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With 10 campuses, over 7000 international students from 140 countries, and a total of 28,000 full-time students, Seneca is one of the largest colleges in Canada. Seneca offers certificates, diplomas, degree and post graduate certificates in over 191 dynamic career-focused programs renowned for their quality and respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with practical, hands-on learning, co-op, partnerships with industry, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensures Seneca graduates in applied arts, business, financial services, engineering, science and technology are career-ready in high-demand professions in today’s fast-paced, global economy.

One of Seneca’s signature centres of excellence is its English Language Institute (ELI), which has been helping international students improve their English for over 20 years. With an enrolment of 500 students each semester, the ELI prepares students for their Seneca programs, for their professional goals or for their personal plans. The intensive ELI program has 8 levels of English, each offering 175 hours over 7 weeks. Students in the upper levels study English and post-secondary subjects at the same time. In addition, the ELI offers a TESL teacher training program and customized group programs. An ELI student is a Seneca College student, benefitting from an ultra-modern learning environment, the latest technology including a world famous digital language lab, numerous facilities that include libraries, restaurants, coffee shops, ice skating rink, health centre, gym, and outstanding student services that include airport pickup, housing and activity coordinators and advisors. ELI students can live in an on-campus residence, with a host family or in apartments. Seneca’s outstanding programs, faculty, staff, facilities and services are ready to support our international students in achieving their educational dreams.

Seneca Polytechnic

English Language Institute
1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto ON M2J 2X5




Academic English/University Preparatory English, General English, Group Programs (English), Other Programs (English), Corporate/Government language training (English)

Seneca diplomas, degrees and post graduate certificates include:

Arts, Animation & Design, Aviation, Business, Engineering Technology, Fashion & Esthetics, Health & Wellness, Hospitality & Tourism, Information & Communications Technology, Liberal Arts & Science, Public Administration, Media & Communications and Science. 


Homestay, On-campus (residence), Assistance finding off-campus, private housing

Student Inquiries

1 416 491-5050 ext. 22780