LLI University/College Pathway Program

Pathway programs are designed to help international students who are planning to enroll in higher education programs at colleges or universities abroad. These programs are specifically tailored to provide English language proficiency training within a broader context of academic preparation.

One of the key challenges for international students is demonstrating their mastery of the English language through proficiency tests such as the TOEFL or IELTS, which are often required by educational institutions as part of the admission process. However, these tests can be expensive and may require extensive preparation, which can be time-consuming. Moreover, the results of these tests are often required to be submitted along with other mandatory documentation for admission to a university and subsequent visa application, leaving little room for delay or error.

In such cases, Pathway programs offer a viable solution. These programs provide comprehensive preparatory courses that not only focus on English language proficiency but also incorporate broader academic preparation to ensure students are well-equipped for the rigors of higher education. Unlike simple English courses, Pathway programs are designed to bridge the gap between a student’s current language proficiency level and the requirements of their chosen college or university.

By enrolling in a Pathway program, international students can benefit from a structured curriculum that covers not only English language skills but also academic skills, study techniques, and cultural understanding. These programs are typically offered by reputable educational institutions and provide students with access to experienced instructors, resources, and support services to help them succeed in their academic journey.

Moreover, Pathway programs often offer conditional offers of acceptance to the university or college of choice, allowing students to secure their place in their desired institution even before they achieve the required language proficiency test scores. This can be a significant advantage for students who may be running short on time or need additional support to meet the English language proficiency requirements.

The LLI University Pathway Program is designed to equip students of all backgrounds and nationalities

With the necessary English language skills to excel in post-secondary academic courses. What sets this program apart is that eligible students can receive a conditional letter of acceptance into a post-secondary program even before arriving in Canada, eliminating the need to study for IELTS and TOEFL exams.

The Pathway Program at LLI prepares students for the academic rigors of English-language instruction at the university or college level. By focusing on essential language skills such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking, the program aims to build the proficiency and confidence needed to succeed in an English-speaking academic environment.

One of the key advantages of the LLI University Pathway Program is the opportunity for students to secure a conditional letter of acceptance from a post-secondary institution in Canada before they even arrive in the country. This means that students can begin their academic journey with a clear path towards their chosen program, without the added stress and time investment of preparing for IELTS or TOEFL exams.

This unique approach not only saves students valuable time but also provides them with the assurance of having a confirmed spot in a post-secondary program, which can be a significant motivating factor for their language studies. It allows students to focus on improving their English language skills, knowing that their admission into a post-secondary program is already secured.

The LLI University Pathway Program aims to make the process of studying in Canada more accessible and streamlined for international students, regardless of their language background. By offering a conditional letter of acceptance and preparing students for the academic demands of English-language instruction, LLI helps students pave the way for a successful academic journey in Canada.

In summary, Pathway programs are not just simple English courses, but comprehensive preparatory programs that provide international students with the necessary English language skills and academic preparation to excel in higher education. These programs offer a strategic and supportive approach to help students achieve their academic goals and fulfill their dreams of studying abroad.

How Pathway works

Applying for the Pathway Program at the London Language Institute (LLI) is a straightforward process that consists of several easy-to-follow steps:

Complete a short online application form:

Fill out the online application form for the Pathway Program, providing your personal information and academic background.

Submit your high school transcripts for assessment:

Send your high school transcripts to LLI for a FREE assessment. Our experienced team will review your transcripts and provide you with feedback on how much additional study may be required to meet the requirements of your chosen college or university.

Receive results and advice:

LLI will return your assessment results within three business days and advise you on the amount of study needed to fulfill the requirements of your desired educational institution. This feedback will help you plan your academic pathway effectively.

Submit notarized copies of required documents:

Once you receive your assessment results, you may need to submit notarized copies of additional documents, such as your passport, financial statements, or English language proficiency test scores, as required by your chosen college or university.

Receive a conditional offer:

Upon meeting the necessary requirements, you will receive a conditional offer from LLI prior to finishing high school or leaving your home country. This conditional offer guarantees your acceptance to the school, college, or university stated in the offer, subject to meeting the conditions stated.

Apply for your visa:

If you plan to study in-person at LLI or in your home country, you may need to apply for a student visa. LLI will provide you with the necessary documentation and support to help you with the visa application process.

Study ESL in the LLI Academic Preparation Programs:

Once enrolled, you will begin your studies in the LLI Academic Preparation 1 and Academic Preparation 2 Programs. These programs are designed to help you achieve the required entry level standard of English proficiency for your chosen university, preparing you for success in your academic pursuits.

Fulfill conditional offer requirements:

Work diligently to meet the requirements of the conditional offer, such as achieving the necessary English proficiency level and completing any other stipulated conditions. Once you fulfill these requirements, you are guaranteed acceptance to the school, college, or university stated in the offer, setting you on the path to pursue your educational goals.

Exploring the comprehensive offerings

A comprehensive range of offerings is included in our Pathway program to ensure that international students are well-prepared for success in their higher education journey. 

This includes training and testing for the TOEFL and IELTS, which are widely recognized English language proficiency exams. Additionally, students are provided with Canadian cultural classes to help them better understand and adapt to the local culture, as well as math upgrading courses, if needed, to strengthen their mathematical skills.

Our Pathway program is designed to be flexible and tailored to the individual needs of each student. It begins with our core ESL (English as a Second Language) program, which provides a solid foundation in English language skills. From there, students progress to the Academic Preparation 1 (AP1) and Academic Preparation 2 (AP2) programs as required, which are designed to further develop the specific skills needed for success in higher education.

As part of our University pathway, students also receive an additional 6 hours of instruction per week during the last 4 months of their ESL program. This additional instruction is designed to provide targeted support and further enhance their language skills in preparation for their transition to a college or university.

Our Pathway program is structured to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to language and academic preparation, ensuring that students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their higher education studies. With a focus on personalized instruction and support, our Pathway program aims to empower international students to achieve their academic goals and thrive in their educational journey.

College and University Partners

Don’t let language barriers hold you back from achieving your academic goals. Choose Learning Languages Institute’s University Pathway Program and take the first step towards unlocking academic success. Our program provides you with access to a wide range of opportunities, addresses language barriers, fosters a supportive community, and promotes personal growth and development. Enroll today and embark on a transformative educational journey that will prepare you for a bright future.


At LLI, we offer a comprehensive Pathway program that goes beyond traditional teaching methods to unlock your full potential in the English language. Our immersive approach, interactive learning activities, and small class sizes make LLI the ideal choice for your language learning journey.

♦  One of the key features of our program is our emphasis on task-based learning. You won’t just memorize words and phrases from textbooks – you’ll actively participate in whole class and group activities that reinforce your speaking and writing skills. We believe that building your confidence in using English in real-life situations is crucial, far more valuable than simply achieving high test scores. Our goal is to equip you with the skills and confidence to effectively communicate in English for academic, professional, or everyday purposes.

♦ LLI’s small class sizes are another key advantage. Unlike many language schools that have large classrooms with numerous students, our classes have a maximum of 15 students. This allows our experienced and certified teachers to provide individualized attention and support to every student in every lesson, whether online or in person. Our specially-designed classrooms also offer an ideal learning environment with space for students to work together and interact with their teachers.

♦  LLI offers a unique Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) that is exclusive to our language school. As an LLI student, you’ll have your own personal VLP account where you can access your program/course details, upcoming class dates, current classwork assignments, homework assignments, tests, and quizzes set by your teacher. You can also join live classes via Zoom links and complete coursework and homework online through the VLP, which can be sent directly to your teacher for grading. Even after completing your program or moving on to a new level, you’ll have access to all your coursework and learning materials on the VLP for as long as you need.

Finally, LLI takes pride in its world-class teachers. Our friendly, helpful, and patient teachers are experienced and certified to teach a range of courses, including English for Second Language Learners (ESL), TESL/TESOL, IELTS, TOEFL, and TESOL. They have an average of 15 years’ experience in international education, and they understand the challenges of learning a new language in a classroom or online setting.

LLI’s immersive approach, interactive learning activities, small class sizes, unique Virtual Learning Platform, and experienced teachers make it the perfect choice for your pathway to English fluency and opportunity. Join us at LLI and experience a transformative ESL learning experience like no other!


The duration of the Pathway program at LLI varies depending on your level of fluency, typically ranging from 2 to 6 months. To determine the exact duration, you will take an in-person test on the first day of the program, which evaluates your reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills. However, before arriving in Canada, you will also take an online test to get an estimate of the program duration.

It’s essential to continue improving your English skills during the admission and visa application process to potentially reduce the time needed in the Pathway program upon arrival at your international study destination. LLI also offers online English courses that you can study from the comfort of your own home, which can help you prepare for the Pathway program.

Successfully completing the Pathway program within the designated time frame makes you eligible to start your chosen course at the university or college without needing to take another test. LLI aims to provide a clear and efficient pathway to help you achieve your academic and language goals smoothly.

Monday 9:00-12:00

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Current Events in the News
  • Journal Writing

Monday 1:00-3:00

  • This week’s Spelling and Vocabulary Words

Monday 3:00-6:00

  • (3:15 to 4:15) – Canadian Cultural Classes

Tuesday 9:00-12:00

  • Grammar

Tuesday 1:00-3:00

  • Reading Comprehension

Tuesday 3:00-6:00

  • Test Preparation – (TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL)

Wednesday 9:00-12:00

  • Speaking and Listening Practice

Wednesday 1:00-3:00

  • Grammar/Writing Practice

Wednesday 3:00-6:00

  • (3:15 to 4:15) – Book Club and Mathematics Class

Thursday 9:00-12:00

  • Grammar

Thursday 1:00-3:00

  • Speaking/Listening
  • Prepared Speeches

Thursday 3:00-6:00

  • Test Preparation – (TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL)

Friday 9:00-12:00

  • Speaking/Listening/Reading
  • Formal level exam – (once per month)
Length of StudyCost
1-24 Weeks$340

Other Fees:

  • One time Registration fee: $150
  • Materials fee: $70


Monday to Friday: 9am – 3pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 3pm – 6pm

*Subject to change without notice.

Students are responsible for arranging their own medical insurance before traveling to Canada. Alternatively, LLI can arrange insurance via Guard.me if required.

Attending classes in person and want to know the full cost? Use our free online calculator to work out the total cost of attending your LLI classes in Canada, including course fees, homestay costs, and airport pickup.

Students in our University pathway have an additional 6 hours of instruction per week for the last 4 months of their program. Additional cost is $600.00 per month.


Follow these five steps to enroll in LLI’s Pathway Program

  • Send your High School transcripts for pre-screening.
  • Upon receiving a conditional offer, students can proceed to the next step.
  • Take an English assessment to determine your level of proficiency and be placed accordingly.
  • If you are in the College Stream, pass LLI’s high school grade 12 English credit. If you are in the University Stream, pass AP2 Level 7 with a minimum average of 75%.
  • Once you have met the English proficiency requirements, start your studies at LLI’s partner University/College.

The London Language Institute is committed to guiding you through the application process and supporting your academic journey towards your desired educational institution.

If you’re unsure about the GPA requirements for your college or university, feel free to reach out to our admissions team at applications@llinstitute.com. We can evaluate your English proficiency level to see if you meet the requirements for your chosen course. 

Qualified students may receive a conditional offer of acceptance from the university. Please communicate with us in English language.

If you require a visa to enter Canada for studying at LLI, please contact us for information about our preferred immigration law firm that can assist you with the entry process. Please communicate with us in English language.