Intensive English language training for academic and career success

Welcome to Fanshawe's English Language Institute!

Through the expertise of our highly-qualified faculty and staff, we offer a full range of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for beginners, students soon entering advanced college and university programs and everyone in between, even those seeking to become ESL instructors.

Here's what we offer

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program

EAP is a full-time program designed for both international and domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents). Fanshawe's EAP program provides a direct route from English language learning to post-secondary studies with no further language testing required.

The EAP program includes 10 eight-week levels (two EAP levels per college semester) delivered by 15 full-time and 20+ part-time professors. Students start at the level indicated by their placement test. In order to progress to the next EAP level, students must achieve a minimum of 70%.

Levels 1 and 2

Suitable for students just beginning to learn English.

Levels 3 to 8

Learn language skills needed to succeed in the Canadian college classroom.

Students who graduate from Level 8 with a minimum grade of 80% automatically meet the English language requirements of most Fanshawe College diploma programs.

Levels 9 and 10

Develop language skills required for advanced academic programs at both Fanshawe College and universities. Students who complete both advanced levels with a grade of 80% or greater in Level 10 can enter Western University without further language proficiency testing. They also achieve a General Education credit.