This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.
The ESL program at Glenn College is comprised of a set of courses that help beginner, intermediate, and advanced ESL students gain confidence and proficiency in the English language. Students will focus on improving their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while also being introduced to a variety of new vocabulary, expressions, idioms and grammar points each week. Morning classes follow a structured schedule that focuses on grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening practice activities. Afternoon classes consist of electives that cover a variety of activities including pronunciation, discussion, survival English, and music, among other topics.
In-person ESL classes are divided into 8 levels and the daily schedule for each course is comprised of three 1.5 hour sessions. The first two sessions are split between grammar and a specific skill (reading, writing, listening or speaking), and the third session is for elective classes. Online ESL classes are divided into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, and are comprised of three 1-hour sessions. Like the in-class ESL courses, the first two sessions are split between grammar, reading, writing, listening & speaking while the third session is for elective classes.
Students will be assigned to a level according to their English proficiency. In order to determine appropriate levels for students, they will take an entrance quiz upon acceptance to Glenn College. Otherwise, students may show proof of proficiency through one of the following:
For successful completion of this program, students must achieve an overall minimum mark of 60% in all of the courses they take. Their course marks will be an accumulation of quizzes, oral presentations, attendance and participation.
In order for students to advance to the next course level, they must receive a score of 80% with a requirement of 70% attendance. Upon completion of any number of weeks in this program, students will receive a program certificate.