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Why Choose Queen's School of English (QSoE)?

Quality of Programs

  • We have been providing English language instruction since 1942
  • Our school is one of the longest running language schools of its kind in Canada

Improve your English Faster

  • Speaking and listening skills improve far more quickly because students use English at all times
  • QSoE and the city of Kingston provide an excellent English immersion environment

Students at Queen's

Study at a Leading University!

  • Queen's is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Canada
  • Queen's ranked as one of the top two universities for the Medical/Doctoral category by Maclean's magazine, 2008
  • Queen's MBA program is ranked as one of the top in Canada
  • Queen's welcomes international students from more than 95 different countries
  • More than 1300 international students study at Queen's University each year

Admission to Queen's University or St. Lawrence College

  • Students who achieve a high standing in ESLA 140 or ESLA150 at QSoE can obtain an English proficiency exam waiver for application to an undergraduate or graduate program at Queen's University
  • Students can use successful completion of ESLA 140 or ESLA150 at QSoE to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement for application to St. Lawrence College.

Students at Queen's

Get the Queen's Experience

  • QSoE students have access to all facilities on campus including the library, physical education centre and over 400 different student clubs
  • QSoE classes and residence are located on campus with other Queen's students-giving you plenty of opportunity to practice your English while learning about Canadian culture

Our City

  • Kingston, Ontario is ranked by BBC as one of the top 5 great university towns.
  • Located on Lake Ontario, steps from the waterfront and Kingston's vibrant downtown, our campus offers the perfect blend of leading edge facilities and small-town comfort.
  • Kingston is well situated for excursions to Canada's larger cities; only a few short hours from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal
  • Each year, Kingston is home for over 25,000 students studying at Queen's University, St. Lawrence College and the Royal Military College