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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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English Language Centre

The English Language Centre delivers a high-quality, focused English program for students to be able to enter their program of choice at Ontario Tech University.

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Learn how to apply to the English Language Centre at Ontario Tech University.

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Our classes will be blended (in person and online options) in 2021

The English Language Centre will offer its EAP program in a blended (in-person and online options) format beginning in January 2021. Students who can travel to Canada will be able to take in-person classes on campus. They will also be able to participate in in-person workshops, including outdoor activities, cultural events and other sessions. Students who continue to study online from their home country will be in the same classes and workshops using Zoom.

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English Language Centre

Welcome to the English Language Centre!

At Ontario Tech University's English Language Centre (ELC), we welcome students from around the world to improve their English prior to beginning academic studies at our university and our partner institution.

On this site you will find information on:

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Q&A session: English Language Centre

We understand you may have questions about the English Language Centre. Every Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., our staff will be online to help. If you are interested in attending, please register online in advance. 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The ELC acknowledges the land on which it stands is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

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