Program Dates, Costs & Courses

Program Dates, Costs & Courses


We offer three 14-week courses throughout the year. The beginning and ending dates are:

Session Dates # of
Tuition   Ancillary Fee

Homestay Fees

Winter 2016 Jan. 5 - Apr. 15 14 $4000.00 $800.00 $750.00 per month, with meals
$450.00 per month, without meals
Spring 2016 May 2 - Aug. 12 14 $4000.00 $800.00 $750.00 per month, with meals
$450.00 per month, without meals
Fall 2016 Sept. 6 - Dec. 16 14 $4000.00 $800.00 $750.00 per month, with meals
$450.00 per month, without meals
Winter 2017 Jan. 9 - Apr. 21 14 $4000.00 $800.00 $750.00 per month, with meals
$450.00 per month, without meals
Spring 2017 May 8 - Aug. 18 14 $4000.00 $800.00 $750.00 per month, with meals
$450.00 per month, without meals
Fall 2017 Sept. 5 - Dec. 15 14 $4000.00 $800.00 $750.00 per month, with meals
$450.00 per month, without meals

*Fees are subject to change without notice

All IELP/SELP Applications require a $250 deposit and $25 application fee due at the time of application. The deposit and application fee are non-refundable.

Additional Fees

Dependent on level: $250.00 - $300.00

Extra Days in Homestay:

  • $14.75 per day, without meals
  • $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 ancillary fee is an additional cost that covers fees such as health insurance, bus pass, computer account, and student identification card.
3. Medical coverage is mandatory for ALL students. Health insurance is included with your ancillary (deposit) fees. Coverage commences on the first day of term, and lasts for the duration of the term (takes effect for the term you are enrolled in). *Note: StudentGuard only covers students up to the age of 65. Prospective students 66 years of age and older should contact about the purchase of alternate health insurance.
4. Full payment is due 4 weeks before the start of the program.
5. 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.
6. All fees are non-refundable with one exception. If your Visa application is denied by the Canadian Embassy, the deposit minus a $250 administration fee will be refunded with proof of denial. Requests for refunds must be made within one (1) year of the application date.
6. Under no circumstances will fees be refunded after the start of a program.
7. If you wish to live in Homestay for your session, you must fill out a separate Homestay Application form.
8. 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.

Returning Students: Effective April 2014, there will be a late payment fee of $150 for any returning students who do not pay their full tuition by the payment due date.

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.

14 Week Course

  • Sessions begin in January, May and September
  • 25 hours of class in a week in English reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar
  • Academic preparation for university entrance
  • Six levels: preparatory through advanced (duration of each level = 14 weeks)
  • Final transcripts and certificates upon completion of a level
  • Excursions to local places of interest, such as Niagara Falls and Toronto

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.