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Do you have a passion for the written word? Or, are you captivated by the power of literature?

When you choose to study English at Brescia, you will be given the opportunity to explore your written passions, while gaining a foundation in literary studies, by exploring both traditional and modern writings. Dive into the inner workings of Shakespeare, study the art of poetry or uncover the history of theory and criticism – in Brescia’s English program, you decide! Under the guidance of your dedicated and academically-recognized professors, you will enhance your communication, research and writing skills through a variety of dynamic courses, including: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Friends, Women in Literature and Storyteller’s Art ll. 

Your English experience doesn’t end in the classroom. Outside the classroom, you can continue your passion for the language by showcasing your creative flair in Brescia’s in-house journal for creative writing, "Musings of Brescia". Or, you can take your learning abroad, by participating in a BE International study abroad in England you will immerse yourself in British literature and build your network with peers and academic professors on a global scale.

CHOOSE TO transform your passion for language into a rewarding career. 
CHOOSE TO creatively make an impact in our world.
CHOOSE TO develop valuable transferable skills.

Become a leader in effective communication.

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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for Ontario high school students:

  • ENG4U

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • Promotions Manager
  • Journalist
  • Web Content Specialist
  • Social Media Manager

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Bold Stories

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“ Through the English program I have learned to be comfortable with public speaking by doing a variety of presentations. This will only improve with time, and stay with me into my career. ”

Sarah Ramsay




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“ Professor Lee creates an insightful environment in our English classroom where we are encouraged to direct the dialogue as a class by posing questions and having them answered by our peers. By changing the dynamic from one where the Professor predominantly lectures to the class, to one which promotes community discussion, inspires us to develop a deeper understanding of literature. ”

Chloe Robinson


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“ Brescia provided a warm and engaging atmosphere during my studies - I spent many hours researching and writing essays at one of the desks in the upper level of the library, watching people come and go.  The campus' natural beauty and rich history was also enormously beneficial in mitigating stress.  While attending Brescia, I was part of a community making a positive difference in this world. ”

Katarina England Ross


Program Options

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  Honours Specialization Specialization Major Minor
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General English        heptagon
English for Teachers        heptagon
Creativity and Literature     heptagon  

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