ESL Intensive

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Program delivery notes

Students taking in-person courses will need access to a laptop and wi-fi connection as some class meetings are held online.


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Further education opportunities

Following successful completion of your ESL courses, you may continue on to further English language training, Academic Upgrading, employment certificate, or post-secondary programs at NorQuest or another post-secondary institution (provided you meet program admission requirements).

Some NorQuest College English for Academic Purposes courses are equivalent to English Language Arts courses and are recognized by post-secondary institutions in Alberta. English for Academic Purposes courses may be used for meeting both:

  • academic admissions requirements for programs at NorQuest College and other post-secondary institutions
  • English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for NorQuest College programs

Equivalencies are noted in course descriptions, and ELP requirements are listed under each program.

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