English Language Centre
Established in 1957, Lethbridge College welcomes over 7000 full-time students each year. Lethbridge College is located in Alberta's third largest city, and has a modern campus resting on southern Alberta's majestic coulees overlooking the Oldman River and Rocky Mountains to the west. You can begin by studying academic ESL for full or partial semesters year-round, and continue in any of over 50 certificate, diploma, degree, graduate or 2-year university transfer programs. A TOEFL score is not required if you are applying directly to ESL. Specialized, intensive group packages are also available.
ESL Program Introduction
The English Language Centre at Lethbridge College has been offering English as a Second Language (ESL) training for over 40 years. Students 17 years of age and over can study academic ESL. Classes are small (averaging 17 students) and the Centre provides a warm family environment to students from all corners of the globe. ESL instructors are highly qualified and experienced, and work hard to provide personalized language training to all students. ESL is offered to all levels from beginner to advanced. Classes include 4 hours per day in all aspects of English language acquisition with an emphasis on language for communication. These classes are academic preparation for college and university. There are socio-cultural studies as well as local and area excursions.
- Number of ESL Students: 100-160
- Average Class Size: 17
- Hours per Week: 20
- Minimum Age: 17
- Housing Options: Homestay Dormitory
- School Setting: Suburban
- Accreditation: ---Provincial---
• AEAE – Advanced Enterprise and Advanced Education – Government of Alberta
• AACTI – Alberta Association of Colleges and Technical Institutes
• ACAC – Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference
• ACCC – Association of Canadian Community Colleges
• CBIE – Canadian Bureau of International Education
• Languages Canada
• ARUCC – Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada
• NAFSA – Association of International Educators
• AACRAO – American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Schedule & Fees
Semester start and end dates:
Winter: January 7 - April 25, 2013
Spring: May 6 - August 16, 2013
Fall: September 4 - December 13, 2013
Semester Tuition Fees (includes all mandatory college fees; subject to change):
Due at time of application:
$300 Tuition deposit
$60 Application fee (non-refundable)
Students may also study for a part of a semester and start at any time during the semester for a minimum of 4 weeks. The cost is $280/week and a deposit of $275 is required at the time of application.
Special Courses & Features
- English for Medical Professions
- Teacher Training Courses
- Courses for Juniors / Teenagers (12 - 16 yrs old)
- Online ESL/EFL Courses
International students are offered two options for accommodations: Homestay or College Residence.
Homestay with a Canadian family is the ultimate experience for ESL students. Local host families welcome international students into their homes and their family lives. As part of a Canadian family, students can share cultures and practice their English. Homestay includes three meals per day and a private bedroom. All homes are located near bus routes, which are accessible to the College. Details of host families are sent to students prior to arrival. Host families agree to pick their students up at the Lethbridge Airport or Greyhound Bus Depot free of charge.
College Residence (on-campus housing) gives you the opportunity to live with Canadian students on campus and is ideal for students who want their independence. Units include private locked bedrooms in a shared living arrangement or apartment style living in the newest facility - Kodiak House. Grocery stores are within 5 – 10 minutes walking distance of the campus. Lethbridge Airport or Greyhound Bus Depot pick-up service is available for a fee.
English Language Centre
3000 College Drive South,
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 1L6