Sprott Shaw Language College


A Great Place For Education

Intermediate English for Post-Secondary Education is an intensive academic preparation program for those who wish to enter a post-secondary institution (college or university) or for those who wish to study academic English.

IEPE has proven to be a valuable stepping stone not only for students who wish to pursue SSLC’s official Pathway program, English for Post-Secondary Education, but also for future IELTS students who are exploring alternative courses as well

SSLC Advantages
  • Important Skills training in University specific skills such as speaking, organizing, summarizing and note-taking.
  • Academic Learning practice in academic writing, listening, vocabulary and reading.
  • Personalized Education with small classes for more individual attention in grammar, communication, reading comprehension and listening skills.
  • One-on-one access to experienced and helpful teachers, informative Pathway advisors and knowledgeable academic advisors.
  • Monthly school tours and information sessions with a variety of universities and colleges.
  • Next Step high-level training and preparation for EPE.
  • No IELTS, TOEFL® or any other official English test score needed to gain entry to our partner colleges and universities.
Weekly Topics/Curriculum

Module 1:

Academic Vocabulary / Conjunctions
Summarizing skills
Paragraph writing
Essay writing
Note-taking skills.

Module 2:
Academic Vocabulary / Transitions
Identifying Main ideas, support and examples
Essay styles
Research methods

Module 3:
Academic Vocabulary / Transitions
Essay outlines
Research papers
Computer skills
Academic writing

Admission Requirements

Students must have either:

  • TOEFL iTB® 45-46
  • TOEIC® 550
  • IELTS 4.5 overall (with writing 4.5)
  • Completed SSLC Level 3
  • Any recognized International English language equivalency test score or a pass on our Entrance Exam.

An interview and essay are required.

Program Details

LocationsVancouver & 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:  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%

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