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English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) is an intensive, full time ESL program designed for international students who want to improve their English language skills for personal, academic or professional reasons. ELI students are a real part of Seneca College. They take their classes, eat lunch, socialize and take part in activities with the other 5,000 students at our Newnham Campus. Visit our Seneca International page to learn more about free airport pickup, housing assistance and all our fantastic International student services.

Did you know?

  • You can study at Seneca even if you don’t have an IELTS Academic, TOEFL or PTE Academic score. You can apply to your program plus ELI at the same time.
  • You can study English at Seneca even if you are not going to study a professional program. You can study English in the ELI for 2 months or more.
  • ELI students can live with host families or in the on-campus residence, and use all Seneca facilities and resources.
  • Seneca has an ice-skating rink and our ELI students can borrow skates, and skate for free.