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General English

CLLC’s flexible, student centred General English (GE) Program consists of six levels, ranging from Introductory English to Advanced. The GE program develops key skills in five areas:

  • Reading

  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking

CLLCs custom curriculum is based on a number of ESL standards such as the Canadian Language Benchmarks, TOEFL, and IELTS. Upon reaching the Advanced level, students usually achieve a TOEFL score of 70-75 and IELTS score of 6.0, although students have also achieved TOEFL scores as high as 90.

The GE program is 25 hours per week. Most students will spend 8-10 weeks per level, however, students are able to progress through the levels at their own pace through weekly start dates, weekly move ups, weekly graduation and flexible schedule options.

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University Pathway Program

Our University Pathway Program (UPP) ensures students are well prepared for university life. This program focuses on time management, note taking, exam preparation, academic presentations, and essay writing. Students can complete the UPP in any of our three cities can continue onto one of our partner universities or colleges without writing an English language proficiency exam. Students study 25 hours per week.

CLLC Level CLB* Entry IELTS Weeks to University
Level 1 3 0-3 70 weeks
Level 2 4 3.5 60 weeks
Level 3 5 4.0 50 weeks
Level 4 6 4.5 40 weeks
Level 5 6.5 5.0 30 weeks
Level 6 7 5.5 20 weeks
Level 7 (UPP) 8 6.0 10 weeks


Our part-time IELTS exam preparation course is designed to give students the skills, techniques, and knowledge needed to exceed their exam goals. CLLC teachers focus in-depth on the modules of the IELTS exam to make sure students know what to expect when taking an IELTS exam. Students need to be in a minimum of Level 4 General English to enrol in the IELTS class.


Elective English / Plus One

Plus One is a class that occurs from 1:00 – 2:00, Monday to Thursday. It is a CLLC trademarked program which allows students to choose from a variety of topics that cater to their interests or academic weakness. Plus One topics change every two weeks, so students get the chance to study multiple topics during their study period.

  • Women’s Conversation

  • New student Orientation
  • IELTS Preparation
  • Keyboarding
  • Debating
  • Phrasal Verbs & Idioms
  • Grammar
  • English through Dancing
  • Media Art
  • Canadian Newspapers
  • English through Art
  • Presentation Skills
  • Essays & Presentations
  • Karaoke
  • English through Popular Music
  • Spelling & Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation
  • Drama 101
  • Children’s Literature
  • Statistics
  • Canadian History
  • Guitar for Beginners
  • English with Movies
  • English through Board Games
  • Health and Fitness
  • Study Skills Workshop
  • Poetry

Business English

CLLC’s Business English course uses business case studies that are directly related to the real business world. Each business case study covers a specialized area of business practice.

Participants will:

  • Work in groups to develop solutions to the specific problems posed by each case study
  • Prepare either group or individual presentations of conclusions to the problems posed by each case study
  • Learn new business vocabulary, target language, and grammar
  • Write reports, emails, and letters setting out conclusions from the case studies
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