Carleton University delivers world class English language learning and teaching. Current knowledge and research in language education inform program structure and curricula. Carleton faculty and qualified experts design program curricula and provide all instruction. Teacher preparatory programs are accredited by provincial and national regulatory bodies.
The Intensive English Language Training (IEL) Program is a full time, open enrollment, 12 – week program. Sessions begin in January, May and September each year. Courses are offered on campus at Carleton University in Ottawa. The IEL Program helps students and professionals achieve results – from basic introduction to English to advanced, work-relevant communication. Participants will gain skills in global engagement while developing their English communication proficiency. The program offers 23 hours of English instruction per week with rich opportunities for communication and experience in the Ottawa community. The program is managed and taught by Carleton University faculty members and expert ESL professionals using the latest research-informed teaching methods. The primary emphasis is on communication in English, developed through a wide range of activities and experiences. There is a balance among the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, with a particular focus on spoken language throughout the program. Small classes allow for plenty of individual attention, and interaction with teachers and others, native speakers and highly proficient English speakers. Individually tailored learning plans can be developed for students with specific needs.