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Why Immersion

Did you know that immersing yourself in a language is the most effective way to learn it?

Since 1987, we have been welcoming professionals and lifelong learners to our campus for week long, all inclusive experiences with a focus on developing your oral comprehension and expression in English. You will stay on campus in our clean and modern residence and have your meals prepared at our famous dining hall.

Past participants have included professionals from all walks of life, including lawyers, psychologists, judges, government staff, and employees from businesses and manufacturing, who need or want to improve their English.

At Bishop’s, you can expect expert educators in small group settings, enriching social outings, and a complete immersion in English during your time here. What are you waiting for!

Immersion Works

  • Prior to your arrival on campus, we will assess your level of English by means of a written and oral placement test.
  • Language monitors will organize and participate in social and cultural activities with you to maximize your conversation during your stay.
  • Participants are constantly engaged with the English language as 25 hours per week are dedicated to class time with experienced ESL professors.
  • The objective of the program is to improve the oral comprehension and expression of every participant.
  • The program’s success is due to small classes and the individual attention received during your weekly stay.

Residence and Accommodations

Program fees include rooming, all food expenses, parking, social and cultural activities, complete access to the University’s Sports Centre, and all educational material for the complete week.

All participants will reside in the Paterson Hall residence in which each suite has four individual bedrooms and suitemates share the use of a living room, kitchenette, and two bathrooms.

All participants have full access to the Dewhurst Dining Hall with their program ID. All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included. The first meal included in the fees is the dinner on Sunday whereas the last meal included is breakfast on Friday.

* If you have any food allergies, intolerances, or restrictions, please let us know on the registration form or contact us.

Social and Cultural Activities

Social and cultural activities are an integral part of the program as it allows participants to discover some of the anglophone landmarks of the area and provides opportunities to put into action newly acquired knowledge of the English language. Some of the activities that have been offered in the past include:

Apply now to improve your English

Check with your employer to see if they will cover the costs of your immersion experience!

The cost of the program is $1,375.00 per week, taxes included. Participants registering for more than one week will receive a $50.00 discount for the second week and a $100.00 discount for all additional weeks.

Immersion sessions for Summer 2024:

  • Week 1:  June 16 – June 21, 2024
  • Week 2:  July 28 – August 2, 2024
  • Week 3:  August 4 – August 9, 2024
  • Week 4:  August 11 – August 16, 2024


«J’ai une plus grande facilité à m’exprimer grâce aux exercices d’interaction avec le professeur et les étudiants. J’ai apprécié la grande disponibilité des professeurs à répondre aux questions.»

«Un très bon programme, vraiment satisfaite de mon séjour. Belle organisation.  Bravo!  Belle accueil également.»

«J’ai tellement aimé mon séjour avec vous et j’espère que l’année prochaine vous allez être encore là pour faire des activités.»

«L’organisation en général est très bonne. Le personnel est affable, souriant, attentionné. Les professeurs sont excellent et le programme est très bien conçu.»

«Les activités en classe, l’interaction avec le professeur et les étudiants (sont les aspects dont j’ai le plus appréciés). Les activités de groupe permettent d’échanger avec les autres étudiants sur différents sujets.»

«Nous partons avec plus d’expérience avec la langue anglaise. Je suis très heureux de mon choix. Je me sentais en vacances même si j’étudiais.»