Program Dates, Costs, & Courses

Program Dates, Costs, & Courses


We offer one 8-week course thoughout the year. The beginning and ending dates are: 
# of Weeks
Ancillary Fee
Homestay Fees
Summer 2016 July 5 - Aug. 26 8 $3000.00 Included in tuition

$1350.00 (8 weeks; July 4 - Aug. 26), with meals

*Fees are subject to change without notice

Additional Fees
Textbooks: Provided
Extra Days in Homestay:
  • $24.50 per day, with meals
University Residence:
Residence is only available in the Spring and Summer terms. For more information on costs and accommodation, please visit Conference Services.
Terms and Conditions
1. All fees are in Canadian currency.
2. The tuition covers all ancillary fees such as health insurance, bus pass, student identification card, and computer account.
3. The tuition payment is due four (4) weeks before the program begins.
4. A late Homestay registration fee of $100.00 will be charged if an application is received less than four (4) weeks prior to session start dates. Deposits for late applications are not refundable.
5. All fees are non-refundable with one exception. If your Visa application is denied by the Canadian Embassy, the deposit minus a $250.00 administration fee will be refunded with proof of denial. Requests for refunds must be made within one (1) year of the application date.
7. Under no circumstances will fees be refunded after the start of a program.
6. The Homestay deposit is refundable, minus a $100.00 administration fee only if the cancellation is made one month prior to session start date. After this time the deposit is not refundable.
Payment Due Dates
For all students, remaining fees are due four weeks prior to the first day of the program.  Please visit Methods of Payment, for more information. If you are unable to complete payment by this date, please contact to make alternative arrangements.
Once payment has been received in full, students will be registered for the program.
If you have any questions or concerns please email
* Length of terms may vary due to university and public holidays.
8 Week Course
  • Sessions begin in January, May and September
  • Critical thinking and synthesizing arguments and ideas
  • Researching, referencing and plagiarism
  • Academic presentations, discussion and debate
  • Development of specialized vocabulary
  • Academic note taking
  • Reserach papers and literature reviews
Final transcripts and certificates will be given upon completion. Placement test scores will also appear on the transcripts.
Please see Summer English Language Program for shorter courses.
Teaching English (TESL)
  • Advanced students may be interested in the Linguistics and TESL programs in the Department of Applied Language Studies. That department offers TESL qualifications at the undergraduate, post-graduate certificate, and M.Ed. level. Details are available from the Chair, Department of Applied Language Studies.
  • As well as Canadian students, our program has prepared ESL teachers from Japan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Italy, Brazil, the USA and Venezuela. Our graduates are working all over the world.
  • Students in the Linguistics and TESL courses get involved as conversation partners, monitors and tutors. This means that language students profit from the most modern teaching materials and effective methods, based on research in the Department.