COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest updates from Renison University College on the Renison News page

The Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) is open again! Visit the office on Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm ET. 

For the Fall 2021 term, we will plan to offer our BASE and EFAS programs in both a completely online or blended (in-person and online) format. Learn more about Fall BASE on the BASE website. Learn more about the Fall EFAS program on our News webpage.

Excellence in English language learning

Since 1972, the Renison English Language Institute (Renison ELI) has offered high quality English language programs and courses. Located in Renison University College at the University of Waterloo, Renison ELI supports more than 1000 students from 35 countries each year in achieving their academic and professional goals.

Explore all of our programs and courses or choose a category below to find the perfect program or course for you:


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Whether you're a future Waterloo student, working professional, or a visiting student from another university, our programs and courses are designed to help you achieve your goals. 

Download our 2020-2021 English Language Institute Viewbook to learn more about our language programs available.

  1. Aug. 30, 2021Propelling Student Engagement through STEM
    Student group photo

    By Beth Fleming, Programs Assistant

    This Spring, Renison hosted the eSTEM (English, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) program to more than 130 high school students.

  2. July 14, 2021Person Profile: Yinqi (Mason) Jing
    Mason Jing

  3. July 14, 2021Fall 2021 EFAS Available in In-person and Online Format!
    Students in class

    Due to COVID-19, the world is experiencing a number of unique challenges and we recognize that there is a lot of uncertainty. The safety and wellbeing of our students, instructors, and staff remain our most important priority.

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