You'll receive 20 hours of language instruction each week. In your BASE language courses, you'll learn valuable written, oral, and academic skills to help you be successful in your full-time studies.

You practise your skills through hands-on activities such as:

  • giving a technical presentation,
  • writing a lab report,
  • interviewing a professor, and
  • working with Canadian students on a cross-cultural communications project.

These activities prepare you to succeed at university and give you the communications skills employers look for.

Depending on the program you applied to, you may also participate in resume-building workshops, practice interviews, or other activities that prepare you for co-op work terms.

You'll also be enrolled in 1 or 2 credit courses depending on your faculty.  These courses will be selected for you by your faculty.

Some BASE students complete a cross-cultural communications project as part of their studies. They meet with Canadian students to share their own culture, learn about life in Canada, practise their speaking skills, and make friends.

Faculties that offer BASE

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