Certificate of Successful Completion in English As A Second Language Bridge
Your Path to meeting English Language Requirements at Fleming College
5 levels of English skills development:
- Intensive academic English pathway program.
- 25 hours of classes weekly.
- Levels 1-4 emphasize reading comprehension, effective writing, speaking and listening, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills.
- Level 5 adds a focus on specific academic writing, such as reports, proposals, presentations, bibliographies and references.
Intense immersion, in and out of the classroom
- Student 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 Kawartha 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 skating, nature walks, and visits to regional parks and forests. Cultural activities include guided visits to art galleries, museums, lectures, theatre performances, and historic sites.
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.
Based on modern methods of learning language The ESL 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.
Students who do not meet the minimum language requirement for a post-secondary program at Fleming College Program will complete an assessment and speak with the Program Manager to be placed in one of 5 levels.
Level 5 students can articulate directly into a post-secondary certificate or diploma program at Fleming College, if they earn a minimum of 70% on course work and 70% on the Fleming College English as a Second Language Bridge program exit test.