Pathways English Online for Higher Education in Canada

Gain access to higher education in Canada without the need for IELTS or TOEFL. Through our Pathways English Online courses you can progress into post-secondary study at a range of universities and colleges in Canada.

With level progression every 6 weeks and course options to suit your goals, book now to start your journey into a Canadian University.

$180 CAD Per Week
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Why Study Pathways English Online?

  • Develop your understanding and use of English language.
  • Achieve the core academic skills required for university-level study.
  • 10 hours of live classes per week with 10 hours of guided independent online study.
  • Progress directly into Canadian post-secondary education.
  • Receive expert admissions and application support during your course.
  • Track your progress through weekly assessments and tutor feedback.

Course Information

Course Information

Our Pathways English Online course prepares students for post-secondary study and are customised to the needs of each individual learner and their education goals.

Our students receive personalized study and admissions support, which ensures you can reach your desired higher education institution. We equip you with the English language, tools and study skills to succeed at university.

Our Canadian partner institutions accredit this course, eliminating the need for an entry exam such as IELTS, TOEIC or TOEFL*.

*Please note IELTS scores may be required for certain graduate and post-graduate programs.

If you already know your current English level, check the table below:

Exit Level Requirement
Current English Level IELTS 5.5 IELTS 6 IELTS 6.5
IELTS 6 6 Weeks
IELTS 5.5 6 Weeks 12 Weeks
IELTS 5 6 Weeks 12 weeks 18 Weeks
IELTS 4.5 12 Weeks 18 Weeks 24 Weeks
IELTS 4 or less If your IELTS score is 4.0 or less, you can enrol on our General English Online.

Course Features

2 hour per day of live tutor-led online classes

10 hours per week of guided self-study through interactive exercises and learning materials

Quickly improve your English and increase one study level every 6 weeks.

Course Outcomes

Practice and develop a greater understanding of vocabulary and be able to actively follow listening input and take appropriate lecture notes.

Learn to structure and write opinion based essays on a variety of topics, develop your writing process and strategies to produce coherent text in English.

Demonstrate a thorough reading comprehension using a variety of reading subskills and develop the ability to think critically when responding to a variety of texts.

Increase your ability to express yourself and ideas verbally and improve your presentation skills in English.

Learn to navigate and utilise digital learning tools such as Virtual Learning Campus, Moodle, research and study tools.

Gain the ability to work collaborate with your peers, evaluate one’s work critically and engage actively in academic settings

Study destinations in Canada

Apply directly to our Canadian universities partners and eliminate the requirement for an entry test.

Click here to check the full list of universities.

Course Pricing

$180 CAD per week

Entry Requirements

Based on your required exit level of English, our Admissions Team will help you choose the right course duration. We recommend a 6-week study period for every 1 level increase, which is equivalent to a 0.5 IELTS* score improvement.

If you are unsure, a free Spotlight placement test is available upon registration.

English Language Entry Requirements

Study Level

Course Length

Entry Level

Exit Level


6 Weeks

IELTS 5.5 *(5.0)

IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)

12 Weeks

IELTS 5.0 *(4.5)

IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)

16 Weeks

IELTS 4.5 *(4.0)

IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)


6 Weeks

IELTS 6.0 *(5.5)

IELTS 6.5 *(5.5)

12 Weeks

IELTS 5.5 *(5.0) IELTS 6.5 *(5.5)

16 Weeks

IELTS 5.0 *(4.5)

IELTS 6.5 *(5.5)

*No component below. *You can also use Oxford ELLT as proof of your English proficiency:


I studied with Oxford International on the 16-week pre-sessional programme and I am definitely satisfied with the course. Daily self-study and weekly assignments helped me a lot to improve myself. My favourite part of the course was that our teacher was very caring and detailed feedback.

Gizem Azman
Online Pre-Sessional English

I enjoy studying with my classmates, because we make progress together, give feedback together, and have made good memories. The teachers are also very good, they take good care of our study and life, and give us good guidance.

Zheng Langxing
2022 Online Pre-Sessional English course

What I liked most was the incredible improving my English how fast. It was just 5 weeks total but the way of information gave us from the pre-sessional program it was incredible and so worth it. Thank you very much. Thank you too my Turnitin. The course was easy to follow, very useful/understandable

Ozgur Celebi
Online Pre-Sessional English

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have applied and paid for your course, you’ll receive a welcome letter telling you we have received your application. Closer to your course start date, you’ll receive a welcome pack from us containing details of your course, class times, assessment criteria and clear technical instructions for how to join your class.

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