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   EAL students


Language Programs at the Mount

The Mount offers 3 English as an Additional Language programs for international students who have received a conditional acceptance to the Mount but haven’t yet reached the minimum language requirements (i.e. TOEFL or IELTS) for full-time university study.  These programs are also designed for anyone who has met the minimum language requirements, but feel that they would benefit from further academic preparation.  The Mount offers the Academic Foundations Program, the University Bridging Program and the Graduate Preparatory Program. 

Additionally, the International Education Centre offers one-on-one language tutorials, study groups, and workshops free of charge.  If you are experiencing any difficulties with your courses due to language, please contact Nicolle Bowes Cashen at nicolle.bowes@msvu.ca or call (902) 457-5405.

Finally, the Writing Resource Centre offers several writing help services for Mount students free of charge. They also hold several workshops throughout the academic year.  To make an appointment, email msvu.ca.

The Academic Foundation Program is the first step in a student’s academic journey.  This 25 hours a week/13 week English language program is designed to equip students with the introductory skills to ensure success at the Mount. This program is for students with English test scores of:

  • IELTS 5.5 with no score below 5.0
  • TOEFL iBT: 68-80 with no score below 17
Study skills include:
  • an introduction to Canadian university assignment expectations
  • building confidence in a university setting
  • advanced grammar
  • advanced language points
  • academic listening and note-taking
  • spelling and pronunciation
  • accessing campus resources and support

Cost: $4,000

Winter 2017

N/A

Summer I

May 01, 2017 – June 23, 2017

Summer II

July 04, 2017 – August 25, 2017

Fall 2017

September 12, 2017 – December 02, 2017

 

The University Bridging Program provides the fundamental skills students require to be successful full-time undergraduate Mount students.  While completing this 180 hour program, students enroll in 1 course allowing them to begin their academic study.  This program is for students with English test scores of:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no score below 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 81-83 with no score below 20

Study skills include:

  • academic research
  • academic writing
  • academic integrity
  • effective reading
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • public speaking

 Cost: $4,000

Winter 2017

January 09, 2017 – April 07, 2017

Summer I

May 01, 2017 – June 23, 2017

Summer II

July 04, 2017 – August 25, 2017

Fall 2017

September 12, 2017 – December 02, 2017

The Graduate Preparatory Program focuses on preparing students for successful participation in the Mount’s graduate programs.  The course requires students to complete 180 hours of study while concurrently enrolled in 1 required academic class. This program is for students with English test scores of:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no score below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT 84-92 with no score below 21

Study skills include:

  • academic vocabulary
  • formal and discipline-specific writing skills
  • research skills
  • paraphrasing and summarizing
  • reading and comprehension
  • critical thinking
  • oral fluency
  • presentation skills

Cost: $4,000 

Winter 2017

January 09, 2017 – April 07, 2017

Summer I

May 01, 2017 – June 23, 2017

Summer II

Not available

Fall 2017

September 12, 2017 – December 02, 2017

 

If an applicant’s first language is not English, official reports with acceptable scores from:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),
  • International English Language Training Systems (IELTS),
  • CanTest,
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB),
  • Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL)

must be submitted. Applicants who do not verify their ability to undertake studies in English by submitting such test scores will not be offered admission.

 

 Undergrad Language Requirements

 Grad Language Requirements

Applicants who meet our admission requirements but whose English skills do not meet language requirements are referred to one of the several Pathway partners for assessment.

 

Partner
Complete for AFP entry
Complete for UBP entry
Complete for Full-Time Undergrad or GPP entry

 ECSL

ECSL  Level 300

ECSL Level 400

ECSL Level 500

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ILI Level 500

ILI Level 600

ILI UP

 CLLC

CLLC Level 5

CLLC Level 6

CLLC Level 7

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Halifax ESL Level 4

Halifax ESL Level 5



Halifax ESL Bridging Program

 ALCC

ALCC Level 4

ALCC Level 5

ALCC UBP

 KGIC

IEPE

*subject to discretion of the Mount

EPE

*subject to discretion of the Mount



Must complete UBP at the Mount

 Quest Language Studies



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 Quest Pathway Program and L8

 ELS



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ELS L112

 International Language Academy of Canada

Pathway I

Pathway II

Pathway III

English school of Canada 



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ESC College Transfer Program

 English Language Centres



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 Vancouver English Centre



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 Western Town College (WTC)

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 Embassy CES

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 ILSC Language Schools

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 New Voice Language Academy

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 Inlingua Victoria College of languages

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