Seneca Polytechnic

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General Arts - English for Academic Purposes

Seneca Polytechnic

Field of Study:English as a Second Language
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Length:8 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,923
International: $14,410


The General Arts - English for Academic Purposes certificate program is designed for students for whom English is a second or additional language and who feel that they need to improve their language skills prior to beginning another college program or entering the workforce. It is also intended for students who have completed fewer than four years of instruction in an English-speaking secondary school. As a student in this program, you'll have opportunities to improve your speaking, listening, writing and reading skills in both language courses and career-oriented subjects. TESL (Teachers of English as a Second Language) certified faculty will use a variety of interactive and multimedia teaching methods that will enhance your learning experience while maximizing your ability to interact with others in a multi-culturally diverse learning environment. In addition, you'll be eligible to register in up to five credit courses which may be applied to future studies in any of Seneca's diploma programs. Upon successful completion of this program, you may apply to the diploma program of your choice.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or a mature applicant (19 years or older).
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based)

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on May 17, 2021