Your Pathway to Canadian University Success
This course is for students at EC Vancouver who dream of studying at university in Canada but do not have the English level they need.
The University Pathway Programme in Vancouver improves your English ability to the required level to enter enter a Canadian university.
Choose one of our many partner universities and you will be admitted without a TOEFL or IELTS exam.
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Learn English Online for University
EC Virtual for Canadian University Pathway Preparation
Start your journey to Canada from home! Our online university preparation course is for students who dream of studying at university in Canada but do not have the English level they need. Students begin learning online at home with our EC Virtual programmeLearn More
|English Level||Main Class||Special Focus Class||Length of Time||IELTS Equivalent|
|Beginner||General English||+ 2 Special Focus Class||8 weeks|
|Elementary||General English||+ 2 Special Focus Class||8 weeks||3 - 4|
|Pre-Intermediate||General English||+ 2 Special Focus Class||8 weeks||4 - 4.5|
|Intermediate||General English||Academic English + 1 Special Focus Class||8 weeks||4 - 4.5|
|Upper Intermediate||Uni Pathway 1||English for Academic Purposes||8 weeks||5.5 - 6|
|Pre-Advanced||Uni Pathway 2||English for Academic Purposes||8 weeks||6.5 – 7.5|
|Advanced||Uni Pathway 3||English for Academic Purposes||8 weeks||7.5 – 9|
Minimum duration: 8 weeks
Lessons per week:
24 lessons (18 hours)
30 lessons (22.5 hours)
Lesson length: 45 minutes
Minimum age: 16
Starts: every Monday
Class size: average 14.5
Minimum level: Upper-Intermediate
2023 Start Dates
3 January, 30 January, 27 February, 27 March, 24 April, 22 May, 19 June, 17 July, 14 August, 11 September, 10 October, 6 December
Classes focus on academic English and improving your language skills.
Develop a wider vocabulary and focus on the language used in the academic world. Learn how to express yourself with the accuracy and the fluency in university.
You will also learn how to read academic texts and practise listening to university style lectures. These are important skills for university success.
Other skills covered will include:
Being able to evaluate your work and that of others, making judgments about the value of information and drawing conclusions from data.
Understanding how to do research, managing your time and your resources, and presenting your results
Putting information together in a logical order, creating clear visual aids, speaking clearly and with confidence, knowing your audience, and pitching your presentation at the appropriate level.
A variety of skills which tackle the process of organising and taking in new information, retaining information, working on assignments or dealing with assessments. Including:
Methods to aid the retention of information
This course will look at all aspects of academic writing, practising the techniques and skills learnt during the course in real-life assignments. The course includes:
Understanding the scope of the assignment
Planning the assignment
Researching and assessing sources
Creating an outline
Writing the assignment
Proofing and assessing your work
Referencing your assignment
Using feedback to improve your work
These will include:
What to expect from life at college
All lectures will include practice in note-taking and summarising.