Full-Time Program (14 Week)

English Language Program

Our full-time program has three streams: Foundations English, General English, and 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 / Academic Pathway

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.

Academic Pathway
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.

To learn more read our Student Handbook.

Program Dates

Winter Term 2019

January 7 – April 18, 2019
Midterm break: February 25 – March 1
Statutory holidays: February 18 – Louis Riel Day, April 19 – Good Friday

Spring/Summer Term 2019

May 6 – August 16, 2019
Midterm break: June 24 – 28
Language Testing: June 25 – Official CanTEST
Statutory holidays: May 20 – Victoria Day, July 1 – Canada Day, August 5 – August Holiday

Fall Term 2019

September 5 - December 18, 2019
Midterm break: October 21 - 25
Statutory holidays: October 14 - Thanksgiving Day, November 11 - Remembrance Day

Winter Term 2020

January 6 - April 17, 2020
Midterm break: February 24 - 28
Statutory holidays: February 17 – Louis Riel Day, April 10 – Good Friday

Spring/Summer Term 2020

May 4 – August 14, 2020
Midterm break: June 22 – 26
Language Testing: June 23 – Official CanTEST
Statutory holidays: May 18 – Victoria Day, July 1 – Canada Day, August 3 – August Holiday

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

Language Testing

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

Health Insurance                    


$1.80 per day for standard 107 days coverage per term. Health coverage is required when in Canada and a student insurance plan is provided with GuardMe. You must purchase health insurance through The University of Winnipeg. Health insurance must be paid with all other program fees, three weeks before program start date.

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.
Learn more about our Homestay Program.


  • Application Fee $120
  • Tuition $3,900 (*$4,200 effective in Fall 2019)
  • Homestay Application Fee $120
  • Homestay Placement Fee $220
  • Homestay Fee $2,675
  • Health Insurance $192.60

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.


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  2. Please print and complete the application with required documentation.
  3. Please submit the completed application form(s), 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.
Call: 204.982.1703

For more information please contact the Registration Office.

See our ELP Viewbook.