Join students from all over the world and build your speaking and listening skills in our 5-week EXPLORE Summer ESL Intensive Program. Our program is both challenging and fun, and aimed at students serious about improving their English accuracy and fluency. It consists of separate classes in General ESL, Literature Circle discussion groups, Pronunciation, and Vocabulary. Optional free and paid sociocultural activities are offered 2-3 times a week after classes or on weekends.
Emphasis on formal instruction in the morning and afternoon with highly-qualified instructors who specialize in teaching English as an additional language.
Wide range of optional sociocultural and recreational activities
International Program: study with students from all over the world
2023 Bursary includes:
English instruction, textbooks and hand-outs
Free socio-cultural activities
Homestay accommodation*. Homestay includes:
A private furnished bedroom
Three meals a day (at least one prepared), 7 days a week
Laundry facilities for you to do your own laundry
Shared common areas (e.g. kitchen, living room)
Transportation to and from Homestay and the Calgary airport
Transportation to the university, or in and around the city
Paid socio-cultural activities
Accommodation of special diets
Travel or health insurance
Accommodation of children or spouse
Use of University of Calgary recreation facilities (recreation pass available for $25)
Note: This course is limited to Canadian full-time students who have been awarded the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC) EXPLORE bursary. In addition to an approved bursary, all EXPLORE students must pay a $275 application fee and a $150 deposit to register in this program. The application fee is non-refundable. The deposit is refundable to students who attend a minimum of four weeks. Participation is expected for the entire program (check your home institution's fall term dates before registering).