English Language Centre

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Our English Language Centre works with students looking to meet English language requirements of UPEI programs, and can create customized English programs for groups of students. 

English Academic Preparation (EAP) is an intensive language program for students who do not meet the UPEI language requirements but have conditional admission to a degree program. Our goal is to help students begin their degree program as soon as possible.

We're located in Kelley Memorial Building (Building # 11), Room 105.
(902) 566-0336

Homestay

UPEI’s Homestay program is managed by UPEI’s English Language Centre. Host homes are carefully selected, and families interviewed to ensure a good fit for both student-visitors and host families. An on-campus Homestay coordinator is also available to assist students and host families should any difficulties arise. A Homestay is more than renting a room; host families welcome students as members of the family and are eager to assist in learning English and sharing Canadian culture.

Customized English Programs

UPEI offers customized English-language programs for groups to meet diverse language-learning requirements such as: summer language camps for students, programs for teachers of English as a foreign language desiring advanced specialization, students preparing for a 2+2 program, English majors requiring an immersion experience, and students taking a gap year to improve English skills.

English Academic Preparation (EAP)

English Academic Preparation (EAP) is an intensive language program for students who do not meet the UPEI language requirements but have conditional admission to a degree program. Our goal is to help students begin their degree program as soon as possible.

Explore/EAL

The UPEI Summer English Immersion Program is open to Canadian students and International students. Canadian students are eligible to receive a bursary from the Canadian federal government to cover the costs of the program.

Professional Communication Skills for Newcomers 

The Professional Communication Skills for Newcomers Course is fully-funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This program provides training to Newcomers with advanced level oral communication skills in areas such as formal speaking and listening practice and pronunciation. The curriculum topics and activities focus on all aspects of the professional workplace in Canada and job readiness skills. Participants meet a variety of guest speakers from within the local business community and have the opportunity to participate in job-shadow related activities in conjunction with UPEI’s Work Integrated Learning Department. The course is open to permanent residents of Canada with CLB 6+ and is offered as a hybrid model of learning. Courses work and related activities are a mix of in-person and online learning and it is offered during the fall, winter and spring. Please note that this course is non-credit.

For more information about this course, please contact:

Rick Schneider, Project Officer
Email: elcentre@upei.ca
Phone: 902-620-5061