Do you want to learn English in Canada? Are you looking for a unique Canadian experience? Then the Pathway to English and Academic Culture (PEAC) program is right for you. The PEAC program allows you to learn English in a Languages Canada approved program while meeting most Lethbridge College post-secondary program language requirements.

The Pathway to English and Academic Culture program will provide you with the opportunity to excel in English while experiencing Canadian academic cultural expectations and immersing yourself in North American life. You’ll learn in a friendly and welcoming environment where you can better achieve your educational, career and personal goals.

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50+ years

of teaching English through our English Language Centre


the number of different countries our international students came from in 2019-20


of Lethbridge College students studied here on a visa on 2019-20



September, January and May

Credential / Accreditation

Certificate of Completion


4 or more weeks

Dates and Deadlines

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Program Availability
Domestic Status
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Winter 2025


This program is available for International Students.

New applicants are accepted into the English Language programs for Fall (September), or Winter (January) terms. Dependent on your status in Canada, you may study for as little as four weeks or longer in any of our term programs. All students are given a placement test for all skill areas at the beginning of their studies; our programming follows the nationwide Canadian Language Benchmarks ( for assessments and therefore can ensure quality placement and accurate assessments throughout each semester. 

* Please note that students must be at least 18 years of age or older to be admitted into the PEAC Program.

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Pathway to English and Academic Culture certificate of achievement.

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Delivery Formats

The Pathway to English and Academic Culture is available through the following delivery methods.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.


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English language classes are offered for 20 hours per week. The average class size is 16 students. We offer all levels, from Beginner to Advanced. All classes focus on reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. You will learn English that relates to everyday communication and English that is specific to Canadian Academic Culture. You will also have the opportunity to participate in activities, field trips, speakers’ mornings, use a computer, and receive academic and career counseling to help you achieve your goals. 

Upon completion of the Pathway to English and Academic Culture (all EAP classes), you will have met the English Language requirements to apply to one of our hands-on, career focused programs, such as:

  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • University Transfer Programs and much more
Year 1
Term I
COL-1130Achieving College Success3
ESL-0085ESL Grammar Level 63
ESL-0086ESL Reading Level 63
ESL-0087ESL Writing Level 63
ESL-0088ESL Communication Level 63
Term II
ESL-0095ESL Grammar Level 73
ESL-0096ESL Reading Level 73
ESL-0097ESL Writing Level 73
ESL-0098ESL Communication Level 73
LAR-1130College Reading and Writing3
Term III
COM-1162Interpersonal Relationships and Communications3
EAP-0096Academic Writing6
EAP-0097Academic Communication3
EAP-0098Academic Reading3
 Total Credits45
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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Per Semester
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Per Semester

Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

The following fees need to be included with your application form:

  • application fee: $100
  • tuition deposit: $1000
  • residence application fee: $25

Extended benefits are not available for new Spring applications and are therefore not charged; fees will be $138 less.

Students can also register for less than a full semester (subject to space availability and start date). The tuition is $300.00 per week (for a minimum of four weeks). No college letter of acceptance will be issued; however, we will send you a welcome letter that lists the dates for your course.

Fees vary between programs. For fee information, please contact the English Language Centre at 403.329.7269 or [email protected] or 

While completion of the full Pathway to English and Academic Culture is recommended, student do have the option to take English as a Second Language classes/English for Academic Purposes classes only. Conditional offer of acceptances to post-secondary programs may not be available to students who are choosing to take less than 15 credits.

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