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Learn English Through Cultural Activities From Anywhere In The World

Want to improve your English but can't go abroad? Let McGill come to you!

Improve your English with McGill's Intensive English Language and Culture program, taught by remote instruction so you can learn from anywhere!

Fall 2021 Dates and Schedules

English Language and Culture classes will continue to be offered remotely during the Fall 2021 semester but will return to in-person classes in the Winter 2021 semester.

Fall 2021StartEndDaysTime
Session 1*Sept 13, 2021Oct 22, 2021Mon-Fri9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
Session 2Nov 1, 2021Dec 10, 2021Mon-Fri9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
Extended SessionSep 13, 2021Dec 10, 2021Mon-Thurs7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. ET
*An Application for Admission into the program will be processed only for the first session of a semester. Students can register and start studying at the beginning of any session as an independent student (certain conditions apply).

Looking for the perfect program to advance your English?

Take the program that has helped thousands of students from over 60 countries work, study, and live in English!

Our Intensive English Language and Culture program offers you unparalleled value with qualified instructors who lead fun and interactive classes designed to help you gain the skills you need to work, study or live in English.

McGill's Language and Culture Program

  • 160 CEUs
  • 6-week Courses
  • Schedule: Full-Time, Daytime


This program is the perfect way to immerse yourself in English and advance your ability to read, write, speak and understand. You will learn through an active and personalized approach from experienced instructors with an average of 10 years of teaching experience. Whether you’re looking to advance your career, attend university in English, or simply boost your confidence, you’ll benefit from the most up-to date teaching methods including the use of digital tools to accelerate your learning in and outside the classroom. Courses in the McGill Intensive English Language and Culture program focus on helping you develop all the skills you will need to function effectively in English, including:
  • Oral expression
  • Written expression
  • Listening comprehension
  • Written comprehension
  • Vocabulary, grammar, and writing structure


The Intensive English Language and Culture program isn’t just about language, it’s about immersing yourself in culture too! Through weekly activities with native speakers, you will grow your cultural awareness, open your mind, and easily make new friends in an internationally-balanced, age-diverse, learning environment that has over 60 nationalities.

Path to Certification

Placement Test

All new students are required to take an online Placement Test in order to be placed at the right level in the program. Students are asked to take the Placement Test at least one month before the session starts.

Your Certificate

Upon completing the required courses, you will receive the McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English – Language and Culture and be recognized as meeting the English language requirements for entry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our approach to
teaching and learning



  1. Benefit from an interactive and personalized approach that maximizes skill-acquisition through tasks and discussion and prepares you to work, study and socialize in English.
  2. Develop your language skills actively through tasks, exercises and discussions that use real English on authentic topics, so you’re prepared to use English in the real world.
  3. Learn from instructors with an average of 10 years of experience.
  4. Accelerate your language learning by studying full time in this intensive program.
  5. Experience English language and culture with students from around the world.
  6. Add internationally recognized credentials from one of Canada’s top universities to your CV.





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