COVID-19 Updates

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The Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) is CLOSED and not available for visitors, in accordance with COVID-19 measures. Moving forward, we will be providing support in a virtual format. Read more about how to connect with ELI online.

For the Winter 2021 term, we will continue to offer programs in a virtual format, including our Winter 2021 term of English For Academic Success.

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. Oct. 14, 2020English For Academic Success continues in online format for Winter 2021
    Students enjoying winter

    This year, Renison University College has emerged as a strong leader in virtual, experiential education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our English Language Institute has successfully reimagined our academic language programs from the traditional face-to-face format into a high quality online learning experience.

  2. Oct. 13, 2020COVID-19 Office Closure
    COVID-19 UPDATE

    As of Friday, March 20, the Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) has been closed and not available for visitors. Moving forward, we will be providing support virtually. 

    Do you have questions? We can help!

    We encourage all members of our Renison community to practice social distancing as much as possible. We welcome you to contact us through the following methods: 

  3. July 17, 2020IELTS Blended Preparation Course not available this fall

    Due to challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the English Language Institute has made the careful decision to cancel the IELTS preparation course in the Fall 2020 term. We are planning to resume the IELTS preparation course in the Winter 2021 term. We regret any inconvenience.

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