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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 13, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Study English (LEAF Program)


The LEAF Program is an academic English program for students who meet Wilfrid Laurier University's academic requirements but not Laurier's English proficiency requirements. Students can study academic English in the LEAF Program starting with any level of English. No TOEFL or IELTS scores are needed.

From September to December and from January to April, students study in a fourteen-week term. During the summer, students can study in two eight-week intensive terms.

When students arrive, they take a placement test to determine which of our five academic levels is best suited for them. Students who successfully complete a level will progress to the next level. When a student finishes level 5, they have met Laurier's English proficiency requirements and can move on to undergraduate studies.

Our courses focus on academic English and are designed to prepare students for successful undergraduate studies. Essay writing, academic research, listening to lectures, note-taking, reading academic texts, and comfort with Canadian university culture and technology are key features of the curriculum.

Students take the core courses of Listening & Speaking, Reading & Vocabulary, Writing & Research, and electives including Grammar, Pronunciation, and University Preparation. The LEAF Program is offered at Laurier Brantford, a small, beautiful, and friendly campus located in the heart of downtown Brantford. The campus is integrated into the city, giving students the opportunity to interact with locals as well as other university students.

The LEAF Program's instructors are highly qualified ESL instructors with experience teaching around the world and throughout Canada.

Tuition is competitively priced at $3,650 for an intensive eight-week cycle and $4,950 for a semester-long cycle.

LEAF Term Dates for 2015-2016

September 8 - December 23, 2015

January 4 - April 15, 2016

April 25 - June 17, 2016

June 27 - August 19, 2016

Please note: All information subject to change. For up-to-date information, please contact or (519) 756-8228 ext. 5531.

LEAF Summer Business English Program - NEW!!!

In summer 2016, study for 4 or 8 weeks in a program specially designed for business students! Improve your English with a focus on business skills in classes taught by business professors and English instructors, visit international companies, improve your presentation skills, and more!

For more information, please contact

To apply to the LEAF Summer Business English Program, please fill in the application form at the bottom of the page.


Related Information Title Type
2015 LEAF Program Application Form Document
2015 LEAF Residence Application Document
2014 LEAF (ESL) Brochure Document
2014 LEAF Summer Business English Application Form Document
2013 LEAF Welcome Book 2013-2014 Document