Summer ESL Program

Laureate College is offering an experiential Summer ESL Program on our safe, beautiful, and diverse campus in Burlington, Ontario. Students develop their English communication skills, build up confidence and independence, and apply their knowledge through our varied after-school activities and weekend excursions.

The small class size provides an intimate and personalized English education opportunity for the students. The abundance of afterschool activities encourages the students apply what they have learned in the classroom and the weekend adventures as well as allow the students to experience the incredible nature and rich culture of Canada, while establishing friendships that will last a lifetime!

To apply for admission to our Summer ESL Program, please complete the Summer ESL Application Form

Summer ESL Program Overview

Laureate College’s Summer ESL Program welcomes students from around the world! Age group:  12-16 years old
Two Sessions:

July 9 -July 29
3 weeks    $4,950.CAD

July 30-August 19
3 weeks    $4,950.CAD

Arrivals are on Sunday prior to program start, and departure on Saturday following final day of class.

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Summer ESL Program Brochure

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ESL Classroom Instruction

Laureate College’s Summer ESL Program is ideal for students to:

  • Experience authentic Canadian Boarding School with English instruction
  • Improve native English communication skills
  • Prepare to start a Canadian school after the summer
  • Make friends with students from other countries and learn different cultures

Starting with the placement assessment, the student will be placed in the relevant class based on their language proficiency. The ESL program is based on Laureate College’s well-developed English STEP Program. While emphasizing a lot on verbal communication, the program includes reading and writing as well. The experiential activities designed outside the classroom provide good opportunity for them to apply and practice what they have learned in the classroom.

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Accommodations and Meals

The summer ESL campers will reside on campus in our quiet, spacious, and fully furnished suites with  ensuite washroom. Three students share a room with their own closet, drawer, desk and chair.

The common room provides a casual and comfortable social space for student to hang out with friends and have fun.  Student can complete their homework or study in the study hall with the support from our boarding staffs.

Three nutritious buffet-style hot meals are served daily in the beautiful dining hall. All foods are freshly prepared on-site by Laureate College’s professional food services team. Fruits, snacks, and drinks are prepared and provided daily.

After School and Evening Activities

Laureate College Summer ESL Program provides the following fun and experiential activities in the afternoon and evening:

Half-Day After-School Activities:

  • McMaster Altitude Team Building
  • Art Gallery, Hamilton
  • Kelso Beach Water Activities
  • Warplane Museum
  • Treetop Trekking
  • YMCA
Niagara Falls

Weekend Excursion

Canada has lots of historical, natural and cultural sights to offer. Our excellent staffs will supervise Laureate College ESL program students to experience the natural wonders and Canadian cultures during all the weekends. The transportation and entrance fees are included in the program fee. However, the students need to pay for their meals during the excursion. The following are some examples of our weekend excursion:
  • Niagara Fall, Hornblower Cruise and Niagara-on-the-lake
  • CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, AGO and Medieval Times
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Casa Loma, Toronto Zoo, ROM and University of Toront

Evening Activities

  • Art night: Dormitory Poster & Journal Cover Design
  • Bowling
  • Ice Cream by the Lake
  • Flying Squirrel: Indoor Trampoline Park
  • Movie Night
  • Art night: Craft making and Rock Painting to line the Garden & Trails
  • Mini Putt: Putting Edge Oakville
  • Shopping at Maple View Burlington
  • Indoor Rock Climbing: Gravity Hamilton
  • Art night: Talent Show and Picture/Tiktok Competition
  • Laser Tag at Lazer Mania Hamilton
  • Board Game Café at Never Board Hamilton
  • Dave & Buster’s Oakville

Fees, withdrawal and refund policy

The total Three-week ESL Program fees are 4,950 CAD.

The program fee includes:

  • Professional ESL classroom instruction by Ontario ESL Teachers
  • Study Materials, Individual Study Report, Certificate of Participation
  • All the afternoon activities and weekend excursions
  • Accommodation with dorm and three meals
  • Personal airport pick-up and drop-off
  • All the local transportation cost during the program
  • Health insurance and health center for First Aid

The following fees are not included:

Airfare, visa application fee, notarization of custodianship (if required), arrival and departure Covid-test fee, FOB Replaced Fee (100 CAD as a deposit), any personal spending

Fees will be refunded only if student withdraws from program with a doctor’s note clearly stating that he/she cannot attend the program or if a student has been denied a short term visiting VISA with a letter from the Government regarding refusal. 200 CAD administrative fee will be applied.

How to apply

  1. Apply Online with the following documents:
    1. Participant’s ID photo
    2. Passport

  2. Offer of Admission will be issued in one business day once the application has been reviewed and approved.

  3. Payment needs to be paid under the guidance from Laureate College’s Finance Department.

  4. Letter of Acceptance and Receipt will be issued to facilitate the visa application if needed.
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