English As A Second Language Bridge

May 2021

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Certificate of Successful Completion
Classes begin:
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
ELB
Sem 1 Delivery:
TBD
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
  8 weeks:
$1,137.55
16 weeks:
$2,187.55
International:
  8 weeks:
$2,997.72
16 weeks:
$5,907.89

September 2021

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Certificate of Successful Completion
Classes begin:
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
ELB
Sem 1 Delivery:
Hybrid
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
  8 weeks:
$1,137.55
16 weeks:
$2,187.55
International:
  8 weeks:
$2,997.72
16 weeks:
$5,907.89

January 2022

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Certificate of Successful Completion
Classes begin:
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
ELB
Sem 1 Delivery:
Hybrid
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
  8 weeks:
$1,137.55
16 weeks:
$2,187.55
International:
  8 weeks:
$2,997.72
16 weeks:
$5,907.89

May 2022

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Certificate of Successful Completion
Classes begin:
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
ELB
Sem 1 Delivery:
Hybrid
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
  8 weeks:
$1,137.55
16 weeks:
$2,187.55
International:
  8 weeks:
$2,997.72
16 weeks:
$5,907.89

September 2022

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Certificate of Successful Completion
Classes begin:
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
ELB
Sem 1 Delivery:
Hybrid
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
  8 weeks:
$1,137.55
16 weeks:
$2,187.55
International:
  8 weeks:
$2,997.72
16 weeks:
$5,907.89

Your Path to meeting English Language Requirements at Fleming College

Additional Start Dates offered in 2020/21

In addition to start dates at the beginning of each semester, this program also offers start dates mid-semester under program code ELB-2.

May 3, 2021 ELB
June 28, 2021 ELB-2
September 7, 2021 ELB
November 1, 2021 ELB-2
January 3, 2022 ELB
February 28, 2022 ELB-2
May 2, 2022 ELB
June 27, 2022 ELB-2

Program Highlights

8 levels of English skills development:

Each level is 8 weeks in length and each week consists of 24 hours of instructor-led classes as well as tutoring and experiential learning opportunities. Our ELB program integrates the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills needed to succeed in a post-secondary environment.

ELB Starting Level IELTS TOEFL (IBT) Duolingo
2 2.5 0-31 20-25
3 3.0 0-31 30-40
4 3.5 0-31 45-50
5 4.0 32-34 55-60
6 4.5 35-45 65-70
7 5.0 46-59 75-80
8 5.5 60-78 75-80

Note: The ELB Program reserves the right to place a student according to the level the program believes is appropriate for maximum learning, regardless of English proficiency results.

Intense immersion, in and out of the classroom

  • Students participate in an elective workshop, such as Pronunciation, Grammar Essentials, Social Conversation, Book Club, and Idioms and Expressions. These small-group workshops focus strongly on individual practice.
  • One morning or afternoon each week is dedicated to a field trip to apply language skills to a specific situation, become familiar with Canadian culture and explore the natural environment of the Peterborough and Kawarthas region.
  • Students have 24/7 access to web based language learning software.
  • Personalized learning: each week students receive private tutoring for 30 minutes.

Why Choose Fleming

Strong Connection to the Community

The ESL Bridge Program is closely connected to the local community through field trips and experiential learning. Students connect with the natural environment through rock climbing, skiing, curling, nature walks, and visits to regional parks and forests. Cultural activities include guided visits to art galleries, museums, lectures, theatre performances, and historic sites.

Exceptional Faculty

The ESL Bridge Program faculty and tutors are all ESL certified and highly experienced. Our teachers and tutors have earned Master’s degrees in language education, are licensed public school teachers, have published textbooks, trained other ESL teachers, and all have enjoyed working with students in Canada and across the world. English language education is our passion!

Making Friends is Easy: Our program is small, yet includes students from all over the world.

The English Language Bridge Program is based on current research into proven methods of learning a new language. It is designed to support individual rather than communal learning, recognizing that students differ in the skills and knowledge they bring to the program and progress at different rates. The program is held at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, in Peterborough.

Pathway Opportunities

Post-Secondary Diplomas: Level 8 graduates can articulate directly into a post-secondary diploma program at Fleming College if they earn a minimum of 70% on course work, 70% on the Fleming College English as a Second Language Bridge program exit test and meet program specific admission requirements.

Post-Grad Certificates: Level 8 graduates can articulate directly into a post-grad program at Fleming College if they earn a minimum of 80% on course work, 80% on the Fleming College English as a Second Language Bridge program exit test and meet program-specific admission requirements.

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