Intensive Day Program Courses

To register in the "Intensive Day Program" courses (ESL 105-125) courses you need to be enrolled in our program. You can apply online »

We will assign you into an ESL course level based on the results of your placement test.

Current schedule for ESL 105-125 courses

Program term
Placement test
Program cost
May 3 - June 20 
April 26 ($80) $2,317
July 9 - August 24 
June 29 ($80) $2,317
September 4 - October 22
August 30 ($80) $2,317
October 30 - December 17
October 26 ($80) $2,317
January 7 - February 22
January 3 ($80) $2,317
March 6 - April 24

February 28 ($80)


Daily class schedule

ESL 105-125

Option 1

Option 2

7-week duration 8:30 am - 12:30 noon
Monday - Friday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Course levels

ESL 105

Practice the survival English necessary for shopping, eating out or visiting a doctor. Learn how to begin and end a conversation, ask and answer questions, and talk about likes and dislikes. Acquire basic vocabulary and grammar for talking about family, the weather and leisure activities. Listen to announcements and instructions and read simple texts. Learn to write about familiar everyday topics.


New students are required to write the ELS Placement Test.

ESL 110

Learn common telephone phrases/conventions and how to give and follow directions. Improve your speaking skills by explaining how to do something. Express emotions such as surprise, and give and respond to invitations. Read and write traditional stories, relating them to your own experiences and culture. Learn about various aspects of Canadian culture such as punctuality and gift-giving. Write letters and emails using appropriate formatting and language.


ESL 105 or ELS Placement Test.

ESL 115

Listen to short talks to recognize main ideas and supporting points. Give a presentation about a place or event in Edmonton. Give and ask for opinions, and express agreement or disagreement in a small group discussion. Learn how to structure and write a paragraph. Use graphic organizers to aid understanding of reading and listening, and read short stories to identify elements of setting and plot.


ESL 110 or ELS Placement Test.

ESL 120

Recognize cause/effect and compare/contrast relationships in short lectures and readings. Participate in discussions to solve problems, and give a formal organized presentation. Write paragraphs using different rhetorical patterns, and learn how to write summaries in your own words. Analyze a variety of readings to distinguish facts and opinions and make inferences.


ESL 115 or ELS Placement Test.

ESL 125

Listen to lectures and learn how to take notes, give a presentation based on personal research, learn how to organize and write compositions, and analyze short stories and authentic texts.


ESL 120 or ELS Placement Test.