The International English Programs offer a variety of Morning and Afternoon Courses that are designed to meet the educational goals of students of all English abilities, from beginner to university level. Although it is not required, students are encouraged to take both a Morning Course and an Afternoon Course to maximize their learning experience.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2022?

We are committed to maintaining appropriate policies and procedures, following bylaws and guidelines as set out by the Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal health authorities, as well as those set out by the University of Toronto, for the safe operation of our on-campus program offerings in the Summer of 2022.   

The health and safety of our students is our main priority. Our team is devoted to ensuring that we can provide the same enriching and fun programs in a safe manner. Here are a few things we are changing for this year:   

  • Small class and program sizes 
  • Guaranteed single rooms (for those staying in residence) 
  • Increased deep cleaning protocols for shared spaces  
  • Following all regulations set forth by the University of Toronto and the Government of Canada.   

The International Programs Office reserves the right to cancel, change, amend, and update the International Summer Academy offering within reason due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances related to COVID-19, Canadian public health by-laws, and University of Toronto requirements. 

 

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Course
Duration
Hours/week
English Level/Eligibility
Next Availability
General English Course
3 Weeks, Morning
15 Hours/week
All Levels
July/August 2022
English For Global Business
3 Weeks, Morning
15 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022
Academic English Course
3 Weeks, Morning
15 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022
Speaking & Society
3 Weeks, Afternoon
10 Hours/week
All Levels
July/August 2022
University Lecture Series*
3 Weeks, Afternoon
6 Hours/week
Intermediate+
2023
IELTS Preparation Course**
3 Weeks, Morning & Afternoon
25 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022
TOEFL iBT Preparation Course**
3 Weeks, Morning & Afternoon
25 Hours/week
Intermediate+
2023

*The University Lecture Series course must be paired with a morning course.
**The TOEFL iBT Preparation Course and the IELTS Preparation Course cannot be paired with another course as they are full-day courses.

COURSE AVAILABILITIES & OFFERINGS

Please note that not all courses are offered every year. Please refer to the “Next Availability” column of the table above.

 

Age: 18+
Course Length: 3 Weeks
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: All Levels

The General English Course (GEC) offers daily classes led by fully-accredited English language teachers that develop all aspects of students’ English language abilities, including: speaking, listening, writing, reading, and vocabulary. The aim of the course is to help students improve their confidence, fluency, and grammatical accuracy through a variety of communicative activities, such as collaborative projects, discussions, and presentations. Students are encouraged throughout the course to share their own knowledge and experience in the classroom. 

General English classes focus on learning grammar and vocabulary by communicating with others. Students wishing additional practice with general conversation and pronunciation have the option of taking an afternoon speaking class.

GEC is designed for students:

  • Who are looking to develop all aspects of their English abilities: speaking, listening, writing, reading, and vocabulary
  • Who are looking to improve their confidence, fluency, and grammatical accuracy
  • At any English level – from beginner to advanced

Evaluation and Certificate

At the end of the General English Course, students receive a personalized evaluation and those who succeed are rewarded a certificate of course completion from University of Toronto, New College.

In order to receive a program certificate, students must:

  • actively participate in class activities and discussions.
  • show improved fluency and accuracy over the course of the program.
  • complete their final project, as well as any assigned homework, to the satisfaction of the teacher.

Class Placement

All IEP classes are assigned based on the results of our written test and a one-to-one interview with a teacher. Students should understand that there is no pre-determined cutoff for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels: students will be grouped with others of similar experience, based on the abilities they show on the test.

Age: 18+
Course Length: 3 Weeks
Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate
Business Experience: Not Required

English for Global Business (EGB) is designed for people who wish to become more comfortable using English in their current job or who are interested in a business-related career where English will be used. This course provides practice with everyday professional activities such as communicating effectively, organising and participating in meetings, giving presentations, and intercultural competence. Our curriculum includes listening and reading tasks, but the primary focus is on communication.

EGB is designed for students:

  • With an intermediate or higher level of English
  • Who have recently entered the working world and know that they will need English in their future career
  • Who wish to become more comfortable using English at work or are planning on a business career
  • Who would like to develop fluency and confidence in everyday business English
  • Who need practice in making introductions, telephone and face-to-face conversations, participating in meetings, making presentations, writing effective emails, and intercultural business communication

Evaluation and Certificate

At the end of the English for Global Business Course, students receive a personalized evaluation and those who succeed are rewarded a certificate of course completion from University of Toronto, New College.

In order to receive a program certificate, students must:

  • actively participate in class activities.
  • show improved fluency over the course of the program.
  • complete the final project, along with any assigned homework, to the satisfaction of the teacher

Class Placement

All IEP classes are assigned based on the results of our written test and a one-to-one interview with a teacher. Students will be grouped with others of similar experience, based on the abilities they show on the test.

Age: 18+
Course Length: 3 Weeks
Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate

 

Our Academic English Course (AEC) is designed for students who wish to develop essential skills for success at a university where English is used as the language of instruction. This course uses content primarily from the social sciences to practice transferable skills that apply to multiple undergraduate programs. The curriculum focuses on using academic language through critical reading, lecture content, seminar participation, and research skills to become well-prepared for university study in English. 

AEC is designed for students:

  • who wish to develop the essential skills for success at an English-speaking university
  • who wish to study in a challenging environment
  • who are looking to develop skills in critical reading, oral presentation, seminar discussion, note taking, essay writing, and research

Evaluation and Certificate

At the end of the Academic English Course, students receive a personalized evaluation and those who succeed are rewarded a certificate of course completion from University of Toronto, New College.

In order to receive a program certificate, students must:

  • actively participate in class activities.
  • show improved fluency over the course of the program.
  • complete the final project, along with any assigned homework, to the satisfaction of the teacher

Class Placement

All IEP classes are assigned based on the results of our written test and a one-to-one interview with a teacher. Students will be grouped with others of similar experience, based on the abilities they show on the test.

Age: 18+
Course Length: 3 Weeks
Schedule: 13:00 – 15:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 10 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: All Levels

The Speaking & Society (SSC) course is intended for students who want extended practice with expressing themselves in English and engaging with others about a variety of social issues in today’s connected world. Through extensive opportunity to speak with others in a multicultural environment, this course aims to develop your fluency, confidence, and variety of ways to express your ideas with others to understand and engage with. Vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation will be practised according to topics selected, but the main goal of this course is to give you extra tools and practice communicating in English with others on a variety of topics with confidence. You should arrive excited to actively participate and exchange ideas. 

 

SSC is designed for students:

  • of all English levels, from beginner to advanced
  • who would like to improve their ability to communicate in English
  • who would like to develop skills in pronunciation, listening and conversation
  • Who needs practice in delivering oral presentations and participating in group discussions

Evaluation and Certificate

At the end of the Speaking & Society course, students receive a personalized evaluation and those who succeed are rewarded a certificate of course completion from University of Toronto, New College.

In order to receive a program certificate, students must:

  • actively participate in class activities.
  • show improved fluency over the course of the program.
  • complete a short final project (such as a presentation or interview) to the satisfaction of the teacher.

Class Placement

Students are assigned to Speaking & Society classes based on the recommendation of the teacher who interviews them on the first day. There is no predetermined cutoff for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels: students will be grouped with others of similar experience.

NOT OFFERED IN JULY/AUGUST 2022

Age: 18+
Course Length: 3 Weeks
Schedule: 13:00 to 15:00, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Classes: 6 Hours / Week (+4 hours/week of independent study)
Minimum Level Required: Upper Intermediate +
Students enrolled in the University Lecture Series are required to take a morning course as well.

The University Lecture Series is designed for students who:

  • want to experience university courses in English
  • are motivated to learn new things in a challenging, but supportive, academic environment
  • are already comfortable using English for everyday communication

The University Lecture Series is ideal for students who are interested in studying at a Canadian university but who are unable to register for an 8-week credit course. The University Lecture Series are taught by instructors from the University of Toronto.

 

Courses offered

Course 1: Research Topics in Social Psychology

Why do we do what we do, and think what we think? Social psychologists try to answer these questions by observing how people relate to one other in different social situations. In this course, through readings, class discussions and short written assignments, we will investigate central issues in social psychology including: 

  • social perception: how we see ourselves and others
  • attitudes: how our identity and opinions develop, and change or persist
  • group processes: how and why we form groups, and how they affect our intentions and behaviours
  • interpersonal relations: attraction, attachment to others, altruism and aggression
  • research design: valid and ethical ways to study human behaviour

 

Course 2: Political Economics in a Globalized World

As information, money, goods, and labour flow increasingly easily across international borders, we are drawn ever closer together in our globalized world. Or are we? In this course, we will critically investigate how international policy affects national populations—for better and for worse. Topics will include trade policy, urbanization, the trans-national labour market and the digital economy. 

 

Evaluation and Certificate

At the end of the University Lecture Series, students receive a personalized evaluation and those who succeed are rewarded a certificate of course completion from University of Toronto, New College.

Class Placement

All IEP classes are assigned based on the results of our written test and a one-to-one interview with a teacher. Students will be grouped with others of similar experience, based on the abilities they show on the test.

Age: 18+
Course Length: 3 Weeks
Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00 & 13:00 to 15:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 25 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate
Note: This course cannot be paired with another course during the session as classes run both in the mornings and afternoons. 

 

The TOEFL iBT Preparation Course (TPC) is designed for intermediate and advanced students who plan to study at an English language university and who will need to take the TOEFL iBT. Throughout the course, students learn strategies and develop the skills necessary for success on the test. At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to take a practice TOEFL iBT test. This course is a full-day offering and cannot be paired with another course. 

Please note that this course is highly focused on test preparation and is mainly suitable for students who intend to take the TOEFL in the near future.

TPC is designed for students:

  • with an intermediate or advanced level of English
  • who intend to take the TOEFL iBT in the near future
  • who plan to study in an English speaking country and want to prepare for the TOEFL iBT
  • who needs practice in test-taking strategies and develop the skills necessary for success on the TOEFL iBT

Evaluation and Certificate

At the end of the TOEFL iBT Preparation Course, students receive a personalized evaluation and those who succeed are rewarded a certificate of course completion from University of Toronto, New College.

In order to receive an IEP course certificate, students must:

  • actively participate in class activities and practice tests.
  • complete the TOEFL practice test.

Class Placement

All IEP classes are assigned based on the results of our written test and a one-to-one interview with a teacher. Students will be grouped with others of similar experience, based on the abilities they show on the test.

Age: 18+
Course Length: 3 Weeks
Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00 & 13:00 to 15:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 25 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate
Note: This course cannot be paired with another course during the session as classes run both in the mornings and afternoons. 

 

The IELTS Preparation Course (IPC) is designed for intermediate and advanced students who plan to study at an English language university and who will need to take the IELTS Academic Test. Throughout the course, students learn strategies and develop the skills necessary for success on the test. Practice tests are used throughout the program. This course is a full-day offering and cannot be paired with another course.  

Please note that this course is highly focused on test preparation and may not be suitable for students who do not intend to take the IELTS test in the near future.

IPC is designed for students:

  • with an intermediate or advanced level of English
  • who intend to take the IELTS Academic Test in the near future
  • who plan to study in an English speaking country and want to prepare for the IELTS
  • who needs practice in test-taking strategies and develop the skills necessary for success on the IELTS

Evaluation and Certificate

At the end of the IELTS Preparation Course, students receive a personalized evaluation and those who succeed are rewarded a certificate of course completion from University of Toronto, New College.

In order to receive an IEP course certificate, students must:

  • actively participate in class activities and practice tests.
  • complete the final practice IELTS test.

Class Placement

All IEP classes are assigned based on the results of our written test and a one-to-one interview with a teacher. Students will be grouped with others of similar experience, based on the abilities they show on the test.

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