Our ESL Foundation Program is a unique preparation program for English Second Language (ESL) students aged 11 to 17, which linguistically, academically and culturally prepares them for the demands of the Canadian educational environment.
Students enroll in this program for one full year, with the goal of transferring into our Academic Program. After completing at least a year in our Academic Program, students are then well prepared to continue their studies at any of the top boarding schools in Canada and the USA.
Students in our program acquire strong skills in vocabulary acquisition, reading comprehension, listening, writing and pronunciation, through studies centered on math, science, social studies and English literature.
Students practice their English language skills and learn more about Canadian culture through projects and activities in class, as well as through our Residential Life Program.
Our program embraces a content-rich, high-standards curriculum through which we prepare ESL students to become academically successful in their future learning, as well as familiar with the North American culture and social requirements.
Students enrolled in this intensive language program follow the same daily schedule as our Academic Program students, with classes starting at 8:25am and ending at 4:30pm. Our students receive an additional two hours of supervised study hall (homework period) in the evenings, Sunday to Thursday.
View a typical daily schedule here.
Fulford Academy issues joint offers of admissions with partnership schools providing international students with a clear educational pathway, which helps to transition them into the leading boarding schools in Canada and the USA.