Transitional Courses


The medium of instruction at the Academy is English.



Deborah Wilson
Lecturer - Program Chair Foundation
Allison Morra Priest
ESL Instructor, Foundation Program
Nathan Soelberg
ESL Instructor - Foundation Program
Vilja Wheatcroft
ESL Instructor - Foundation Program
Lisa Fraser
ESL Instructor, Foundation Program


Transitional courses provide the necessary knowledge and skills in English, mathematics, information technology, and study methods for academic success. Faculty arrange student-centred, learning sessions that meet the educational needs of students and offers support to enable academic achievement at the Academy.

By completing the courses, students gain experience with information technology and develop communication abilities to an international level of proficiency before admission to undergraduate programs that conduct courses in English.

As part of the admission process, students take a series of placement tests and are assigned classes appropriate to the level of achievement. Students are evaluated regularly to ensure progress. Transitional courses are classified in five levels and span up to a year, depending upon the assessed English language proficiency. Transitional courses begin in August and January of each year.

For details concerning transitional courses, please read the Academy Catalogue.