This four-week program is an immersion experience that combines language classes, a university elective course in English, and a robust sociocultural program. Improve your confidence and fluency in English, expand your knowledge of your discipline, and get to know the city of Halifax and the beautiful Atlantic coast of Canada. 

Study English Language Communication

Take An Optional University Elective Course

Language and Culture Immersion Activities

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Communicate Better
Improve your real-life English skills. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, you’ll be placed in an English class that’s right for you. Classes are dynamic and focused on the communication skills you need to complete projects, work in groups and express yourself in English.
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Marine Biology students

Learn in English
You can choose to apply your English skills to study a course related to your discipline. You have the option of choosing an elective course such as Business Communication, Engineering and the Environment, Introduction to Sustainability, Marine Biology, Web Development, and more.
Explore electives.

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Summer by the Sea
Dalhousie University is located in the city of Halifax, on Canada’s Atlantic coast. It is one of Canada's fastest-growing cities and features innovative tech and entrepreneurial communities, as well as thriving financial and ocean sectors.
Learn more about Halifax's vibrant city life and natural sights.

Group of English in Canada students

What’s Included
• Course fee: $4000 CAD (2024).
Effective January 2025, fee will be $4800.
• Learning materials and digital learning platform
• All activities and excursions
• Health insurance
• Unlimited city bus pass
• Meal at campus cafeterias
• Accommodation on campus or homestay

We kindly request that all participants in the English in Canada Program meet the minimum age requirement of 19 years. If you have any questions, please email us at

Upcoming dates

Summer 2024 Term

  • July 15 to August 9, 2024
  • August 12 to September 6, 2024

Winter 2025 Term

  • February 10 to March 7, 2025


Summer 2025

  • June 9 to July 4, 2025
  • July 14 to August 8, 2025
  • August 11 to September 5, 2025

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The courses helped me develop my writing and speaking skills through a variety of themes, while providing the tools and knowledge I can use in my work and personal life. 
- Jocelyn Ochoa, English in Canada Program Student

I used to not like writing at all and I couldn't give a proper academic speech. But now, after months of learning, I love writing! I know how to write a report and an essay, how to make references and how to give an academic presentation. These are all the thigns that I will need at university. My instructors were great!
~ Qianrui Zhang, English in Canada Program Student