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English as a Second Language Certificate

Program Description

Certificate in ESL Program is based upon the communicative approach of language learning. Class themes are student-centered, and the curriculum is structured to ensure students develop the necessary basic skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking to progress to the next level of study. The curriculum is composed of 6 levels of study, dividing beginner, intermediate and advanced courses based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks.

Learning Objectives

• Upon completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate and apply their ability to read, write, listen and speak English, and will be able to pass IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575
• Directly apply to diploma/graduate transfer program between Royal Bridge and partner universities without having to provide additional language scores such as TOEFL or IELTS

Program Levels

Level 1 Beginner 160 hours, 8 weeks
Level 2 Elementary 160 hours, 8 weeks
Level 3 Pre-intermediate 160 hours, 8 weeks
Level 4 Intermediate 160 hours, 8 weeks
Level 5 Pre-advanced 160 hours, 8 weeks
Level 6 Advanced 160 hours, 8 weeks

Program Highlights

• Immersive English classes
• Interactive small class teaching
• IELTS/SPEC official examiners teach in person
• Focus on developing critical thinking, encouraging students to integrate learning into their daily lives, learn to observe, think, collaborate and create
• Student-centered teaching methods (case studies, group discussions, lectures by master teachers, student presentations, etc.)
• Use of the most recognized English language textbooks in North America
• Extracurricular activities to enhance students’ knowledge of Canadian social structure and culture, improve their conversational skills, and build their confidence in communicating in a foreign language
• Students who successfully graduate from Royal Bridge College ESL Level 6 with an average of at least 75% will be eligible to apply directly to transfer programs at Royal Bridge College and partner universities. This policy is valid for all authorized degree programs or graduate programs

Tuition for Domestic Students

Level 1 Beginner $2,500
Level 2 Elementary $2,500
Level 3 Pre-intermediate $2,500
Level 4 Intermediate $2,500
Level 5 Pre-advanced $2,500
Level 6 Advanced $2,500
Application Fee $100
Material Fee $100/Semester

Tuition for International Students

Level 1 Beginner $3,520
Level 2 Elementary $3,520
Level 3 Pre-intermediate $3,520
Level 4 Intermediate $3,520
Level 5 Pre-advanced $3,520
Level 6 Advanced $3,520
Application Fee $200
Material Fee $200/Semester

Please Note:

Students who enroll in RBCo’s ESL program which is six months or less in duration or for which tuition is less than $4,000 cad may not make a claim against the Student Tuition Protection Fund, which is managed by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. Further, this language program may not have been reviewed or approved by PTIB.

Program Overview

Delivery Method:

Distance/Virtually during COVID-19 period

Program Length:

960 hours (160 hours in 8 weeks for each level)

Admission Requirements:

14 years or older

PTIB Approved

English as a Second Language Certificate was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.