WHY CANADA? WHY CLLC?
Canada is a safe, peaceful, welcoming, and multicultural country with a very high quality of education. The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. The quality of education and living standards in Canada are very high. The cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other countries, such as the United States or the United Kingdom. As an international student in Canada, you will enjoy all of the same freedoms as Canadians – respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society.
Our culture and our attention to individuals is our focus. Our team is friendly, genuine, educated, and creative. We are dedicated to ensuring our students have the best experience in Canada and at CLLC. Students and agents continuously tell us our culture is very unique, and it is the main thing that differentiates us from other schools. We hope you have the chance to experience it!
CLLC has campuses in three Canadian cities (Halifax, Ottawa & Toronto). Each CLLC city is unique and offers amazing educational opportunities, so your choice really depends on what kind of experience you would like to have.
Halifax is a small and friendly city. Halifax has five universities and many colleges, so it is a student-friendly city with excellent academic opportunities. Students typically learn English more quickly here because there are smaller groups of international students and immigrants in Halifax than other cities. This is a true English immersion experience!
Ottawa is a medium sized city. This beautiful city is the capital of Canada so it is very professional, educated, and active. It was ranked ‘the best city in Canada to live in, and it is a great choice for cultural events, festivals, and celebrations year round. There is always something fun and interesting to do in Ottawa. Toronto is a large vibrant city. Attending a language school in Toronto can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
Toronto is the most multicultural city in the world. You will see people from every corner of the world in every part of your day. What a great chance to meet friends, make connections, and share your own culture with people from all over the world!
CLLC’s Online Live Learning offers online live English classes. Students learn English from the comfort and safety of their own home - anywhere in the world! Students interact with their teachers, classmates, and the administrative staff on a user-friendly platform that can be accessed on computers, laptops, and tablets.
Yes! All four of CLLC’s campuses (Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, and Online Live Learning) have the same quality, standards, and programs. You can start at one campus and finish at another. Besides what every campus and city have to offer on their own, CLLC’s students could explore all three cities during their experience without having to pay second application fees, homestay fees, or textbook fees, and not even missing a single lesson in the transition. CLLC’s curriculum is the perfect match for the student who wants to explore all three of CLLC’s home cities and we invite you to inquire now. You can even start online from your home country and continue when you arrive in Canada.
We have campuses in Halifax, Ottawa, and Toronto. In addition to classrooms, each campus has a student lounge with computers and internet, fridges to store your lunch, a water cooler, microwaves, and a relaxing area to study or spend time with friends. Check out the “Our campuses” section of our website to see photos and learn more about our campuses.
REFUND & CHALLANGES
CLLC's team breathes our vision: "delighting our team to wow our students." If you have any challenges, don't hesitate to contact CLLC's campus director. We have an open-door policy. If CLLC's campus director is unavailable, please visit our "CONTACT US" page, and you will have direct access to CLLC's chairman, CEO and all campus director's emails, WhatsApp and skype accounts. We will be delighted to hear from you, and we will respond to you within one business day.
We advise our students to review CLLC's updated refund policy, conditions and amounts listed on CLLC's website under the "Student Contract" in the footer section: www.CLLC.ca
Refund Policy Before First Day at CLLC
• Visa Refusal (Refusal letter must be provided) – 100% of tuition fees
• Any other reason (14 days or more) – 80% of tuition fees
• Any other reason (13 days or less) – 60% of tuition fees
Refund Policy On or After First Day at CLLC
• Visa Refusal (Refusal letter must be provided) – 100% of remaining tuition fees
• Up to 10% of current student invoice completed – 50% of remaining tuition fees
• 11% – 30% of current student invoice completed – 30% of remaining tuition fees
• 31% or more of current student invoice completed – No refund
We advise our students to review CLLC's updated policies on CLLC's website under the "Student Contract" in the footer section: www.CLLC.ca ; These policies include attendance, move-up, academic dishonesty, academic complaint procedure, English-only policy, scent-free policy, smoke-free policy, drug & alcohol-free policy, vacation policy and more.
CLLC STUDENT'S NATIONALITIES AND AGE
We accept new students on a weekly basis* and students graduate every Friday. This means that our student numbers can change every week. Please see below for our maximum capacity for each campus-please note that the below numbers include our and are based on the physical size of our campuses:
• Halifax Campus - 230 students (maximum 12 students per class)
• Ottawa Campus - 150 students (maximum 12 students per class)
• Toronto Campus - 80 students (maximum 12 students per class)
• Online LIVE Learning - Unlimited students (maximum 15 students per class)
New students can start their programs on any Monday during the year. If a holiday falls on a Monday, students will start their program on Tuesday.
CLLC has hosted students from over 60 countries. We always strive to keep our campuses diverse, so you will have the opportunity to meet people from around the world and speak English at all times.
Our student's average age is 23 years old. However, 5% of our students are 55 years +, and 8 % of our students are younger than 23 years old. Students 15 years + are welcome in all of our General English classes. Students 14 years + are allowed to join a group with a chaperone. CLLC’s Online Live Learning campus has an online Junior Program for children between 5 and 18 years old.
AIRPORT PICKUP & POCKET MONEY
You will contact our campus Homestay staff or Campus Director if you miss your flight. You will receive detailed emergency contact information prior to your departure from your country, so you will know who to contact in case something unexpected happens.
If you request airport pick up or drop off, we will be happy to make the arrangements for you. We work with professional and friendly airport limousine companies in all cities to ensure you will feel welcomed and comfortable from the first moment you arrive.
Students spend between $125 - $250 Canadian dollars a week. This should cover your monthly public transportation pass and spending money.
THE FIRST DAY & PLACEMENT TEST
On your first day you will be welcomed by our friendly CLLC staff. You will participate in a new student orientation and take a placement test. You will receive your personal class schedule and have the opportunity to meet the other wonderful students and teachers who also go to CLLC.
Every student will meet with the Academic Manager of your campus to complete a placement interview and then write a placement test. The placement test assesses a students’ vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension, and writing.
All students must meet with an Academic Manager and take CLLC’s placement test. However, we do honor IELTS scores. For example, if a student has an overall 5.5 Academic IELTS score with no band lower than 4.5, they can join our Level 6 Pathway 1 program.
LEVELS, LESSONS & BOOKS
CLLC has programs for all skill levels, including introductory, basic, intermediate, high intermediate, pre-advanced, and advanced.
We have many different programs available at CLLC. Please look at our course offerings for specific information about classes at each campus.
• Students will need to buy books for General English, IELTS, Pathway Programs, and other classes. Please check the class description at your campus for more information.
• All of our books include an online component where you can practice skills outside of class.
• You will need to purchase books for every new level.
• You may not share books with your classmate, friend, or relative.
VACATIONS, HEALTH & ACTIVITIES
Will I lose my tuition? Students must apply for a vacation at least two weeks before their vacation. Students can only take a vacation after they have completed a level. If you need to go home before you use all of your tuition, we can save your unused tuition for up to one year. You are also welcome to transfer to our online campus to complete your time at CLLC.
It is mandatory that all students who study in Canada must have health insurance. Students who join classes at CLLC Halifax, Ottawa, and Toronto are required to share their proof of health insurance. If you do not have personal health insurance, you can easily purchase CLLC’s student insurance for your time at CLLC.
CLLC Halifax, Ottawa, and Toronto have daily, weekly, and monthly activities that you are always welcome to join. You will make friends, see the city, practice your English, and have a lot of fun!
PATHWAYS & ENGLISH ONLY POLICY
Students take a placement assessment (interview and written test) on the first day to determine their English level. Most students will need to do some time in our General English Intensive Program before beginning our Pathway Programs.
◦ Pathway 1 (Level 6: Advanced): Students can join Level 6 directly with:
▪ an overall IELTS score of 5.5 (with no bands below 4.5)
▪ completed Level 5 Pre-Advanced General English at CLLC with 75%+
▪ Place in Level 6 Advanced on CLLC’s Placement Test
◦ Pathway 2 (Level 7: University Pathway Program (UPP)): Students can join Level 7 directly with:
▪ an IELTS score or 6 (with no bands below 5)
▪ Completing Level 6 Advanced General English at CLLC with 75%+
If you are planning to attend a university or college with a partnership with CLLC please let your Academic Manager know. CLLC will send a Proof of Registration letter (before you attend our classes), a Proof of Enrolment letter (while you are in our classes), and the final transcripts and other documents (when you have graduated from the pathway program) to your future university or college on your behalf.
CLLC has a strict English Only policy while on campus and CLLC activities. CLLC is an immersive English experience where everyone can feel welcome to speak to each other in English.
CERTIFICATES & TECHNOLOGY
All online and onsite students will receive a certificate of completion or a certificate of participation based on their program. Students who take our Pathway 1 or Pathway 2 will also receive a final transcript.
Every in-person campus has free high speed internet for CLLC students, visitors, and staff.
CLLC’s Pathway 2 program (Level 7 - UPP) requires a computer, laptop, or tablet. All of CLLC Online Live Learning classes require a computer, laptop, or tablet. You will also need internet access and a quiet room to join online classes.
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