ESL (English as Secondary Language)

For international students in Canada, language programmes are frequently their first consideration. Language schools, or language-instruction courses provided alongside or before other studies by a college or university, assist students in mastering the communication skills of their chosen language (mostly English or French). These courses can give the assistance that overseas students require to get admission to a college or university, as well as to succeed while they are there.

Language instruction for international students can be provided by language schools (which specialise in language education) or through a college or university's English-language or French-language department. To make the admissions process easier for overseas students, colleges and universities may cooperate with a language school. In this case, the international student who has completed their program in the partner language school and passed necessary performance tests is considered acceptable, in terms of language proficiency, for entry into the university or college for academic/specialized studies.