For Students

Study English for Success at University 

We offer a wide range of English Language Studies programs, online and face-to-face, accredited by Languages Canada and designed for students at all levels of their English language learning.

Our programs focus on developing the English skills needed for success in university. Improve academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills while also learning how to do research and gaining an introduction to Canadian academic culture.

Adult Learning and Teaching

English for Academic Purposes

EAP could be right for you if you're planning to take a bachelor's, master's or doctorate, if you've been conditionally accepted to an academic program, but do not meet English language requirements, or if you want to improve your English language skills.

The Details
Online and face-to-face delivery options are available. | Cost: $4,650 effective January 2022 (cost includes textbooks). $100 application fee | Time Commitment: This course is 12 weeks with 24 hours of instruction per week. *Summer Special courses are available for 8 weeks and cost $3,100

Learn about the four levels of the EAP program and where you could be placed. 

English in Canada

This four-week program is available in February, June, July and August, and uniquely combines English language study with university courses in different subject areas.

The Details
We are planning to offer this face-to-face in 2022. | Cost: $3,500 | Time Commitment: This program is four weeks with a daily study schedule of 9 am to 4 pm. 

Applied Language Courses

English for Academic Credit
This selection of courses will help you improve your English communication and academic skills, and your writing and research skills. Choose from English Communication and Academic Skills, Academic Writing and Research Skills, and Academic Foundations for Computer Science Students. Click on the link for more details. 

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 els@dal.ca 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.