Learn English

English Language Programs and Pathways

The Language Centre offers English language training that is recognized and respected by educational institutions and employers around the world. Because our programs are mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) you will be able to communicate your English achievements in terms that are internationally recognized.

We offer a variety of programs online and face-to-face which provide all students with the option to embark on a pathway to University. Though the ideal mode of delivery is face-to-face, we realize that circumstances beyond one’s control means delaying such a start. This is why our online option is a great way to get started if your travel plans to Halifax are delayed. 

English Language Programs  

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Prepare yourself for university success and earn valuable general academic English skills which will help you succeed in full-time studies. Students who complete EAP 4, 5, or 6 are eligible for direct entry to SMU-PLUS, Saint Mary’s University’s custom academic program for qualified full-time international students.


Visiting Student University Bridging Program (UBP)

Designed specifically for Visiting University Students who want to experience all that Halifax has to offer, while studying general academic English and taking up to two university credit courses.


English for Personal and Professional Communication (EPPC)

Build the skills you need to work, travel, study, and make friends.


One Month Immersion (IMM)

Jump into learning English by participating in a full month of exciting cultural and recreational activities.