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 virtually. Read more about how to connect with ELI

We are pleased to offer our Summer 2020 session of Intensive English For Academic Success (iEFAS) and our Summer 2020 Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English (iBASE) programs in a virtual online format.

Learn more about the structure of our Fall 2020 course offerings.

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.

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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. July 10, 2020Our ELI community brings you Some Good News
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    Despite a global pandemic, our student leaders have continued to find ways to stay active and build their English language skills through a dynamic new weekly video blog (vlog) show. 

  2. June 2, 2020Renison ELI moves to an online format for fall courses
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    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the Renison community and our ability to provide our programs in the traditional face-to-face format. Throughout this experience, the safety and wellbeing of our students, instructors, and staff will always remain our most important priority.

  3. June 1, 2020Statement in solidarity with racialized communities

    Renison University College rejects racism and hatred in all its forms and stands in firm solidarity with racialized communities. We declare our commitment to anti-racism in response to the recent murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the police-involved death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto, as well as the other numerous incidents of racial violence that have lead to the deaths of Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) (Ahmaud Arbrey, Breonna Taylor, Jason Collins, Eishia Husdon, D’Andre Campbell, Machuar Maduto, among others).

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