The International English Programs offer 5 different courses of study that are designed to meet the educational goals of a wide variety of students. The General English Course (GEC), the Academic Preparation Course (APC), the Extended English Course (EEC), the IELTS Preparation Course (IPC), and the TOEFL iBT Preparation Course (TPC) provide students of all English abilities, from beginner to university level, with customized language learning and academic experiences.

Please select a link from the list below to learn more about our specific programs:

Course Duration Age Hours/week English Level/Eligibility
General English Course 3 or 4 Weeks, Morning 12-14, 15-18 15 Hours/week All Levels
Academic Preparation Course 4 Weeks, Morning 15-18 15 Hours/week Intermediate+
Intensive English Course 4 Weeks, Afternoon

12-14,

15-18

15 Hours/week All Levels
TOEFL iBT Preparation Course 4 Weeks, Afternoon 15-18 15 Hours/week Intermediate+
IELTS Preparation Course 4 Weeks, Afternoon 15-18 15 Hours/week Intermediate+

Age: 12–14, 15-18
Course Length: 3 or 4 Weeks
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Levels Offered: All levels

Suggested Afternoon Course (4 Weeks only): Intensive English Course (IEC)

The General English course is designed to maximize opportunities for students to practice using English to communicate, helping them to improve their confidence, fluency and grammatical accuracy. Typical class activities include discussions on topics of general interest, short presentations, and cooperative projects such as creating a video, designing a survey, or holding a debate. Students are encouraged at all times to share their personal opinions and cultural experiences. Grammar and vocabulary topics are chosen by the teacher based on the needs of the class. Students must also complete a final project, designed by their teacher.

All Youth IEP courses involve reading, writing, listening and speaking. However, General English classes focus on speaking and communicating with others.

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 to the satisfaction of the teacher.

Class Placement

All Youth IEP classes are assigned based on the results of our written test and a one-to-one interview with a teacher. Students and parents should understand that there is no predetermined 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: 15-18
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Levels Offered: Upper Intermediate+

APC challenges students to develop their English in an academic setting. With a particular focus on writing, critical reading, and oral presentation skills, it is especially appropriate for motivated students who are considering applying to an English-language university. Students should arrive ready to participate in class discussions and debates, to work individually and in groups, and to learn from one another.

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 to the satisfaction of the teacher.

Class Placement

All Youth IEP classes are assigned based on the results of our written test and a one-to-one interview with a teacher. Students and parents should understand that there is no predetermined 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: 12–14, 15-18
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Levels Offered: All Levels

The afternoon Intensive English Course (IEC) is for students seeking extra classroom instruction and practice communicating in English. A key aim of IEC is to promote intercultural communication using topics of general interest to teenagers: students should expect to participate in group projects requiring them to interact and work cooperatively. The IEC also requires more written work than the General morning course, supported by personalized feedback from the teacher: writing projects in past years have included creative writing, blogs, radio scripts and articles for the IEP newsletter.

IEC is designed for students:

  • of all English levels, from beginner to advanced
  • who wish to expand and enhance the content covered in their morning General English Course.
  • Who would like further practice in reading and writing.

Evaluation and Certificate

At the end of the Intensive 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 an IEP course certificate, students must:

  • actively participate in class activities and assignments.
  • show improved fluency and accuracy over the course of the program.
  • complete their final project to their instructor’s satisfaction.

Class Placement

All Youth 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: 15-18
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate

Suggested Morning Course: Academic Preparation Course (APC)

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 be suitable 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 Youth 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: 15-18
Course Length: 4 Weeks
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate

Suggested Morning Course: Academic Preparation Course (APC)

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 Youth 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.