2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Certificate

Program and course delivery

This program is offered online and is also available in Seneca's hybrid delivery format for students at Newnham Campus. With hybrid delivery, some coursework is online and some must be completed in person. Students choosing hybrid delivery at Newnham Campus will need to come on campus to complete in-person learning requirements.

About the Program

This eight-month certificate program will help you improve your English skills. Your learning will be enhanced by courses in writing, reading, speaking and listening. In this program, you will use technology to help you with your coursework. Upon graduation, you may enter into a diploma program at Seneca or enter the workforce.

This program is the right choice for you if:

  • English isn’t your first language


  • If you have completed less than four years of school in an English-speaking secondary school.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Written and verbal communications
  • How to answer questions
  • Understanding important information 

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may be able to apply to a diploma, degree or graduate certificate program of your choice.

English Language Institute (ELI)

International student? Please visit the English Language Institute

New Pathway Option

Opportunity to improve your English skills and qualify for the pathway to a degree or graduate certificate program.

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What Our Graduates Say

"The GEA program wasn't just a stepping stone; it was the open door that led me to the Honours Bachelor of Data Science and Analytics program. I saw it as a platform to bridge the gap between my experiences and my desired future in this new land. The cooperative and resourceful people in the GEA program connected dots for me that I didn't even know existed. They played a pivotal role in shaping my pathway, ensuring I never felt like an outsider."

Mohamad Meaari
Graduate, General Arts – English for Academic Purposes (GEA)

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