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English as a Second Language Long Cycle (with IELTS) – Focus College | Focus College

English as a Second Language (ESL) Long Cycle Program

The Focus College ESL (English as a Second Language) Long Cycle Program is a 1-year language course which takes students from Beginner to Advanced English and helps prepare them for study and work in Canada.


The course is made up of 4 parts:

  • Crash – Beginner Level (A2-B1)
  • Intermediate (B1-B2)
  • Advanced (B2-C1)
  • IELTS Academic Exam Preparation – Advanced Level (C1 and higher)


Students who have the necessary language requirements may join the course at Intermediate or Advanced level.


Only successful graduates of the Advanced course who have also been recommended by the college will be invited to join the final part of the program for the IELTS Academic Exam preparation.

The final mark is made up of homework, class participation, and test at the end of the course.

Students need an overall mark of 70% or better to progress to the next course.

Grading Breakdown

A minimum of 80% attendance is required.

All assignments / exams have to be completed.

Final score of 70% or higher.

Minimum 18 years of age.

Students wishing to join the course at the intermediate or advanced levels need to provide proof of language level and take the Focus College language placement test at least 6 weeks before the start of the course.

875 hours over 47.5 weeks

Plus Homework

September 10th, 2018 – August 23rd, 2019

  • Crash September 10th -November 23rd
  • Intermediate November 26th – February 22nd
  • Advanced February 25th – July 19th
  • IELTS July 29th – August 23rd

Course Fees

Tuition $ 9,725
Registration Fee $ 500
Textbooks $ 62
Total: $ 10,287

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