There are a range of ESL credit courses that help students develop the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in degree programs at York. Some courses count as General Education courses where you can explore Canadian issues and the English language while further developing English and academic communication skills.
ESL credit courses are taught by faculty who are specialists in English language teaching/learning and Applied Linguistics. ESL faculty are involved in a range of research and projects that include examining ways to make English language teaching and learning more effective.
Please visit the ESL Open Learning Centre where ESL students from any program can book one-on-one or group appointments to help further develop their English language and academic skills.
ESL undergraduate students can also pursue the English Language Studies (ELS) Minor program, which offers ongoing development of language proficiency while preparing its participants for success as graduates of York.
Due to COVID-19, the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics will not be offering in-person classes this semester.
When registering in our courses, you will be presented with the following options:
- Online courses. All elements of these courses will be offered online without any fixed meeting time. You can do them at the time of your choosing (Asynchronously).
- Remote courses. These courses will be delivered in real time via Zoom or other videoconferencing platform at the times indicated in the York Courses website (Synchronously). Some of these courses will have both real-time and non-real-time components. All real-time components will also be recorded and made available to students who could not attend.
Contact the ESL office at firstname.lastname@example.org with academic and administrative questions.