August English Preparation Program

Dates:       Tuesday August 6th  - Friday August 30th, 2019

                      Weekdays 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Fee:           $1,900 ($1,650 + $250 Activity Fee)

Materials:  Included


The first day of school can be unnerving for any student, but especially for newly arrived international students, who face the mysteries of a new culture, immersion in English, and having to build a new circle of friends. The native English environment can be especially challenging for a newly arrived international student. “Wow, people here talk so quickly!” and “Canadians use many expressions that I have never heard before!” are comments we often hear from students when they first arrive.


The August English Preparation Part One Program is designed to gently ease international students into their new surroundings so that, in September, they can start school with confidence.


Part One of this program introduces students to English expressions they will not likely have heard in their home country.  Academic English will be practiced and reviewed similar to what will be found in their new Canadian classrooms. Students will learn about cultural expectations of Canadian schools and homes.  Time will be given to learn about food, transportation, ethics and the role diversity plays in Canadian Culture.  The program instructor will work with students to develop strategies on how to be successful in their new Limestone school and at their new Homestay.


In addition, many of the program activities will take place outside of the classroom. They are designed to familiarize students with various services and venues around Kingston while simultaneously giving them an opportunity to bring their language lessons to life in the community.


Kingston is the perfect sized city to explore what Canada is all about in a safe and interesting way.  With a class size of about 15, the program offers students a high level of individualized attention.







International Education Office
Limestone District School Board
164 Van Order Drive, 1st Floor
Kingston, Ontario

K7M 1C1


(phone) 613-544-7745
(fax) 613-544-8997



Limestone District School Board is located in Kingston, Ontario, a small city of 120,000 people located at the eastern mouth of Lake Ontario. Kingston is rich in history, quality of life, and post-secondary education opportunities. With more Ph.D. holders per capita than any other Canadian city, Kingston is Canada's education capital.


Limestone District School Board is the gateway to many outstanding educational opportunities that await international students in Kingston. Your future here is bright!

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