Intensive Day Program Courses

To register in the "Intensive Day Program" courses (ESL 105-135) 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 – if you have high-level English skills, you will start at an advanced (ESL 125 or 130) level.


Current schedule for ESL 105-135 courses

Program term
Placement test
Program cost
Availability
January 6 - February 23

January 4
9 a.m. ($80)

$2,217
Closed
March 6 - April 24
February 28
9 a.m. ($80)
$2,217
Available
May 3 - June 20
April 27
9 a.m. ($80)
$2,217
Available
July 6 - August 23
June 26
9 a.m. ($80)
$2,217
Available
September 5 - October 23
August 30
9 a.m. ($80)
$2,217
Available
October 31 - December 18
October 27
9 a.m. ($80)
$2,217
Available

Daily class schedule

ESL 105-135

Option 1

Option 2

7-week duration 8 am - noon
Monday - Friday
12:30 - 4:30 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.

Prerequisites

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Prerequisites

ESL 120 or ELS Placement Test.

ESL 130

Participate in debates and discussions, present a critique of a written work, listen to lectures and information broadcasts, summarize information, and work on refining writing skills.

Prerequisites

ESL 125 or ELS Placement Test.

ESL 135

Listen to broadcasts and lectures, participate in discussions and debates, read texts and novels to study literature, and learn to access information to support point of view in presentations, debates, and compositions.

Prerequisites

ESL 130 or ELS Placement Test.