Intensive Program

ESL 101 | 4 or 5 Weeks

Take English out of the textbook and into real life — your path to effective communication starts here.

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Building Fluency: Effective Communication

Join students from all over the world and build your speaking and listening skills in our intensive programs. Take English out of the textbook and into real life — your path to effective communication starts here. Levels: high beginner to upper advanced.


General English communication skills

A communicative approach to learning English, including lectures, learning activities, exercises, listening activities, pair/group discussions, and class discussions.

Literature Circle discussion groups

Reading to develop critical thinking skills, vocabulary development, oral fluency and discussion skills.


Improve vowel and consonant sounds, syllable stress, word stress, contractions, rhythm and intonation. 

Vocabulary/Idioms (5 week format only)

Build vocabulary in context and learn natural English expressions to be used in conversation. 


Summer (4 weeks): $1,750
Winter (5 weeks): $1,850

Summer (4 weeks): $1,375*
Winter (5 weeks): $1,550*

*Online course does not include emergency medical insurance, public transport pass or use of campus facilities such as recreational facilities.

Program Hours

Summer (4 weeks): 100 hours
Winter (5 weeks): 120 hours

Summer (4 weeks): 90 hours
Winter (5 weeks): 110 hours

Policies and Procedures

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

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Online Winter II 2021

February 8 - March 12 (5 weeks)

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Summer I 2021

June 28 – July 23 (4 weeks)


Summer II 2021

August 3 – 27 (4 weeks)


Class Schedule

Face to Face

Mon-Thu: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
                 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Friday:      9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Live Zoom Sessions (Calgary Time)
Mon-Fri: 5 – 8 p.m.

Sample Timetables

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There were fun activities and really nice instructors. I was learning while having fun. They helped me to love studying.

Yahya from Quebec, Canada

Optional Activity Program

Optional Activity Programs

Improve your English skills and visit some of Western Canada’s top travel destinations while you are studying in the Semester Program. The activity program is made up of information meetings and guided excursions to points of cultural and social interest in and around Calgary.  Students have the choice of registering for the full program or individual excursion components priced individually.

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Living with a Canadian family is an excellent way to improve your English and intercultural skills.

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