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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.

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Monday, February 3, 2020 (all day)

The Renison English Language Institute is excited to kick off your February with our General English at Renison (GEAR) program.

We are pleased to offer GEAR as a great way for students to build their conversation English skills while experiencing a full immersion into Canadian life!

GEAR students will begin their program on Monday, February 3. Below is the itinerary for the Orientation Day.

Time Session
9:00am - 11:00am

Placement Test
»Students will take their placement test.  This test will allow us to determine your appropriate lanuage level for your studies.

11:00am - 12:00pm

Orientation
» Students will meet their Student Experience Coordinator, Alex D'Alton.

» Learn about resources at Renison, UHIP, upcoming events/activities, and meet their classmates.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pizza Lunch & Meet your Peer Leaders                                                                                                                 » Enjoy lunch with your peer leaders and get to know your classmates as well.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Oral Interviews & WatIAM Regustration
» Students will meet with an GEAR instructor to learn their Level in the EFS program and to assess conversation English skills.

»Get registrated for WatIAM to get access for the wifi on campus.

2:00pm - 3:30pm Life in Canada Workshop
» Get tips on how to survive life in Canada and learn more about this wonderful country                                          
3:30pm - 4:30pm Get Your Student Card
»Visit the WatCard office to get your ELI Watcard, Make sure you bring your passport
Location 
REN - Renison University College

240 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G4
Canada
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