WLEC Language Bridge Program (LBP)

Program Highlights

8 levels of English skills development:

  • Intensive academic English language Bridge program.

  • 25 hours of classes weekly.

  • Levels 1-6 emphasize reading comprehension, effective writing, speaking and listening, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills.

  • Level 7 and 8 adds a focus on specific academic writing, such as reports, proposals, presentations, bibliographies and references.


Intense immersion, in and out of the classroom:

  • Students participate in an elective workshop, such as Pronunciation, Grammar Essentials, Social Conversation, Book Club and Idioms and Expressions. These small-group workshops focus strongly on individual practice.

  • One morning or afternoon each week is dedicated to a field trip to apply language skills to a specific situation, to become familiar with Canadian culture and explore the natural environment.

  • Students have 24/7 access to web-based language learning software.

  • Exit from each level requires the exit card of 75% achievement in their current level.

  • Small groups or one on one classes.

  • Student learning online (shorter classes but similar curriculum) can plan a visit to Canada for study tour for two weeks- visitor’s visa and stay can be arranged.


Strong Connection to the Community

The ESL Bridge Program is closely connected to the local community through field trips and experiential learning. Students connect with the natural environment through rock climbing, skiing skating, nature walks, and visits to regional parks and forests. Cultural activities include guided visits to art galleries, museums, lectures, theatre performances, and historic sites.


Exceptional Faculty

The ESL Bridge Program faculty and tutors are all ESL certified and highly experienced. Our teachers and tutors have earned Master’s degrees in language education, are licensed ESL teachers, have published ESL materials, trained other ESL teachers, and all have enjoyed working with students in Canada and across the world. English language education is our passion!


Making Friends is Easy: Our program is small, yet includes students from around the globe

The ESL Bridge Program is based on modern and current research into proven methods of learning a new language. It is designed to support individual rather than communal learning, recognizing that students differ in the skills and knowledge they bring to the program and progress at different rates. The program is held at WLEC’s ‘little campus with a big heart’.


Placement Test

Students who do not meet the minimum language requirement for a program at WLEC LBP Program will complete an assessment and speak with the Program Director to be placed in one of ESL levels.


Pathway Opportunities

Level 8 students who can articulate directly can enter into a 4 week IELTS program for IELTS 7 pass. They will receive free university consultation, guided through the application process until they receive the offer in their respective Major.