English for Academic Purposes at Royal Roads University in Canada

Intensive English Program


Intensive English Program

Boost your English language skills before your pathway program at the International Study Centre.

What is the Intensive English Program?

The Intensive English Program is a one or two semester program offered before the International Year and Transfer Preparation Program. It is comprised of English for Academic Purposes classes that will focus on helping you improve your English language reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, so that you can meet the entry requirements for your chosen program. After successful completion you will progress with the confidence to participate in classes and excel in your coursework.

Tuition and fees

Find out the specific tuition and fees for the Intensive English Program.

Study Plan Options

Before the International Year

You will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall (min. 5.5 reading and listening, min. 6.0 writing and speaking) to begin the International Year. If you need additional English language support you can study:

  • One semester Intensive English Program: IELTS 5.5 (no band below 5.0)
  • Two semesters Intensive English Program: IELTS 5.0 (min. 5.0 writing)
  • Three semesters Intensive English Program: IELTS 4.5

Before the Transfer Preparation Program

You will need an IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.0 reading, writing, speaking and listening) for entry to the two semester Transfer Preparation Program. If you need additional English language support your can study:

  • One semester Intensive English Program:IELTS 5.0 (min. 5.0 writing)
  • Two semester Intensive English Program: IELTS 4.5

Before the Pre-Master’s Program

You will need an IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.0 reading, writing, speaking and listening) for entry to the two semester program (Master of Global Management and Master of Tourism Management programs) or three semester program (Master of Intercultural and International Communication program only) . If you need additional English language support you can study:

  • One semester Intensive English Program: IELTS 5.0 (min. 5.0 writing)
  • Two semester Intensive English Program: IELTS 4.5