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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  1. Feb. 27, 2018Students, we're hiring!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!

  2. Feb. 8, 2018Celebrate world cultures and cross-cultural learning at the International FairInternational Fair

    Do you love celebrating and learning about culture?

  3. Nov. 28, 2017BASE students host Renison's Sustainability FairSustainability Fair

    Student volunteers from the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) program want you to think about your environmental footprint this Wednesday, November 29 at Renison’s Sustainability Fair!

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  1. Mar. 20, 2018Toyota TourToyota plant

    GEAR students will have the opportunity to tour the Toyota plant! This is an amazing way to see how vehicles are manufactured and learn more about manufacturing. 

    Meet in the REN Atrium at 8:45am to get on the bus to head to the Toyota Plant. 

  2. Mar. 21, 2018Brubacher House Brubacher House

    The Brubacher House was built in 1850 in a style typical of Pennsylvania German architecture. In this beautiful setting on the side of a gentle hill, Magdalena and John E. Brubacher raised fourteen children. Farming continued on the land until 1965 when the property was purchased as part of the University of Waterloo.

    Learn about Mennonite culture and history by visiting this historic site! 

  3. Mar. 22, 2018EFAS & GEAR Weekly Conversation LunchConversation Lunch

    Practice your conversational English with your Peer Leaders!

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