About Us

ESL Services at Brock University have offered English courses to students from around the world since 1982. Through a mix of formal classrooms and socio-cultural activities, students are able to learn and gain confidence in their English skills.
Some students want to improve their English skills in order to advance their studies in their own countries, or for future employment internationally. While others work to increase their language proficiency before applying for acceptance to Canadian universities.


Where We Are Located

Brock University is located in St. Catharines, Ontario and is an hour's drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York. The Niagara region offers students a variety of activities, including exploring the natural beauty of the Falls and world-class attractions.
Located on the campus of East Brock, ESL Services is located at the International Center.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Services


Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
A 14 week program in which students improve their grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
Academic Transitions Program (ACT)
A 14 week program that offers advanced students the opportunity to complete their ESL studies at the same time as they take a credit course toward their undergraduate degree.
Graduate Academic Preparation Program (GAPP)
Provides a primary focus on preparing international students, whose first language is not English, for the academic demands of graduate and other specialized programs at Brock University.
Graduate Science Preparation Program (GSPP)
A 5 week program designed to provide a bridge to graduate studies in Science programs at Brock University.
Summer English Language Program  (SELP)
A 5-week summer program in which students improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The Summer ESL Program, Explore is also offered during this time.
Customized English Language Program (CELP)
Can be designed for a wide variety of groups and purposes. The CELP offered by ESL Services can be tailored in terms of length and purpose to specific group needs.