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The Laurier English Academic Foundation (LEAF) program provides training in academic English to help prepare students to start their undergraduate program. In addition, the LEAF program helps orient students to life in Canada and the academic culture of Laurier.

The LEAF Program is offered at Wilfrid Laurier’s Brantford campus, a small and friendly campus located in the heart of downtown Brantford. The campus is integrated into the downtown core of the city, giving students the opportunity to practice their English by interacting with locals in addition to other university students.

The LEAF Program offer four terms every year:

  • Fall: September – December (14 weeks)
  • Winter: January – April (14 weeks)
  • Spring: April – June (8 weeks)
  • Summer: June – August (8 weeks)

Wilfrid Laurier University

LEAF Program
73 George Street, Brantford ON N3T 2Y3



Academic English/University Preparatory English

Our courses focus on English and are designed to prepare you for successful undergraduate studies. Features of our curriculum include:

  • essay writing
  • listening to lectures
  • reading academic texts
  • learning university vocabulary

You will take the following core courses:

  • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading and Vocabulary
  • Writing and Research

You will also take additional courses, including:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Global Engagement
  • Grammar

EAP Pathway Program


Student Inquiries

1 519 756-8228 ext. 5531