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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Available at: Kingston

Overview

The purpose of the ESL program is to provide international and domestic 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, which will include field trips to various historical and cultural sites. Students receive a total of 24 hours of instruction a week, which includes 4 hours of computer lab time.

 

Highlights

There are two levels – 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 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 and degree 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.

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  • Homestays are also available
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Program Name

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Program Code

0394

Credential

Statement of Achievement

Start Dates

September
January
May

Program Duration

14 Weeks

Location (Campus)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

2016-17 tuition fees (14 week semester): $1,089.48; Compulsory fees $744.15 All fees subject to change for 2017-18. **Contact us to verify fees as they vary depending on season and duration: Sandy Lee-Smokal, 613-544-5400, ext. 1365 or slee-smokal@sl.on.ca

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees (14 week semester): $4,450.00; Compulsory fees $700.40. All fees subject to change for 2017-18.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit "Paying for College".

Program Outline 2017-18

ESL/EAP – Intermediate Level

ESL/EAP – Advanced Level

Admission Requirements

  • English language skills at the Intermediate starting level 

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

Prerequisites

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: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    I have been really enjoying the studying in the ESL classes here and have learned a lot from them, especially in writing and speaking activities. The classes give us all kinds of grammar and sentence skills to improve our academic writing ability. They are always vivid and challenging. There are a lot of interesting discussions, speech, debating and presentations to improve our communicating skills. I am able to practice more and have made many times of my speech or presentation with much confidence, which I can’t imagine in the past. Moreover, our teachers are so amazing and always available to help us in English studying or other problems. In addition, studying here gives me a great chance to meet the people from different countries and learn different cultures. In fact, I have made many friends from different countries here. Because we should communicate always in English, I have improved my speaking greatly.



    Michelle Yuping Wan

    Program Contact

    Bev Smith
    BSmith@sl.on.ca

    Recruiting Contact

    Recruitment Office
    Dreamit@sl.on.ca

    Additional Information

    Students are thoroughly tested upon enrolment for placement in the appropriate level (only Intermediate and Advanced offered). Upon arrival at the College, students will have an oral and written assessment of their English skills and will be placed at the appropriate level.

    Need help with your OCAS application?

    One of our recruiters will provide personal assistance to walk you through your OCAS application. Call 1-800-463-0752 or email dreamit@sl.on.ca.

    Unable to produce your high school diploma?

    Contact the ESL program coordinator, Bev Smith, at 613-544-5400, ext. 6787 for an assessment appointment. If the program coordinator determines that you are eligible for the program, she will notify Admissions of your eligibility.

    On your OCAS application, check "transcript to follow." Complete your application and submit it with your application fee. A positive assessment from the program coordinator will ensure your acceptance into the program, as long as seats are available, even though your high school transcript is unavailable.

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