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. 


4 weeks: $1,750
5 weeks: $1,850

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

4 weeks: 100 hours
5 weeks: 120 hours

5 weeks: 110 hours


Payment is available by credit card (recommended), cash/debit card (in-person), Western Union or international bank wire. Please contact to receive payment instructions on Western Union and international bank wire. 

Policies and Procedures

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

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Winter I 2022

January 4 – February 4 (5 weeks)


Online Winter II 2022

February 7 - March 11 (5 weeks)

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Summer I 2022

June 27 – July 22  (4 weeks)


Summer II 2022

August 2 – 26 (4 weeks)


Winter I 2023

January 9 – February 10 (5 weeks)


Winter II 2023

February 13 – March 17 (5 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: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Live session time could change. Please see our registration site for latest information.

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