Intermediate English for Post-Secondary Education

Intermediate English for Post-Secondary Education is an intensive academic preparation program for those who wish to enter a post-secondary institution (college or university) or for those who wish to study academic English.

IEPE has proven to be a valuable stepping stone not only for students who wish to pursue SSLC’s official Pathway program, English for Post-Secondary Education, but also for future IELTS students who are exploring alternative courses as well

  • Important Skills training in University specific skills such as speaking, organizing, summarizing and note-taking.
  • Academic Learning practice in academic writing, listening, vocabulary and reading.
  • Personalized Education with small classes for more individual attention in grammar, communication, reading comprehension and listening skills.
  • One-on-one access to experienced and helpful teachers, informative Pathway advisors and knowledgeable academic advisors.
  • Monthly school tours and information sessions with a variety of universities and colleges.
  • Next Step high-level training and preparation for EPE.
  • No IELTS, TOEFL® or any other official English test score needed to gain entry to our partner colleges and universities.

Module 1:

  • Academic Vocabulary / Conjunctions
  • Summarizing skills
  • Paragraph writing
  • Essay writing
  • Note-taking skills.

Module 2:

  • Academic Vocabulary / Transitions
  • Identifying Main ideas, support and examples
  • Essay styles
  • Research methods
  • Plagiarism

Module 3:

  • Academic Vocabulary / Transitions
  • Essay outlines
  • Research papers
  • Computer skills
  • Academic writing

Students must have either:

  • TOEFL iTB® 45-46
  • TOEIC® 550
  • IELTS 4.5 overall (with writing 4.5)
  • Completed SSLC Level 3

Any recognized International English language equivalency test score or a pass on our Entrance Exam.

An interview and essay is required.

Program exit level is an overall of 80% in the entire program.

If a student fails to meet these requirements, they can take an additional month.

  • Locations: Vancouver & Toronto
  • Duration: 4-weeks, 8-weeks and 12-weeks
  • Hours: 26.5 hours per week
  • Schedule: Monday to Thursday - 9:00am to 3:30pm
  • Schedule: Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm
  • Class Size: 15 Students
  • Program Type: Certificate
  • Start Dates: Please contact ur Marketing / Student Advising Department