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Intensive English Summer Course

5-week intensive and comprehensive summer course designed for students whose first language is not English to develop English grammar, writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. It will also provide international newcomers to Canada with a memorable first Canadian experience including English classes and cultural activities within the Edmonton area and a trip to the Rocky Mountains.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will learn to write clearly and effectively, comprehend various pieces of text, improve their listening skills, and practice to speak effectively in individual, pair or group settings.    

  2. Students will learn to take notes in class; some viewing and interpreting of visual material are included in the course. 

  3. Students will develop English language verbal skills through in-class group work and presentation skills.   

  4. Students will improve their capacity to communicate effectively on practical, social and academic topics.  

  5. Students will be challenged to think critically and respond freely in order to create a healthy and growing learning environment

Note: This course can be customized to fit your training needs and objectives.
Great learning experience! Please see our students’ testimonials.


Intensive English Summer Course (previously named IESP) was a very good experience in general. I really improved my English skills; I have to improve more to reach my goal but this summer school helped me a lot. Thanks to our teacher. We worked very well with her. It is important to have a good teacher if you are learning a new language, with new people, in a new city.


I learned about Canadian Culture and multiculturalism and how it’s being lived here. I would definitely recommend this program because it’s important for personal growth and development. Thank you for a great summer!


I enjoyed the Intensive English Summer Program very much. It was very interesting to study here. I didn’t like working in a team before this program. Now I feel more confident when I speak English. The best part of the program was watching the Eskimos game at the stadium. The game really impressed me.


I really enjoyed the Intensive English Summer Course (previously named IESP) program. It was awesome for me. I learned a lot of new vocabulary and new culture. I gained friends. This program is perfect for me.

– Esat

Overall I enjoyed the Intensive English Summer Course (previously named IESP) program because of the amount of different topics given. Also the new vocabulary is very useful in routine life as well as in specific situations. Other people should consider attending this program because it helps to break barriers and people might gain confidence in their speech.


I very much enjoyed this program and I learned so many things. I think the best part is the class time. In class we learned and practiced so much. Also our teacher is a very good teacher.


The program is quite complete and intensive. The best part for me was the activities. My favorite was the trip to Jasper but all the activities were awesome. I learned to read, write, talk and even think in English and I am really satisfied. I met people from different countries and their cultures, I really enjoyed spending time with them. This program will help me with my future because I gained major knowledge of this language. I only need to say that this experience was unforgettable and I wouldn’t change anything.

– Ariel


Additional Information

Course Fee
  • $ 2,800 + GST per participant
  • 5 participants minimum
  • A Certificate of Completion and an official transcript are also provided.
Course Schedule
Not offered this semester. 
Questions? Email us at extension@concordia.ab.ca