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EXPERIENCE. NIAGARA canadian-maple-leaf COME TO BROCK. Discover Brock’s ESL Programs & Services


Welcome to

BROCK.

TAKE A

VIRTUAL TOUR OF BROCK’S CAMPUS brocku.ca

ONLY UNIVERSITY IN CANADA IN A

CANADA

UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE Toronto

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE?

Mich.

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURES BY SEASON

FLOWER-DAFFODIL 17˚C SPRING MARCH TO MAY

27˚C SUMMER JUNE TO AUGUST

leaf-maple 9˚C FALL

SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER

ONTARIO L a ke O n ta ri o

N ia g a ra Fa l l s

snowflake -8˚C WINTER DECEMBER TO FEBRUARY

Bu f f al o , N Y

USA

L ake E r i e

20

MINUTES TO NIAGARA FALLS

30

MINUTES TO BUFFALO, NY

60

MINUTES TO TORONTO


DISCOVER THE

TOP 3 REASONS

INTERNATIONAL

STUDENTS

CHOOSE BROCK

FOR ESL SERVICES

1

ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT

2

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

3

IMMERSIVE CULTURE

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Located on Brock University’s main campus, our ESL students benefit from the same modern facilities as our Undergraduate and Graduate students. You can also enroll in academic courses while completing your ESL studies through our pathway programs.

We make sure you feel included in the local community. From our Homestay program and volunteer opportunities, to our social activities and university events – Brock will become your new home away from home.

Located in St. Catharines, you’ll benefit from a primarily English-speaking population. This means you’ll have greater opportunities to improve your language skills outside of the classroom.


ESL PROGRAMS FOR ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

September, January or May entry available. Intensive English Language Program An intensive academic English language program for university focused students. Graduates will meet the English proficiency requirements for most Brock University undergraduate programs. Option, for advanced students, to study one undergraduate course also available for Fall, Winter and Spring term-entry. Also available for ESL Plus students. PRICE: $4,500*

Accelerated English Language Program If you have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, you may study our last level of the IELP in eight weeks. Our flexible program schedule allows you to start your undergraduate studies in September, January or May.

globe-americas WE WELCOME STUDENTS FROM MORE THAN

100

COUNTRIES

PRICE: $2,500*

Academic Transitions (AcT) A program offering advanced students the opportunity to complete their ESL studies at the same time as they take a credit course toward their undergraduate degree. PRICE: $4,800*

APPLY TODAY!

Visit brocku.ca/esl-services for details. *Prices are listed in Canadian dollars and based on the 2020-2021 costs. Price include applicable student ancillary fees and are subject to change without notice.


ESL PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE

Brock offers a number of unique programs to improve your English in as little as two weeks. Winter English Language Program Experience a Canadian winter as you spend two-weeks in Niagara with quality in-class English language instruction. You will also visit local attractions and discover the beauty of the Niagara region through planned educational and recreational activities. The program includes local Homestay accommodation and food. Dates: Feb. 22 to March 5, 2021 PRICE: $2,000*

Summer English Language Program Benefit from 5-weeks of quality in-class English language instruction, as you study alongside French-Canadian students from Canada’s Explore Program. You will also visit local attractions and discover the beauty of the Niagara region through planned educational and recreational activities. The program includes local Homestay accommodation and food. Dates: July 5 to Aug. 6, 2021 PRICE: $4,285*

ESL Plus This program is designed for students who want to take academic credit course(s) while improving their English language skills. Students are able to benefit from studying alongside Canadian students while being enrolled in IELP classes. You’ll also enjoy the attractions and beauty of the Niagara Region through planned socio-cultural activities. September, January or May entry available. PRICE: $4,500*, plus undergraduate credit course fee

Customized English Language Programs Our customized programs can be designed for a wide variety of groups and purposes. Groups can benefit from quality in-class IELP instruction, as well as enjoy the attractions and beauty of the Niagara Region through planned socio-cultural activities. Some of our more popular program options include: Business, Health Care and Tourism.

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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

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ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST COURSES Prepare for TOEFL and IELTS English language proficiency tests with this introductory course to understand the test structure and strategies. A focus on the fundamental skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, you will also learn the different question types each component includes, as well as tips and tricks and common mistakes to avoid. The course also includes online exercises and practice tests. • Increase your English Proficiency Test (EPT) score to further your academic study • Complete your university application with a new EPT score after course completion • Improved EPT scores can meet the English language requirements for admission into Brock University

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST (EPT) BENCHMARKS BEPT

TOEFL ibt

TOEIC

IELTS

CAEL

Band 700

88

NA

6.5/7.0

70

Brock University Undergraduate Entry *

Band 600

88

NA

6.5

70

Academic Transitions

Band 500

75-87

785-900+

6.0

60

IELP Level 5

Band 500

75-87

785-900+

6.0

60

IELP Level 4

Band 400

58-74

605-780

5.0

50

IELP Level 3

Band 300

41-57

405-600

4.0

40

IELP Level 2

Band 200

30-40

255-400

3.0

30

IELP Level 1

Band 100

<30

10-250

<3.0

20

Brock University Graduate Entry

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Individual program requirements may vary


STAY ENGAGED. IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM. Getting involved is one of the best ways to make new friends and practice English outside of your class. ESL Services offers many planned events throughout the year to keep you engaged in between classes. You will also visit local attractions and discover the beauty of the Niagara region through planned educational and recreational activities.

Some events include: • Trips to Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake • Visit Toronto to experience Canada’s Wonderland and Blue Jays baseball games • Attend the annual Grape Stomp and Niagara Wine Festival • Trips to Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal • Brock Badgers athletic games

hands-heart HOMESTAY OPTIONS Live as part of a Canadian family and enjoy the support and comforts of a family home. • Practice your English and learn about Canadian culture • Includes three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

$800 / MONTH

house OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING Visit Brock’s Off-Campus Living website to start your search: brockocl.ca Niagara offers affordable living options, such as 1-bedroom shared accommodations starting at

$450 / MONTH


 y most memorable experience at Brock has been M the 8 months I spent in their ESL program. I had the opportunity to improve my English, get to know Brock, learn about Canadian culture, and meet new people from around the world. – Aiden, 2nd year Business Administration student from Vietnam

Brock University Niagara Region 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1

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