For Professionals and Educators

Invest in Your Future

Gain an international perspective, build intercultural competence and boost your employability by studying online with us.

This is your opportunity to invest in your future, gain competitive advantages by improving English proficiency, learn about Canadian academic culture and receive an official certificate and transcript from the Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development.

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Certificate in English-Medium Instruction

This four-course certificate will help you improve teaching and learning in an English-Medium Instruction (EMI) context by developing knowledge of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) theory and strategies.  

The Details
Online delivery is available | Cost: Each course is $1,200 (four courses total) | Time Commitment: Each course is 22.5 hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of three hours per week on the course work.

Standalone Course

Intercultural Communication in a Higher Education Context
This self-paced, 12-hour course will introduce you to the concepts of culture and intercultural communication, examine common challenges and provide some effective language use strategies for intercultural contexts. | Cost: $575

Important Student Information

Course Policies & How to Pay

We're here to help you in your decision to enroll as a student with the Department of English Language Studies at Dalhousie University. Please review our various policies and terms and contact us at if you have any questions or concerns. 

Our Instructors

All the teaching staff of Dalhousie University's English Language Studies Department hold graduate degrees and have a minimum of 10 years’ teaching experience. They have taught at universities and institutes across Canada and in dozens of countries around the world.