Language Foundation

Rigorous Language Foundation program will prepare an Hanson High School international student for the successful studies in main stream high school.

  • 5 levels of non-credit ESL courses
  • 6-week long modules / 6 hours per day
  • 8 intakes through the calendar year
  • 180 instructional hours per module
  • 3 strands taught each day: Listening/Speaking, Reading/Writing, Grammar 
  • Completion of Language Foundation level 5 leads directly to academic and university preparation type high school courses (NO ESL credit courses are required)

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Language Foundation Levels

Ontario Curriculum Equivalency

Elementary (Level 01)


Pre-Intermediate (Level 02)


Intermediate (Level 03)


Upper Intermediate (Level 04)


Advanced (Level 05)



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