Pures’ English Language Studies program is designed for students for whom English is a second language and who feel that they need to improve their language skills prior to beginning college program. It contains three levels of study for the students who are at different English skill levels.

The English Language Studies program contains three levels: ESL Level 1-3. Each level runs between 10-12 weeks in length and focuses on the four main language skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Although our program is integrative, it consists of four courses targeting each of the four skills, ranging from 40-50 hours per course per level. Upon successfully completion of the advanced level study, students are illegible to continue with selected college diploma programs.

Equivalencies with CLB & IELTS

Pures English Language Studies program uses the Canadian Language Benchmark as that is the national standard for planning curricula for language instruction in a variety of contexts. The benchmarks describe tasks that people can do in listening, speaking, reading and writing for every day, real English use. We also ensure our program is equivalent to the standards of the IELTS test outcomes as IELTS is a the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 2.2 million tests taken in the last year. IELTS assesses all of your English skills—reading, writing, listening and speaking, and is designed to reflect how you will use English at study, at work, and at play, in your new life abroad.

Completion of each level is equivalent to equivalencies with the CLB levels and IELTS scores. Below is a chart with outlines the equivalencies.


Comparison chart between CLB, IELTS & Pures ESL Program