ESL PROGRAM - Upper-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 the main ideas of moderately complex conversation in formal and informal setting, while comprehending an increasing range of abstract ideas and concepts relating to general knowledge and life experience. Learners will be able to communicate with some confidence on many daily routine social, education, and work situations, and present concrete and some abstract information on an expanding range of familiar topics. Furthermore, they will be able to construct passages that are moderate in length, with a number of short, coherent paragraphs that clearly express the main ideas and adequate supporting details. Upon successful completion, learners should be able to achieve CLB level 7 or IELTS6.0

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 5.5
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): test must be within the last two years, IBT only -- Overall score of 59
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP - General): test within the last two years, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Reading 6 and Writing 6
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLB PT): test must be within the last year: Listening 6, Speaking 6, Reading 6 and Writing 6 (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 6, Speaking 6, Reading 6, and Writing 6
  • Gateway College ESL Placement Test Level 6
  • ‘Integrated Skills English Language – Mid-Intermediate’ course (Gateway College): 60% or above