English Language Summer School (Five-week Program)

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The English Language Summer School is a program that covers all major English language skills over five weeks. During this time, students will receive 30+ hours of classroom instruction, fun workshops, exciting sociocultural activities, and field trips. Students will be a mixture of Canadian and international students, and students of all ability levels are welcome.

Dates & Fees

***ATTN: The 2020 Communication and Culture Program has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please find below the dates for our 2021 Program.***

   Program Duration   
   5 Weeks
   Start Date
   Monday, July 19, 2021   
   End Date
   Friday, August 20, 2021
   Tuition (living on-campus)   
   Tuition (living off-campus)

If your educational institution is a partner of Memorial University, you may be eligible for a discounted rate. Please contact esl@mun.ca for more details about this offer. 

How to Apply

In order to apply, complete the Application Form and send it by e-mail to esl@mun.ca.

Additional information about the program can be accessed by clicking on the links below.


Students can stay in residence on Memorial University’s campus, which is within walking distance of downtown St. John’s and its beautiful harbour. Accommodations will be either apartment-style or dormitory-style, depending on availability. All accommodations have some form of shared kitchen, bathroom, and common room, as well as access to laundry facilities. Meals are not included in tuition.

More information on accommodations can be found on their official site. A virtual tour of the apartment-style housing is available here.


There is a public bus system for the cities of St. John’s and Mount Pearl. These buses service all the major hubs in the area from roughly 6:30 to 23:00 (individual routes vary). Information for new bus users can be found on their Quick Start Guide.

Out-of-class Activities

In addition to attending classes, students will have many opportunities to visit local historic/scenic sites and to participate in various activities These activities will be led by conversation leaders.

Activities may include

*Activities are dependent on weather and availability. The above list is tentative and subject to change.


The following holidays will occur during the program:

  • Regatta Day, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 (may be rescheduled due to weather)

There will be no regular classes on these days; however, some outside of class activities may take place. These activities may be led by conversation leaders, and the activities may or may not be related to the observed holiday.


English as a Second Language

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000