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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 - C2


Average Class size: 8-10


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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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.


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.

Business English for the Workplace

For students who need professional English skills for their personal and professional life. This course prepares students to succeed in the world of international business and the workplace by developing their professional English communication skills. A practical application of concepts and current business practices is also included in the course

English for parent

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.

Teaching English to Young Learners

For groups of international students or teachers who wish to achieve a certificate for teaching children. Optional public-school placement.

English for Communication (EC)

This program aims to increasing student’s listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students will learn practical language and terminology that can help them in professional communication or on a daily conversation through a variety of strategies such as community integration, team projects, and interactive exercises.

Summer/ Winter Group Programs

ECLC runs summer programs every June, July, and August. Students can join this group for all or part of the program. We also offer customized winter group programing from January to March.

University College Pathway Program Levels

LevelEntering Finishing CEFRTOEFL
Skills BasicA1
Skills 100A2
Skills/UCP 200IELTS 4.5IELTS 5.0B135-45
Skills/UCP 300IELTS 5.0IELTS 5.5B1+46-59
Skills/UCP 400IELTS 5.5IELTS 6.0B260-78
Skills/UCP 500IELTS 6.0IELTS 6.5B2+79-93
PGPIELTS 6.5IELTS 7.0C194-101


08:45 – 10:15    General Skills or IELTS Program
10:15 – 10:30     Break time
10:30 – 12:00    General Skills or IELTS Program
12:00 – 13:00    Lunch Break
13:00 – 14:10     UCP Program
14:10 – 14:20     Break time
14:20 – 15:30    UCP Program

Accommodation Options


Exciting to start your study abroad journey, but feel nervous about accommodation? A home stay 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.

Halifax location has different English levels scale, courses content, and University and college pathway program partners compared to other school locations.

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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