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

English for Academic Success (EFAS)

Our Spring 2021 session of English For Academic Success (EFAS) and Summer 2021 session of Intensive English For Academic Success (iEFAS) will be offered in a dynamic virtual format.

Meet Rifki, a former Renison ELI student who completed the EFAS program to prepare for graduate studies at the University of Waterloo.


English for Academic Success (EFAS) is an intensive full-term English language program offered in 4 levels ranging from low-intermediate (level 100) to advanced (level 400). EFAS level 400 is benchmarked to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), a global standard in English language proficiency.

EFAS is designed for:

  • students interested in meeting the English language requirements of the University of Waterloo
  • students interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at a university where English is the language of instruction 
  • students from foreign universities looking to study English at an intensive academic level in a Canadian university environment for 12 weeks or up to 1 year