Since 1993, McGill University has been hosting undergraduate students from renowned Japanese universities in its English Immersion Summer Program (EISP). Once again this year, we at the McGill School of Continuing Studies have the privilege of welcoming yet another group of students to beautiful and exciting Montreal.
The EISP is specifically designed for students who have some knowledge of English and who want to improve their listening, comprehension, oral communication and pronunciation. This is a total immersion program in which students are in contact with native speakers around the clock and practice their English 24/7.
While at McGill, students will have the chance not only to improve their English language skills, but also to learn about the Canadian and Quebecois cultures. They will participate in socio-cultural pedagogical activities both in the classroom and in the community. They will attend classes in the morning and participate in language workshops and cultural activities in the afternoon. Native English-speaking monitors will accompany the students on the many and varied social and cultural activities that follow each day's academic work. Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in optional activities such as our popular Homestay weekend. These language-building activities are an important part of the program and effectively allow students to practice their English in a different kind of setting. Thanks to the variety of in-class and out-of-class pedagogical activities, by the time the program is over, students are much more confident in their ability to communicate in English.