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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 23, 2014
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 cycle.  During the summer, students can study in two eight-week intensive cycles.

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 Dates for 2013 & 2014

September 3 -  December 18, 2013

January 6 - April 18, 2014

April 28 - June 20, 2014

June 23 - August 15, 2014

September 2 - December 17, 2014

Please note: All information subject to change. For up-to-date information, please contact or (519) 756-8228 ext. 5621.

Related Information Title Type
2013 Application to LEAF & Academic Studies At Laurier Document
2013 International Student Welcome Book - LEAF Document
2013 LEAF - Only Application Form Document
2013 LEAF Welcome Book 2013-2014 Document