Access English

Introduction

Welcome to ACCESS - a small school with a big heart. A school where you will feel like a part of a family - where everyone knows one another. A school where you will feel important and cared about - where you are a name and not a number. Walk inside ACCESS and you will see students from many countries from around the world, talking and interacting with each other. ACCESS is a friendly, warm school where there are no cliques and everyone is a member of one big family - the ACCESS family.

ACCESS is a small, boutique-style school committed to offering high-quality English language learning experiences. We offer a friendly, comfortable environment where each student feels special and cared for. Since 1999 we have helped thousands of students from more than 20 countries around the globe improve their English language skills. As former English teachers, we recognize that your success in learning English is largely dependent on the environment in your school. That’s why at ACCESS you will find small classes with lots of personal attention from your teachers, professional, caring staff, and a friendly atmosphere where we encourage students of all nationalities to mix and get to know one another. At ACCESS we do all we can to bring you the best learning environment. At ACCESS we care about your success.

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At ACCESS, our top priority is to provide our students with high-quality English language programs. To ensure quality standards are constantly being maintained, ACCESS is a member of Quality English and accredited by Languages Canada. We regularly undergo quality reviews by both of these associations. ACCESS has been an active member of Quality English since 2006 and is proud to have been selected as the first Quality English school in North America. Quality English schools are carefully selected from the best Independent English language schools in English speaking countries. They are renowned for their quality and reputation and offer a choice of general and specialized courses in desirable locations around the world. All schools are independently owned and managed. They are not part of a chain and each school has its own unique character.

ACCESS has been an active member of Languages Canada since its inception in 2008. Prior to the formation of Languages Canada, since 1999, ACCESS was a member of CAPLS (Canadian Association of Language Schools). Languages Canada is Canada’s national language education association representing more than 220 private and public members that offer accredited English and French programs.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE ACCESS

  • WE CARE

Our friendly, caring teachers and staff will support you to achieve your personal and academic goals. For 19 years we have been taking good care of students just like you. If there’s anything you need, just ask!

  • PERSONAL ATTENTION

Your classes will have no more than 10 students. This offers you the best chance at accelerated English learning.

  • FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

ACCESS’ small, friendly, relaxed environment means that ACCESS will become your new home away from home.

  • WE HAVE EXPERIENCE

Our teachers are top-rated and accredited. They have a passion for teaching and for motivating their students.

  • BE PART OF A COMMUNITY

Create life-long friendships with our teachers, staff, and students from around the world. There’s a whole ACCESS community waiting to welcome and support you on your new journey.

  • FREE EXTRAS

Every weekday you can join our free 30-minute English language workshops. Every Friday we offer “FREE Friday” activities. It’s all free for ACCESS students!

  • GREAT DOWNTOWN LOCATION

ACCESS is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, at Yonge St, & Bloor St, where the two main subway lines intersect. We are a five-minute walk from the University of Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum, Yorkville’s exclusive shopping area, and the Toronto Reference Library. As a new visitor to Toronto, convenience is important, and ACCESS definitely has it all!

  • THE BEST NATIONALITY MIX

Among Toronto English language schools, ACCESS offers the best student nationality mix. Come see for yourself!

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TESTING On your first day at ACCESS, you will write a placement test to determine your English level and the appropriate classes for you. Based on your results, we will help you to set goals and come up with a plan for your English language learning at ACCESS. Regular testing is an important part of the ACCESS program. At ACCESS you can expect to write tests every week. You will also be evaluated in other areas such as home work completion, participation in class, oral presentation and group work.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Full-Time English Program

Campus September 2018 Canada Toronto

In our Full-Time English Program, you will learn all the skills necessary to effectively communicate in English. Your general ESL classes will concentrate on the following language areas: speaking, listening, reading, grammar, writing, vocabulary building, idioms, and slang. All classes place a special focus on speaking & listening. [+]

In our Full-Time English Program, you will learn all the skills necessary to effectively communicate in English. Your general ESL classes will concentrate on the following language areas: speaking, listening, reading, grammar, writing, vocabulary building, idioms, and slang. All classes place a special focus on speaking & listening.

ACHIEVE A SOLID FOUNDATION ACCESS’ general English programs all provide a solid foundation in the five skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing & grammar. A special focus is placed on developing oral communication skills. Classrooms are set-up in a way that encourages speaking & listening. Students are seated around circularly shaped tables in order to encourage oral interaction. And our small class sizes guarantee maximum speaking practice.... [-]


Full-time PLUS

Campus September 2018 Canada Toronto

Study in our Full-Time Program and add 5 extra lessons per week of conversation and pronunciation classes. Includes our unique Chat Club conversation classes. These classes are specially designed to encourage conversation in a relaxed environment. [+]

Study English in our Full-Time program and add on five extra lessons per week of conversation & pronunciation classes. Our unique conversation classes will help you gain overall confidence and improve your oral speaking skills. Pronunciation classes will teach you valuable techniques for improving your overall pronunciation.

ACHIEVE A SOLID FOUNDATION ACCESS’ general English programs all provide a solid foundation in the five skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing & grammar. A special focus is placed on developing oral communication skills. Classrooms are set-up in a way that encourages speaking & listening. Students are seated around circularly shaped tables in order to encourage oral interaction. And our small class sizes guarantee maximum speaking practice.... [-]


Intensive Business Communication

Campus September 2018 Canada Toronto

Suitable for both students and business executives, this program will help you develop the skills necessary to communicate in the international world of business. [+]

Suitable for both students and business executives, this program will help you develop the skills necessary to communicate in the international world of business. Topics include participating in business meetings, presentations, interviews, telephone calls, and writing business letters. Real-world business case studies and role-playing activities are a central component. Practical work experience can be gained by participating in our Work Internship program.

Suitable for students with an interest in business and those already working in a business setting, this program will help develop the skills necessary to successfully communicate in the international world of business. Topics include: participating in business meetings, presentations, interview skills, telephone calls, as well as writing business letters and reports. Group work and roleplaying activities are a central component of the course... [-]


Intensive Conversation

Campus September 2018 Canada Toronto

Study in our Full-Time program and add 10 extra lessons per week of Chat Club, Conversation Skills, and Pronunciation classes. Learn the essential skills required to successfully participate in the everyday conversation in various situations. This program is designed for students who wish to maximize their practice with oral communication and improve their overall speaking confidence. [+]

Study in our Full-Time program and add 10 extra lessons per week of Chat Club, Conversation Skills, and Pronunciation classes. Learn the essential skills required to successfully participate in the everyday conversation in various situations. This program is designed for students who wish to maximize their practice with oral communication and improve their overall speaking confidence.

ACCESS’ general English programs all provide a solid foundation in the five skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, writing & grammar. A special focus is placed on developing oral communication skills. Classrooms are set-up in a way that encourages speaking & listening. Students are seated around circularly shaped tables in order to encourage oral interaction. And our small class sizes guarantee maximum speaking practice.... [-]


Intensive English For Medicine

Campus September 2018 Canada Toronto

Designed specifically for doctors, nurses, or anyone already working or studying in the field of medicine and healthcare, this course will help you to successfully communicate in a clinical environment. Learn essential vocabulary and medical terminology. [+]

Designed specifically for doctors, nurses, or anyone already working or studying in the field of medicine and healthcare, this course will help you to successfully communicate in a clinical environment. Learn essential vocabulary and medical terminology. Practice with reading and writing letters, charts and reports. Learn to speak with both patients and other medical professionals with confidence and clarity. Upon completion of this program, students wishing to gain Canadian work experience may complete a language-learning based observership at a Toronto hospital.

Hours 09:00 - 15:55 (lunch: 13:00 - 13:45) (Monday - Thursday) 09:00 - 13:00 (Friday)

Class hours are longer Monday to Thursday afternoons in order to compensate for no classes Friday afternoon.Friday afternoons students are invited to participate in the "Free Friday" activity.... [-]


Intensive IELTS Preparation

Campus September 2018 Canada Toronto

The IELTS is an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency. For non-native English speakers, it is required for entrance to most North American universities and colleges. This program covers all four parts of the test: structure, listening, reading and writing. [+]

The IELTS is an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency. For non-native English speakers, it is required for entrance to most North American universities and colleges. This program covers all four parts of the test: structure, listening, reading and writing. You will also learn strategies for speed and tips on how to find the correct answers. Your course will include regular use of the computer for homework assignments and practice tests.

Hours 09:00 - 15:55 (lunch: 13:00 - 13:45) (Monday - Thursday) 09:00 - 13:00 (Friday)

Class hours are longer Monday to Thursday afternoons in order to compensate for no classes Friday afternoon.Friday afternoons students are invited to participate in the "Free Friday" activity.... [-]


Intensive TOEFL Preparation

Campus September 2018 Canada Toronto

The TOEFL is an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency. For non-native English speakers, it is required for entrance to most North American universities and colleges. This program covers all four parts of the test: structure, listening, reading and writing. You will also learn strategies for speed and tips on how to find the correct answers. [+]

The TOEFL is an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency. For non-native English speakers, it is required for entrance to most North American universities and colleges. This program covers all four parts of the test: structure, listening, reading and writing. You will also learn strategies for speed and tips on how to find the correct answers. Designed with the CBT testing format in mind, your course will include regular use of the computer for homework assignments and practice tests.

Hours Intensive Focus

09:00 - 15:55 (lunch: 13:00 - 13:45) (Monday - Thursday)09:00 - 13:00 (Friday)

TOEFL PLUS

09:00 - 13:00 (Monday - Friday)

Classes

There are two-course options for students wishing to study TOEFL Preparation:... [-]


TOEFL PLUS

Campus September 2018 Canada Toronto

The TOEFL is an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency. For non-native English speakers, it is required for entrance to most North American universities and colleges. This program covers all four parts of the test: structure, listening, reading and writing. You will also learn strategies for speed and tips on how to find the correct answers. [+]

The TOEFL is an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency. For non-native English speakers, it is required for entrance to most North American universities and colleges. This program covers all four parts of the test: structure, listening, reading and writing. You will also learn strategies for speed and tips on how to find the correct answers. Designed with the CBT testing format in mind, your course will include regular use of the computer for homework assignments and practice tests.

(20 lessons/week) Study 10 lessons per week of grammar, reading & writing (half of our Full-Time program) and add on additional ten lessons per week of TOEFL Preparation classes. Our TOEFL Prep course is designed to prepare you to succeed at the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT).... [-]


Contact

Address 730 Yonge Street
M4Y 2B7, Toronto, Ontario, Canada