Study English with us, and we can help guide you to the program of study that interests you. IGK is proud to offer a comprehensive University-College Pathway Program in which students can gain acceptance into several university programs throughout Canada. Each year countless IGK students move on to Canadian post-secondary education programs upon completion of our advanced course, EAP 300.

Why Join IGK’s Pathway Program?

- Secure conditional admission to one of IGK’s partner institutions on completion of EAP 300

- Learn strategies to improve listening and reading comprehension

- Participate in authentic speaking activities

- Produce academic paragraphs and essays

- Learn strategies to build vocabulary skills

- Employ strategies to improve critical thinking which is vital in a Canadian post-secondary environment

Program Outcomes

Students will learn to:

- Employ strategies to predict content, understand main ideas and details in a variety of text types

- Produce clearly intelligible paragraphs and essays through the process of brainstorming, planning, drafting, revising and editing

- Use strategies to achieve listening comprehension, including listening for gist, listening for specific details and note-taking

- Employ strategies to build vocabulary skills, such as using contextual clues to determine meaning

- Participate in authentic speaking activities, such as classroom presentations, formal discussions and debates

- Use critical thinking strategies, including analyzing and evaluating data, interpreting visuals, organizing ideas, reflecting, synthesizing etc

Students who enroll in a language program which is six months or less in duration or for which tuition is less than $4,000 may not make a claim against the Student Tuition Protection Fund, which is managed by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. For more information about programs that do not require PTIB approval please visit

University/College Pathway Program FAQs

A University/College Pathway Program is where students take academic ESL classes. The purpose is to improve students’ English language skills for specific academic tasks, such as note-taking during a lecture or doing research and writing an essay using that research. It will help to prepare students for studying at a Canadian institution by teaching strategies to enhance critical thinking and study skills for post-secondary education.

To study in our Pathway Program, students must have completed at least IGK’s pre-intermediate course or equivalent. There are three levels of EAP: EAP 100 requires the students to be intermediate level, EAP 200 requires students to be upper intermediate level and EAP 300 requires students to be advanced level. If you are unsure of your level, you can take our free online English test.

Each level of the EAP courses uses two textbooks – one focuses on reading, writing and critical thinking and the other focuses on listening, speaking and critical thinking.

In the full-time Pathway Program, students will study for 30 lessons a week between 8.45am-12.20pm in the morning session and 1.00pm-2.50pm in the afternoon session. Each EAP course runs for 6 weeks.

Once you start one of EAP courses, our Pathway Coordinator can help answer your questions and support you in your decision and application to one of our partner institutions. Throughout the year, we also have presentations from some of our partner colleges and universities.

Our Pathway Partners