General English Programs

ESL Program Overview

Cloud Nine College ESL programs provide students the opportunity to build the essential skills for communication and comprehension in English as well as provide strategies for test-taking and problem-solving.  From B1- C1, students will learn more about academic English in order to prepare them forthe University pathway programs, IELTS test preparation or English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs.

All of our textbooks are Cambridge editions.

It is common for students to master a level within 12 weeks, however the learning pace depends on each student.

“Students who enroll in a language program which is six months or less in duration or for which tuition is less than $4,000 may not make a claim against the Student Tuition Protection Fund, which is managed by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.  Further, this language program may not have been reviewed or approved by PTIB. For more information about programs that do not require PTIB approval please visit”

We offer 7 General English Programs according to the internationally recognized Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

  • A (elementary)
    • Textbook: Interchange 0
  • A1 (beginner)
    • Textbook: Interchange 1
  • A2 (pre-intermediate)
    • Textbook: Interchange 2
  • A2+ (pre-intermediate)
    • Textbook: Interchange 3
  • B1 (intermediate)
    • Preliminary English Test (PET)
  • B2 (upper-intermediate)
    • First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • C1 (advanced)
    • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Program Registration

Rolling, new intake every Mondays

Program Hours

Full time: 23 hours a week
Part time: 15 hours a week 

Pathway Program Eligibility

B2 and C1 levels only