Welcome to Fanshawe's English Language Institute!

If English is not your first language and you want to be able to study successfully at college or university, Fanshawe's English Language Institute (ELI) can help.

Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is designed to give students from all over the world the skills they need for their post-secondary education. But that's not all! EAP students also have lots of opportunities to use their English outside the classroom: learning new things about life in Canada, playing sports, going on fieldtrips and doing volunteer work in the community. Our excellent professors and staff want to make sure you have the best experience possible adjusting to a new language, a new culture and a new educational system.

Even after you are in a Fanshawe career program, the ELI still supports your success. We provide special courses for some programs as well as materials to assist you in learning the vocabulary and skills needed for your program and your future job.

We wish you all the best as you acquire the English skills you need. Our dream is to make yours come true!

Kim Cechetto, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Chair, English Language Institute

About Kim Cechetto:

Kim Cechetto has her BA, BEd and MEd all from Western University and is the winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award and Townshend Gold Medal. Kim has been with Fanshawe for over 30 years. She has designed and delivered curriculum and trained teachers in many different places including Nigeria, Rwanda, China and the U.S.A. Kim has been fortunate to visit, work and live in a variety of countries around the world, learning a lot about other cultures and educational systems. In her current role as Chair for Fanshawe's English Language Institute, she loves working with the staff and faculty, but especially enjoys helping students to acquire the language skills they need to fulfill their educational and employment dreams. When she's not working, Kim loves being a grandmother and spending time with her family.