McGill University

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McGill has carved out a spot among the world's greatest universities with about 300 buildings, 40,000 students, 250,000 living alumni, and a reputation for excellence that reaches around the globe.

• The most international university in Canada, with over 39,000 students from 150 different countries

• One of the top 25 universities in the world

• Experienced, engaging instructors

• Located in the heart of vibrant, bilingual Montreal

•A city of festivals, including the jazz, comedy and film festivals

• Museums, entertainment, nightlife and shopping – there’s always something interesting to do

• Mount Royal Park and Old Montreal are a short walk, metro or bike ride away


Language programs (School of Continuing Studies)

International students are a fast-growing part of our clientele at the School of Continuing Studies at McGill University. McGill's School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is prepared to help you meet your personal goals. Services offered:


• Comprehensive, multi-week programs

• Qualified instructors with hands-on expertise

• Access to native speaker conversation partners and student monitors outside of class time

• Access to My Courses to guide your studies

• Exciting cultural activities

• A dynamic experience both in and out of the classroom.


Admission Requirements


The intensive Certificate of Proficiency – Language and Culture programs are not designed for students who have no knowledge of the language of instruction (English or French, depending on the program of choice). Students who enter a program at Elementary 1 should already have had some minimum exposure to basic English or French.

  • Students applying to Certificate of Proficiency programs must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Students must also have completed at least a secondary level education or equivalent.

International Students

Depending on citizenship and length of stay, International Students will require different documentation in order to study in Canada. The student should inquire early about visa regulations and processing time at the Canadian Embassy or Consulate located in his/her region.

IMPORTANT: Get started early with all aspects of your application process (i.e. Visas and Study Permits)



Language and Culture program offers you the teaching and learning support you need to reach your goals of studying, working and living in English or French. This full-time intensive program has provided thousands of students from over 60 countries with an exceptional educational experience that features frequent contact with native speakers and the anglophone or the francophone community. It can also serve as a gateway to academic studies at McGill.



• 6 sessions per year

• Each session lasts 6 weeks

• 25 hours per week (teaching and contact hours), Monday through Friday

• 2 experienced lecturers per class

• A unique Pronunciation Clinic

• Conversation Partners help you to improve your English or French outside of class-time

• Exciting cultural activities

• Innovative Cultural Discovery Projects


Intensive English Language and Culture (IELC)


After completing this certificate program, students will be able to handle complex exchanges in English, produce written texts for academic and professional purposes, and execute listening and reading tasks with native speaker-like competence. Students can obtain the McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English – Language and Culture, recognized by all McGill faculties as meeting the university’s English-language entry requirements.


Students interested in the program can be confident that the Certificate of Proficiency in English – Language and Culture:

  • indicates an advanced level of fluency in English and an in-depth understanding of culture in the English-speaking world

  • is accepted by McGill as meeting the English language requirements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels

  • is in line with the international benchmarks such as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB).




Tuition Fees

Please note: International students coming to McGill are also required to purchase Blue Cross medical insurance.

For further information please contact Ms. Michele Wu:


English and French Immersion Summer Programs


English Immersion Summer Programs (EISP)


The EISP is specifically designed for adult students who have some knowledge of English and want to improve their listening comprehension, oral communication and pronunciation. This is a total cultural and linguistic immersion program in which students are in contact with native speakers and practice their English around the clock. Accommodation is in student residences next to McGill’s downtown campus. While at McGill, students will have the chance not only to improve their English language skills but also to learn about the Canadian and Quebecois culture. They will participate in socio-cultural learning activities both in the classroom and in the community with native-English speaking monitors. They will attend classes in the morning and participate in language workshops and cultural activities in the afternoon. The program also includes a pronunciation workshop. Two sessions are offered: one in July, and another in August.

French Immersion Summer Programs (FISP)

The French Immersion Summer Program at McGill University is specifically designed to help you improve your language and communication skills in a stimulating environment and an engaging manner. This is a total immersion program in which you will interact with native French speakers consistently and practice your French 24/7. You will also explore the beautiful multicultural city of Montreal along with your international classmates as you embark on an exciting education experience.


• Daily classes from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
- Main instruction with McGill FSL specialists
- Discovery Montreal Life & Culture in small groups with class monitors
- Pronunciation clinic

• Organized activities (such as game night, newscast recording, museums, international cuisine restaurants, farmer’s markets, and much more!) in the evenings and on weekends with native French-speaking monitors

• Out-of-town excursion to the provincial capital, Quebec City

• Two Separate Groups (activities are specific to each particular age group):
-Junior Group: 15 to 17 years old (perfect for High School students)
-Adult Group: 18 and over (be 18 years old on the program start date)

* Fees may be subject to change

Tuition Fees

English Immersion Summer Programs (EISP):  $3,985 CAD

French Immersion Summer Programs (FISP):   $3,920 CAD

(Note: includes airport shuttle service, accommodations, transportation, three meals per day, and all extracurricular activities!)


For further information please contact Ms. Michele Wu:




The Spring Break Immersion at McGill University is designed to help you improve your language and communication skills in an engaging, stimulating environment. This is a total immersion program in which you will interact with native speakers consistently and practice your English 24/7; at homestay, in class, and with your classmates after school. You will also explore the beautiful multicultural city of Montreal along with your classmates as you embark on an exciting life experience.


  • Students stay in homestay with a Canadian family

  • Daily classes from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Main instruction with McGill ESL specialists

  • Discover Montreal Life and Culture outings and activities with class monitors

  • Daily pronunciation class

  • Try Montreal food specialties

  • Try Canadian winter sports

  • Make cultural presentations in a local elementary school

  • Experience Saint Patrick’s Day cultural festival

  • Two optional weekend day trips – Ottawa, Canada’s Capital; and Quebec City, the capital of Quebec province and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Extra fees apply.


Tuition Fees

$3,370 CAD (Includes tuition, activities, mandatory medical insurance, homestay accommodation, airport pickup and drop-off, public transit pass (OPUS Card)).


For further information please contact Ms. Michele Wu:


Semester Abroad With Internship

This program is for students who wish to experience studying at one of the world’s top universities and work in a bilingual and multicultural environment. Students take interdisciplinary courses (Strategic Communications, Sustainability, International Multilateral Negotiations, and Diversity) as elective courses and receive credit applied towards their degree programs at their home institutions. Students may also obtain credit and gain practical work experience prior to graduation with the unpaid internship. After being placed at a company or organization that is closely related to their field of study, students will work for a predetermined period of time following a clear set of objectives.


Please note that this program is not open to students studying law and medicine and related fields.



For 3rd, 4th, and 5th year students

• English Language Requirement: High intermediate (minimum TOEFL score of 550)

• 2 elective interdisciplinary courses (equivalent to 6 credits)

• 1 internship course and placement (equivalent to 9 credits)

• Length of internship: 14-15 weeks

• Classes: 2 days per week

• Internship: 3 days per week


For further information please contact Ms. Michele Wu:




This advanced-level intensive program is intended for aspiring and practicing nurses who wish to develop their English language skills. It is intended for third and fourth year (and, exceptionally, second year) undergraduate nursing students who are non-native English speakers. This program is also open to practicing nurses who wish to polish their English and learn about Canadian nursing practices.



  • Training to be delivered in a blended learning format (ex. partly online, partly on campus at McGill, and partly at a local hospital, clinic or health agency)

  • Daily classes, meetings, and 'Practicum' (site visits/ observation sessions) from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Main instruction with a McGill faculty member specializing in ESL instruction for specific purposes

  • Specialized seminars and workshops for the nursing profession with McGill Nursing faculty and/or post-graduate students

  • 'Practicum' sessions at local hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities interspersed throughout the week for observations and meetings with healthcare providers.

  • Relevant sociocultural activities aligned with program objectives (ex. visits to local healthcare organizations as well as places of cultural interest, etc.)

  • A dynamic, active, and experiential learning approach to instruction and learning

  • Interaction with McGill nursing students and faculty

  • The students will be accompanied by peers - other nursing students or practicing nurses - on all their visits and socio-cultural activities.


The program entails three modules:

  • Module 1: English for Specific Purposes (Medical EFL)

  • Module 2: Seminars and/or workshops conducted in English in nursing-related topics of interest. This year's topics are:

    • midwifery/ perinatal/ neonatal

    • pediatrics

    • geriatrics

  • Module 3: A 'Practicum' (observations of Canadian nurses at work in hospitals, clinics, agencies, etc.)


Tuition Fees

Program fees: $3,150 CAD. Fees include ALL expenses:

  • Airport shuttle (pick up and drop off)

  • Accommodations and three meals per day at a home stay with a Canadian family (the student may choose the option of an apartment if he/she prefers- the fee for this option will be determined at a later date)

  • All extracurricular and sociocultural activities

  • An out-of-town day trip to Ottawa or Quebec City


For further information please contact Ms. Michele Wu:




SKILLS UPGRADE FOR TEACHERS (for teachers and professors of various subjects)

CERTIFICATE IN TESOL (for ESL/EFL teachers/professors)

These non-credit professional development mini-programs are aimed at the professional development of adult educators as well as primary and secondary school ESL teachers who are non-native speakers of English. As part of their professional development, teachers will refine their English language skills, explore Canadian teaching methods, approaches, and practices, have professional and social exchanges with their Canadian counterparts, experience Canadian culture, and participate in professional development workshops and practice teaching sessions in English.



• Increased fluency in English

• Improved verbal and written communication skills for the English classroom

• Improved interpersonal and intercultural communication skills

• Increased self-confidence when teaching ESL or teaching in English

• Improved ability to create and conduct student-centered lessons in English


• Effective English Communication for Teachers

• Teaching and Learning Methodologies

• Practicum

• Sociocultural Activities


• CEGL 402 Effective Communication for Teachers

• CEGL 403 Teaching and Learning and Methodologies

• CEGL 404 Practicum and Special Workshops for Teachers

• CEGL 405 Intercultural Communication Challenges in TESL



McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies provides international students with unique opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom and experience the most dynamic and multicultural city in North America.


January 30 – February 17, 2017

Aerospace Engineering

Project Management

Social Media and Digital Communication Strategies in Business

International Marketing using the Internet


International Business


Aerospace Management

Business and Professional Communication



Aerospace Engineering | July 31 – August 18

Project Management | July 31 – August 18

Social Media and Digital Communication Strategies in Business | July 31 – August 18

International Marketing using the Internet | July 31 – August 18

Entrepreneurship | July 31 – August 18

International Business | July 31 – August 18

Leadership | July 31 – August 18

CAPE Best Practices in Aerospace Management | May 29 – June 2

Intellectual Property Summer Program | July 17 – August 4


For further information please contact Ms. Michele Wu: 


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