English Language Institute

ELI classes are delivered with a hybrid model (some on campus, some on-line). Please see below for details.

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program schedule consists of students studying on-campus for in-person learning three days a week, and studying remotely (on-line) for two days. The schedule will look like this:

On-campus study days Level
Monday All levels (1-5)
On-line delivery Level
Thursday All levels (1-5)
Friday (no afternoon classes)

Students who are overseas can take our English for Academic Purposes Program completely on-line. Students can either participate in the class synchronously (in real-time) or watch a recorded version of the class. Instructors will discuss with students how assignments and assessments will be completed.

International Education | English Language Training

MITT's English Language Institute (ELI) is committed to providing a fulfilling language learning experience. Whether a student needs short-term, long-term, professional, general, or academic language education, our English Language Institute offers a wide range of student-centered English language programs.

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

To determine what ELI level you would start at with your English Language proficiency test score, please refer to the chart below.

ELI also provides an on-line placement test (Oxford) for students who do not have a previous language proficiency test score to determine what level they will begin at.

English Language Proficiency Test(s) ELI Level Equivalencies Test Score
English for Academic Purposes – Level 3 (Intermediate) TOEFL iBT 46-53
IELTS Academic 5.0
Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) 2.0-2.5
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) assessment 41-49
Pearson Test for English Academic (PTE) 38-45
Oxford English Test 61-80
Cambridge English Language Assessment Scale score 155 Grade B
English for Academic Purposes – Level 4 (Advanced)
Upon completion of Level 4 students are eligible for MITT Category A programs
TOEFL iBT 54-77
IELTS Academic 5.5-6.0
Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) 3.0-3.5
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) assessment 50-59
Pearson Test for English Academic (PTE) 46-53
Oxford English Test 81-100
Cambridge English Language Assessment Scale score 165 Grade C
English for Academic Purposes – Level 5 (Advanced II)
Upon completion of Level 5 students are eligible for MITT Category B programs
TOEFL iBT 78 or above with no component lower than 17
IELTS Academic 6.0 with no component score lower than 5.5
Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) 4.0 or above in all sections
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) assessment 60+
Pearson Test for English Academic (PTE) 54+
Oxford English Test 101+
Cambridge English Language Assessment Scale score 175 Grade of C
Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) 80+

MITT's English Language Institute is accredited by Languages Canada, Canada’s premier language organization. Membership is limited to programs from the public and private sectors that meet the rigorous standards of the association. Languages Canada represents over 225 language education programs and is recognized by the Canadian government and internationally. For more information about Languages Canada, please visit their website at www.languagescanada.ca.

To apply to the English Language Institute, please visit our International application page.

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Program information

English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Academic English for College Admission

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 MITT post-secondary programs
  • Five levels of English classes
  • 23 hours of instruction per week
  • Hybrid delivery (three days in-person, on campus and two days remote (on-line delivery)
  • Socio-cultural activities included at no extra cost
  • Textbooks distributed in class - no need to go to the bookstore!
  • Culturally diverse, small class sizes with students from around the world.
  • Six-week and part-time options available for Levels 1-5

Each EAP level is made of up of two six-week modules (A&B).  Students can begin with either the A or B module as long as they complete both, with an 80% average.

Module A (6 weeks) pus Module B (6 weeks) equals Level 1 to 5, Successful completion means an average grade of 80% in Module A and B with no less than 75% in either module.

Levels Offered

Levels 1 - 4: With successful completion of EAP Level 4, the English proficiency requirement for admission into MITT Category A programs is met.

Level 5: With successful completion of this program, the English proficiency requirement for admission into MITT Category B programs is met.

Seats are limited and priority is given to students who require successful completion of Level 5 for admission into an MITT post-secondary program.  Typically, 30 days prior to the start date of an intake additional seats may be opened.

For further information, regarding 6-week and part-time options, please contact: eli@mitt.ca

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Levels 1 – 5
Start Dates: Fall I and II, Winter I and II, Spring I and II, Summer (see below for details)
Program Duration: Levels 1 to 5: 12 weeks per level (each level consists of two six-week modules)
Class Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fees: Application: $100 CAD (non-refundable)
Levels 1-5: $4200 CAD per level (12 weeks)
Tech (technology): $60 per level (due at the start of each level)
Health insurance: based on the length of program study
Awards: $50 (one time only)

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Upcoming Start Dates for English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Module Start Date Duration
Spring Session 2 May 15, 2023 to June 23, 2023 6 Weeks
Summer Session July 4, 2023 to August 11, 2023 6 Weeks
Fall Session 1 September 6, 2023 to October 13, 2023 6 Weeks
Fall Session 2 October 23, 2023 to December 1, 2023 6 Weeks
Winter Session 1 January 2, 2024 to February 9, 2024 6 Weeks
Winter Session 2 February 12, 2024 to March 22, 2024 6 Weeks
Spring Session 1 April 1, 2024 to May 10, 2024 6 Weeks

Note: If an application is submitted less than 30 days prior to the start date, applicants are asked send their application reference number to eli@mitt.ca to expedite processing.

Short-term Programming

For short-term language and adventure program options please visit the Adventure Manitoba Program page.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is charged per level attended. Please see tuition amounts specific to each Level posted in the above charts. Other fees charged include:

  • A mandatory fee of $50.00 for the MITT Award Fund is charged once during studies at the English Language Institute.
  • International students are required to purchase health insurance from the plan offered by MITT. The fees charged for health insurance vary depending on the EAP level registered in. The approximate cost is $2.50/day. Please visit International Student Health Insurance to learn more about the plan offered.

Tuition fee amounts displayed in Student Portal for current students:

Tuition amount showing in the Student Portal is an estimated amount. The amount will be adjusted at the beginning of each intake depending on the EAP level attended and subsequent health insurance coverage. Please email eli@mitt.ca if you have any questions

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67 Scurfield Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3Y 1G4

Telephone: 204-989-7740
Email: eli@mitt.ca

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