Since 1980, we have offered English language programs for both students who wish to study at uSask and the broader community.


English preparation

If you wish to attend the University of Saskatchewan, but don't meet the minimum language requirements, we offer full-time programs to prepare you for university studies. You can still receive conditional admission to your university program of choice while you attend the language centre.

We also offer a Bridging program that allows you to take a university level class while you are still finishing your English language program.

Part-time ESL

This program is for students already attending the university or community members who would like to improve their English. These evening classes teach you academic writing in addition to spoken English skills. Bursaries are available for graduate students.


Four times a year, we host a Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees exam. If you plan on applying to a university in Canada, this test can be used to prove that you meet their English language requirements.

Special programs

Through long-standing partnerships, we cooperate with schools, universities, companies, and other organizations to offer Special Group Programs throughout the year. These programs are specifically designed to incorporate English study with professional or academic interest experiences.

Current Students

If you are currently enrolled in a Language Centre program, see our current students website for class details and information about the library, labs, housing, and activities.


Our office connects students in our programs with local families in Saskatoon. The program allows people from different cultures to learn together. We encourage all new Language Centre students to start with a homestay family.


Language Centre Main Office

Email: register.uslc@usask.ca
Telephone: 306.966.4351

University of Saskatchewan Language Centre
232 R.J.D. Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave. N.
Saskatoon, SK  CANADA S7N 1M3