English as a Second Language

1 year Certificate

Canadore provides quality English language training in a caring and supportive environment using modern and social technologies.


Upcoming Intake: TBD

Develop and enhance your English language skills in this intermediate level intensive language training. This two-semester program focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills required to strengthen your English language communication. Canadore provides quality English language training in a caring and supportive environment using modern and social technologies.

Please note: Credential awarded is a 1 Year Canadore College Certificate – English as a Second Language. Canadian residents should apply to Canadore's English for Academic Purposes program.

Students start at a level determined by a placement test (CLBPT) administered in-house or an internationally recognized English language test such as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Why Choose Canadore

  • TESL certified and experienced instructors
  • Advanced facilities and CAN-8 language laboratory
  • Small, friendly classes
  • Multi-cultural environment
  • Languages Canada Accreditation  

What You Will Learn

  • Conversational English
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Pronunciation and listening
  • Cultural/social issues

International students must either a) provide a IELTS or equivalent score for placement purposes in the appropriate program or b) complete a placement test at the start of the semester to identify the appropriate program to be placed in. Domestic students will complete a placement test the start of the semester.

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Semester 1

ESL100 Intensive Reading Program I
ESL101 English Grammar Skills I
ESL118 Oral Communication Skills - Basic
ESL154 ESL Reading & Writing I

Semester 2

ESL110 Instensive Reading Program II
ESL111 English Grammar Skills II
ESL134 ESL Reading & Writing II
ESL138 Oral Communication Skills - Intermediate
ESL140 Cultural/Social Issues

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Students may also purchase textbooks from a source of their choice, but the ISBN (numbers on bar code on the back of textbook) and the ISBN on your booklist must be the same

Please contact the Program Coordinator (Julia.tignanelli@canadorecollege.ca) if you need more information about your booklist


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Canadore College Certificate

There are many options available to students who already have some postsecondary education.

Whether you are looking to study at Canadore from another school,  continue your education at Canadore, or looking to pursue further education elsewhere, we can help find the right path for you!

Whether you want to Transfer TO Canadore, Transfer WITHIN Canadore, or prepare to Transfer FROM Canadore, we've got you covered!

Learn more about Credit Transfer and Pathway opportunities here.