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Program description - May 2023

This four-level English for Academic Studies program focuses on the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills required for college/university studies. Students start at a level determined by scores on an in-house placement test or an internationally-recognized English language test such as TOEFL or IELTS. In levels 2 and 3, students reinforce English skills through Canadian Perspectives courses, as well as through core English skills courses. Concurrent with English studies in Level 4, students take post-secondary credit courses. There are three, 15-week main intakes per year, which begin in January, May, and September. We also offer midterm (7-week) intake options in March, July, and November, which are reserved for first-time international students only. These accelerated, 7-week delivery options will require a higher language placement test score. Please contact the ELS/EAS program coordinator if you have any questions. This program is offered fully online and in a hybrid on-campus modality. Note: Domestic students (Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and refugees or convention refugees) wishing to pursue English language studies should enrol in General Arts and Science: English Language Studies.

Program details

Code: 1324
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: May 2023
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: No Document

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2023-2024 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2024 and later will be available Spring 2024.

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Canadian fee details

International fee details

Description Spring 2023
International - ESL Program Tuition $5500.00
Administration Fee $25.00
Capital Development Fee $81.77
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00
CSI Health Plan Fee– Session $99.00
CSI International Health Fee– Session $174.90
CSI Legal Protection $20.10
ONE Card Fee $7.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Student Services $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Term Total $6408.77

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

Financial assistance is not available for this program.

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Delivery sequence - May 2023 - Kitchener – Doon

There is no delivery sequence.