The Step by Step Canada School
Step 1 - Write your list of Study Goals which should include university degrees or college diplomas or training
certificates or school subjects or career training licenses.
This is also a good time to talk to your existing school guidance counselor or existing mentors
who have helped you succeed to this point in your life. They may suggest additional resources or
counselors to help you with your future study selections.
Step 2 - Collect your existing school records, certificates, degrees and make copies. This prerequisite
information is needed by most schools as part of the admission process.
Step 3 - Research which schools offer your study subject goals (pick 5 to 10) You should research the
accreditation of the schools to confirm that they are real, study programs are accredited and the school
is in good standing. Unesco has several of these services for international students.
You should contact any family members or classmates who have actually attended the school or schools that you have short-listed.
Ask them for accurate information about the schools, teachers, programs and value of the degree or certificate to employers.
Step 4 - Estimate your study budget - tuition, travel and living expenses. Remember to save enough money for
emergencies and even a flight home if you are required to return home for a family situation.
Step 5 - Contact schools or education consultants - ask for registration, costs, eligibility, testimonials and references. (yes ESL in
Canada can send free school information to students and overseas advisers who require local assistance)
Step 6 - Send preliminary application for registration to your top 3 schools.
Step 7 - Receive registration acceptance letter(s)
Step 8 - Complete one registration form, send initial registration fees. Remember because of the many problems
with ESL schools only pay fees for 1 month. You can pay the balance month by month when you arrive at the school.
Step 9 - Use Acceptance Letter to apply for and obtain student Visa
Step 10 - Receive Student Visa
Step 11 - Book accommodation - student residence or homestay or share apartment
Step 12 - Send secondarty fees or payments to the schools (books, homestay, activities)
Step 13 - Buy travel tickets
Step 14 - Read about location, weather, customs to choose appropriate clothes
Step 15 - Read about school program to choose your study resources (ie) computers, reference books and texts
Step 16 - Read about your new city for local travel, banking, cellphones, shopping, attractions, entertainment
Step 17 - Start to pack your clothes and resources for school
Step 18 - Get ready to go!!
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How ESL in Canada Recommends Classes
ESL in Canada recommends several independent ESL English classes for example: the FREE Toronto ESL Cafe English
conversation classes, the free LINC classes for new Canadians, the free English classes at many libraries, the free classes at accredited
TESL Teaching schools, some excellent Board of Education continuing education classes that cost two or three dollars per instructional hour and
a few English classes at excellent independent ESL schools with their teachers and their programs.