English as a Second Language (ESL)
Take your ESL studies to the next level with the NAIT English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Enhance your writing and grammar, build confidence in speaking and pronunciation, and develop your academic reading and vocabulary skills. You will learn these skills in a practical, hands-on environment, including Canadian classroom culture.
About the Program
NAIT offers 6 levels of ESL. Levels 1, 2, and 3 are foundation-building courses for high-beginner to intermediate learners. Levels 4, 5, and 6 build academic English skills of intermediate to advanced learners. The program includes courses in Writing & Grammar, Listening & Speaking, and Reading & Vocabulary. Each course is taught by a different instructor. This allows you to experience different teaching styles, an asset for the post-secondary Canadian classroom or the workplace. Full-time and part-time options are available during the day.
What To Expect
A Placement Test will tell your starting level.
Each term is 15 weeks long. The full-time program includes 4 hours of classroom instruction per day, Monday to Friday.
Choose a morning or afternoon schedule.
- Spring 2018: May 7 to August 16, 2018
- Fall 2018: September 4 to December 13, 2018
- Winter 2019: January 7 to April 25, 2019
- Spring 2019: May 6 to August 15, 2019
- Morning 8:00 AM to 11:50 AM
- Afternoon 12:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Where It Can Take You
Students who pass Level 6 meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement for entrance into most NAIT certificate, diploma, or degree programs.