Summer English in Canada
Our Summer English in Canada program is an English immersion experience that combines ESL classes with special university-level courses.
Learn English by Living in English 英語で暮らして英語を学ぶ
Mornings - you will take English language classes (ESL Communication) from 9:00 to 12:15 focused on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Afternoons - you will take an elective course from 1:30 to 4:00.
Evenings - Time for parks, beaches, historic sites, summer festivals, events, shopping and nightlife, too!
On weekends - Enjoy organized day trips to natural attractions, historic and cultural sites in different regions of Nova Scotia.
Safe and Convenient Housing
You will stay right on campus in one of the university residences. English-speaking Canadian language assistants live with you in residence for conversation practice and to provide you with information and organize activities. You will have the opportunity to speak English every day in class, around the city, and at home in residence.
Course Fees (per person) : $3500 CDN
Included in the fee:
- Tuition for English language course and elective course
- Learning materials (books, handouts, etc)
- Access to course management system
- Academic outings
- Accommodation in a residence
- Meal plan (3 meals per day)
- Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Health insurance while enrolled in the course
- City bus pass for unlimited local use
- Weekend activities and trips
Please note the fee does not include international travel and incidental expenses. Academic courses associated with the Summer in English program are unique and are not directly equivalent to Dalhousie University credit courses. However, all students will receive a certificate upon successful completion which you may present to your university or future employer.
Pick the ESL program that best for you from below.
ESL Communication + English in Use
Use the language skills you have learned in your morning English language class, in real-life situations in the community. This course focuses on understanding Canadian culture.
ESL Communication + Web Development
Learn key web concepts and skills for creating and maintaining websites. Additional topics include hypertext markup languages, style sheets, client-side programming, multimedia foundations and dynamic content management.
ESL Communication + Marine Biology
Explore marine life and habitats found along the shores of Nova Scotia. Field trips will take you to sandy beaches, rocky shores, tidal mudflats. Includes an offshore boat trip to see whales and seals.
ESL Communication + Chronic Conditions Management
Examine chronic diseases that impact the growing cost of health care. Learn inter-professional approaches to practice and care, emerging models of chronic care and intervention strategies.
ESL Communication + Intro to Sustainability:
Exploring the Ecological Footprint
Explore topics related to the environment, sustainability and society. Topics include energy use, water and air pollution, climate change and world population pressures.
ESL Communication + Business Communication
Improve the skills you will need for the international workplace. The focus is on written and oral skills for employment.
ESL Communication + Nova Scotia Landscapes (FAFU students only)
Learn about the natural and man-made landscapes of Nova Scotia. Module themes include sustainable development, environmental and ecological impacts, and identification of plants and their value on the landscape.
ESL Communication + Engineering and the Environment
Explore the application of engineering principles to problems related to the built environment, the natural environment and natural resources, and how changing technology affects engineering.
ESL Communication + Teaching in English
Improve your ability to teach the English language or to teach other subjects through the medium of English. This course is designed for experienced teachers at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary level.