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Program description - January 2025

This intensive program focuses on academic English language skills that will prepare you for success in college/university, or your career. Prospective students will be placed in one of the 5 levels based on the results of our Conestoga English Language Assessment and Placement (CELAP) test and will be taught by TESL-certified professors. The English for Academic Studies (EAS) program has 5 levels ranging from a Foundations level for beginning English language learners to level 4 for high intermediate and advanced learners of English. Our program will offer you skill-based courses that are dedicated to focusing on your reading, writing, listening, pronunciation and speaking skills. Along with these core language courses, you will also take credit-based courses that focus specifically on student success and knowledge about Canadian society.

You will have the choice to take hybrid on-campus or fully online delivery modes each semester, which is 15 weeks long, including one ‘Student Success Week’. We offer mid-term entry into our program in March, July, and November for new international students. 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.

Please note: Domestic applicants (Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and refugees or convention refugees) should enrol in the General Arts and Science: English Language Studies program. Classes run based on minimum enrolment requirements.

Program details

Code: 1324
Start: January 2025
Campus: Online
Length: 1 year
Credential: No Document

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2024-2025 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

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Canadian fee details

International fee details

Description Winter 2025
International - ESL Program Tuition $5500.00
Administration Fee $25.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00
CSI Association Fee $37.50
CSI College Int'l Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) $174.90
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $108.90
CSI Legal Care Fee $20.10
Student Services $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $10.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Term Total $6159.40

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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 - January 2025 - Online

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