Everything you need to know about learning a new language in Canada

University of New Brunswick, Saint John


Learn English in Community-oriented New Brunswick

Founded in 1785, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is the oldest university in English-speaking Canada. The University of New Brunswick Saint John College (UNB Saint John), one of the two main colleges of UNB, is home to an intimate community of 3,000 students and takes pride in its reputation for meeting the needs of its diverse student body.

The Saint John College Experience

For international students interested in studying at UNB or elsewhere in Canada, Saint John College offers an extensive selection of ESL programs. Ranging from entry-level English classes to an academic bridge program for advanced students, Saint John College also offers a Pre-MBA Program—a unique curriculum designed to bring conditionally admitted MBA students up to speed in English and GMAT preparation (the first of its kind in Canada).

The scope of Saint John College’s programs and partnerships is wide, but the sense of community is strong. From hosting Brazilian Science without Borders students to partnering with nearby New Brunswick Community College, Saint John College strives to offer an intimate ESL program experience to a diverse student body.

“What we do here is not just ESL. Our students really become our family and we get to know them well. The students who came for Science without Borders really felt like such a big part of the community here,” stated Saint John College Associate Director Lindsay Taylor Doiron.

Customized, Short-term ESL Programs

In addition, Saint John College welcomes enquiries from private groups for customized, short-term ESL programs. The college has designed tailor-made programs for international universities, foreign government officials, private companies, and more.

Why New Brunswick?

A small yet bustling city located on Canada’s Atlantic coast, New Brunswick offers both easy access to major cities (such as New York, Montréal, and Toronto) and a welcoming, intimate community well-suited for learning English.

“Latin American students coming here won’t find a huge population of Spanish or Portuguese speakers. If you are coming abroad to learn a language and to experience a culture, you don’t want to be with a huge community of people who speak your native language. You want to be immersed in English and students can really do that here in New Brunswick,” Ms. Doiron concluded.

For international students focused on learning English while experiencing the highlights of Canada, UNB Saint John College is an ideal choice.


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