Test Preparation & Special Purpose Programs
Exam Preparation and English for Academic Purposes
Estrie International is one of the premier English language test preparation schools in Canada, and can assist individuals and groups in attaining necessary scores to move on to the next phase in language acquisition, whether it be post-secondary education or career advancement. Our IELTS, TOEFL, and EAP programs are all designed for this purpose.
In the EAP programs, teachers work on developing academic style and ability towards success on a variety of standardized tests, and incorporate questions and materials from these tests in their classes. In the IELTS Preparation programs students learn the actual format and layout of the IELTS test, and work progressively through previous exams with help, advice, and feedback from the teacher. After each practice exam, the teacher scores the results, and the student can see their progress. By the end of the advanced course, all students should be capable of a score of 6.0 or higher on the IELTS, with many students scoring 7.0.
IELTS Preparation – International English Language Testing System
In our IELTS Preparation courses, students develop test-taking strategies, complete exercises focusing on each part of the tests (listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and speaking), and have practice tests to improve their overall test-taking skills. Estrie offers both Intermediate IELTS Preparation programs and Advanced IELTS Preparation programs, as well as a Youth IELTS Preparation Program that is offered part time after school to students between the age of 15 and 18. Click here to see a video of some students talking about their class.
TOEFL Preparation – Test of English as a Foreign Language
The TOEFL preparation course helps students prepare for the TOEFL exam. Students develop test-taking strategies, complete exercises focusing on each part of the tests (listening, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and speaking), and have practice tests to improve their overall test-taking skills.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Students who complete level 5 at Estrie International, or who score above Advanced on the placement test, can enroll in the EAP program. This ten-week course prepares students for college or university by focusing on academic reading and writing, classroom listening and note-taking skills, presentations and discussions, and university entrance test preparation. Upon completion of this course, students, on average, score 6.0 or higher on the IELTS exam, and will be ready for the intensive academic reading, writing and discussion required for success at a Canadian college or university. The full time EAP program may be a combination of:
IELTS Preparation + EAP Listening and Speaking + EAP Reading and Writing
or may offer:
EAP Integrated Skills + EAP Listening and Speaking + EAP Reading and Writing
EAP Integrated Skills
Students study advanced topics using all four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) in an integrated manner, with a strong emphasis on developing and expressing the critical thinking needed in academic study.
EAP Listening and Speaking
The class focuses on multimedia clips of actual university classes in a variety of subjects, and teaches students effective listening and note-taking skills. Students then discuss and prepare presentations on related topics.
EAP Reading and Writing
Students work intensively on the academic style, learning how to critically analyze and compare and contrast essays and articles. In writing, they learn organization and presentation, and are required to research topics and produce progressively longer assignments using appropriate style and referencing.
Academic Year Program (All-inclusive)
The Academic Year Program is offered to students who need to learn English to go on to a college or university in Canada and is available in 4 or 8 month bookings. Our qualified and experienced staff will provide the support and advice necessary for students who wish to apply to schools in the National Capital Region, from researching the best option to arranging visits to the school and assisting in making the application. Fees are all-inclusive. Let Estrie International take the worry out of studying abroad. Students only need to bring their own spending money!
- English Immersion 25 Program
- Full Board Accommodations
- Homestay Placement Fee
- Registration Fee
- Return Airport Transfer
- Course Textbooks & Handouts
- Academic counseling and support
- Assistance with applications to area high-schools