2023 Program Admissions and Fees
All fees are in Canadian dollars.
General English is a Designated Learning Program and eligible to receive foreign nationals on a study permit.
Tuition Fees (Per Week)
20 Lessons (GE20)
25 Lessons (GE25)
30 Lessons (EAP30)
Half board (breakfast and dinner) - private room
Full board (3 meals per day) - private room
Additional Fee for Minors (Under 18)
High Season Supplement (June 17 - August 27)
Application Fee ..................................................... $150
Homestay Placement Fee .................................... $200
Airport Reception (One-way) ................................ $125
Airport Reception (Two-way)................................. $250
Textbooks (Must be purchased at school)............. $120
Custodianship Letter (Notarized) .......................... $150
Letter of Acceptance Deposit ................................ $500
Medical Insurance (Per day/Min. 20 days) ........... $2
Bank Charges (International, per transaction)....... $20
General English, per level (or $60 per module)
Partially refundable, the deposit will be applied on the tuition fee.
Each lesson is 45-50 minutes. 20 Lessons: 15hr50min. / 25 Lessons: 19hr30min. / 30 Lessons: 23hr 10min.
*For up to 2 weeks of General program enrollment, the material fee is $10 per week.
Holidays (No school)
Block 1: 9:00 am - 10:30 am (90 min.)
Block 2: 10:40 am - 11:30 am (50 min.)
Block 3: 11:35 am - 12:30 pm (50 min.)
Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:05pm (35 min.)
Block 4: 1:05pm - 2:00pm (55min.)*
Block 5: 2:05pm - 3:00pm (55min.)*
*Block 1 = 2 lessons
** There are no afternoon classes on Friday.
Holidays in 2023
January 1 New Year's Day (Observed January 3)
February 20 Family Day
April 7 Good Friday
April 10 Easter Monday
May 22 Victoria Day
July 1 Canada Day (Observed July 3)
August 7 Heritage Day
September 4 Labour Day
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Observed Oct. 2)
October 9 Thanksgiving Day
November 11 Remembrance Day (Observed November 13)
Winter Break: December 25 - 29
Intake dates for General English are every Monday except for public holidays.
*Please contact the school for a module start date and seat availability.
1. Tuition Refund:
A full refund minus $250 administration fee will be issued to students who withdraw, in writing, 30 days or more before the course begins. After this point, a 70 percent refund of tuition paid minus $250 administration fee will be given for withdrawals received in writing up until the first day of the program. If students withdraw within 5 calendar days of the original start date of the program, a 50 percent refund of tuition paid minus $250 administration fee will be issued. No refunds are given for withdrawals when more than 5 days of the program have been completed.
2. Homestay Refund:
A full refund, less a $200 homestay placement fee, will be issued to students who withdraw in writing before their homestay begins. After commencement of homestay, students are required to provide a written notice a minimum of 21 days before withdrawing from the homestay program. Under no conditions will refunds be provided for periods of homestay already used.
3. Visa Denials:
If a visa denial prevents the student from attending the English language programs, tuition fees and deposits minus a $250.00 administration fee will be refunded upon submission of written proof of denial at least 7 calendar days before the program begins.
4. Refund Payments:
For approved refunds, payments are issued within 30 days of notification from the student of cancellation, drop, or withdrawal. Refunds will be made via the original payment method.
Cash: If the student’s payment of fees was made with cash, refund will be made by means of a cheque, Interac e-transfer, or wire transfer.
Credit Card: If the student’s payment of fees was made with a credit card, fees will be refunded back to the credit card originally used for payment. In that case, the 3% CC fee will be applied.
Wire Transfer: If the student’s payment of fees was made with a wire transfer, fees will be refunded back to the bank account originally used for payment. In that case, $50 fee will be applied per transaction.
It is mandatory for ALH students to have health insurance during their stay in Canada. Students must purchase a health insurance plan in their home country or in Canada. Students may purchase health insurance plan through school.
You may purchase guard.me through ALH. guard.me offers extensive coverage for the cost of only $2.00 per day.
Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP)
If you have a visa for one year or more, you are eligible to apply for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan at no charge. It covers a basic health coverage. Alberta Health Care does not cover dentistry, vision, ambulances or prescribed medicines. Please check what is covered very carefully before going to see a doctor.
For more information, please contact:
Alberta Health Care Insurance