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Program Features

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number-1.gifQuality Curriculum

  • 6 levels of integrated English Skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Our teachers are university-trained ESL specialists who meet the accreditation requirements of Languages Canada.
  • Small classes averaging 15 students to provide more interaction between you, your classmates and teachers.
  • A communicative teaching approach actively involves you in your classes.
  • Free weekly tutorials are also offered by certified teachers
  • Free counselling services are available for all our students

number-2.gifHousing Choices

  • Homestay Program: live with a with friendly Canadian family (recommended for all new students)
  • Student Residences: recommended after you complete your first term of study, or available if you have claimed a special case that has been approved by the housing coordinator

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number-3.gifActivities Program

Experience Canadian culture and improve your English by attending workshops, cultural centres and community events.

These programs are an essential part of your English program and allow you to participate in a wide-range of fun activities. They are developed in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan campus and wider Saskatoon community. They will increase your cultural understanding and enrich your learning experience.

  • choose activities that enhance your language learning
  • experience Canadian culture by attending workshops, cultural centres and community events
  • get involved in the community
  • practice your speaking and listening skills in authentic social settings
  • attend season specific events and activities like skating or hockey in the winter and festivals or camping in the summer
  • earn credits for your academic classes and improve your English skills with integrated community and university programs
  • attend our optional "Special Trip" to Banff, Waskesiu, West Edmonton Mall or a Saskatchewan Roughriders football game

>> learn more about Activities

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number-4.gifCultural Adaptation Program 

  • Everyone who travels to study or live in a new country faces challenges as they adapt to a new culture and environment. This program helps you adjust.
  • Free weekly sessions help you identify cultural differences, better understand your new environment, develop new strategies and practice common behaviors.  
  • All new students are required to attend during their first term
  • Some topics include:
    • how to succeed at the Language Centre
    • understanding Saskatchewan's medical system
    • meal customs and table etiquette
    • using Canadian banks
    • basic features of Canadian society
  • You will receive a certificate upon successful completion

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  • Computer Assisted Language Learning Lab (CALL Lab)
    • 21 Windows-based computers
    • full multimedia support and high-speed internet connections
    • used for class learning and also available for individual use by full-time students during unscheduled time
  • Language Library
    • conveniently located in the same building as your classes
    • provides learning support, computer and internet access, photocopying and printing services
    • provides materials with information about the Language Centre, the University and Saskatoon
    • staff will help you find resources in various languages, including language learning books, DVDs, CDs, novels, dictionaries, newspapers, magazines, games and online resources.
    • You will have a USLC library account that you can access online
    • See our library catalogue at www.ccde.usask.ca/libcat for information.  
  • A Student Lounge is available where you can have lunches and snacks or visit with other students
  • A Gymnasium is available on site. Plus, you will have access to all gymnasiums on the University of Saskatchewan campus
  • Full-time students will be given a University of Saskatchewan Student Card shortly after arrival. It gives you free internet access through the university network system, as well as free access to campus facilities such as libraries, gymnasiums and resource centers.
  • learn more about our student support services

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Questions?

Email register.esl@usask.ca