Alpha’s Toronto campus. Students can apply through Alpha at: http://slc-alpha.ca/apply-online and are considered enrolled at St. Lawrence College once admitted. Graduates receive a St. Lawrence College diploma or graduate certificate, depending on their course of study.
The purpose of the ESL program is to provide international students who speak English as a second language with instruction and support that will enable them to improve their English language skills and prepare for further academic studies.
 
Students will develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, and will have the ability to successfully participate and function in an English-speaking academic environment in Canada.
 
Students will also have the opportunity to learn about Canadian culture and the local area through meaningful experiences in the community. Students receive a total of 24 hours of instruction a week.
 
There are three levels – Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Advanced. At the Advanced level, students have the opportunity to take credit courses of their choice in consultation with an academic advisor. When students successfully complete the Advanced level with a minimum average of 60%, they receive a Statement of Achievement. With this Statement of Achievement, they meet the English language requirements for most college programs at St. Lawrence College, with no further English testing required.
 
The program uses Canadian materials particularly aimed at improving the English language skills of students who intend to enroll in a college diploma program. Students are offered an enriching English experience with authentic readings, audio and video segments, activities and
exercises designed to build vocabulary, text comprehension and pronunciation.
 
The curriculum is structured according to theme or topic-based teaching that relates to real-life topics and issues of current interest. Business English and test preparation are also included.
 
Final marks will be based upon completion of assignments, periodic testing, class participation, and an exit exam.

Highlights

Program Name

English as a Second Language (ESL) @ Alpha International

Program Code

1076

Credential

Statement of Achievement

Start Dates

September
January
May

Program Duration

14 Weeks

Location (Campus)

Alpha International Academy (Toronto)

Canadian Fees

Fees for this program are set by Alpha International Academy and are available by contacting them at info@slc-alpha.ca or visit their website at: http://slc-alpha.ca/programs .

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2019-20

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    Admission Requirements

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or
    • High School Diploma from home country with English language skills at the Pre- intermediate starting level; or
    • Mature student with English Language skills at the Pre-intermediate starting level
    For OSSD equivalency options, see Admissions information at www.stlawrencecollege.ca.

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    Testimonials

    "Hi, my name is James Flanders and I graduated from the Civil Engineering Technologist(CET) program at St. Lawrence College in 2014. In May 2011 I got laid off from my job and wanted to better my life and the life of my family. Out of all of the schools that offered the CET program SLC stood out to me. I still remember going to the March Open House and meeting the professors. The genuine interest and passion they showed in the program and the success of the students blew me away. Having been out of school for more than five years I was nervous coming back, but there was never once an occasion where I didn’t feel welcomed and valued as a participant to any class discussion or program event. The CET program is one of the most socially active programs at the college, and these networking opportunities between the program years, is extremely beneficial. Now as a full time employee working in industry, I have had the opportunity to work with Summer Students who I knew personally from these events. Going back to school after being laid off was a challenge, but the faculty, and the staff at St. Lawrence made it a fantastic experience. I would recommend this program and this school to anyone."

     

     



    James Flanders, Senior Designer, Ministry of Transportation (MTO)

    Program Contact

    Alpha International
    admissions@slc-alpha.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    dreamit@sl.on.ca

    International Students Contact:
    international@sl.on.ca


    Additional Information

    Students are thoroughly tested upon enrolment for placement in the appropriate level. Upon arrival at Alpha Academy, students will have an oral and written assessment of their English skills and will be placed at the appropriate level.

    Advanced Standing

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