Learn English in Toronto
Toronto is the largest city in Canada and is the financial capital. It is a multicultural destination and the city has many districts that offer visitors everything - art, music, sports, museums and much more.
Toronto is located in the south of the state of Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. It is on the east coast of North America and is an ideal base from which to explore not only the beautiful eastern parts of the country, but also places in the United States, such as New York City. Toronto is a very popular destination as a place to learn English because it is so easy to get to from Europe and other countries.
This is a city with one of the highest standards of living in Canada and it is attracting more and more immigrants from all over the world; making it the most multicultural city in Canada. In addition to the culture, shopping and many other recreational activities that Toronto itself has to offer, there is the region around with many incredible natural wonders and beautiful scenery.
As well as Lake Ontario, it is easy to reach the Niagara Falls from here, and there are countless National Parks. The more active students can go mountain biking, hiking or swimming, and basically Toronto offers the right activity for everyone.
Enjoy an exciting stay on which you will not only learn and study English, but also discover an exciting city with lots of friendly people and many cultures. Immerse yourself in Canadian life, and have the time of your life.
Our School Location
Our language school has been located in a spacious renovated building in Toronto since 1977. There are 53 well-equipped classrooms accommodating up to 650 students who are taught by highly committed teachers.
It is very important to us that the quality of our schools is reviewed regularly and is subject to strict guidelines. So we make sure that the language school in Toronto is recognised by reputable institutions and organisations.
Our language school in Toronto is accredited by Languages Canada which has strict guidelines and specifications and makes regular inspections. It is also a member of TESL Canada (Teachers of English as a Second Language in Canada). The mission of TESL Canada is to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a second or other language, and relates to companies in the provinces and territories of Canada. Numerous other national and international organisations with the same goal are members of TESL Canada.
"I studied here for three months and have to say that the school offers a really nice learning atmosphere. I met so many interesting people from different countries. The team here was so helpful and made time to respond to everybody individually. The teachers are well trained and experienced in teaching international student groups. I'll never forget the time here."
"My language course here in Toronto lasted for a year and I was very impressed with the methods. I improved everything - my speaking, reading, writing and my listening comprehension. The teachers were great and always found some way of motivating us. Everybody was very open and speaking English in the school and during the free time contributes a lot to learning the language faster and better. I am very happy that I can understand a lot and speak fluently. It was a great time."
"The good thing is that the school offers many different English courses and also loads of activities and excursions. It was a terrific trip to New York City. The teachers were very friendly and patient and explained everything calmly and clearly when I had questions. At first, I felt that the rule that you could only speak English to each other was very strict, but I noticed after some time how much it helps to improve your English and to get a feel for everything."
"Toronto is the ideal place to learn English. I spent a lot of time at this school and I was very impressed with the teaching methods. I am so happy that my English improved so much. The team was always very friendly and helpful. I met many people from all over the world and made some very good friends. The school activities were organised superbly and my favourite excursions were to the Niagara Falls and the hockey matches. Canada was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I will never forget it."
"I spent six months on the course at the school and was treated fantastically from the very beginning. The people I met there and the international atmosphere made all the difference and I had a great time – it was the best six months of my life. The teachers and the rest of the team were perfect and helped me very much so I was able to improve my poor language skills very quickly. Thanks for the great time and all the support."
"I have only praise for the language school in Toronto. You can make friends with a lot of people from all over the world and I had a simply wonderful time. You will love it!"
Our language school in Toronto offers a variety of language courses on several different topics and with various levels of intensity. This ensures that each participant can find the appropriate course for themselves and learn the most they can. We will find the right course for you.
The general English language courses focus on the English you need for day-to-day life. We offer Standard group classes and a more intense option. We offer a Business course which is specially designed for those who need English in the professional world. This is highly recommended ideal for those who are involved in the increasingly international world of business. We recommend that participants stay for a longer period of time in Toronto in order to immerse themselves in the language, and to do this we offer our Academic Year program. Also these days, companies and universities need official proof of your level of English and the school offers courses that are suitable for this too. Our exam preparation courses prepare each participant for different exams, such as the TOEFL test.
It is possible to create a course that is more individual and intensive by combining the group courses with additional individual 1:1 lessons. The syllabus of these courses takes into account the specific needs and requirements of the student.
The main elements of the language courses are: reading, writing, listening and speaking and these key skills are developed by using modern methods and materials. The lessons motivate the students to actively participate in the classes. Grammar and vocabulary are also taught in an interesting way, and up-to-date aspects of the language are explored by using CDs, videos and books as well as the Internet, newspapers and magazines.
On the first day at the school there is a placement test to assess your language level and to make sure that our students are placed in the right group level. The classes consist of a maximum of 15 students.
Course Prices (in Euro)
All course fees include: courses as described, placement test and course certificate, course book, a welcome event and welcome pack, activity program and additional workshops, free internet access (including wireless), library
Save! The longer the course duration, the cheaper the price per week!
|Kursbeginn jeden Montag||1 Wo.||2 Wo.||3 Wo.||4 Wo.||6 Wo.||8 Wo.||12 Wo.||24 Wo.|
|Standard Englischkurs (20 UE)||240||480||720||960||1.440||1.920||2.745||5.310|
|Semi-Intensiv Englischkurs (24 UE)||263||525||788||1.050||1.575||2.100||3.015||5.760|
|Intensiv Englisch 'Crash' Kurs (30 UE)||285||570||855||1.140||1.710||2.280||3.375||6.480|
|Business Englischkurs (30 UE)||285||570||855||1.140||1.710||2.280||3.375||-|
|Privatkurs Englisch (20 UE)||1.283||2.565||3.848||5.130||7.695||10.260||15.390||-|
|Privatkurs Englisch (30 UE)||1.920||3.840||5.760||7.680||11.520||15.360||23.040||-|
|Zusätzlicher Einzelunterricht (5 UE)||319||638||957||1.275||1.913||2.550||3.825||7.650|
|Zusätzlicher Einzelunterricht (10 UE)||638||1.275||1.913||2.550||3.825||5.100||7.650||15.300|
|Prüfungskurse*||6 Wo.||8 Wo.||9 Wo.||10 Wo.||12 Wo.|
|Cambridge Prüfungskurs (30 UE)||-||2.340||-||-||3.375|
|IELTS Prüfungskurs (20 UE)||1.440||1.920||2.160||2.400||2.745|
|TOEFL Prüfungskurs (20 UE)||1.440||1.920||2.160||2.400||2.745|
UE: Unterrichtseinheit mit je 45 Minuten, * Die Prüfungsgebühren sind nicht im Preis inbegriffen.
Course Dates and Info
Please consider the following dates when planning your language course in Canada:
General language courses, Business language courses, as well as IELTS and TOEFL courses 2017: Start any Monday
Cambridge ESOL Courses Dates 2017:
FCE: 13. March - 2. June (12 weeks), 10. April - 2. June (8 weeks), 4. September - 24. November (12 weeks), 2. October - 24. November (8 weeks), Exam date: 6. June, 28. November
CAE: 13. March - 2. June (12 weeks), 10. April - 2. June (8 weeks), 4. September - 24. November (12 weeks), 2. October - 24. November (8 weeks), Exam dates: 07. June, 29. November
Holidays in Toronto, Canada (weekdays) 2017: 02. January, 20. Febuary, 14. April, 22. May, 03. July, 07. August, 04. September, 09. October, 10. November, 25. December, 26. December.
Choosing the right accommodation is a very important aspect of your language course for both you and for us. We are happy to help you to find the appropriate accommodation, so that you can settle down quickly and enjoy your stay in Toronto.
Staying with a Canadian host family is a very popular choice of accommodation. You will be warmly welcomed and can thoroughly get to know the culture, the people and everyday life in Canada. The option of staying in the residence provides you with independence. Here you stay with other visitors and students and make good friends by cooking and enjoying your free time together. The private apartment option offers you the most privacy. The private apartments are fully-furnished and offer a high level of comfort.
We will gladly advise you on the various accommodation options and find the right place for you to stay!
Private apartments are available in Toronto for those participants who would like a little more privacy during their language course. This apartment hotel is located in the heart of the city, just a block away from Yonge Street and many shops. There are also, theatres, restaurants and museums only a few minutes away.
This apartment hotel offers its residents a high standard of accommodation. The rooms are spacious and have a bedroom, a separate living area furnished with a sofa, chair and coffee table, a dining area for two people, and a balcony. Each apartment has a private bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, cooker, coffee maker and toaster. The apartment is offered on a self-catering basis. In the apartments, the residents have free Wi-Fi access, coin-operated washers and dryers, a 24-hour security service, a sauna and an indoor pool. Bed linen and towels are provided and changed once a week and the apartments are cleaned weekly. The apartments are available for a maximum of two guests and it is possible to rent the apartment just for one person. Two-bedroom apartments are available on request. Double rooms and two-bedroom apartments are only available to two people travelling together. You will need to pay a deposit of around 100 CAD when you check in and this will be refunded on departure if there is no damage. The apartments are an ideal place to return to and relax in the evenings after the lessons.
The host families in Toronto warmly welcome our students and allow them to get to know the Canadian life and culture. This is also a very good opportunity to use and improve your English after your classes. A host family comes in various forms.
When you stay with a host family, areas such as the bathroom, kitchen and living room are shared by all the family members. You have the option of booking either a single or double room when you stay with a host family. If you are travelling alone you can choose to stay in a double room and you will share the room with another student of the same sex. At an extra charge, we can organize a private bathroom for you. This type of accommodation is available with half board which means that breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host family. So you will experience Canadian food as well as the family life and culture in Canada. Eating with the family provides you with an ideal opportunity to get to know a few special tips about the city and what to do there as well as the chance to practise your English.
The public transport network in Toronto is good and clearly laid out. This ensures that it is easy to reach the school from any one of the host families. On average, it takes between 30 and 40 minutes to reach the school from the homestay. Enjoy getting to know nice families in Toronto who in turn are happy to welcome students into their homes. Learn for yourself what it means to be Canadian and use your English language in everyday life.
The residence is an ideal place to stay if you like to meet new people from different backgrounds and cultures. Get to know the English language and make friends for life. The residence is very centrally located in the heart of the university district of Toronto. It is easy to get to the trendy restaurants, shops and cafes as well as the famous Dundas Square and the Eaton Centre.
Participants have the choice of booking either a single room with private bathroom or a double room with shared bathroom. In the single and double rooms, the residents have a small work area - with a desk, chair and a lamp -a small seating area and a kitchenette. The kitchen utensils are not provided. The single rooms have a private bathroom. Each room has its own lockable door and is equipped with a television, telephone, wardrobe, iron and ironing board, Internet (LAN cable) and air conditioning. Breakfast and dinner are served in the cafeteria from September to April. Students need to cater for themselves at the weekends. In the residence, the residents have the use of coin-operated washers and dryers, a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, a cafeteria and a lounge area with a large TV and games area. This is where the residents can meet and exchange ideas and make friends. There is a 24-hour on-site security service. Bed linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. The students are responsible for cleaning the rooms themselves.
Meet new people from different backgrounds and use your English daily in a pleasant environment. Have fun in the residence!
The summer residence is situated in the heart of Toronto, just two blocks from the Eaton Centre and a 5-minute walk from the CN Tower and the shopping and entertainment area. The residence is a very high standard accommodation option and is highly recommended. All the rooms are separate and have a private bathroom.
Please note that the summer residence is only available from May until August.
This accommodation offers you the privacy of your own room but also gives you the chance to meet people from different countries and cultures. Use your English in daily life in a relaxed environment.
Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)
|Duration||1 Wk Low Season||2+ Wk Low Season||1 Wk Mid Season||2+ Wk Mid Season||1 Wk High Season||2+ Wk High Season|
|Host Family (double room, half board)||192||192||195||195||210||210|
|Host Family (single room, half board)||180||180||184||184||199||199|
|Residence (single ensuite) ** (half board)||278||173||285||177||300||188|
|Summer residence (single, ensuite) (BB)||-||-||507||469||507||469|
|Summer residence (double ensuite) (BB)||-||-||413||375||413||375|
|Private Apartment (self-catering) ****||563||563||563||563||638||638|
** Only available during the period from 14.05.16 – 20.08.16 and .
We would like to point out that the double rooms in host families can only be booked by two people travelling together.
Toronto offers a variety of options including: music, dance, comedy, theatre, sports, galleries and museums. The harbour centre and Ontario Place are located on the lively shores of Lake Ontario and are very popular with locals, students and tourists.
The waterfront promenade by the lake has nice restaurants and cafés where visitors can come and relax at the end of the day. Toronto and the surroundings area offers many things to enjoy after the language courses and at the weekends. The Niagara Falls, Canada Wonderland (a popular amusement park), the Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario`s Art Gallery and Ontario Place (another theme park) are just some of the attractions for excursions. The multicultural districts of Toronto are also always well worth a visit. The different influences from a mixture of cultures have produced a cityscape with impressive variety, beautiful houses, shops and restaurants.
The school offers a wide variety of activities that the students enjoy very much. There are school group visits to the Niagara Falls and Canada´s Wonderland. In addition to these day trips there are trips to different national parks. The Toronto Blue Jays baseball games, trips to the Steam Whistle Brewery, bowling and dancing in one of the night clubs in Toronto are just a few more activities that the school organizes to bring the students together.
You can look forward to an exciting stay. As well as learning and improving your English, you will find a rich variety of activities and an incredibly diverse city.