Our flexible, week-by-week EAL program helps new and intermediate-level English learners achieve functional English proficiency while laying the language groundwork for the workplace and post-secondary study. Courses are facilitated on a per-week basis, with assessments made each Friday. As an EAL student at Providence you’ll also be able to sample university life, and accommodations and meals are also available.
"The English teachers at Providence are the best. They find out your characteristics and use them to teach. If you like art, they use art. If you like music, the use music. It's why I learned English so fast. I was a level-2 when I came in January 2015 and now I'm a level-8!" - Shin Seok Song, currently studying Theology at Providence
NO TOEFL or IELTS necessary. We assess learners according to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) levels. This means you must demonstrate what you are able to do with the English language and, upon arrival, you will be assessed in four skill levels (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and placed in the appropriate class according to your skill level.
Student assessments take place on Friday afternoons and you can begin classes on Monday.
Classes are offered in one-week blocks and begin on the Monday of each week. Students can choose how long they would like to study and a final assessment will be given at the completion of their studies. Students are expected to attend and participate in all classes.
The Modern Language Institute combines excellent classroom instruction with the opportunity to practice your English in a Christian academic community. Classes will focus on a range of topics that teach language for everyday living. There will also be some instruction in English for reading the Bible. As a Providence community member you'll be able to participate in music, sports and other campus recreation. You are also welcome to enjoy the full university experience as part of your education, which means you'll have the opportunity to participate in university classes in areas such as Business, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology and Theology.
Three classes occur each day, Monday to Friday. Class 1 is from 9am-11am, Class 2 is from 11am-12pm and Class 3 is from 1pm-3pm. On Friday afternoon there are assessments.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.
We offer flexible English classes at all levels from beginner to intermediate. Students may choose from three options:
Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji, M.A. (Program Coordinator)Assistant Professor of TESOL; Director, MLI
Marlene Kornelsen Instructor of Language
Dorothea Schulz Instructor of Language
Cynda Kayoci Instructor of Language
The fees listed are per week. Room and Board is $260/week. $150 application fee for all EAL programs will apply. Other fees may apply to EAL course or international students. The cost of textbooks and materials is not included.
Tuition, room and board and other fees are subject to change.