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English Second Language (ESL) courses

Up to a maximum of 12 credits of ESL courses, including academic writing courses for non-anglophones, are open to you if your primary language is not English and you have studied for fewer than five (5) years in an English-language secondary institution.

Placement tests are required for all ESL courses. For more information on placement tests, see http://www.mcgill.ca/mwc/courses/placement-tests/. Once the tests are evaluated, you will be issued a departmental approval for course registration.

Note: As of Summer 2011, English as a Second Language courses will be administered by the School of Continuing Studies. To learn which School of Continuing Studies Courses can be taken for credit in the Faculty of Arts, click here.