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.

About English Language Institute


Excellence in English language learning 

As a Renison ELI student, you will receive a unique language learning experience. Your English language classes will engage you in exciting university topics in liberal arts, science, business, and technology. You will meet students from different countries, allowing you to explore and understand new cultures through the use of English. You will also become a part of the student community at the University of Waterloo, one of the world's leading institutions for research, technology, and innovation.

Founded in1972
20Maximum number of student per class
CEFRBenchmarking for all EFAS levels
Experienced teachers with certification inTESL

Renison ELI is:

  • founding member of Languages Canada, Canada’s premier language accreditation body
  • the language institute of choice for more than 1000 students from 35 countries 
  • the official English language training provider for the University of Waterloo