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One-Month Intensive Summer Course

Building Fluency: Language and Culture

Join students from all over the world building their speaking and listening skills in our five- week summer course. This integrated, skills-based course uses communicative tasks, cooperative learning, social activities, and project-based workshops to develop fluency and functional language skills. Six levels from high beginner to advanced, take a holistic approach to oral communication. This summer take English out of the textbook and into real life, your road to effective communication starts here.

Tuition includes the following:

  • Orientation session including a campus tour and U of C identification card
  • 130 hours of English instruction, workshops, and activities.
  • Textbooks and handouts
  • Use of the University of Calgary library and recreational facilities
  • Welcome event and graduation party
  • One day trip to the Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
  • Emergency Health insurance (Only for international students under 65) See benefit summary
  • Wireless internet access on campus and use of library desktop computers.
  • A certificate and evaluation at the end of the course
  • Average class size of 16

Class Schedule

Immersion Course, Sample Timetable

Monday to Thursday
9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:30

9:00 - 12:00


You must be 18 years of age or older and have a high beginner to advanced level of English.

* Summer homestay placements may be up to 90 minutes away from/to University by public transit.

  How to Register

ESL 101:
Intensive Summer Course

Summer 2016 (Section 041)

Aug 2 - Sep 2


$1750 (International Students)

$1500 (Canadian Citizens and Landed Immigrants)

Optional Courses

ESL 901:

Summer 2016 (Section 023)

July 30 - Sep 3



ESL 121:
Business Seminar

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ESL 103:
Summer Activity Program

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Deadline: Application and non-refundable deposit must be received 30 days before the commencement of the course, full payment is due 15 days before the course begins.


  • ESL 101 One-Month intensive Summer Course: $200
  • ESL 901 Homestay: $210  + $225 (Placement fee)