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

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​Renison University College is one of 4 affiliated university colleges at the University of Waterloo. Located on the Waterloo campus, Renison provides a small community experience within the larger University of Waterloo student population. Renison supports the University of Waterloo by providing the following academic programming, services and facilities:

  • undergraduate and graduate degree courses in Social Development Studies and Social Work
  • language and culture courses in Arabic, Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher training
  • residence and cafeteria facilities 
  • academic and student experience support services 

What makes Renison special?

Small classes, diverse students, and experienced instructors

  • Only 20 students per class in Renison ELI courses.
  • A diverse classroom, with students from more than 35 different countries.
  • Our instructors are TESL-certified and are experienced in teaching English to students age 18 and above.
  • Since Renison provides other academic courses in addition to English, you will meet many University of Waterloo students who are native-English speakers. 

Explore all of the facilities and services offered at Renison University College

Renison's accreditations, affiliations, and partnerships:

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