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) - 9 Weeks (compressed)
Students who have a conditional Offer of Admission and have the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 overall may be admitted to the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP)*. This compressed course takes 9 weeks (July & August) and runs Monday through Saturday from 9a.m. to 4p.m. (36 hours per week). This program will allow students to start their academic program in September upon successful completion of IAEP.
*Students with an overall 6.0 in the IAEP 2020 Summer will be accepted this year only.
September 5, 2019 - December 13, 2019 (all levels)
January 6, 2020 - April 9, 2020 (all levels)
May 4, 2020 - July 31, 2020 (all levels)
September 8, 2020 - December 11, 2020 (all levels)
June 29, 2020 - August 28, 2020 (level 5; IELTS 6.0 or equivalent only)
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