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Build your General English at Renison this Winter

Monday, November 29, 2021

Students at Niagara FallsWe are excited to offer our General English classes in person again! Join us for our fun and dynamic four-week General English at Renison (GEAR) program in person this January or March!

Develop skills to confidently communicate in any situation with our General English at Renison program.

Our January 2022 and March 2022 sessions of GEAR are perfect for:

  • individuals aged 18 and older who are looking for a challenging and flexible short-term language program 
  • individuals who have a high-beginner to low-intermediate level of English
  • international students looking to experience Canadian culture and be part of a Canadian university environment

What You'll Learn

writingWriting & Grammar Course

In this course you will review and extend your knowledge of English grammar. You will be able to analyze and create professional and academic writing.

Maple leafCultural Studies Course

In this course you will conduct basic university research. You will also participate and analyze communication within Canadian cultural events. 

BookListening & Reading Course

In this course you will examine styles of listening and non-listening. Students will improve active listening and reading strategies as you increase your second language vocabulary.

LightbulbInnovation Enrichment Course

In this course you will develop your critical and reflective thinking skills. You will learn how to conduct online research as you participate in university workshops and events.

Presentation SkillsPresentation Skills Course

In this course you will analyze elements of effective presentations. You will develop presentations through an efficient planning process. You will also learn how to display appropriate body language, intonation, and other elements of effective presentations.

Student Experience

celebrationIn addition to the courses, students will have the opportunity to participate in optional activities and weekend trips. Optional trips will include an additional cost. 

Registered students will receive an events calendar with activities in advance to the program start date.

Learn more about our Renison ELI Student Experience.

Program Information

Course Dates

calendarJanuary GEAR

Participate in our January session of General English at Renison (GEAR): January 10 - February 4, 2022

March GEAR

Participate in our March session of General English at Renison (GEAR): February 28 - March 25, 2022

Our four-week session of the GEAR program includes 25 hours of intensive English language programming per week.


The regular cost of tuition for the GEAR program is $1,635 CAD.  Use promo code FRIENDS50 when you register to receive a 50% discount on the regular cost of tuition* for the January 2022 session or March 2022 session of GEAR only. When the promo code is used, students will receive a discount of $817.50 CAD on the regular cost of four-week tuition. 

* 50% discount does not include application fee ($75 CAD), student services fee ($65 CAD), or medical insurance ($63 CAD).

For more information

emailLearn more about the General English at Renison program on our website.

If you have questions, we welcome you to email or call +1-519-884-4404 ext. 28692. You may also contact us on social media.

Register Now

Complete our online application form to register for the January 2022 session or March 2022 session of the General English at Renison (GEAR) program. Don't forget to mention the FRIENDS50 promo code in the "Additional Comments" section at the end of your registration!

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