Develop your proficiency in English to succeed in university-level courses.

The English for Academic Purposes program is a preparatory program that develops core English Language skills within a post-secondary context. Designed for students who want to go to College/University and need to improve by more than 1 level. This program focuses on the development of academic reading and writing skills but will also help students make progress in academic speaking and listening skills.

Students will learn about academic culture, time management, academic integrity, critical thinking, note-taking skills, collaborative learning and expert techniques needed to take the IELTS exams as part of a successful post-secondary experience. This enables students to approach College/University studies with the required English language competencies.

All new students will be taking a placement test with a CSL teacher. This will determine their level.

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is an internationally recognized test of English proficiency. IELTS test results are recognized by more than 9,000 organizations worldwide, including universities, immigration departments, government agencies and multinational companies.

IELTS is the most popular English language qualification, particularly if participants are hoping to work or study in the UK, Ireland, Australia or Canada.

Course Length:

36 weeks (9 months)


Mon to Fri 9:00pm – 2:00pm


17+ years old


Beginner A1

Class size:

Average 12, maximum 15


55 minutes 

How to apply


September 11th |


January 8th | 

Non-refundable Fees

  • Registration Fee: US$44 | TT$250 
  • Late Registration Fee: US$35 | TT$200 (if applicable)
  • Administrative Fee: US$15 | TT$60 
  • Placement Test: US$60 | TT$350 
  • Instructional material: TBA 

Course Fees

  • 36 weeks: US$450 | TT$2,640


Class start and end times may vary as schedules will be modified to accommodate Trinidadian holidays.
Tuition fees do not include external examinations, fees for supplementary exams and repeats, etc.
Please note that the school reserves the sole right to revise prices at any point in time. Fees vary throughout the year depending on the season.

Payment is due one-week before the first day of class.

  • Paying from outside Trinidad and Tobago.
    • Direct bank deposit
    • Wire Transfer
    • Electronic Bank transfer 
  • Paying from inside Trinidad and Tobago. 
    • Certified Managers Cheques
    • Money order
The School will not be responsible for transfer of money in wrong account. Please double check the details before sending.