Where Learning Begins

EPE is an intensive academic preparation program for those who wish to enter a post-secondary institution (university or college) or study academic English. Our EPE program not only lets you bypass taking an official English test with many of our partners, but it also prepares you to be successful once you start your college or university journey.

EPE is not just about getting into university, it’s also about succeeding, graduating and reaching your goals!

SSLC Advantages
  • No IELTS, TOEFL® or any other official test score needed to gain entry into selected colleges and universities affiliated with SSLC.
  • Academic learning and intensive reading and writing practice, including paraphrasing, summarizing and researching.
  • Important skills for academic preparation covering all areas reading, writing, speaking, vocabulary, study skills, and note-taking.
    Wide variety of college-level curriculum topics covered in each module.
  • Feedback, monthly tests, and academic counseling to evaluate student progress.
  • Monthly school tours and information sessions with a variety of universities and colleges.
Weekly Topics/Curriculum

Module 1:

Multi-meaning words / Academic vocabulary
Education / Science essays
Summarizing skills
Internet anonymity
Note-taking in lectures

Module 2:
Academic vocabulary / Word families
Child development / Globalization essays
Noun and article grammar
Business case study
Speaking and seminars

Module 3:
Word grammar / Academic vocabulary
Cultural studies / Climate change essays
Essay development
Nutrition study
Developing and supporting arguments

Admission Requirements

Students must have either:

  • TOEFL iTB® 61
  • TOEIC® 650
  • IELTS 5.5 overall (with writing 5.5)
  • Completed SSLC Level 4
  • Any recognized International English language equivalency test score or a pass on our Entrance Exam.

An interview and essay are required.

Program Details

Locations: Victoria, Vancouver & Toronto
Duration: 4-weeks, 8-weeks, and 12-weeks
Hours: 26.5 hours per week
Schedule: Monday to Thursday – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Schedule: Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm
Class Size: 15 Students
Program Type: 4 weeks / 8 weeks (Certificate)
Start Dates: Please Contact Us

Future Opportunities
Acceptance into an SSLC partner college or a university without a TOEFL®/ IELTS score upon successful completion of the program.


Excel in everyday business communication and develop a foundation for further studies and career advancement.

  • Grammar – 50%
  • Vocabulary – 100%
  • Leadership – 75%
  • Creativity – 50%
  • Listening – 100%
  • Speaking – 75%
  • Critical Thinking – 100%
  • Writing – 100%
  • Presentation- 100%


Happy students.



“In the school, this course was challenging, the teachers were very good, the atmosphere excellent, and the students came from the whole world. Staying with a host family is really the best way to be sure to speak English and improve your skills since you can talk about everything, otherwise, they were very friendly so I felt like at home. Vancouver, the best spot ever, is a bustling city, there is always something to see, do, or places to visit whether during the week or in the weekend, different neighborhoods with different cultures.”




“For me, SSLC is one of the best language schools in Canada. From the first day onwards, I felt comfortable there. The staff is really friendly and always available. I also liked the EPE course: my teacher was great and the lessons were very interesting. I significantly improved my English. My Canadian experience will remain one of the greatest things in my life, forever engraved on my memory! I can say that I am really happy I met such friendly people and made such rapid progress in English!




“My experience in Vancouver was fantastic. I took the EPE course there and discovered cultures that were totally new to me with the other students. I met people from Latin America, Asia, Europe… I stayed at the school residence. With my roommates, we shared unique moments, like a real family. The locals are welcoming and relaxed. Thanks to SSLC, I came back home with my fluent English.”


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