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ESL Intensive

Our ESL Intensive program offers full-time and part-time studies to help you achieve your goals.  Our classes range from CLB 4 to CLB 8 and are designed to help you improve your English language listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for further education or employment. We also offer English for Academic Purposes courses to help you meet your specific academic goals.
Our blended model helps you to advance your digital literacy skills and gain experience studying online.  The ESL Intensive program at NorQuest College is certified by Languages Canada.

Manna Liu - ESL Intensive

When I got to NorQuest, my English was zero. But after I get into NorQuest, through the study process, I feel confident and my eyes are open to seeing how the world is.

ESL Intensive courses include:

  • General Listening/Speaking and Reading/Writing courses, as well as integrated language courses that focus on all four language skills.
  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses that are specifically designed to help you achieve your future academic goals. ESLG 1860 is equivalent to English 30-1 and may be used for meeting academic admission requirements at Alberta post-secondary institutions. ESLG 1860 and 1861 together can be used to meet English language proficiency requirements for most post-secondary programs at NorQuest. ESLG 1898 is equivalent to English 30-2 and ESLG 1898 and1899 together can be an be used to meet English language proficiency requirements for some post-secondary programs at NorQuest. English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses that will help you improve your English language speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. ESP courses will help prepare you for further education or employment in specific health and business careers by teaching you career-specific vocabulary and language used in those professions.

Graduate with experience

In ESL Intensive, you will learn to
  • communicate with confidence in a variety of situations
  • improve your pronunciation, speaking fluency, and grammar
  • expand your vocabulary and use of idiomatic language
  • develop reading strategies and effective writing skills

Career opportunities

English skills are vital for success and promotion in any job or career in Canada. NorQuest’s ESL Intensive program helps you become better qualified for the workplace. Community Service Learning activities are offered as part of our program to help you make contributions to the community and gain work-related skills while studying.

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ESL Intensive
Featured Event

Open House

October 28, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Edmonton - 10215 108 Street NW

At NorQuest, we help you achieve your career goals. Open House is your chance to explore our programs, tour our Edmonton downtown campus, and meet current and future students.

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