Is the Gateway Intensive English Program Right for You? 4 Ways to Find Out!

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Gateway intensive English programs let you learn English from home

Are you looking for a way to develop your English skills from your home country? At CultureWorks we offer an online Gateway program, which lets you learn English from your own home.

Although our traditional programs take place in classrooms and schools in Canada, the Gateway program lets you take courses online without needing to come to Canada right away.

The Gateway program is offered to ESL students at Levels 4 or 5 in their studies. Once they complete the online Gateway program, students can either finish their Level 6 ESL studies in Canada at a CultureWorks campus, or simply use their new English skills at home or at school anywhere in the world.

Does this option sound appealing? Keep reading to find out if our Gateway English program is right for you!

1. Online Intensive English Programs Are Perfect for Students on a Budget

Moving to another country can be expensive. With visa costs, flights, and travel expenses to consider, it may be hard to make the financial commitment to study English abroad. By staying in your own country for Levels 4 and 5 of your ESL studies, you won’t have as many costs to worry about. Our online Gateway program is less expensive than our traditional on-campus ESL program. By staying in your home country instead of opting for our intensive English program in Canada, you’ll save about 20 percent on tuition, fees, and textbook costs.

2. Students With Family Responsibilities Might Benefit from an Online ESL Program

If you have family at home that rely on you, it may be hard to move to another country to learn English. That’s why the Gateway program is perfect! It lets you stay at home to be with your family. You can even choose how much time you want to spend every week learning English. CultureWorks offers you the choice between an eight-week full-time program and a 16-week part-time program.

3. You’re Nervous About Moving to Study English in Canada

Moving to another country can be extremely exciting. However, we understand it is a big decision! If you’re not ready to make the leap, you can start your intensive English program from your own country with the Gateway program. The Gateway program will allow you to get used to your ESL studies, so that by the time you are ready to move to Canada and begin your Level 6 studies, you feel less nervous.

4. An Online Intensive English Program is Good for Students Who Need to Work

If you need to work while studying, the Gateway program is right for you! With the option of choosing part time studies and the flexibility online courses will give you, you can still work and support yourself or your family. Part-time studies only require 10 to 12 hours per week, while full-time requires 22-26 hours. If you would like to work while you study English, CultureWorks’ online Gateway program could be the perfect option for you.

Are you excited to study English in Canada or from home?

Contact CultureWorks today to get started!