Full-Time Program

English Language Program


Winter 2017: January 3, 2017 – April 13, 2017 (Midterm Break Feb 20 – 24)
*Louis Riel Day – Feb 20, 2017
*Good Friday – April 14, 2017

Spring/Summer 2017: May 1, 2017 – August 11, 2017 (Midterm Break June 19 – 23)
*Victoria Day – May 22, 2017
*August Holiday – Aug 7, 2017
*Official CanTEST Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fall 2017: September 5, 2017 – December 15, 2017 (Midterm Break Oct 23 – 27)
*Labour Day Sept 4, 2017
*Thanksgiving – Oct 9, 2017
*Remembrance Day – Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

*We strongly encourage all students to contact our office for any special arrangements such as late applications, registration, or payments. We try to do our best in providing an individual approach to each student .


$ 110 Application Fee (non-refundable: first-time applications only): New rate effective from July 15, 2015
$ 500 Registration Deposit (to be paid at the time of registration)
$ 2950 Remaining Tuition (deadline to pay remaining fees is one week before the program start date)

Total: $3560 (with application fee.)

* Students may be required to purchase textbooks for classes.  Depending on the student's placement level, additional costs may range from $60 – $120.00 CDN per course.

Register Now [PDF] for the Full-Time Program 

$100.00 For students with a valid study permit of 6 months or more
$176.55 For students without a study permit

*Students with study permits for a period greater than 6 months qualify for Manitoba Health Insurance and are required to pay for additional insurance coverage of $25 per month

$ 200 Homestay Placement Fee (must be paid at the time of applying)
$ 2450 Homestay Fee for 105 days
Apply Now  [PDF] for Homestay Program - Full Time 
The University of Winnipeg offers a full-time 14-week English Language Program three times a year. Each session includes a mid-term break that is one week long.


2017 Placement Test Dates

Winter 2017[PDF]

Spring 2017 [PDF]

Fall 2017 [PDF]

The Program

The full-time program has three streams: Foundations English Stream, General English Stream and the Academic English Stream. In all streams, classes are held from Monday to Friday, with a total of 25 hours of study and cultural activities each week. Classes are offered at various levels in each stream.

Student Handbook [PDF]

Foundations Stream (Basic to Mid-Intermediate)

The Foundations English stream focuses on integrated skills. The morning classes have a strong emphasis on oral communication, vocabulary acquisition, and grammatical development which are integral skills for linguistic progress. Afternoon classes focus on grammatical structures and reading skills.

General English Stream (High-Intermediate to Low-Advanced)

The General English Stream is suitable if you wish to develop your English language skills for personal or professional reasons. Morning classes focus strongly on developing fluency in speaking and listening as well as grammar, reading, and writing. In the afternoon, students participate in a variety of seminars such as Business English, TOEFL Preparation, Conversation, Writing, and Listening and Pronunciation. Afternoon classes vary from term to term. Seminars also vary depending on the student's level of proficiency in English.

Academic English Program (High-Intermediate to Advanced)

The Academic English stream is suitable if you are interested in preparing for academic studies in English-medium institutions, either in High School, University or College.This program focuses on developing the skills that students require to be successful in an academic environment.

Students will develop all four language areas (listening / reading / writing / speaking) in order to apply them in an academic setting. Students will improve their ability to take notes, read academic material, write essays and give presentations. Students also learn vocabulary they will use in University or College courses. At the highest level of the program,students will have the opportunity to begin their University studies by taking a first year business course: " Introduction to Business I" with the support of an adjunct course specifically developed to help English Language Program students to successfully complete their University course.

With the successful completion of the highest level of the Academic English Program students have:

  • Met the English language proficiency requirement for all University of Winnipeg programs including degree credit programs in Arts, Science, Education and Business.
  • Earned 6 university credit hours that can be applied to further study at The University of Winnipeg, 3 credit hours toward an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Business Administration and 3 credit hours that are unallocated and be applied to any course of study.