The University of Saskatchewan Language Centre has 3 ESL programs.

U-Bridge - take university classes while taking ESL classes


In U-Bridge, you will improve your English AND start a university degree at the University of Saskatchewan. You will take one university class at the same time as your ESL classes.

U-Prep - Start ESL classes then take university classes


In U-Prep, you will improve your English. After you pass the last class, you can start a university degree at the University of Saskatchewan.

ESL Only

ESL Only is for you if you want to improve your English and learn about Canadian culture.

Compare programs

Program U-Bridge U-Prep ESL Only
Length 13 weeks 10 weeks 4-10 weeks
Cost $10,000* / term $4,300* / term $1,900* - $4,300* / term
Cultural programs
Homestay available
Earn university credit
Admission to university

* does not include application fee, housing, books, or supplies.

What you will learn

The University of Saskatchewan Language Centre offers excellent instruction in English and cultural adaptation programming to help you transition to life in Canada. Make new friends, experience Canadian culture and learn advanced English language skills and academic skills to help you succeed in your classes!

Why study here?

Excellent facilities

The University of Saskatchewan Language Centre offers excellent facilities to support your learning and lifestyle, including:

  • Language Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Student Lounge

Personalized mentorship

In our Student Success Centre, you will have access to additional guidance and mentorship. You can participate in individual or small group study sessions with one of our most experienced teachers.

Activities and experiences

Experience Canadian culture with organized activities. Practice your speaking and listening skills in social settings while also having fun and making friends along the way!

Cultural adaptation

Coming to a new country is a wonderful experience, but there is a lot to learn. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and confident in both social and academic settings, as well as in public settings, like stores, banks or health centres.


Did you know: Living with an English-speaking family has been shown to improve academic performance for international students?

Live with a homestay family in Saskatoon and enjoy a safe, English-speaking environment where you can adapt to Canadian life and improve your language skills.

Our host families come from many backgrounds and offer the opportunity to experience Canadian culture and live in a home-away-from-home.

Comfortable and safe accommodation

  • Live in a friendly family setting with your own private, furnished bedroom.
  • Wireless internet and TV access are included.
  • Enjoy three meals per day provided by your homestay family:
    • Breakfast, which you will prepare yourself
    • Packed lunch
    • Sit-down dinner with the family
  • Homestay families are carefully screened by the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre.

Cultural adaptation

  • Gain valuable experience practicing your English.
  • Participate in family activities.
  • Receive help setting up a bank account in Canada.


  • Your homestay family will pick you up from the airport when you arrive in Saskatoon.
  • Before your classes begin, your homestay family will take you on the bus route from your home to the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre.
  • All families are located within a 30-60 minute bus ride from the University of Saskatchewan campus.

Homestay costs

U-Bridge and university students:
$7,673.40 CAD for 8 months (September - April)

U-Prep and ESL Only students:
First 10 week term: $3,073.00 CAD
Additional 10 week terms: $2,123.00 CAD

* Rates are 2018/2019 estimates and include a refundable damage deposit of $675

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