English Language Centre

Current Students

Our policies are listed below. If you require assistance, our supportive EAP staff are available to help you:

University Hall Registrar's Office
  • Fees, class schedules, documents, transcripts, enrolment letters
Wong International Centre Wong International Centre
  • Life in Wolfville, apartments, study permits/visas
Sharon Churchill Roe Sharon Churchill Roe (Manager, English Language Centre — Fountain Learning Commons)
  • Program policies, student concerns, academic issues
Susanne Campbell Susanne Campbell (Head Instructor, English Language Centre — Fountain Learning Commons)
  • Curriculum support
Ted Salmon Ted Salmon (Homestay Coordinator — Fountain Learning Commons)
  • Homestay information
Old Student Union Building Residence Life Office (Old Student Union Building)
  • Information about living in Residence on-campus
Your Instructors (Fountain Learning Commons)
  • Your instructor can direct you to the person who is best able to answer your questions

English Support Classes/Exam Preparation

Throughout the year, we offer support classes for students seeking extra practice in English skills:

  • Academic English skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking
  • Testing skills 
  • Practice tests with feedback

Classes will be held in the Fountain Commons. Students currently enrolled in a degree program are also welcome to participate.

Please contact the English Language Centre to register; a minimum of three students each term are required for the course to be offered. A 10% discount is offered to students who register and pay for more than one week.



For a complete list of our policies, please refer to the student handbook (PDF).

Medical Coverage
  • All students must have medical insurance. You can buy medical insurance from any company of your choice.
  • If you already have insurance, please show the policy to the English Language Centre.
  • You can buy medical insurance from http://guard.me/acadia 
  • Whenever you need to see a doctor, you must bring your medical coverage card with you.
Attendance Policy
  • If you are in class, you are marked “present”.
  • If you arrive more than 1 minute after class has started, you are marked “late”.
  • If you are not in class, you are marked “absent”.
  • If you are sick on the day of a unit test or presentation, you must give a doctor’s note to your teacher. Your teacher will allow you to re-do the assignment/test. You will still be marked absent for the days missed.
  • You must attend more than 80% of classes in order to pass the term. 

Students who miss four or more EAP terms must take the CAEL placement test, or provide an IELTS or TOEFL score to determine the correct level for them to study in. According to Acadia’s admission policies, IELTS or TOEFL scores must be no more than 12 months old at the time of registration to be accepted.

Refund Policy

Students qualify for a refund of pre-paid tuition if they have been denied authorization to study in Canada and provide documentation from the proper Canadian authority stating that their application to study in Canada was denied.

If a student withdraws 10 days before the program begins or after the start of the program, the following refunds will be issued provided that Conditions A or B below are met:

0-10% of program completed
50% of unused tuition fees

11-20% of program completed
30% of unused tuition fees

20%+ of program completed
no refund

Condition A

Students who withdraw before the withdrawal deadline may receive a refund of their fees, provided that:

  • Students have admission to another Canadian Designated Learning Institution;
  • A student who does not have admission to another college/university at the time of withdrawal may defer their fees paid until they have received a letter of admission to another college/university (within four months of arrival in Canada).
  • When a copy of a Letter of Acceptance from another college or university is received and authenticated by Acadia, a refund of fees will be authorized.


Condition B

Students who withdraw before the deadline may receive a refund of their fees, provided that:

  • The student relinquishes their status as an international student in Canada and returns to their home country. In this case the student will be required to provide Acadia with proof of return home (e.g., a copy of a one‐way airline ticket with confirmed travel dates).

Application fees and tuition deposits are non-refundable. Withdrawals must be requested by emailing elc@acadiau.ca.

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English Language Centre
PO Box 120, 26 Crowell Dr, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6