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:

  1. Feb. 26, 2020Meet the ELI Newswriting team for Winter 2020
    Students playing charades in ELI new writing meeting

    Our ELI Newswriting team is a volunteer committee of students studying in our Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) and English For Academic Success (EFAS) programs. Students meet weekly to practice their writing skills and experience different forms of writing in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Meet this term's Newswriting team members, hosted by Peer Leader Tomi Kosoko.

  2. Feb. 24, 2020Students, we're hiring for 2020!
    Students! We're hiring!

    Are you looking for a student leadership role that will help you build your cross-cultural and communication skills? The Renison English Language Institute is hiring for summer and fall job opportunities!

  3. Oct. 28, 2019Renison's Living Library
    Living Library

    Date: Monday, November 18
    Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Location: Renison University College Atrium

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  1. Mar. 2, 2020Games Institute Class Tour
    The logo for The Gmaes Institute

    The Games Institute is a research centre at UWaterloo focused on the study of games, gamification, interactive technologies and immersive environments, such as virtual reality.Visit the Games Institute on campus and learn about s

  2. Mar. 4, 2020Conversation lunch
    Conversation lunch with students and peer leader

    GEAR Students! Join us for lunch in the Renison Cafeteria. This is a great chance for you to practice your conversational English with your Peer Leaders and classmates!

    Bring your own lunch or you can purchase it from the Renison  Cafeteria. 

  3. Mar. 4, 2020Speed Friending
    Students participating in Speed Friending by talking to the person across them

    Practice your conversational English with students from Renison’s various language programs as well as students from the University of Waterloo -- and make a new friend!

    Enjoy free snacks and make new friends from around the world!

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