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If you have an admission offer with a language condition, the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) is a pathway to meet UWindsor’s English language proficiency requirements for undergraduate and graduate
Note: You must obtain a study permit for both academic and ELIP programs. Please visit the Government of Canada website for details.
ELIP was a smart decision as it helped me gain both the required knowledge and skill set for my research work, which I had been looking for for a long time.
Syed Ali Nasir Zaidi
Seyed is currently completing his Master of Education (curriculum studies). His dream is to be a part of any Canadian policy-making institution.
My English improved after the ELIP sessions, and I learned more about Canadian culture. Besides, it was a great chance to make friends with others who are from different countries and have various backgrounds.
Yuanyin is a student from China and successfully completed ELIP 3 in Intersession 2016. She graduated from the University of Windsor in Winter 2017 with a graduate degree in Master of Education - Education Administration.
My listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills improved.
Jia Xu (Christy)
Jia is studying in post-graduate accounting at the University of Windsor. She successfully completed ELIP 3 in Winter 2016.
The English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) includes social activities with the aim to provide you with an opportunity to develop friendships, practice English communication skills, and visit Windsor and surrounding areas.
Demonstrate fluent and accurate language, and strategic use of enabling academic skills.
Communicate on a range of academic and professional topics, skillfully evaluating and expanding on other' ideas and conveying precise meaning.
Understand extended spoken information on diverse academic topics, and can critically evaluate points to use argumentation.
Evaluate significant issues to persuasively write on a variety of professional and academic topics.
Analyze a variety of texts on a range of academic topics.
ELIP focuses on developing English language and academic skills to meet the University of Windsor English proficiency requirements.
Upon completing ELIP level 3, you will have developed English language skills to:
ELIP is offered throughout an academic year. There are 3 intakes: Winter (January – April), Intersession (May – August) and Fall (September – December).
Each ELIP term is 12 weeks. In-class instruction is 4 hours per day; totalling, 20 hours per week.
The length of time to complete ELIP depends on the ELIP level at which you start.
You will receive an ELIP acceptance letter by completing the online application form and paying the $150 registration fee. Once your application is received, you will receive a confirmation email.
If you have already applied to your academic program, it will typically take 2-3 business days to receive your ELIP acceptance letter.
Yes. ELIP meets the English requirement for admission to your undergraduate or graduate academic program at the University of Windsor. When you successfully complete ELIP level 3, you will have met the English requirement.
You must apply for your academic program and meet all other admission requirements to gain admission. When you successfully complete ELIP level 3, you will have met the English requirement for your academic program.
Enrolling in ELIP alone does not guarantee that you will be admitted to an academic program.
Most students apply for their academic program first. If you have questions about conditional offers, please visit ask.UWindsor to request information regarding the academic program you are interested in.
We may be able to determine your ELIP level based on a valid English language test score, such as a CAEL, IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL test. However, you may be required to write our placement test at the beginning of the term to determine your ELIP level.
The ELIP placement test takes precedence over any other test score.
Test scores attained 12 months prior to the date of application is considered valid. If the submitted test score has passed the 12-month limit, you will be scheduled for an ELIP placement test.
No. There are different levels in ELIP. After applying, you will be placed in a level that is appropriate for your English language profile. Your ELIP level will be confirmed after your application is processed.
For one ELIP term, fees include a $150 registration fee, $4450 program tuition fee, and $250 health insurance fee. Please see ELIP Fees for details.
Please review your ELIP Invoice for the due date of fees.
ELIP fees are typically due on the date of the welcome orientation at the beginning of the semester. Please see the ELIP important dates.
Yes. The funds in your student account can be used to pay ELIP fees. Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org that you would like to do so.
Yes. ELIP fees are separate from academic fees.
ELIP 3 helped me develop the skills to critically analyze information to make conclusions
93% (agreed/strongly agreed)
ELIP 3 helped me develop the skills to use a large range of complex vocabulary
96% (agreed/strongly agreed)
ELIP 3 helped me develop the skills to understand lectures and discussions
100% (agreed/strongly agreed)
ELIP 3 helped me develop the skills to manage discussions
ELIP 3 helped me develop the skills to understand APA citation requirements
95% (agreed/ strongly agreed)
My ELIP class has challenged me to learn more than I expected
100% (agreed/ strongly agreed)
The Social Activities provided me with opportunities to make new friends
78% (agreed/ strongly agreed)