English as a second language (ESL)
Students have a variety of needs when it comes to the study of English. For some students, it is essential to work on English fundamentals, while for others, the focus is on academic English and the communication techniques that university study requires, such as essay and report writing, presentations, group discussions. Others need to polish their business English skills in order to jumpstart their professional careers in an international environment.
Our intensive seven-week modules come in a variety of subjects, with difficulty levels ranging from elementary to advanced.
ESL Program provide a comprehensive foundation in writing, conversation, pronunciation, reading and listening skills.
There are four types of General English courses that provide a base for mastering the core language skills:
Reading and writing
Listening and speaking
English Through Media
When students are admitted to Toronto International College, they are required to take the English Placement Test. After reviewing the test results, our English department decides on the appropriate ESL level for each student. At the end of each module, students take the English Benchmark Exam to find out whether they progressed enough to move on to the next level.
All ESL instructors are highly qualified professionals with degrees from top Canadian universities. Not only do they hold TESOL certificates from leading Canadian institutions, but they are also experienced in teaching ESL to international learners. In addition to their professional expertise, they are friendly, approachable, and eager to help.
What is the IELTS exam?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an examination for people who plan to emigrate or study overseas. It tests the complete range of language skills that are needed by students and professionals in English-speaking environments. It is an internationally recognized exam that tests English language competence.
How will the course help me?
Our IELTS Preparation courses will help you:
prepare for the IELTS exam
practice the type of questions you will face in the examination
understand the kind of answers the examiner expects from you
teach you the techniques to help improve your score
familiarize yourself with the test format and time restrictions
What LEVEL are IELTS Preparation courses?
To be eligible to join our IELTS preparation courses, you have to have a General English level that is equivalent to the ESL Advanced level. This is the minimum General English level required before you can do our IELTS Preparation courses. This is because the IELTS Preparation courses will not improve your overall LEVEL of English, but improve your exam techniques and strategies and help you get the best score that you can. Your foundation of English should be quite solid before you attempt the exam.
When are the IELTS Preparation Courses held?
Intensive courses are 10 hours per week for a total of 7 weeks per module, and are held during the weeks prior to the IELTS exam from Monday - Friday.
Regular Courses are held for eight weeks, classes two hours per day five times a week for eight weeks. Seats are limited and admission will be on first-come first-served basis. All you have to do is make an appointment for a placement test on any weekday from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. by coming into Toronto International College or by telephoning. We will assess your level of English and advise you on your eligibility. You can then register for any course in advance.
The placement test is conducted by appointment only.Seats for the test are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.
The placement test takes place every Monday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00p.m.To avoid disappointment, please contact us to make an appointment for the placement test in advance.
IELTS preparation courses - Intensive 80-hour course.
All students take a short test to assess their English level so that we can recommend the right course for you. The test takes about 15 to 50 minutes to complete.
The Placement Test fee is CAD$100.00.