General English, Integrated Skills

This program has been designed for students who do not wish to continue their post-secondary education at an English speaking institution, and want to focus more on communication and conversation skills.  Students will attend classes for 25 hours per week.  The morning class will consist of lessons in integrated skills, while the afternoon class will focus on developing vocabulary, register, and speaking skills for communicating about a wide range of topics.  Each week a different theme will be presented in the afternoon class, allowing students to gain confidence speaking and conversing about numerous topics. 

General Business English

Our Business English program is for students who have at least a low intermediate level of English and who wish to learn English in a business context.  Students receive 25 hours of classroom instruction per week.  Students will study a general English program of integrated skills in the morning class, and will focus on different aspects of business in the afternoon class. The following are examples of selected modules included in our General Business Program.

            Human Resources
            Socialization and Networking
            Banking and Finance
            Marketing, Sales and Advertising
            Business Communications
            Negotiations and Business Contracts


English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Our EAP program is for students who wish to continue with post-secondary education in English. The program consists of six levels, from beginner to advance. Each level is covered in an eight-week semester, and students have 25 contact hours with a teacher each week. Students will study integrated skills in the morning class, and will focus more on one of the skills than others in the afternoon class for levels 1 to 4. In Level 5, the focus in the afternoon class will be on test preparation, and learning strategies for both learning and test taking. The Level 6 afternoon class will consist of academic preparation. 

English for Specific Purposes

Halifax Language Institute of Canada offers a number of programs specifically designed for a particular profession. Classes can operate for two, three or four weeks, and students will receive 25 hours per week of instruction. This will include classroom time, tours and visits to related businesses. Programs include:

            English for Engineers
            English for Medical Professionals
            English for the Hospitality Industry
            English for Travel and Tourism
            English for Banking and Finance

Summer and Winter Camp Program

These courses are for groups of students who wish to travel, learn about Canada and study English at the same time. A different theme will be covered each week, with accompanying tours and excursions. Programs can be customized to include evening and weekend social events, trips and excursions, and these extra activities can be customized if the students have a common interest, such as photography, hiking or others. Please email director@halifaxesl.ca for more information regarding this program. 


University and College Bridging Program


Our Bridging program is designed for students who wish to continue with post-secondary education. The program consists of six levels, from beginner to advance.  Each level is covered in an eight-week semester. Students will study integrated skills in the morning class, and will focus more on one of the skills than others in the afternoon class for levels 1 to 4. In Level 5, the focus in the afternoon class will be on test preparation, and learning strategies for both learning and test taking. The Level 6 afternoon class will consist of academic preparation. 


We currently have university and college pathways with the following learning institutions:

Saint Mary’s University
Mount Saint Vincent University
University of Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia Community College
Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education

Bishop's University

Eastern College

St. Lawrence College







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Welcome to Halifax Language Institute of Canada. We are dedicated to quality language education to enrich the lives of students from around the world. Our programs combine high-quality English instruction with a variety of physical and social activities and excursions to provide an exciting, enjoyable, and effective educational and cultural experience.


We understand that students of all ages need to be engaged in their learning through programs that fit their personalities and learning styles. Therefore, we proudly offer a variety of flexible options in our course offerings.

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