Intensive General English

CLLC’s Intensive Program gives students a great foundational focus to their English Language education by studying 25 hours per week (33 lessons/week).


Application Fee

$180 CAD

Book Fee

$ 150 CAD



 CLLC’s General English (GE) program consists of six levels, ranging from Introductory
English to Advanced English. The GE program develops key competencies in at least
five core English language learning areas: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking, with an emphasis on academic writing. CLLCs rigorous curriculum is founded on a number of external EAL criteria such as the Canadian Language Benchmarks, TOEFL, and IELTS. The Advanced level students typically achieve a TOEFL score of 70-75 and IELTS score of 6.0-6.5, although students have also achieved TOEFL scores as high as 90. All GE schedules include a Plus One class. The Plus One class allows students to choose a variety of topics that cover multiple interests or academic skills. CLLC’s Intensive Program gives students a great foundational focus to their English Language education by studying 25 hours per week (33 lessons a week). This is a comprehensive program that gives students the skills they need to be prepared for college or university or a well rounded Canadian language experience. The Intensive Program is our most popular program for its cohesive curriculum focusing on all key English skills. Students who plan to study our Pathway Program, must take Intensive General English as a prerequisite.


Reading & Writing, Listening & Speaking, and IELTS Preparation or Business English.


Students will complete a placement assessment (interview and written test) on their first day to determine their English level. All English levels are welcome to join our Intensive Program.


IntroductionLevel 110 week/level
BasicLevel 210 week/level
IntermediateLevel 310 week/level
High IntermediateLevel 410 week/level
Pre-AdvancedLevel 510 week/level
AdvancedLevel 610 week/level
University Pathway Program - UPPLevel 710 week/level


Course Options Course DaysTime (EST)Class
CLLC HalifaxMon - Fri09:15 - 11:00
11:10 - 12:55
13:30 - 14:30
Reading & Writing
Listening & Speaking
Plus One
CLLC OttawaMon - Fri08:30 - 10:15
10:30 - 12:15
13:00 - 14:00
Reading & Writing
Listening & Speaking
Plus One
CLLC TorontoMon - Fri08:30 - 10:15
10:30 - 11:30
12:15 - 14:00
Reading & Writing
Plus One
Listening & Speaking

• Courses start on Mondays, except last Monday of the year.
• School is closed on National Holidays. For example, if Monday is a holiday the school will open on Tuesday.
• Schedule and Programs can change from campus to campus.
• Friday Plus One is replaced with a weekly Graduation Ceremony.
• Class times may differ due to campus enrolment and other needs.
• Students must be in High Intermediate or higher to join our IELTS and Business English


1- Please contact us to inquire about our current student discounts and promotions.
2- These volume discounts are available to all CLLC students.

Study PeriodWeekly Price
1 - 10 Weeks Booking$365 CAD/week
11-21 Weeks Booking$345 CAD/week
22 - 32 Weeks Booking$335 CAD/week
33 + Weeks Booking$325 CAD/week
General English - intensive

$350 CAD/week (2023)

$365 CAD/week

Course Features


Lessons: 33/week


Hours: 25/week


Start Date: (Any Monday)


Length of Course: 1 to 60 weeks


Group Levels: All Levels


Maximum # of Students: 15


Weekly Assignment & Tests: YES

homework (1)

Homework: YES


Books: Yes (2 book/level)

We have different online placement tests for different programs. Please Contact one of our Team to create an online placement test account and schedule a test in the coming days.