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English as a Second Language

Certificate in ESL

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.

Program Organization
Level 1 low beginner 160 hours, 8 weeks
Level 2 beginner 160 hours, 8 weeks
Level 3 Low intermediate 160 hours, 8 weeks
Level 4 intermediate 160 hours, 8 weeks
Level 5 low advanced 160 hours, 8 weeks
Level 6 advanced 160 hours, 8 weeks

Program Highlights:

  • Small & interactive classes.
  • Student-centered teaching methods (case studies, discussions, lectures, presentations, role playing, and videos).
  • Activities outside the classroom to increase awareness of Canadian culture, improve conversation and build confidence.

Learning
Objectives

Upon completion of this Program, the successful student will able to:
Demonstrate competency in English language in reading, writing, speaking and listening and passing IELTS level 6.5 or higher or TOEFL Paper- 575.

Program Overview

Program Length:

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

Delivery Method:

Distance/Virtually during COVID-19 period

Admission Requirements

  • 14 years or older

PTIB Approved

This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

ESL Tuition

 

Course Tuition for domestic students Tuition for international students
Level 1 low beginner $2,500 $3,520
Level 2 beginner $2,500 $3,520
Level 3 low intermediate $2,500 $3,520
Level 4 intermediate $2,500 $3,520
Level 5 low advanced $2,500 $3,520
Level 6 advanced $2,500 $3,520
Application Fee $100 $200
Material Fee $100/Semester $200/Semester
  • 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.