Summer Online Program

Are you planning to attend a Canadian university in the future? This program is for you! We offer exceptional and innovative English language programs throughout the year at both of our safe and supportive campuses located in the heart of Canada. Learning English at Lakehead is enriched with exciting thematic experiences that enhance your language studies.

A group of students on an excursion while studying at Lakehead's ELC

Business English Summer Online Program

Program Overview

The Business English Program is designed for students who are interested in learning about business within a Canadian context. Topics include various business themes such as marketing, leadership, buying and selling, branding, entrepreneurship and so on. The courses are designed to enhance communicative proficiency through an integrated skill-based framework that emphasizes student-centered learning as learners will have an opportunity to engage in a number of self-discovery and pair/ group collaboration activities. The courses will also provide an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful contextual language practice of real-life/authentic tasks which they are likely to encounter if they were to pursue a career in one of the areas of learning.

Minimum age: 16 years old

Duration: 3-week online program

  • 20 hours of class instruction combined with guest speaker presentations, workshops and recreational virtual activities to provide you with an authentic, engaging, and language-rich environment for language learning and a deeper understanding of applying scientific concepts to solve practical problems.
  • This program is designed for students who have an intermediate level of language proficiency. At this level you can generally understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in areas where English is spoken. In addition, you can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest to you. Finally, you can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
  • At the end of the program, you will be able to integrate language, culture, and scientific ideas and maximize your learning through class projects and interaction with content experts.
Sample Schedule

A typical week in the program balances class time learning English with guest speakers, workshops and virtual activities, allowing you to learn about the topics as well as practice your English skills. Here is just a sample of what you could expect as a Summer Online Program student:

sample SOP schedule

Dates & Fees

Program Dates

August 17th to September 4th, 2020 (3 weeks)

Registration Deadline

August 7, 2020

Program Fees

3-week program: $1,170 CAD

Refund Policy

  • The administration fee of $150 CND (included in the tuition fee) is non-refundable.
  • The tuition fee is refundable one week before the start of the program. However, the $150 CND administration fee is non-refundable.
  • The tuition fee and administration fee are refundable before the start of the program only due to a documented medical emergency.
  • The tuition fee is non-refundable after the start of the program.
  • The tuition fee is fully refundable if the program is cancelled by the English Language Centre.


  • All programs, dates, policies, and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • All fees are in Canadian dollars.
  • All programs, dates, policies, and fees are subject to change without notice. The English Language Centre reserves the right to cancel the program ; in this case, all payments are returned to students.
  • All program offerings are subject to student enrolment.
Apply Now

To submit an application to the Summer Online Program, please click here.

Contact Us
Lakehead University English Language Centre
Phone: 1-807-346-7888 


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"Lakehead gave me the confidence to develop my English skills...It was an incredible experience!"

María del Carmen Zamudio Bautista
English Innovation Program Participant
Currently studying Mechatronic Engineering, Universidad Politécnica del Valle de México

"Lakehead's programs are not only about teaching you what you need to learn but about being prepared for life, especially a life far away from home in the case of the international students. Definitely, Lakehead became my home away from home.

Studying at Lakehead was important because there I found a multicultural place with valuable people who helped me to enjoy learning English. They gave me the confidence to develop my English skills and to not being afraid of making mistakes when I was trying to express myself in a language that is new to me. It was an incredible experience!

The activities in my English lessons were fantastic. 5 hours per day studying English seemed to be a lot, but my professor was always doing different activities with us, so we were learning without noticing it. Boredom was not included in our vocabulary.

Lakehead offers so many different activities aside from English classes like dancing lessons, visits to the most prominent places in the city including the Thunder Bay Museum, hiking and the most spectacular landscapes and views I've ever seen. Those activities help you to take a look into Canada's history, help you to interact with Canadians and learn more about them."