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  • Other Programs | HLIC

    Other Programs Mi’kmaq Online Lessons Language & Culture Program SmartKids: Public Speaking Grade 5-8 & Grade 9-12 SmartKids: Reading & Writing Grade 5-8 & Grade 9-12 SmartKids: French Beginner & Intermediate Private Tutoring Grade 1-8 & Grade 9-12

  • HLIC | Study English in Canada

    Study English in Canada wit h HLIC Apply Now Document PROG RAMS Tuition & Fees COST Our School OUR SCHOOL Student Housing HOUSING HLIC Location LO CATION Study English with HLIC Our programs combine English instruction with a variety of activities to provide an exciting, enjoyable, and effective educational and cultural experience. General English (ESL, EAL) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University Pathway (UBP) Business English Find what you're looking for Hear from HLIC students Videos Testimonials About HLIC About Halifax Student Activities Calendar About HLIC HLIC is a dynamic English school located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ​ We provide authentic and experiential language learning opportunities that will improve students' proficiency, confidence, fluency, and accuracy, so that they may better reach their goals in a personal, academic, and/or professional capacity. Community outreach, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice are at the core of our values and are practiced within our curriculum.

  • Program Fees | HLIC

    English Program Fees The prices listed below are regular course tuition and fees. Please contact HLIC for a quote on your specific course. ​ Course tuition and fees are listed and are to be paid in Canadian Dollars (CAD). ​ Valid health insurance is mandatory for all international students in Canada. For an accurate quote, please contact us at HLIC. All prices are listed and to be paid in Canadian Dollars (CAD). Admissions Fee is a one-time expense per program. Textbooks are per level. Each level is 8 weeks. Private roundtrip transportation to and from the Halifax International Airport can be arranged by HLIC for an additional $160. Tuition Textbook Admissions Fee Health Insurance Activities Fee Homestay Fee Homestay Application Security Deposit $375 per week $150 per level $150 (non-refundable) $2 per day $30 per week $300 per week $200 (non-refundable) $400 (refundable) General English (ESL, EAL) English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Business English English for Academic Purposes General English (ESL, EAL) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Business English English for Academic Purposes (EAP) The cost of your course will depend on your length of study. For an accurate quote, please contact us at HLIC. ​ All prices are listed and to be paid in Canadian Dollars (CAD). ​ Valid health insurance is mandatory for all international students in Canada. Tuition Textbook Admissions Fee Health Insurance Activities Fee Homestay Fee Homestay Application Security Deposit $375 per week $150 per level $150 (non-refundable) $2 per day $30 per week $300 per week $200 (non-refundable) $400 (refundable) Program Tuition & Fees University Pathway Program (UBP) 8 Weeks: $4,400.00

  • Short-Term Study | HLIC

    Short-Term Study (Study Holiday) Apply Now Course Description This short-term course is ideal for students seeking to improve their English during a holiday in Halifax. The length of study ranges from 1 to 4 weeks. This course follows our ESL curriculum and aims to improve the student’s proficiency in English in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. ​ Students will complete a placement assessment prior to starting their program to determine their English level. Students will be placed in a class that is appropriate to their English level. Textbook Hours Schedule Duration Levels Start Date 1 Textbook per level 25 hours per week Monday to Friday 1 Week+ 1 2 3 4 5 Any Monday Accommodation Students have the option to live in a homestay short-term with a host family during their holiday. HLIC homestays are an effective way to truly experience Canadian culture, while furthering language learning. Each homestay offers a private, comfortable room, including a desk, bed, closet, and linens. The student will have access to common spaces, a shared kitchen, a bathroom, and laundry facilities. Homestay fees include heat, hot water, and internet. Our homestays are the perfect complement to HLIC student enrolment, offering the student a unique chance to learn and practice their English outside of school, at home, with native-speaking locals. English Holiday Price This course operates on continuous enrolment which allows for students to join our classes on any Monday and study for as many weeks as they like. The cost of your course will depend on your length of study. For an accurate quote, please contact us at HLIC. All prices are listed and to be paid in Canadian Dollars (CAD). ​ Valid health insurance is mandatory for all international students in Canada. ​ Homestay is offered to students who are studying with HLIC for at least 1 week or longer. Homestay cost includes 3 meals per day. Click here for more information about our homestay program. Tuition Textbook Admissions Fee Health Insurance Activities Fee Homestay Fee Homestay Application Security Deposit $375 per week $150 $150 (non-refundable) $2 per day $30 per week $300 per week $200 (non-refundable) $400 (refundable) Student Activities When you study with HLIC you will have the oppurtunity to take part in a variety of exciting activities outside of the classroom. ​ Spring March, April, May This is when you can expect the snow to melt, temperatures to gradually rise and the flowers to bloom. Things that you can experience: Exploring the Halifax Public Gardens Taking a nature walk at Point Pleasant Park Easter (holiday, cultural event) St. Patricks Day (holiday, cultural event) Eid al-Fitr (holiday, cultural event) ​ Summer June, July, August During these months, you'll experience warmer temperatures, making it ideal for outdoor activities, festivals, and enjoying the waterfront. Things that you can experience: A trip to Crystal Cresent Beach Swimming at Long Lake Canoeing and Kay ak ing Outdoor sports at the Halifax Commons Jazz Festival Busker Festival Canada Day (holiday, cultural event) Halifax Pride Parade Peggy's Cove boat trip and lobster experience ​ Autumn September, October, November Watch as the leaves change colors and enjoy the cooler temperatures. Things that you can experience: Halloween (holiday, cultural event) Halifax Ghost Tour Apple Picking and Wagon Rides at Noggins Farm Thanksgiving (holiday, cultural event) Cooking Class Nocturne: Art at Night ​ Winte r December, January, February During these months, the city experiences colder temperatures, occasional snowfall, and opportunities for winter sports. Things that you can experience: Skiing and snowboarding at Martock Ice skating at the Emera Oval Halifax Parade of Lights Christmas (holiday, cultural event) Eating fresh maple syrup at Sugar Moon Farm Valentine's Day

  • About | HLIC

    About HLIC About Our School HLIC is a dynamic English school located in Halifax, the capital city of Canada’s easternmost province, Nova Scotia, and in Mi’Kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. ​ We provide authentic and experiential language learning opportunities that will improve students' proficiency, confidence, fluency, and accuracy, so that they may better reach their goals in a personal, academic, and/or professional capacity. Community outreach, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice are at the core of our values and are practiced within our curriculum. ​ Our professional, caring and highly qualified teachers will go the extra mile to help you reach your language goals. Beyond the classroom, you’ll experience the rich culture, long history and breathtaking nature of our province through exciting field trips and activities. ​ ​ ​ Mission Statement ​ Our mission is to provide students with unique communication programs that improve their confidence, fluency and accuracy in English. We strive to equip our students with the skills to thrive personally, academically and professionally. ​ Our students learn in a student-centered classroom environment where each student’s unique strengths, preferences and learning style are recognized and valued. Students are also taught through a task-based learning approach which allows them to practice their language skills in real-life situations, visiting sites in the city and engaging with the local community. We prioritize collaborating with various nonprofits throughout the province through volunteerism and fundraising, ensuring our students feel a sense of connectedness with their new home, beyond the school setting. The combination of these methodologies help students feel empowered about their education, living abroad, and positive about the language learning process. ​ ​ ​ Our Values ​ As a learning institution, we believe that we have an obligation to our students, staff, and community to support human rights and social issues. ​ Diversity & Inclusion ​ We value and honour diverse experiences and perspectives, create a welcoming and respectful learning environment, and promote access, opportunity and equality for all. HLIC is committed to educating our students with the global community in mind. Canada is a demographically diverse country, welcoming all people to celebrate their individuality in a safe environment. ​ The following are examples of our diversity initiatives: First Nations: Language, culture, history and acknowledgment. At HLIC students will participate in additional First Nations language and cultural activities during their studies. LGBTQ2SIA+: Support, inclusion, and celebrations. HLIC staff and students represent a wide variety of gender identities and sexual orientations and is a safe environment for all students. Students are strongly encouraged to learn about Canadian/global LGBTQ2SIA+ rights and participate in local Pride events. Anti-Racism Education: At our school, we are committed to providing comprehensive anti-racism education. We believe that understanding and addressing the complex layers of racism is crucial for personal and societal growth. Our curriculum includes sharing the rich history of Black Nova Scotians who settled in NS and their outstanding contributions to the province, while also acknowledging the grim history of slavery here and the tragic destruction of Africville. We do not shy away from discussing the intersectional effects of colonialism, capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and racism in our classrooms. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive and respectful learning environment is unwavering, and we maintain a zero-tolerance policy for any forms of racism or hate speech. Through education and open dialogue, we aim to create a space where students can gain a deep understanding of these issues and work toward a more equitable and just society. Global Cultures, Ethnicities and Religions : Students will have classmates and teachers with an array of religious/other beliefs, cultural backgrounds, traditions and celebrations. At HLIC, we incorporate events and activities for our students to have authentic and educational cultural experiences. Politics: HLIC provides a safe space for students to learn about and discuss local and global political issues. ​ ​ Human Rights & Dignity We are committed to honoring the rights of all people to live with security, self-esteem, and freedom of expression and protest, and to have the opportunity to provide for their own needs and contribute to society. ​ Social & Economic Justice We are committed to achieving equity, opportunity, and justice for communities that have been historically marginalized, recognizing that this is tied to fair livelihoods that enable individuals, families, and communities to thrive. ​ ​ Accreditations ​ HLIC is accredited by Languages Canada , a governing body that is recognised throughout the country and internationally. HLIC is dedicated to upholding the high education standards Languages Canada puts forth. HLIC is licensed by the Province of Nova Scotia and is a designated learning institution on the Canadian Government CIC website. As such, we maintain the standard of education and follow the rules and regulations established. ​ Language Schools Act Language Schools General Regulations Language School Accreditation and Accountability Regulations

  • Student Activities | HLIC

    Student Activities When you study with HLIC you will have the oppurtunity to take part in a variety of exciting activities outside of the classroom. ​ Spring March, April, May This is when you can expect the snow to melt, temperatures to gradually rise and the flowers to bloom. Things that you can experience: Exploring the Halifax Public Gardens Taking a nature walk at Point Pleasant Park Easter (holiday, cultural event) St. Patricks Day (holiday, cultural event) Eid al-Fitr (holiday, cultural event) ​ Summer June, July, August During these months, you'll experience warmer temperatures, making it ideal for outdoor activities, festivals, and enjoying the waterfront. Things that you can experience: A trip to Crystal Cresent Beach Swimming at Long Lake Canoeing and Kay ak ing Outdoor sports at the Halifax Commons Jazz Festival Busker Festival Canada Day (holiday, cultural event) Halifax Pride Parade Peggy's Cove boat trip and lobster experience ​ Autumn September, October, November Watch as the leaves change colors and enjoy the cooler temperatures. Things that you can experience: Halloween (holiday, cultural event) Halifax Ghost Tour Apple Picking and Wagon Rides at Noggins Farm Thanksgiving (holiday, cultural event) Cooking Class Nocturne: Art at Night ​ Winte r December, January, February During these months, the city experiences colder temperatures, occasional snowfall, and opportunities for winter sports. Things that you can experience: Skiing and snowboarding at Martock Ice skating at the Emera Oval Halifax Parade of Lights Christmas (holiday, cultural event) Eating fresh maple syrup at Sugar Moon Farm Valentine's Day ​ An important part of your student experience Engaging in various activities such as sports and arts while studying abroad offers a multitude of benefits. It enhances language acquisition and fluency. Immersing oneself in activities necessitates effective communication in the target language. This real-world appli cation of language skills not only bolsters vocabulary but also improves listening and speaking proficiency. ​ Participating fosters social integration and personal growth. It allows language students to connect with locals and fellow students, breaking down cultural barriers and building a diverse network of friends. These activities can boost self-esteem, teamwork, and discipline, which are transferable life skills. Student Activities not only complement language studies but also contribute to a well-rounded and enriching international experience.

  • Mi’kmaq Language Program | HLIC

    Mi’kmaq Language Program Learn the language of the land with Thomas Christmas, Mi’kmaq elder and language keeper. ​ Course Details Online course via ZOOM. Playback option available for registered students to rewatch all classes. Start Date: September 14, 2022 Schedule: 1.5 hours every Wednesday afternoon Length: 12 weeks Fees: $300 course fee due at registration Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis Students on the course waitlist have priority for the following intake (ie: If you were put on the waitlist during Spring enrollment, you have priority for Fall enrollment) ​ ​ The course is free for all Mi’kmaq students ​ HLIC is facilitating this course to further share the language of the land in an act of land back and as a way to honour Mi’kma’ki and the Mi’kmaq people. ​ This course is for all interested, free to Mi’kmaq people, and all profits will go to Mi’kmaq non-profit voted by the class. For registration and inquiries, please contact us at info@hfxlanguage.ca

  • English Programs | HLIC

    English Programs We are dedicated to quality language education to enrich the lives of students from around the world. Our programs combine high-quality English instruction with a variety of physical and social activities and excursions to provide an exciting, enjoyable, and effective educational and cultural experience. We understand that students of all ages need to be engaged in their learning through programs that fit their personalities and learning styles. Therefore, we proudly offer a variety of flexible options in our course offerings. General English (ESL, EAL) University Pathway Program (UBP) English for Academic Purposes (EAP) English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Business English IELTS/ TOEFL/ TOEIC Exam Preparation English Camp Summer/Winter

  • General English (ESL, EAL) | HLIC

    General English Apply Now Course Description HLIC's General English (ESL) program is for students who want to focus on communication and conversation skills. This program is best for students who that are not planning to attend college or university in Canada. ​ The morning consists of lessons in integrated skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar). In the afternoon, students focus on developing speaking skills, including vocabulary and pronunciation, on a new theme each week. Students will complete a placement assessment prior to starting their program to determine their English level. You will be placed in a class that is appropriate to your English level. Textbook Hours Schedule Duration Levels Start Date 1 Textbook per level 25 hours per week Monday to Friday 1 Week+ 1 2 3 4 5 Any Monday How much does studying General English at HLIC cost? The General English course operates on continuous enrolment which allows for students to join our classes on any Monday and study for as many weeks as they like. The cost of your course will depend on your length of study. For an accurate quote, please contact us at HLIC. All prices are listed and to be paid in Canadian Dollars (CAD). ​ Valid health insurance is mandatory for all international students in Canada. ​ Homestay is offered to students who are studying with HLIC for at least 1 week or longer. Homestay cost includes 3 meals per day. Click here for more information about our homestay program. Tuition Textbook Admissions Fee Health Insurance Activities Fee Homestay Fee Homestay Application Security Deposit $375 per week $150 per level $150 (non-refundable) $2 per day $30 per week $300 per week $200 (non-refundable) $400 (refundable) HLIC Calendar 2024/2025 EAP, UBP : Courses required to attend English-speaking highschools, colleges and universities begin and end on designated dates throughout the year. ​ ESL, Other English Courses: English programs not required for further studies can begin on any Monday of the year, except for Public Holidays and HLIC Closure Dates. ​ Public Holidays 2024: Monday, January 1 Monday, February 19 Monday, April 1 Monday, July 1 Monday, September 2 Term Winter 1 Winter 2 Holiday Spring 1 Summer 1 Holiday Fall 1 Fall 2 Holiday Start Date January 3 February 26 April 22 April 29 June 24 August 19 August 26 October 21 December 16 End Date February 23 April 19 April 26 June 21 August 16 August 23 October 18 December 13 January 3, 2025

  • Agents | HLIC

    HLIC Agents Thank you for your interest in representing HLIC as an agent, consultant or representative. HLIC continuously looks for high-quality, energetic and dynamic educational representatives with a passion for international education to recruit students on our behalf. APPLY TO BE AN AGENT Partner with HLIC Superior ESL teaching expertise (all teachers and staff hold a PhD, Masters, or CELTA/equivalent + Undergraduate Degree and are fully qualified to work at HLIC based on the standards set forth by Languages Canada, our accrediting body). Student-Centered Learning environment Task-based Languages Teaching methodology Community outreach programs, which focus on volunteerism Small class sizes High percentage of 100% student satisfaction, based on semesterly student reviews of the school, curriculum, and teachers. Competitive commission rate A broad range of program selection available for University and College Bridging Program (UBP) students looking to attend Post-Secondary education with one of our partners. Timely and accurate communication with agents and stakeholders Flexible administrative assistance, here to help you with your needs as an agency ​ ​ Our Post-Secondary Partners in Canada Acadia University Algonquin College Bishop's University Georgian College Fleming College Lakehead University Mount St. Vincent University (MSVU) New Brunswick Community College Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education (NSCECE) Nova Scotia Community College St. Francis Xavier University (STFX) St. Lawrence College Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Toronto Film School Trent University University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) University of Regina Wilfrid Laurier University Yorkville University

  • Summer & Winter Camps

    Summer Camp Our Summer and Winter Camp programs offer an incredible opportunity to travel, learn about Canada and study English at the same time. Students cover a different theme each week, with accompanying tours and excursions. The program includes weekend social events and activities that can be customized if the students have a common interest, such as hiking or photography. For more information about our Summer and Winter Camp Programs, please contact HLIC.

  • Residence | HLIC

    HLIC Residence Home HLIC has three residence homes around Halifax. In a residence home you live with other HLIC students who are 19+ in a clean, safe, friendly and furnished home. ​ Prices vary from $550-$800 per room depending on the residence. All your bills (power, heat, water, lights, and wifi) are included. ​ Living with 4 or 5 other students (there is no chaperone in these homes), you are all responsible for making your own food, cleaning the house, and living harmoniously with one another. With all your bills included, you can focus on your schoolwork and having fun in Canada. ​ The residence homes are not downtown, and you will need to commute to school by car, bus, or bike for 15-20 minutes each way. ​ After graduation at HLIC, you have the option to continue living in your residence home throughout your university career here in Halifax. Lease agreements are 1 year in length, and tenant insurance is encouraged. Living in these residence homes means you will be well respected as an international student here in Halifax. ​ If you are interested in living in a HLIC residence home, please inquire directly with homestay@hfxlanguage.ca .

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