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

SSLC’s Business English program now includes aspects of the Cambridge Business English Vantage Exam.

BEC is internationally recognized and is a qualification that provides practical, everyday English skills necessary for success in an English-speaking working environment and in international business.

  • 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
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