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Curriculum

Seneca’s English Language Institute has an international reputation for excellence.  Through a strong and relevant curriculum, students in the ELI become competent and confidence communicators in the English language.

There are 8 levels in the ELI:

Levels 1 to 7 are seven weeks each

Level 8 is 7 weeks in March, May, July or November (we call this SHORT 8) or 14 weeks in January, May or September (we call this LONG 8).

In May, you have a choice between Short 8 or Long 8.


Levels 1 - 5

  • 20 ESL class hours
  • 5 lab hours 

Total: 25 hours per week

Subjects

  • Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Study Skills
  • Canadian Culture
  • Presentation Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Internet Skills
  • Independent Lab

Levels 6 - 7

  • 16 ESL class hours
  • 4 hours of a Seneca subject for credit OR 4 hours of advanced English 
  • 5 lab hours

Total: 25 hours per week

SHORT 8

  • 16 ESL class hours
  • 4 hours of a Seneca subject for credit OR 4 hours of advanced English 
  • 5 lab hours

Total: 25 hours per week

LONG 8

  • 8 ESL class hours
  • 4 - 12 hours of 1 - 3 Seneca subjects for credit and/or 4 hours of advanced English 
  • 5 lab hours

Total: 17 - 25 hours per week

Subjects

  • Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
  • Pronunciation
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Study Skills
  • Canadian Culture
  • Presentation Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Information Literacy
  • Independent Lab
  • Note Taking Skills
  • Research and Citation Skills
  • Seneca Subjects for Credit, such as Accounting, Business, General Education, Computer, Business Math, etc.