English as a Second Language

English as a second language (ESL/ELL) courses

Our ESL/ELL courses enable students to learn English and speak fluently with a teacher in an immersive environment. Students can access the online classroom at any time. In the online classroom, students will utilize multimedia learning tools at their own pace to improve their command of English without having to travel to an English speaking country.

For English language learners or those who need English as a second language instruction, Sevenstar provides five levels of ESL/ELL online courses with the following benefits:

  • Flexible

    any pace, any place, at any time

  • 100 hours

    of instruction per course

  • Cambridge exam

    test preparation

  • No travel needed

    work from home via the internet

  • Affordable tuition

    reasonable course prices

Students can sign-up online and complete an English Level test in order to be placed in an appropriate course level suited to their needs. Each ESL/ELL level is a one-semester course that is awarded .5 credit for completion.

Many English courses teach entirely within a Western cultural context, but our courses include Eastern and Western contexts. The culturally-relevant material improves learning for English learners from non-Western cultures, since students can learn within a frame of familiar cultural concepts.

Sevenstar’s cultural modules—such as Simplified Chinese Characters, Korean Heroes, and Traditional Chinese Proverbs—relate English words to familiar Asian cultural concepts. Western cultural scenarios are interspersed to give Eastern students the opportunity to practice English while learning about Canadian culture. Study aids include cartoons and Canadian Tips to stimulate discussion.

Cambridge ESOL offers the world’s leading range of certificates for learners and teachers of English – taken by over three million people in 130 countries. More than 8,500 employers, universities, and government institutions worldwide recognize the Cambridge ESOL qualifications.

ELL / ESL Online courses help prepare students to take several of the Cambridge Exams.

  • ELL / ESL Beginner Course (Level 1) prepares students for the Key English Test (KET). The KET is Cambridge ESOL’s exam that recognizes the ability to communicate with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level.
  • ELL / ESL Lower (Level 2) and Upper (Level 3) Intermediate Course prepares students for the Preliminary English Test (PET). The PET is an exam for those who can communicate in everyday written and spoken English at the intermediate level, and it covers all four language skills.
  • ELL / ESL Advanced Course (Level 4) prepares students for entry into an English-speaking High School. It covers both the learning outcomes of the British Columbia Year 9 as well as a portion of the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE).
  • ELL / ESL Expert Course (Level 5) prepares students for the Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS). IELTS is increasingly recognized by educational institutions, employers, and government agencies as proof of English language skills.

Take a Free English Level Test.

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