Language Education for Academic Purposes (LEAP)

Full-time English Language Program

15 months

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Program highlights

Accredited by Languages Canada

TESL certified and experienced instructors

Foundational Learning Program funding available

Diverse and welcoming campus community

International Student Support Centre — a vibrant place for students offering activities and workshops


The Language Education for Academic Purposes (LEAP) program offers high quality English language instruction, developing the language skills necessary for success in academic settings. With four levels, the delivery model allows students to meet with our expert instructors in different classes throughout the week. This supports a smooth transition from language classes to credit studies in undergraduate programs.

LEAP is for low Intermediate to advanced level English language learners. The recommended minimum language level for student success is CLB 4 or an IELTS score of 3.5.

You can complete this 15-month program in four 13-week terms starting in either fall, winter or spring.

Admission and Testing

Curriculum and Costs


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by the LEAP team.

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International Student Support

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English leads to career

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Building an EAL community

LEAP instructor Sheri Marendiuk prepares students for career success

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