Skip to content Skip to footer site map

Print ViewDownload PDF

English as a Second Language (ESL) @ Alpha International

Available at: Alpha International Academy (Toronto)


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: 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.


Program Name

English as a Second Language (ESL) @ Alpha International

Program Code



Statement of Achievement

Start Dates


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 or visit their website at: .

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2018-19

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


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


    The St. Lawrence College Hospitality program, focusing on hotel and restaurant operations, provides the correct atmosphere for students to truly grow and learn. Teamwork is an important part of this intensive program, which provides students with confidence for life.  The skills taught in this program also provide students with useful knowledge to analyze the business of hotels and restaurants in measurable and meaningful ways. 

    The professors are very dedicated to success.  They have spent considerable time in previous roles and careers in the industry, which provides the students with a contemporary real world applied approach.

    I heartily recommend this program to anyone who is ready to leap into the incredible field of Hospitality and Tourism.

    Scott Follwell, General Manager Diamond Hotels Management Inc.

    Program Contact

    Alpha International

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a College Career Advisor:

    International Students Contact:

    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

    Print ViewDownload PDF