Gateway Program

CultureWorks is excited to offer an online Academic English program. The Gateway Program allows you to study Academic English from your country while saving money but still working face-to-face with a Canadian English instructor online.





The Gateway Program offers:

  • Live video classes
  • Self-paced online lessons
  • Practice activities with immediate feedback
  • Connection to students from around the world
  • Access to teacher support


Cost: $2,800.00 CAD

  • Textbooks are not required
  • Studying in your home country saves you travelling or moving expenses and keeps you close to family and friends.


2 Schedule Options:

8 Week Program

  • 14 hours online classes per week
  • 24/7 access to online lessons and resources

16 Week Program

  • 7 hours online classes per week
  • 24/7 access to online lessons and resources

3 Levels:

Gateway 3

Minimum Requirements: 

  • IELTS 4.5
  • TOEFL ibt 33
  • PTE 32
  • Level 3 on CultureWorks Placement Test

Gateway 4

Minimum Requirements: 

  • IELTS 5.0
  • TOEFL ibt 40
  • PTE 38
  • Level 4 on CultureWorks Placement Test

Gateway 5

Minimum Requirements: 

  • IELTS 5.5
  • TOEFL ibt 50
  • PTE 45
  • Level 5 on CultureWorks Placement Test


Students that successfully complete the Gateway Program will be:

  • Eligible to apply for conditional acceptance to CultureWorks partner schools (University/College). Learn more about applying for conditional acceptance here.
  • Prepared to join the CultureWorks On-Campus Academic Pathway program (in Canada)
  • Better prepared to study at an English speaking university anywhere in the world
  • Better prepared for work that may require English language skills



  1. Complete the online application by clicking here.
  2. Submit official English Language Proficiency test documentation or complete our placement test.
  3. Confirm your registration and start studying!

Start Dates: 

  • 23-Jun-2017
  • 31-Aug-2017
  • 27-Oct-2017

Registration Deadline: 1 week (7 days) prior to selected start date

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Before registration deadline Full tuition refund
Before course start date 90% tuition refund
After course start date No refund
Learn more about program details & more!