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Vocational College Preparatory Program

Course Description

Commonwealth College’s Integrated Culture & English Language Department (CELD) is committed to providing a fulfilling cultural and language learning experience. Whether a student needs short-term, long-term, professional, general, or academic culture and language education, our CELD offers a wide range of student-centered programs.

International applicants who have not met English language proficiency requirements may apply to be assessed and/or enroll in CELD training at Commonwealth College. For more details, please see Commonwealth College’s Culture & English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Program Information

Canadian Culture & English for Academic Purposes:
Academic English for College Entrance

This program helps International Students reach their language proficiency needs for college admission as well as everyday life in an English environment. Program highlights include:

  • Multiple program start-dates throughout the year
  • Clear skills alignment for admission to Commonwealth College’s post-secondary programs
  • Five levels of English classes in Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing with in-class group exercises
  • 20 hours of instruction per week
  • Socio-cultural activities included at no extra cost
  • Textbooks (if applicable) provided at no additional cost

Culturally diverse, small class sizes with students from around the world.

*Seats are limited in Level 5. Priority is given to students who require Level 5 for admissions to a Commonwealth College’s post-secondary program.

Level 1 – 4
Start Dates : Every 4 weeks starting
Program Duration : 8 Weeks (Mon-Thursday)
Class Hours : 9:00am to 2:00pm
Application Fee : $225.00 CAD
Tuition: : $3,625.00 CAD
Total Program Cost : $3,850.00
Level 5
Start Dates : Please inquire.
Program Duration : 24 Weeks (Mon-Thu)
Class Hours : 9:00am to 2:00pm
Application Fee : $225.00 CAD (non-refundable)
Tuition : $4,950.00 CAD
Total Program Cost : $5,175.00
Upcoming Start Dates for English Program (Levels 1-4)

For information on start dates email us at:

Commonwealth College English Language Department


294 William Avenue
Winnipeg R3B 0R1

Telephone: 204.944.8202
Email: admissions@commonwealtheducationgroup.ca

English Language Proficiency

English is the primary language of instruction at Commonwealth College. In order to be successful in a program, it is important for all students to have a level of English proficiency that will allow them to participate in all aspects of the program. As such, an applicant whose primary language is not English must demonstrate English Language Proficiency.

English Language Test Score Requirements

Official test results may need to be forwarded directly from the test center to Commonwealth College. To begin with, please upload a scanned copy of your IELTS. Tests taken more than 2 years prior to the anticipated start date of a program applied to will not be considered.

Test Type Minimum Requirements For All Programs – International Students Only.
CAEL & CAEL CE (Canadian Academic English Assessment) 60
Cambridge English Advanced Certificate (C1) Scale Score of 180 / Grade of C
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees) 4.0 in all components
IELTS (Academic) (International English Language Testing System) 5.5 overall, no band less than 5.5
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) 80
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) 54
TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based) Overall score of 78, with no less than 17 in each component
TOEFL PBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language – Paper Based) Overall score of 550, with no less than 50 (unscaled) in each component
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