LLI part-time online ESL program

Learn English as a Second Language (ESL) online with the Learning Languages Institute. We have been providing educational programming to international students like you since 1998.

Our part-time ESL programs allow you to learn English using our curriculum online in the comfort of your own home. Our easy-to-use LLI Virtual Learning Platform gives you access to lessons, e-books, class materials, and worksheets.

The LLI Virtual Learning Platform also gives you access to live classes or one-to-one tutorials with your teacher via video. All you need is a consistent internet connection and your own computer with a webcam and microphone.

Learn English online at the right level for you

LLI offers 7 levels of ESL and Academic Preparation classes, so you can join and learn at the right level for you. Each level is broken into 10 units of study, which includes up to 18 hours of instruction for live classes.

Choose from two part-time online ESL courses:

  • LLI Virtual ESL Intensive
    Study online with 9 hours of live lessons a week.
    Live classes are held every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:15 pm (EST). Each unit is 2 weeks in duration.
  • LLI Virtual ESL Weekend
    Study on the weekends, with 3 hours of live lessons.

Why choose the part-time ESL program offered by LLI?

  • All live classes and tutorials are with a TESL Certified teacher.
  • Our online live part-time ESL programs have a maximum of 15 students per class. So, you can experience one-on-one attention from your teachers in a virtual classroom learning environment.
  • New part-time courses are offered every month, so you can join at any time.
  • Choose the ESL Flexible option to learn English despite having family and work obligations. You can continue to learn while you earn.
  • Virtual online ESL courses are great value for your money, as you can study from your home country. You do not need to travel to or stay in Canada, so you do not need a visa.
  • Free access to Microsoft Office Word and Power Point apps for every LLI virtual ESL student.
  • Your own personal login and profile in our LLI Virtual Learning Platform for 24/7 access to materials and messages.

How we teach ESL

With LLI’s Virtual programs, you learn by interacting with your teacher and classmates in English rather than just memorizing words and phrases from a textbook. You will have the opportunity to complete whole class and group activities, to develop your English speaking and writing skills via your computer.

Our Virtual ESL curriculum is the same material we offer to our in-person students, but instead of attending classes for 23 hours per week, you are only studying for 9 hours per week or 3 hours on the weekend.

Looking for full-time online ESL courses?

See our Full Time ESL programs page for details and costs.

Learning Languages Institute’s ESL tuition fees are competitive and there are a variety of packages to suit your needs.



  • September 2022: August 29
  • October 2022: September 26
  • November 2022: October 24
  • December 2022: November 21

Live classes are held every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:15 pm (EST).


  • September 2022: September 3
  • October 2022: October 1
  • November 2022: October 29
  • December 2022: November 26

Live classes are held on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST).


  • January: 4, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • February: 6, 13, 21, 27
  • March: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • April: 3, 11, 17, 24
  • May: 1, 8, 15, 23, 29
  • June: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • July: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • August: 8, 14, 21, 28
  • September: 5, 11, 18, 25
  • October: 2, 10, 16, 23, 30
  • November: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • December: 4, 11


Length of StudyCost
4 Weeks$270
12 Weeks$720


Length of StudyCost
1-23 Weeks$135
24-36 Weeks$360

All fees are in Canadian dollars.

One time Registration fee: $150

Material fee: $30 per month. This includes access to the LLI Virtual Learning Platform after your level is complete, so you can continue to access materials at a time that suits you.

First, take our short “Test Your English Quiz” to assess your current level of English. Once you complete this free quiz we will send you the results in 3 business days. Many students want to know how long they need to study in order to reach a specific English goal and this test will provide feedback on your current level of English.

When you enrol with LLI, you will take an LLI English Placement Test online. The results from your Placement Test are then used to place you in a virtual class with other students at the same level of English ability.

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