Offered at both our Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses, the Academic English Program (AEP) is designed to prepare you for academic studies if you do not meet Lakehead University's English language requirements. Our program targets all four language areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. You will improve your ability to read academic materials, write essays, take notes, and give presentations.
Academic English Program (AEP) - 13 Weeks
Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) - 8 Weeks (compressed)
Students who have a conditional Offer of Admission and have the equivalent of IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 75 may be admitted to the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP). This compressed course takes 8 weeks (July & August), which will allow students to start their academic program in September.
September 5, 2017 - December 15, 2017
January 8, 2018 - April 20, 2018
April 30, 2018 – August 3, 2018
July 3, 2018 – August 24, 2018 (IAEP only)
September 4, 2018 – December 14, 2018
Academic English Program Tuition:
Placement Test Fee (if required):
There are many different housing options for international students at Lakehead:
Each housing option offers you a different and unique experience.
A typical week in our Academic English Program balances class time learning English with cultural excursions and free time, allowing you to learn about our city and culture as well as practice your English skills. Each week in the program introduces you to brand new experiences. Here is just a sample of what you could expect as an Academic English Program student:
Some of the types of cultural excursions you could look forward to include:
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The application process for our Academic English Program (AEP) varies depending on what academic program (if any) you will be taking:
If you are unsure or have questions, contact us and we can help:
Phone: +1 (807) 346-7888