English Language School

General English ESL - Full Time

Beginning in September, ELS will reduce the number of Intensive Day Program (IDP) courses being offered, and the IDP program will be discontinued as of January 2019. However, all other English language programs and courses at ELS will continue as usual, including full-time English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Due to the changing needs of our students, IDP is being phased out. To ensure that existing student cohorts complete their studies in the program, the program will be phased out in the following stages:

  • Sep-Oct 2018: ESL 105, 110, and 115 cancelled; ESL 120 and 125 will be offered
  • Nov-Dec 2018: ESL 120 cancelled; ESL 125 will be offered
  • Jan 2019 onwards: IDP closure

This program is for you if:

your English skills are intermediate (IELTS 4.0 or above) – we'll get you started at the right level.

Learn the communication skills needed to function efficiently and effectively in professional and social settings: listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are balanced through our language instruction in a friendly and positive English-speaking environment.


Why UAlberta?

We are a Top 4 Canadian university and offer more than 200 undergraduate programs.

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Program policies

Important information about our policies on course transfer, refunds, and attendance.

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Housing options

Homestay (live with a Canadian host family) and on-campus accommodations.

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