(EAL) English as an Add'l Language



English as an Additional Language

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) program exists to provide an English immersion experience for beginner and intermediate level English language learners.

Program Summary

We offer English classes at all levels from beginner to intermediate levels. Our program is flexible. You can choose from three options:

  • Semi Intensive English  (mornings only)
  • Intensive English
  • Intensive English + University Experience

University Experience (extra charge): You have the opportunity to participate in Canadian university classes in the following subject areas: Business/Management, TESOL, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Theology and others. You will receive a certificate of attendance.

Estimated Class Size: 8-12 students

Assessment: No TOEFL or IELTS necessary. We assess learners according to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) levels. This means you must demonstrate what you are able to do with English language. (For descriptions of each level and other information on CLB, see Language.ca website).

You will be assessed in the four skills upon arrival and then placed in the appropriate class. Friday afternoons are also reserved for assessment.

  • If you stay for under four weeks you will be given a certificate of participation upon completion.
  • If you stay for four or more weeks you will be given progress reports at the end of each month with CLB levels verified by your assessments.
    • If you are continuing on you have the option to be assessed weekly on Friday afternoons to check your ongoing CLB progress.
    • When you leave the program you will be given a final assessment for your exit CLB level.

Opportunities: The English Language Institute combines excellent classroom instruction with the opportunity to practice your English in a Christian academic community.  While you are learning English, you can also become involved in sports, music, drama, worship, recreation, or mission trips.

Attendance and Participation: Learners are expected to attend and participate in all classes.

Tuition & Fees

Semi-Intensive (9 am-12 pm) $300 per week
Intensive (9 am-3 pm) $372 per week
Intensive + University Experience (9 am-3 pm) $372 per week + $100 one-time fee
Housing & Meals $250 per week
Other Fees  
Application $150
Residence Reservation & Damage Deposit $150
Books & Materials $50
Airport Pick-up and/or Return $70
Document Shipping $35
Custodian Letter $150
International Health Insurance (upon arrival) $100

 *Tuition and Fees are subject to change.

Class Information

  • You can start on any Monday and study as many weeks as you like.
  • We begin by asking you about your needs and interests. We focus on all skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) but we put extra emphasize the skills especially desired by the students.
  • You will be informally assessed on the first day of class and placed at the appropriate level.
  • Classes will focus on language for everyday living on a range of topics of interest to learners. There will also be some English for reading the Bible.
  • There are many weekly activities on and off campus that provide opportunities to practice your English in real life settings.


Classes are offered in one week blocks. Learners can begin every Monday beginning January 5, 2015. Classes run Monday to Friday (times vary).

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 am Class Class Class Class Class
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Class Class Chapel Class Class
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00 pm -   3:00 pm Class Class Class Class Voluntary and Final Assessments



























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Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
Fax: (204) 433-7158
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