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School Introduction

The School of English is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University, one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious universities. The School has been in continuous operation since 1942, making it one of the longest-established language schools of its kind in Canada. The campus is situated in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, a small, safe and historic city, located a two to three hour drive to Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal.

Each year at Queen's there are over 20, 000 students, including 1300 international students representing approximately 100 countries.

ESL Program Introduction

You may study at Queen's University School of English in the following programs: English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Business Internship Program, Canadian English Experience (Winter) and Canadian English Experience (Summer).

The 12-Week EAP Program features an innovative, integrated skills, content-based curriculum. The short-term courses use a fluency-based curriculum that focuses on developing oral/aural competence in English.

In the 13-week Business Internship Program, you will gain classroom and workplace experience in Canada, allowing you to develop your English language skills in a professional context.

The Canadian English Experience programs are available in both the winter and summer for 3-4 weeks each and integrate English language learning with Canadian cultural content, trips and guided excursions. Trips are included with the winter program only but are offered at additional costs for the summer session.

In addition, the School hosts groups whose programs are tailored to their specific needs. Please contact us for more information.

English Proficiency Exam Waiver is available with the EAP program for application to Queen’s University.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Fall: September to December (12 Week EAP & Business Internship)
Winter: January to April (12 Week EAP)
February to March: (Canadian English Experience (Winter))
Spring/Summer: May to August (12 Week EAP)
Summer Program: August (Canadian English Experience (Summer))

Tuition: Please see our website for up-to-date program dates and fees.

Homestay: Available for 12-Week EAP Program, BIP Program, Canadian English Experience (Winter) and tailored programs
Residence on-campus: Available for 12-Week EAP Fall and Winter or Spring/Summer or Canadian English Experience (Summer)

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

Queen's School of English can help with two types of accommodation for students: a room in a Queen’s University residence, or a placement with a local Homestay host/family. Both of these types of accommodation have limited availability, so students should apply early in order to obtain their preferred choice of accommodation. Many students prefer to arrange their own accommodation. We can help with information about finding accommodation in Kingston.

Contact Info

Queen's School of English
Queen's University
96 Albert Street
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6