COVID-19 Updates

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The Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) is not available for visitors. At this time, we are providing support in a virtual format. Read more about how to connect with ELI online.

For the Spring 2021 term, English For Academic Success will be offered in a virtual format.

For the Summer 2021 term, Intensive English For Academic Success (iEFAS) and Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English (iBASE) will be offered online

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. Mar. 18, 2021The Story of ApplyBoard
    Brothers Meti, Martin, and Massi Basiri

    How two brothers' experience at Renison led to the creation of the world's largest online international student recruitment portal

    By Willow Carmount, ELI Programs Assistant

  2. Mar. 16, 2021Summer iEFAS & iBASE Moves Online for 2021
    Students with Reni Moose

    As COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be distributed throughout Canada into the coming summer, Renison University College wants to ensure that that all students can continue to fairly access English language education. The safety and wellbeing of our students, instructors, and staff will always remain our most important priority.

  3. Mar. 12, 2021Former iBASE and iEFAS Peer Leader wins Ignition Award in Hamilton
    Lupita Guerrero

    Heartfelt congratulations to Lupita Guerrero, who is a recent recipient of an Ignition Award from Hamilton Artist Inc.’s annual Ignition Artist Showcase.

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