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Learn English with WELC.

WELC provides language training for international students who have academic and non-academic interests in learning English.

Academic English Program (AEP)

4-12 months  September, January, May  Conditional & ESL only

The Academic English Program is offered at three different levels and designed for students with conditional admission to Western, King's, or Huron University Colleges and those pursuing ESL studies. We cultivate student success by developing communicative skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking – in conjunction with the cultural knowledge required to thrive in Western’s demanding academic environment.

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English Boost Program

 9 weeks   July   Direct/conditional

The English Boost Program provides 9 weeks of training for students who are just below the English standard for admission to their degree program.

Note: For students applying directly to undergraduate studies at Western University and its Affiliated University Colleges, you are automatically considered for Boost if you are deemed academically admissible by the Admissions Office and are just below the English standard. No additional application is required. Contact for more information about the application process.

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King’s Enhanced Year (KEY)

 8 months  September   Direct admission

King’s University College and the Western English Language Centre have partnered to create the King’s Enhanced Year (KEY). The KEY Program is designed for students who are close to meeting the language proficiency requirements for direct entry to King’s University College. Earn 2 credits while learning English to meet University requirements.

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