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Full-Time Program

English Language Program


Our full-time program has three streams: Foundations English, General English, and the Academic English. Classes are offered at various levels in each stream are held for 14 weeks, five days a week from Monday to Friday. There is a total of 25 hours of study and cultural activities per week. Each session includes a mid-term break that is one week long.

Foundations Stream
This basic to mid-intermediate stream focuses on integrated language skills. The morning classes have a strong emphasis on oral communication, vocabulary acquisition, and grammatical development which are integral skills for linguistic progress. Afternoon classes focus on grammatical structures and reading skills.

General English Stream
This high-intermediate to low-advanced stream develops English language skills for personal or professional reasons. Morning classes focus strongly on developing fluency in speaking and listening as well as grammar, reading, and writing. Afternoon classes focus on a variety of seminars, such as, Business English, TOEFL Preparation, Conversation, Writing, and Listening and Pronunciation. Afternoon classes vary from term to term and with the student's level of proficiency in English.

Academic English Stream
This high-intermediate to advanced stream prepares students for academic studies in English-medium institutions, either in High School, University or College, by developing the skills students require to be successful in an academic environment. Students will develop all four language areas (listening / reading / writing / speaking) in order to apply them in an academic setting. Students will improve their ability to take notes, read academic material, write essays and give presentations. Students also learn vocabulary they will use in University or College courses. At the highest level of the program, students will have the opportunity to begin their University studies by taking a first year business course: " Introduction to Business I" with the support of an adjunct course specifically developed to help ELP students to successfully complete their University course.

With the successful completion of the highest level of the Academic English Program students have:

  • Met the English language proficiency requirement for UWinnipeg including degree credit programs in Arts, Science, Education and Business.
  • Earned 6 university credit hours that can be applied to further study at UWinnipeg, 3 credit hours toward an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Business Administration and 3 credit hours that are unallocated and be applied to any course of study.


Click HERE to read our Student Handbook.


Upcoming Program Dates


Winter Term 2018

Start:                           January 8
End:                             April 20
Midterm break:               February 26 – March 2
Statuatory holidays:        Febrary 19 – Louis Riel Day
                                   March 30 – Good Friday


Spring/Summer Term 2018


Start:                          May 7
End:                            August 17
Midterm break:              June 25 – 29
Languge Testing:           June 26 – Official CanTEST
Statuatory holidays:       May 21 – Victoria Day
                                  August 6 – August Holiday


Fall Term 2018


Start:                          September 4
End:                            December 14
Midterm break:              October 22 – 26
Statuatory holidays:       September 3 – Labour Day
                                  October 8 – Thanksgiving Day
                                  November 11 – Remembrance Day


Winter Term 2019

Start:                           January 7
End:                             April 18
Midterm break:               February 25 – March 1
Statuatory holidays:        Febrary 18 – Louis Riel Day
                                   April 19 – Good Friday


Spring/Summer Term 2019


Start:                          May 6
End:                            August 16
Midterm break:              June 24 – 28
Languge Testing:           June 25 – Official CanTEST
Statuatory holidays:       May 20 – Victoria Day
                                  July 1 – Canada Day
                                  August 5 – August Holiday


Language Testing

Our program offers language tests to meet the language requirements for admission at The Univesity of Winnipeg (UW) and for course level placement in our English language programs.

  • For more information about IELTS testing, click HERE.

  • For more information about the Institutional CanTEST, click HERE.

  • For more information about the Official CanTEST, click HERE.

Health Insurance                    

Health coverage is required when in Canada and a student insurance plan is provided with guard.me. You must purchase health insurance through UWinnipeg. Health insurance must be paid before or upon arrival in Winnipeg.

In combination with your international student insurance plan, if your study permit is longer than 6 months, you qualify for Manitoba Health Insurance at no cost and should apply as soon as you arrive.  For more information visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/ie/study/medical.html.

  • Students with valid study permits for longer than 6 months $100
  • Students without a study permit $176.55

Homestay Program

  • If you choose, you may apply to stay with a host family in the Homestay Program while you study in this program.
  • Every effort is made to find the best match for students & families involved in the program.
  • The benefits of homestay include many additional opportunities for students to practice their English skills in authentic living situations while outside of the classroom.
  • To learn more about our Homestay Program, click HERE.

Fees

The application deadline for every program is two weeks prior to the start of each session and fees are due in Canadian dollars:

  • Application Fee $110.00

  • Tuition $3,650.00

  • Homestay Application Fee $100

  • Homestay Placement Fee $200

  • Homestay Fee $2,450

  • Health Insurance  $100 or $176.55


NOTE: All programs, dates, policies, and fees are subject to change without notice.  The University of Winnipeg reserves the right to cancel courses or programs; in these cases, all payments are returned to students.
All fees are listed and due in Canadian dollars. Students may be required to purchase textbooks for classes which can range between $60 – $120 per course and depend on course placement.


Apply

1. To find your application for download, click HERE.

2. Print and complete the application with required documentation.

3. Submit the completed application forms, fees and required documents in-person, via mail, or email to:

Registration Office
The English Language Program
The University of Winnipeg
Room 1C15 - 515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2E9

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Email: infoelp@uwinnipeg.ca
Call: 204.982.1703

For more information contact the Registration Office.


To check out our ELP Viewbook click HERE.