Canada is a bilingual country, a community of immigrants and a world leader in English and French language training. A wide variety of programs will improve your fluency and capacity for further study, personal development or business training.
- Private schools and colleges are dedicated to teaching English and French, often exclusively to international students and new immigrants.
- Specialized language training is also available in subject areas like: business English, academic preparation, industry-specific language training, etc.
- Tuition fees may be a little bit different from different schools.
- Homestays are also a popular option and vary in cost depending on the location.
When you study English or French in Canada, you will learn so much more than the pleasant pronunciation of Canadian English or the wonderful romance of Canadian French. You will learn about the beauty of a country that has more than two million lakes, more than 1000 parks, four distinct seasons and many natural wonders.
The consistency of standards is very important to Canadians and ensures that you will experience only the best quality instruction. Whether you choose to study on the East Coast, the West Coast or anywhere in between, you will not be disappointed.
Academic language requirements for post-secondary education
You do not have to speak both English and French to study at a Canadian university or college – however, you will have to show proficiency in one, depending on the institution you apply to. Many English-language universities and colleges required that you write IELTS – the International English Language Testing System, or a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). Canadian French-language universities usually assess applicants on a case-by-case basis.