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Laurentian English Language Institute

Laurentian’s English Language Institute (ELI) is Northern Ontario’s outstanding provider of English language instruction for academic purposes.  Housed with the Centre for Academic Excellence, ELI strives to assist second language learners in acquiring, integrating, and refining the English language skills necessary for post-secondary academic success.  ELI has been providing second language instruction to students from around the world for over fifteen years.  Our TESL qualified instructors, small class sizes and on-going support outside of the classroom provide students with a personalized approach.

Situated on 750-acres and surrounded by 5 lakes, Laurentian University has the unique ability to provide students the opportunity to develop language skills while experiencing firsthand the beauty of our natural surroundings.  It’s all here!


The Laurentian Advantage

Laurentian University offers international students a unique academic experience: outstanding student support, multiple levels of entry, flexible starting dates, small class sizes, qualified and experienced teachers, innovative programming, and transition and bridging programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Special programs such as an intensive language summer program and a unique summer outdoor adventure experience camp are also offered.

The academic year is divided into 3 terms:

  • Fall (September) 
  • Winter (January) 
  • Spring/Summer (May) 

Students can begin at the Laurentian English Language Institute at the beginning of any term throughout the year.


Program Instructors

  • Are TESL qualified, with some holding Master’s Degrees
  • Are dedicated professional whose deliver dynamic lessons that are student focused
  • Hold regular office hours to meet with students one-on-one
  • Provide regular feedback and assessment of student work in a timely fashion to allow for growth and support


Questions about Enrolment?

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Contact Us

For additional information regarding Laurentian English Language Institute programming, feel free to contact us by:


Phone: + 705-675-1151 ext. 3721