[UPDATED: August 12, 2021] Please note that due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) related travel restrictions and vaccine requirements, study abroad options may be affected. Many programs are open for in-person instruction, however, ApplyESL recommends contacting schools of interest to check status, and local embassies or consulates, to obtain information regarding visa services currently available.
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Payment Method

How you will pay school fees. All schools accept bank transfers and bank checks. Some will also accept major credit cards.

PELSA Canada

Private English Language Schools Association (PELSA Canada) is a national consortium for private English language schools that promotes the development and growth of the English language school industry in Canada.

Placement Test

An examination taken by students before classes begin which measures a student's English ability level. The results of the placement test are used to place students in an appropriate course level.

Postgraduate Student

Refers to a student who has finished the undergraduate level requirements, graduated, and is currently pursuing a higher level degree. In England and Australia "Postgraduate" is regularly used to refer to these students, yet in America "Graduate Student" is more commonly used.

Postsecondary Education

Refers to college, university, or other forms of education that begin after 12 years of primary and secondary education.

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