The Language Gallery Canada (TLG) has announced a partnership with Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Sask Polytech) to provide international students access to TLG’s comprehensive language programs and expert instructors.
The partnership will offer English language programs tailored to the students’ needs, delivered online and in person. The program aims to improve fluency and grammatical accuracy and develop practical communication skills in speaking, writing, reading and listening.
Students will receive Sask EAP (English for Academic Purposes) credits within their Sask Transcript. This partnership aligns with provincial and federal international education growth strategies and Sask Polytech has focused on diversifying international student recruitment and retention as a key priority. The partnership will help international students to be well-prepared for success in Saskatchewan and succeed in their chosen program at Sask Polytech.
“TLG is known for its innovative teaching methods and its focus on practical language skills, which aligns perfectly with the hands-on, experiential approach that is the hallmark of a Sask Polytech education,” said Thevi Pather, associate vice-president International. “This agreement will help to ensure international students are well-prepared for success in Saskatchewan.”
Paul Denman, Director of TLG, said, “We are honoured to be the provider of Sask Polytech’s English language program. This partnership will allow us to do what we do best and prepare the students for their success in Canada as they complete their education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The Language Gallery Canada will ensure that the students are provided with ample support for an enhanced and successful learning experience.”
English language training is an essential service to offer to international students. Sask Polytech’s international framework enriches students’ learning; prepares them for an increasingly multicultural global workplace; and enhances faculty and staff capabilities through collaborations, partnerships and experiences. Aligning with provincial and federal international education growth strategies, Sask Polytech has focused on diversifying international student recruitment and retention as a key priority. In 2021-2022, Sask Polytech launched the institutional Global Engagement Plan, which guides the institution’s international strategy.
All international students must meet English language requirements and provide evidence of their language skills. These skills are required to be successful in a Sask Polytech program. Through TLG, international students can improve their fluency and grammatical accuracy and develop practical communication skills in speaking and writing as well as reading and listening. The partnership between TLG and Sask Polytech will provide international students with the support and resources necessary to succeed in their chosen program and their studies in Canada.