Academic English in Canada

Developing your English for a Canadian university or another academic environment

Academic English in Canada with Kaplan

Prepare for university as an international student

Our English for Academic Pathways course gives you the opportunity to develop your English language skills for use in an academic environment. It gives you excellent insight into the culture and expectations at university in an English-speaking location. Course lengths are flexible to suit your current English language level.

This course is ideal if you want to develop your vocabulary and grammar, particularly in the key academic speaking skills of discussion and presentation. It allows you to gain direct, no-IELTS entry into a range of universities, private colleges and high schools in Canada.

Students using Kaplan's University Placement Service must complete a minimum 5 weeks of the English for Academic Pathways course, along with the required English level to transfer to one of Kaplan's university and college partners in Canada. Find out more about our University Placement Service in Canada.

  • You want to gain insight into the culture and expectations at University in an English-speaking environment
  • You want to gain direct entry into a range of universities, private colleges, and high schools in Canada
  • You want flexible course lengths to suit your current English ability
  • You want to enhance your CV and improve your chance for professional and academic success in the future
  • You want to receive an accredited Kaplan International Languages Certificate of Achievement
Key facts
Course length
Minimum 5, maximum 20 weeks
Lessons hours
45 minute lessons

All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning and afternoon classes

Minimum age
16 years old
Entry level
Higher Intermediate or B2What is my English level?
Class size
Average 12, maximum 15

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How many hours a week is this course?

General English

20 lessons /

15 hours per week.

Our English language classes cover all the key areas of language and will help you master difficult grammatical structures, fine-tune your pronunciation, read complex texts and build a large working vocabulary.

English for Academic Pathways Specific Skills lessons

8 lessons /

6 hours per week.

Focus on developing the core language skills and strategies necessary for success in an academic context. While improving your vocabulary and grammar you will practice tasks such as note-taking, presenting and essay planning to build your confidence.

Which schools offer this course?

Why choose a Kaplan English course?

Why should you choose Kaplan International?

Set in spectacular locations from palm-fringed beaches to the heart of New York, our schools offer you dynamic language tuition and the amazing experience of exploring the world.

Certified progress

It is important you have proof of your studies and the hard work you have put in.

At the end of your course you will receive a Kaplan International Languages Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance. We are proud to be accredited by highly-respected and recognized accrediting agencies in each country.

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