program details

Students may be at a different level for reading and writing than for listening and speaking, and in each case, students will be placed in the level best suited to their skill level. To learn more about applying to the EAL/ESL program, please watch this video.

If you are a full-time student taking 3 courses, you will be able to select one reading/writing course, one listening/speaking course and one focus course.

If you are a part-time student taking 1-2 courses, you can choose whether to study reading and writing or listening and speaking. You can even choose to take just one focus course.

Please confirm the admission requirements for this program.

If you are looking for academic upgrading for domestic and international students, please visit www.macewan.ca/preparation.


Fall term (September – December)
Winter term (January – April)
Spring/Summer term (May – August)


All English as an Additional Language courses:

  • Take place during the day from Monday to Friday.
  • Between the hours of 8:00am – 3:30pm.
  • Each course runs for 1.5 hours in the designated block for 14 weeks.

Sample course schedule

All course offerings are dependent on minimum enrolment. The course schedule may change without notice. Students are encouraged to register early to secure the most desirable times.

Course # Course Name Days Times
ESPL 081 Intermediate Listening and Speaking 1 Mon - Fri 9:30 - 10:50 a.m.
EOPT 060 Pronunciation 1 Mon - Fri 11 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
ERDW 081 Intermediate Reading and Writing 1 Mon - Fri 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.
Courses & Requirements
Check the academic calendar to find the courses you need to take and the requirements you must fulfill to complete your program.
Academic Calendar