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

General English at Renison (GEAR)

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Our September 2021 session of General English at Renison (GEAR) will be offered in a dynamic virtual format.

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.

Learn about our virtual General English at Renison (GEAR) program we are offering this fall 2021.

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 and be part of a Canadian university environment

In our September 2021 virtual session of the GEAR program, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with instructors and other students in a small, virtual classroom community.
You will be able to enjoy a combination of:

  • Real-time class instruction taught by experienced TESL-certified instructors (approximately 12 hours/week)
  • Online instructional activities to ensure you are engaged in your learning
  • Individual feedback about your work directly from your instructors

In addition to the virtual classroom community, you will be able to participate in virtual student engagement opportunities, including online social activities specifically designed to practice your conversational English with enthusiastic Peer Leaders, as well as attend workshops that will help you develop your skills as a successful student.
At the Renison English Language Institute, we are committed to working together to provide you with quality language instruction and helping you achieve your goals. You will be part of a warm community of people who are dedicated to helping you succeed.