Focus on specific English skills needed to succeed on common language assessment tests or in higher education.
Choose from a variety of Academic English and Test Preparation classes tailored to your specific English study goals. Build a flexible schedule by choosing classes that target specific English skills and develop your Academic English to prepare you for College, TAFE or University programs, or to target a specific score on common English language tests like IELTS, Cambridge, or TOEIC ®.
In Australia, courses in this program may fall under any of four CRICOS Course Codes:
- 0101688 General English Program
- 0101686 IELTS Mastery Program
- 0101687 Cambridge Mastery Program
- 0101685 English for Academic Purposes Program
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
1 week minimum
Choose any schedule
Every Monday except the last week of a session
Intermediate 1 to Advanced 2
Once you arrive on campus, choose CORE CLASSES and SKILLS CLASSES that fit your schedule, personal interests, language level, and study goals.
Beginner students will take English Foundation classes. Intermediate to Advanced students can choose from any of the below English Communication classes, or choose from our Business English, Academic and Test Preparation, or Creative and Cultural English classes.
*Class selection is subject to availability and may vary depending on enrolment.
Our Cambridge English PET preparation course will help prepare you for success on Cambridge's Preliminary English Test. The PET tests whether you have mastered the basics of English and have practical language skills for everyday use. At this level you should be able to read simple textbooks and written materials in English, take notes in a meeting, write emails and letters on everyday topics, and understand opinions and mood in both written and spoken English.
The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) is the third level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an upper intermediate level exam. FCE is designed for learners whose command of English is adequate for many practical everyday purposes, including business and study. Successful candidates will have a wide grasp of vocabulary, and should be able to construct an argument and use appropriate communication styles for a variety of situations. They also need to show an awareness of register and of the conventions of politeness and degrees of formality as they are expressed through language. FCE is recognized by many universities and other educational institutions as proof of intermediate level English skills, and these institutions accept it as meeting part of their entrance requirements. Because the examinations are based on realistic tasks, an FCE certificate is an important asset for anyone who wants to work or study abroad, or in international business. Employers throughout the world recognize FCE. It indicates sufficient proficiency in English to be of practical use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs in many industries, in particular tourism, where contact with English speakers is required. Successful candidates have the ability to deal with routine letters and telephone enquiries, and to cope with some non-academic training courses and simple textbooks and articles.
The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the fourth level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an advanced exam. Although the level of language skills required is not as high as for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CAE recognizes the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life. CAE is seen by institutions of higher education in many countries as proof of adequate language skills for courses taught and assessed in English. Almost all universities in the United Kingdom and a growing number in the USA recognize CAE, as do many employers throughout the world. A list of institutions and employers that recognize CAE. Studying for CAE helps learners to improve their language skills and use them in a wide range of contexts. The examinations are based on realistic tasks, and indicate the ability to use the language in practical situations. Successful candidates are able to participate in meetings and discussions, expressing opinions clearly and are able to understand and produce texts of various types, including business letters and reports. They will also be aware of the different styles of English appropriate to different situations.
English for Academic Purposes is designed to help you pursue further academic studies in English. This course will strengthen your academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You’ll improve your grammar accuracy and build your vocabulary by exploring academic topics.
The IELTS Test is internationally recognized. Educational institutions and government agencies from over 120 countries trust the IELTS test as a valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. In Canada and Australia, IELTS is the one test used for immigration purposes and is required for overseas professionals to practice. The IELTS course will prepare you for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. It covers all four test modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. This course specifically targets each macro-skill, as well as, grammar, academic vocabulary and writing skills. The course offers English skills development, IELTS test familiarization and practice, plus in-depth focus on the specific strategies required for individual sections of the IELTS test.
Expand your knowledge and use of academic vocabulary. The Academic Vocabulary course covers the most useful and frequently used academic vocabulary found in academic settings. Practice and review new vocabulary using a variety of activities including speaking, discussions, writing sentences/paragraphs, reading, and quizzes.
Academic Writing focuses on the writing skills needed to succeed in college or university. You will practice and develop essay writing, summaries, short answer paragraphs, lecture notes, research and academic discussion skills.
IELTS Speaking and Listening will provide you with focused practice on the IELTS listening and speaking modules. The course will guide you through the speaking and listening test modules and focuses on the skills and test-taking strategies for each question type. The IELTS Listening and Speaking course covers:
- - Organizing and structuring answers for IELTS speaking tasks
- - Practicing speaking and listening test tasks
- - Developing effective test-taking strategies for the listening and speaking modules
- - Developing listening and speaking skills
- - Building speaking fluency
- - Analyzing and using vocabulary and grammar effectively in speaking
IELTS Reading will provide you with focused practice on the IELTS Reading module. You will work through reading question types with detailed analysis of test strategies and reading skills for this section of the exam. The IELTS Reading course covers:
- - Practicing reading test tasks
- - Develop effective test-taking strategies for the reading module
- - Building reading speed and fluency
- - Developing reading skills
- - Building vocabulary skills and strategies
- - Building dictionary skills
The IELTS skills course will help prepare you for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. Each class will cover one of the four test modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. In this course, you will have the opportunity to specifically target each macro-skill, as well as develop grammar, academic vocabulary and writing skills to reach your target IELTS band score. Additionally, you will become familiar with the structure, requirements, question and text types of the IELTS test.
Many students find the IELTS writing module the most challenging to achieve the desired band score. The IELTS Writing course will provide you with focused preparation for the IELTS Writing module. In this course, you will work step-by-step through each writing task. You can examine in detail the key strategies for success. You will develop writing and language skills to achieve higher scores on the writing module. The IELTS Writing course covers:
- - Organizing and structuring answers for IELTS writing tasks
- - Developing effective test-taking strategies for the writing module
- - Building writing speed and fluency
- - Practicing writing processes
- - Developing writing skills
- - Analyzing and using vocabulary and grammar effectively in writing
Improve your reading comprehension, speed, skills and vocabulary. In the Reading Skills class you can read about real-world topics and develop reading skills with a variety of activities.
Improve your TOEIC® score! By focusing on the skills required to do well on the TOEIC, you will improve your listening and reading skills, grammar and vocabulary. In class, you will study every section of the TOEIC test, do practice tests and learn test-taking tips and strategies.
Improve your writing, editing, grammar and vocabulary! Express your opinions thoughts and feelings on a wide variety of interesting, practical, everyday topics. Learn how to write sentences, well-organised paragraphs and essays. Practise writing techniques for different genres and audiences. Learn new writing strategies, the basics of formatting, sentence structure and punctuation.