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Our school is located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital, only steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by natural beauty. This city provides a warm and welcoming second home to students from across the country and around the world.
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Key facts


A1 - C1


Average Class size: 12-14


Free Wi-fi


Student Lounge


Computer Access


School Capacity: 200


Learning Centre


Pathway Program Counselling

Available Courses

University College Pathway (UCP)

University College Pathway Program is designed for students who plan to attend our partner colleges or universities for vocational, undergraduate, and some post-graduate programs.
    Students who successfully complete these programs gain direct entry to 20+ partner colleges and universities with no IELTS or TOEFL scores required.
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General English

General English Morning course covers the key language learning areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening, using skills-based and situational learning combined with one-to-one tutorials and regular progress tests to respond to the student’s individual learning needs.
- Elementary
- Lower Intermediate
- Intermediate
- Upper Intermediate
- Advanced
General English

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL):

This course is designed to give participants the tools, techniques, skills, and information they need to teach adults in English program successfully. Graduates will have a competitive edge in today's employment market with a strong focus on practical teaching abilities combined with the most current teaching theory and techniques.

IELTS Preparation

For students who wish to improve their English in preparation for an upcoming IELTS exam. Each level of the program focuses on increasing student’s abilities in 4 skills: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
    There are 3 levels: Preparation IELTS, Intensive IELTS, and University IELTS.

21st Century Business

Our Business English curriculum combines the best in academic business knowledge with practice for everyday business situations, exploring areas such as entrepreneurship, marketing, HR and more.

English for parents

Providing solid foundational English with a practical timetable for busy parents of school-aged children. The course helps parents learn the everyday English they need to thrive in Canadian society.

University College Pathway Program Levels

LevelEntering Finishing CEFRTOEFL
Lower Intermediate (200)IELTS 4.5IELTS 5.0B135-45
Intermediate (300)IELTS 5.0IELTS 5.5B1+46-59
Upper Intermediate (400)IELTS 5.5IELTS 6.0B260-78
Advanced (500)IELTS 6.0IELTS 6.5B2+79-93
PGPIELTS 6.5IELTS 7.0C194-101


8:45 am to 12:00 pm

12:45 pm to 3:15 pm

Accommodation Options


Are you excited to start your study abroad journey but feel nervous about accommodation? A homestay program would be a great option. Living with a Canadian family is one of the best ways to improve your English, learn about our culture and adapt to a new life in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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Student Residence – Granville Hall

Granville Hall is a unique housing option designed with international students in mind. Live in the heart of downtown and make life-long friendships in a supportive full-time service environment.
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Social Programme Activities





Food Tour


East Coast Language College is a subsidiary of Oxford International Education Group.

Please be advised that not all Pathway partners are available in all cities. Students attending the UCP courses in Halifax have unique opportunities available in this city only. Please contact us to make sure your course qualifies you for your target university.

View the list of University College partners in Halifax here

Why choose Halifax?

Study English in the hippest little city in North America

There are many beautiful parks, trails, and beaches in Halifax, making it a great city for nature enthusiasts. Halifax is also a wonderful option if you want the conveniences of living in a city yet the feel of a smaller town.

  • One of the most affordable cities in Canada
  • One of the mildest winter weather cities in Canada
  • 10 universities and colleges close to our campus
  • 97% English speaking population

B3J 1Y6


Address1256 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y6, Canada



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"We have grown up in different environments, with different nationalities, religions, genders, and ages. However, we have a common goal: 'achieve proficiency in English."
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