ELP Students

Welcome to the UCalgary English Language Program (ELP)

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IRCC Study Permit Changes

Effective January 22, 2024, the federal government announced caps on the number of study permits to be issued to each province. As part of these new regulations, the Government of Canada requires that all new study permit applicants need an attestation letter from the province in which they intend to study.

Our Programs

Learn English in a modern setting from highly-qualified instructors who specialize in teaching English as an additional language. Our programs are for students at all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and are designed to help you reach your English language learning goals.

Semester Program

Semester Program

13 weeks

If you are serious about dramatically improving your overall English skills, this is the course for you!

Academic Communication Certificate

Academic Communication Certificate

13 weeks

For English learners who want to enter Canadian college or university programs.

Intensive Program

Intensive Program

4 or 5 weeks

Join students from all over the world and build your speaking and listening skills.

Language & Culture Course

Language & Culture Course

2 weeks

This short intensive course will boost your oral fluency and functional English communication abilities.


Optional Activity Programs

Day and overnight trips

Visit some of the top travel destinations in Western Canada while you study English.

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Living with a Canadian family is an excellent way to improve your English and intercultural skills. We only accept families who will treat our students well and help them to learn English and Canadian culture.

Our programs are for students at all skill levels, and are designed for a variety of English language learning goals. To compare our programs and see which programs fit your needs, click the compare program button. 

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Your Gateway to University Life

Extend your general English communication, acquire academic English skills and prepare yourself for a successful start in a university undergraduate program.

Experience Excellence

You can expect the highest standards from the English Language Program.

High quality instruction

All of our instructors hold university degrees in Education, Linguistics, or Languages.

World-class university facilities

Our students have access to the university library, sports facilities and the student centre.

Motivated students from all over the world

Study with motivated and hardworking students from all over the world.

Small class size

Our classes have an average of 16 students.

Accurate level placement through testing

A thorough two-stage proficiency test ensures accurate level placement.

Experienced and friendly student service team

Experienced and friendly staff members provide you with information and support.


Get in touch with our team.

Contact Us

Policies and Procedures

Application and admission requirements, payment and refund policies, and homestay policies.


Institutional Partners

We are proud to offer courses and programs for the following institutions.



Information for ESL agents.