One the concurrent program, you can choose one or two academic courses for credit alongside your English language courses. You supplement your 15 hours per week of English with 3 or 6 hours of academic coursework per week (3 or 6 credits per term). You choose your academic subjects with the help of an advisor in the Office of Admissions and New Students.
The concurrent program is a 16-week session spanning the full academic semester. You register for your courses prior to your arrival at the university. You get a username and password to an online portal. Registration occurs during the daytime in Canada, so if you might have difficulty registering during that time, speak with your SAF Program Advisor.
Course & Departmental Restrictions
The following courses are not offered at SMU:
- Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
- Urban Studies Engineering courses are not available to visiting students.
- Japanese Studies courses are not available to fluent Japanese speakers.
Six levels offered in eight-week sessions
- Levels 1-3 focus on developing accuracy and fluency in general English and cross-cultural communications
- Levels 4-6 is more academic-focused, preparing you for academic coursework
You have your choice of various cultural classes to enhance your understanding of the English language.