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Trent-ESL - English for University

Trent-ESL is an English for Academic Purposes program designed to meet the needs of international students who require English proficiency in order to progress into an academic post-secondary program at Trent University or beyond. The majority of students entering the Trent-ESL program will go on to complete a degree at Trent University at the undergraduate or graduate level. International students from around the world choose to study English at Trent University for its excellent reputation and success rate in seeing students go on to degree studies.

Why So Many Study Academic English at Trent

Trent-ESL students are part of the overall University experience and become part of the community of scholars. A friendly campus community and welcoming downtown make it easy to practice English everywhere you go.

Focused curriculum: Academic English for Academic Success.
Languages Canada Accredited Member
Conditional admission: Study ESL + degree courses at the same time
Maximum efficiency: complete ESL in the minimum time in this intensive program
Outstanding teaching: qualified, professional, and caring instructors 

Academic Advantages at Trent-ESL

Complete ESL and jump start your degree program in 2 to 4 terms (5 months to one year!)
Five levels of ESL study from beginner to University Foundations
Academic English language focus on writing, reading, listening, speaking, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary development
Academic skills development in research, documentation, critical analysis, presentation skills, and seminar success
Trent-ESL graduation certificate on completion of the program
Trent-ESL is a Languages Canada accredited program that assures the highest quality of English language education
No TOEFL or IELTS scores required for admission to Trent-ESL

About Peterborough

Trent’s Symons Campus, located in the vibrant City of Peterborough, is an inspiring place to learn. A stunning natural landscape along the Otonabee River provides an environment where you can grow, thrive, live and connect easily. A mid-sized city with a lively downtown including shops, restaurants and entertainment, Peterborough provides you with a home away from home. Practice your English skills in this friendly, welcoming community.

Trent University - ESL Program

Trent University
1600 West Bank Drive




Academic English/University Preparatory English, Other Programs (English), Summer or Winter Activity or Camp Programs (English)

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

Student Inquiries

1 705 748-1314