In this section you can find answers to many frequently asked questions about the programs offered by Queen's School of English.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) &
Is there any benefit in taking the CEE program prior to the EAP?
Some students will choose to enroll in the CEE program prior to studying in the EAP program to help get acclimatized to being at Queen’s and in Kingston.
Queen’s School of English provides a thorough test before the first day of classes, which will determine your placement at the appropriate level. To remain in the program, you must obtain an average of at least 50 percent. In order to advance to the next level, you must receive a certificate in the previous level. A final mark of 65 per cent and no failed classes will earn you a certificate.
Our intensive programs are based on student immersion and development of the integration of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a communicative and professional context. Individually and in groups, students will demonstrate an increasing control of the grammatical structures of English both orally and in writing.
Students should be aware that program levels may not be consistent with other institutions either in other countries or in Canada. All institutions have their own curriculum and marking/level standards. For example, if you completed an Intermediate level at an institution in Vancouver, you may place at an Elementary level or an Advanced level at Queen's University.
Business Internship Program (BIP)
Candidates with the following profile should consider joining the BIP and becoming an intern:
Within the Business Internship Program, QSoE is responsible for the following:
During the work placement, the interns’ responsibilities are as follows:
During the work placement, the Work Place Hosts' responsibilities are as follows:
Attendance (Going to Classes)
If there is an unavoidable and valid reason for a student to be late, Queen's School of English (QSoE) will allow no more than one week’s delay. If you arrive late for your program, there are some important dates and fees that you need to know.
Students who arrive late for registration must pay a late registration fee of $50 (CAD). Students who need to make special arrangements to write the English placement test (due to late arrival or other reasons) must pay an additional testing fee of $50 (CAD) payable by debit (bank) card or credit card only.
Attendance in all classes is an essential requirement of all of our programs and absences will directly affect your final mark. If you miss class due to an illness or another important matter, it is your responsibility to contact your teacher and to make the necessary arrangements to finish the work missed in class. The teacher is not required to provide make-up work.
Transcripts and Grades
Official transcripts, required for applications to universities and colleges, must be ordered through the Registrar’s Office at Queen’s. A charge may apply.
If you would simply like proof of your registration, and a printout of your grades, in order to extend your Study Permit, you may download an unofficial transcript using the SOLUS Student Centre.