*All students have the opportunity to take TOEFL preparation classes
and/or toregister to take the TOEFL exam
English Language Learning – Level One
The first level of the ELL Program is for students who have English language
essentials. It builds on existing English language skills - enhancing grammar and
learning the meaning of language used in everyday life.
English Language Learning – Level Two
The second level of the ELL Program is for students who have grasped
the basics of Level One language skills. Level Two focuses on refining
all four language components with an emphasis on natural conversations.
Attention will be given to discussion of current issues in Canadian life and
business. Developing presentations will be an integral part of the level.
English Language Learning – Level Three
The final level of the ELL Program is for students intending to take
post-secondary or post-graduate programs at Centennial College in Toronto,
Canada. It is also for students looking for employment in a company requiring
English language proficiency skills. Students will continue to improve speaking,
listening, reading, and writing skills. Canadian life and business
concepts will also be an integral part of the level.
One of the goals of the English Language Learning Program is to provide a
tailored learning experience for the student based on his/her level of English
proficiency at the start of the program. Students will be asked to take a placement
test to ensure that they are placed at the level where they can benefit most from
their learning experience in the ELL program.
The ELL placement test includes a 10 minute speaking interview, a 60 minute
listening and reading component, and a 30 minute writing assignment.
Depending on the level of expertise in English, a student may be placed in
different skill levels within the ELL Program. For example, a student may be assigned
to Level One Reading/Writing and to Level Two Speaking/Listening.
The cost of a 15-week program is $5,040 CAD, which includes four months
of health insurance. Costs for books and living expenses are extra.