Explore Program

English Language Programs

explore students

For over 25 years, students from Canada have been choosing The University of Winnipeg's five-week Explore Program to increase their knowledge and skills in the English language. The Explore Program offers a learning and cultural experience that will leave you with a new appreciation for the English language while you make new friends and enjoy all that Winnipeg has to offer. 

Program highlights

Pre-arrival placement test to determine class level.
Small, friendly classes that are interesting, practical, and fun.
Skilled and supportive instructors that are trained in second language instruction.
Access to University of Winnipeg facilities.
Opportunities to experience the culture and lifestyle though socio-cultural activities.
Upon completion student receives a Certificate and transcript.

Program Information


  • We ensure that every student is placed in a class that reflects their level of ability and competence in the English language, which is determined for each student based on a pre-arrival placement test.
  • Morning sessions focus on developing skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practical afternoon workshops focus on speaking and listening to improve conversation skills.
  • Students who participate in The Languages at Work Program take a specialized afternoon workshop which will improve professional communication skills and prepare students for their work placement.

Socio-Cultural Activities

  • Students benefit from their participation in scheduled social activities that begin when classroom learning ends.
  • During socio-cultural activities, students have the opportunity to practice English skills as they participate in informal English conversation. Students will also experience interesting local history and culture, local festivals, the arts, sports and much more!

Program Dates

2021 Program information coming soon


NOTE: The application deadline is two weeks before the start date.

Additional Information

Application fees and a tuition deposit ( if applicable ) are due with the program application form. More information can be found in the Fees section below.

Homestay Program information can be found here.

Bursary Eligibility

  • To participate, applicants must be 18 years or older and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (those studying in Canada on a student visa are not eligible). Applicants must have been a full-time student for at least one term during the current school year. For more information, please contact the Ministry of Education in your own province and ask about the Explore Program, or visit their website at
  • If you would like to join the program but you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, you can attend our June Intensive Program. Learn more visit the June Intensive Program.


Bursary Acceptance Pack

Download the Explore 2019 Bursary Acceptance Pack [PDF]