Program levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate I and II, Advanced, and University Preparation
This 6–week intensive English language program builds the foundational knowledge, skills, and strategies for academic success. It is offered three times per year in fall, winter, and summer.
There are 22.5 hours in-class hours per week*. The classes focus on integrated practice in all four language skills:
The program introduces learning strategies common in Canadian post-secondary education, such as critical thinking and task-based learning, while following standards of academic integrity. Students will also have the opportunity to choose an elective course that interests them. We offer exciting choices each term such as sports, singing, drama, business or inventing!
Program fees include afternoon and weekend activities, such as films, sports, baking, games, sightseeing, shopping, festivals, and visiting Kingston's many cultural and historic sites. Students can purchase tickets for weekend trips to famous cities and attractions.
Students entering this program should have an intermediate or higher level of knowledge of the English language. however, we do not require test minimums for acceptance into the AEF program.
Students are placed in specific classes based on their CaMLA English Placement Test (EPT) scores when they arrive for the program on campus.
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Learn more about admission information and the English Proficiency Exam Waiver!