English Language Centre

English for Parents

Our English for Parents (EP) program will aim to help parents of school-aged children and other professionals build a strong foundation of English skills. As this program is hosted by Acadia University, there is a strong focus on developing academic English skills in the EAP Skills classes. Other classes will take a functional approach which will help develop skills that can be used in everyday life in a Canadian community or professional field.

The EP program includes:

  • EAP Skills Classes. These classes focus on the academic language skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - through a communicative teaching approach. These classes are offered to EAP and EP students together who meet the requirements of the level as determined by the placement test.
  • Focus Classes. These are 1-hour classes which concentrate study in specific areas including grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, communication skills, and research skills. These classes are usually offered to a grouping of mixed-level students from the EAP and EP Programs.
  • English in Action. This class helps learners develop the skills needed for interacting in social and professional settings. New language is practiced in the context of conversations or real-life situations. These classes are offered to a grouping of mixed-level students within the English for Parents Program.  


  • The EP program runs from September to June and from February to January, with 18-20 hours of study per week.
  • Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 1:30pm
  • No classes during school holidays, in-service days or on storm days following AVRCE schedule

Program Dates

  • September 14, 2020 to June 4, 2021 (35-week option)
  • September 14, 2020 to June 18, 2021 (37-week option)
  • February 8, 2021 to January 31, 2022 (37-week option)


$320 per week, which includes application fee, student fees, textbooks, and materials.

  • 35-week option: $11,200
  • 37-week option: $11,840

Medical insurance and airport transfer are not included.

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Example Schedule

9:00 - 11:00
EAP Skills EAP Skills EAP Skills EAP Skills English in Action or Field Trip (times will vary)
11:00 - 12:00
Focus Class: Pronunciation Focus Class: Vocabulary Focus Class: Grammar Focus Class: Research Skills  
12:00 - 12:00
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch  
12:00 - 1:00
English in Action English in Action English in Action English in Action  


Payment Methods

Fees must be paid in before the first day of classes. Please visit our Financial Services page to learn more about how fees can be paid.

Refund Policy

You qualify for a full refund of your pre-paid tuition only if you have been denied authorization to study in Canada and provide documentation from the proper Canadian authority stating that your application to study in Canada was denied.

If you withdraw one week before the program begins or after the start of the program, the following refunds will be issued:

0-10% of program completed 50% of unused tuition fees
11-20% of program completed 30% of unused tuition fees
31%+ of program completed no refund


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


We are proud to work with Halifax Life, official agent representative for the English for Parents Program at Acadia University.