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.

General English at Renison (GEAR)

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The English Language Institute has carefully considered all factors around the feasibility of offering the General English at Renison (GEAR) during the fall 2020 months. Due to challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the unfortunate decision to cancel the August/September, October, and November 2020 sessions of the program.

We regret any inconvenience.


GEAR is a 4-week English language program designed to enhance your knowledge and sharpen your English skills.  With classes in reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, innovation enrichment and cultural studies, you will develop skills that will allow you to confidently communicate in any situation. GEAR offers something for everyone - from beginner to advanced.

GEAR is designed for:

  • individuals aged 18 and older who are looking for a challenging and flexible short-term language program 
  • international students looking to experience Canadian culture in the winter season and be part of a Canadian university environment