ESL Pathway Program
This program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.
The ESL Pathway program is designed for students who aim to achieve a level of English advanced enough to attend and succeed in Canadian post-secondary institutions. This program combines material from Glenn College’s ESL and IELTS Preparation programs while also including material that is designed to help students become confident in undertaking various academic tasks commonly done at post-secondary institutions such as group work and discussions, research skills, comprehending lectures, and more. Students who successfully complete the ESL Pathway program will be eligible to apply to Glenn College’s partner post-secondary institutions without needing to submit an IELTS score for admission. This is an intensive program and students are expected to commit to several hours of study each week.
The ESL Pathway program consists of 3 courses with each course lasting 8 weeks. The courses include the following:
|Title of Course||Number of Hours|
|ESL Pathway 1||240|
|ESL Pathway 2||240|
|ESL Pathway 3||240|
Students who complete ESL 5 with a minimum overall score of 80% are eligible to enter the ESL Pathway program and proceed to ESL Pathway 1. Students entering Glenn College who have a higher level of English may join the program starting from Pathway 2 or 3 depending on their language proficiency.
Students will be assigned to a level according to their English proficiency. In order to determine appropriate levels for students, they will take an entrance quiz upon acceptance to Glenn College. Otherwise, students may show proof of proficiency through one of the following:
Methods of Evaluation
Students in each level will be evaluated in the following ways:
For successful completion of this program, students must achieve an overall minimum mark of 70% throughout the program with a minimum of 70% attendance. Their course marks will be an accumulation of written assignments, oral presentations, attendance and participation.
In order for students to advance to the next ESL Pathway course level, they must receive a score of 80% with a requirement of 70% attendance.
Upon completion of the ESL Pathway program, students will receive a program certificate. In addition, students will be eligible to apply to any one of Glenn College’s partner post-secondary institutions without the need to provide an IELTS test score.