ESL Full Time Program

Full-time English Language Program


  • A Designated Learning Institution (DLI Number O18761482032) by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • English Language Program is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit
  • Programs from high beginner to University entrance
  • Nationally certified instructors
  • Bridge into post-secondary credit studies
  • Experience Canadian university life
  • Work on campus while you study (some restrictions apply)
  • Live in a vibrant city near the world famous Rocky Mountains
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • If you are under 18 years of age and have finished high school, you must have a legal custodian in Calgary. Contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada for details. Your application is processed after we receive the proper custodian documents and original high school transcripts.

  • English Foundations (high beginner to intermediate): Strengthen speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
  • English for Academic Purposes (high intermediate to advanced): Build academic English skills before entering university, college or technical school. Graduates with an 80% average satisfy the English language proficiency requirement for degree, diploma and university transfer programs at Mount Royal University.
  • English for Advanced Communication (high intermediate to low advanced): Refine language skills and develop vocabulary for oral fluency and expand understanding of Canadian culture.
  • It takes 3 months to finish one level.
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  • Take our placement test before classes start
  • Placement test (3 hours) includes grammar, writing, reading and speaking skills
  • We assign you to a level based on your results

Fall 2015Sept. 3 - Nov. 30, 2015
Winter 2016Jan. 6 - April 1, 2016
Spring 2016April 7 - June 30, 2016
Fall 2016Sept. 7 - Dec. 1, 2016
Winter 2017Jan. 6 - March 31, 2017

 English For Academic Purposes:
Schedule    Monday    Tuesday  Wednesday    Thursday    Friday
8 :30 - 12:00 pm Class Time  Class Time Class Time  Class Time  Class Time
12:00 - 1:00 pm Tutorial    Tutorial

English Foundations & English for Advanced Communication:

      Schedule        Monday          Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday   Friday
1:00 - 4:30 pm Class Time   Class Time   Class Time  Class Time  Class Time
4:30 - 5:30 pm  Tutorial      Tutorial

Each term we plan several activities for all students in the program. 
These may include, but are not limited to:
  • Rocky Mountain day trip 
  • Rocky Mountain overnight trip
  • Drumheller day trip
  • Bowling party
  • Cross Iron Mills shopping trip

Students may also join fitness classes and intramural teams, as well as use all of the modern facilities of MRU Recreation, for a small fee.

Check out the many cultural activities and events happening in Calgary.

Mount Royal University is a modern campus with many services available to students, such as:
  • Students currently enrolled in EAP or EAC classes are eligible to take designated Academic Upgrading and Open Studies credit courses. You cannot take academic upgrading/credit classes that are at the same time as your full-time classes.
  • Students must pass all areas of the previous level and receive an overall average of 80% or better to register in academic upgrading or credit classes.
  • See more.


Information for AgentsWho can I contact?E-Mail:
Phone: 403.440.5100, 1.866.775.2673
Location: EB 3021, Lincoln Park Campus, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW