Esports + ESL

University Preparation Program

The Future of Sport

Prepare for University in North America

Learn English while you train to become an Esports athlete

English for Academic Purposes

This module will give you the knowledge and skills to be a Full 

 

  

 

 

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Dr Mark Weyers

Dr Weyers is an Education Scientist and the Chief Innovation Officer for BCI Institute.

eSports and STEM

  • Esports bridges the STEM (and STEAM) skills gap by attracting students with the appeal of cutting-edge technology
  • More than 60% of competitive "League of Legends" players major in STEM subjects as undergraduates.
  • In addition to direct game and industry skills learned
    through esports, players build many transferable high
    demand skills including team management,
    communications, and numeracy.

An Overview of Esports

Opportunities for Esports scholarships

Post-secondary institutions have jumped on the growing Esports industry, creating varsity teams and offering scholarships for players and coaches. Virtually all US colleges offer Esports scholarship.

Esports also bridges the STEM (and STEAM) skills gap by attracting students with the appeal of cutting-edge technology.

More than 60% of competitive “League of Legends” players major in STEM subjects as undergraduates. By comparison, 36% of U.S. undergraduates major in STEM fields, according to the National Science Foundation.

Developing Real Transferable Skills

Esports players develop key skills beyond playing video games.  Players learn a gamut of transferable skills and develop improved cognitive capabilities all of which are incorporated into IQ’s comprehensive curriculum.

These benefits have been recognized by Ontario’s Ministry of Education as a component of their vision for students’ 21st Century Competencies (at right).

Video games are also a natural tie in to the arts. This is deeper than visual and aural. They can tell compelling stories using known mythologies (like the hero’s journey) while giving the player agency over the story’s progress.

Benefits

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