ESL PROGRAM - Pre-Intermediate

Author: Gateway College |

Hours: Mon to Fri 9:00am to 1:00pm
Length: 240 hours over 12 weeks
Delivery Mode: Traditional (In-class)
Campus: Vancouver, BC
Start dates - Year 2022: Every Monday

Program Overview :

This program is designed to educate learners to be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Learners will be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. They should also be able to describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. Upon successful completion, learners should be able to achieve CLB level 4 or IELTS 4.5.

Tuition and fees :

Non-refundable Application Fee: $250 (Domestic)/ $300 (International)
Tuition: $3,996 (Domestic/International)
Textbooks: $60, Materials/Supplies: $40, Program Completion Processing: $150, Administration: $150, Health Insurance*: $165 (3 months coverage wait period for BC Medical Service Plan)

Admission Requirements:
  • Applicants must provide proof of meeting English language competency requirements. (Please refer to the language proficiency policy.)
Language Competency Requirement

(Evidence of one of the following test scores)

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Academic or General -- test must be within the last two years: Overall score of 4
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): test must be within the last two years, IBT only -- Overall score of 31
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP - General): test within the last two years, Listening 3, Speaking 3, Reading 3 and Writing 3
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLB PT): test must be within the last year: Listening 3, Speaking 3, Reading 3 and Writing 3 (Note: a CLB Report Card from a LINC Program may also be accepted.)
  • Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN): test within the last two years, Listening 3, Speaking 3, Reading 3, and Writing 3
  • Gateway College ESL Placement Test Level 3
  • ‘Integrated Skills English Language –Beginner’ course (Gateway College): 60% or above