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 2021?

While we’re excited to invite students back to spend their summer with us, everyone’s health and safety is our utmost priority. As such, the summer programs will look a bit differently than you may be used to. We will be offering a reduced course and session selection to allow for the proper safety precautions. 

Please note that due to the nature of the current global situation, all in-person programming may be cancelled or moved online. Our team will keep any registered students as updated as possible.  

Course
Duration
Hours/week
English Level/Eligibility
Next Availability
General English Course
3 Weeks, Morning
15 Hours/week
All Levels
July/August 2021
English For Global Business 1
4 Weeks, Morning
15 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022
English For Global Business 2
4 Weeks, Morning
15 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022
Academic English Course
4 Weeks, Morning
15 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022
Speaking & Pronunciation
4 Weeks, Afternoon
10 Hours/week
All Levels
July/August 2022
TOEFL iBT Preparation Course
4 Weeks, Afternoon
15 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022
IELTS Preparation Course
4 Weeks, Afternoon
15 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022
University Lecture Series
4 Weeks, Afternoon
6 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022

Age: 18+
Course Length: 3 Weeks
Schedule: Monday to Friday
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Beginner
Levels Offered: Low, Intermediate, High

The General English course is designed to maximize opportunities for students to practice using English to communicate, improving their fluency, confidence, and accuracy. Grammar and vocabulary topics are chosen based on the needs of the class, and practiced through activities such as discussions on current events and culture, presentations, and short writing assignments. Students are encouraged at all times to share their personal opinions, experiences, and cultural background. Particular attention is given to situations that students are likely to meet outside of class during their stay in Canada. Students must also complete a final project, designed by their teacher.

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.

This course will not be offered in July/August 2021

Age: 18+
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate
Business Experience: Not Required

Suggested Afternoon Course: Speaking and Pronunciation Course (SPC)

English for Global Business 1 is designed for students who wish to become more comfortable using English in their current job, or who are planning on a business career. Classes will provide practice with everyday professional activities such as introductions, telephone and face-to-face conversations, meeting participation, presentations, emails, and intercultural communication. Grammar will be reviewed as needed, but the main aim of this course is to help students to develop fluency and confidence in using English at work. The course includes practice in both speaking and writing, but the primary focus is on face-to-face communication. Students will also be expected to complete a final project designed by the teacher. Activities and assignments in English for Global Business 1 focus on the everyday language and skills used in the workplace.

EGB1 is designed for students:

  • With an intermediate or higher level of English.
  • Who has 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 needs 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 1 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.

This course will not be offered in July/August 2021

Age: 18+
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate
Business Experience: Minimum 1 year business experience

Suggested Afternoon Course: Speaking and Pronunciation Course (SPC)

English for Global Business 2 is designed for students who already use English at work, but who wish to practice their ability to handle higher-level English communication such as leading meetings, writing memos, negotiating, and developing intercultural client relationships. Grammar will be reviewed as needed, but the main aim of this course is to help students to develop fluency and confidence in using English for business purposes. The course includes practice in both speaking and writing, but the primary focus is on face-to-face communication. Students will also be expected to complete a final project designed by the teacher. Activities and assignments in English for Global Business 2 focus on the language and skills needed in a developing career.

EGB2 is designed for students:

  • With an upper intermediate or higher level of English
  • Who have been using English at work for at least a year
  • Who wish to develop their language skills to handle higher-level communication
  • Who needs practice in leading meetings, writing memos, negotiating, and promoting intercultural client relations

Evaluation and Certificate

At the end of the English for Global Business 2 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.

This course will not be offered in July/August 2021

Age: 18+
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Schedule: 9:00 to 12:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate
Levels Offered: Intermediate, High

Suggested Afternoon Course: TOEFL Preparation or IELTS Preparation

AEC is designed for students who would like to develop the essential skills for success at an English medium of instruction university and study in a challenging environment. Students focus on developing critical reading, oral presentation, seminar discussion, note taking, essay writing, and research skills through a combination of classroom learning and individual research. Students should also expect to complete reading and writing assignments outside of class time.

AEC is designed for students:

  • who wishes to develop the essential skills for success at an English-speaking university
  • who wishes 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.

This course will not be offered in July/August 2021

Age: 18+
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Schedule: 13:00 – 15:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 10 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Beginner
Levels Offered: Low, Intermediate, High

Suggested Morning Course: General English Course (GEC)

The Speaking & Pronunciation course is intended for students who want additional classroom practice in general conversation. A typical class will include open discussions on topics of general interest, short prepared presentations, and more structured speaking activities. Students will receive individualized feedback on their pronunciation and, if desired, advice on how to speak more clearly. Grammar may be briefly reviewed as needed, but the main goal of this course is for students to feel more comfortable and confident speaking English with others.

SPC 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 & Pronunciation 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 & Pronunciation 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.

This course will not be offered in July/August 2021

Age: 18+
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Schedule: 13:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate

Suggested Morning Course: General English or Academic English

The TOEFL Preparation course offers intensive training for students planning to take the TOEFL iBT test. Students will be introduced to the reading, listening, speaking and writing sections of the test, learn tips and strategies for success, and complete daily practice tests, with individualized feedback on both speaking and writing. Practice testing is done both on paper and online. At the end of the course, students take a complete practice test from TOEFL Practice Online under authentic test conditions. In addition to their IEP course certificate, students will be provided with a printout of their official TOEFL Practice Online results.

Please note that this course is highly focused on test preparation and may not besuitable for students who do not 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 Online 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.

This course will not be offered in July/August 2021

Age: 18+
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Schedule: 13:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate

Suggested Morning Course: General English or Academic English

The IELTS Test Preparation course offers intensive training for students planning to take the IELTS test. Students will be introduced to the reading, listening, speaking and writing sections of the test and learn tips and strategies for success. Daily practice is an essential component of the course, and students will receive personalized feedback regularly on both writing and speaking. On the last day of the course, students will complete an entire practice IELTS test under authentic conditions, with an external speaking examiner.

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.

This course will not be offered in July/August 2021

Age: 18+
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Classes: 6 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate
Students enrolled in the University Lecture Series are required to take a morning course as well.

Suggested Morning Course: Academic English

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 (we recommend a level of IELTS 6.0/CEFR B2/Duolingo 50)

The Lecture Series is intended for students who need English for their university study or academic career and are interested in experiencing a course at the University of Toronto. The 2019 lecture series was Contemporary Issues and Popular Culture. This course investigated how popular culture, especially film, television, and online media, can influence our understanding of social and political issues such as national or civic identity, ethnicity and race, and gender, through interactive lectures, class discussions and critical readings.

 

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

Students should expect to complete up to 30 pages of reading before each class, as well as 2 to 3 short written assignments over the duration of the course.

 

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.

Students should expect to complete up to 30 pages of reading before each class, as well as 2 to 3 short written assignments over the duration of the course.

 

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.