The Youth International English Program (Youth IEP) offers different courses of study designed to meet the educational goals of a wide variety of youth students. The Youth IEP is a summer camp suitable for students (ages 13 – 18) of all English language ability levels, from beginner to advanced, and provides customized educational, social, and cross-cultural experiences that develop students’ English language ability and sense of belonging to a global community.  

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
Age
Hours/Week
English Level/Eligibility
Next Availability
General English Course (GEC)
2 or 3 Weeks, Morning
13-18
15 Hours/week
All Levels
July/August 2022
Academic Preparation Course (APC)
3 Weeks, Morning
15-18
15 Hours/week
Upper Intermediate+
July/August 2022
Intensive English Course (IEC)
2 or 3 Weeks, Afternoon
15-18
15 Hours/week
All Levels
July/August 2022
TOEFL iBT Preparation Course (TPC)
3 Weeks, Morning + Afternoon
15-18
30 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022
IELTS Preparation Course (IPC)
3 Weeks, Morning + Afternoon
15-18
30 Hours/week
Intermediate+
July/August 2022

Age: 13-18
Course Length: 2 or 3 Weeks
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Levels Offered: All levels

*Courses must be of the same duration to be paired together. 

GEC offers daily classes led by fully-accredited English language teachers that develop all aspects of students’ English 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 opinions and cultural experiences. 

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: 3 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: 15-18
Course Length: 2 or 3 Weeks*
Classes: 15 Hours / Week
Levels Offered: All Levels

*Courses must be of the same duration to be paired together. 

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: 3 Weeks
Classes: 30 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate

Note: This course cannot be paired with another course as it is a full-day offering.

TPC is designed for intermediate and advanced students who plan to study at an English language university and want to prepare for the TOEFL iBT during their stay at the University of Toronto. Throughout the course, students learn test taking strategies and develop the skills necessary for success on the TOEFL iBT. At the end of the course, students take the TOEFL iBT practice test and receive their practice test scores. 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 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: 3 Weeks
Classes: 30 Hours / Week
Minimum Level Required: Intermediate

Note: This course cannot be paired with another course as it is a full-day offering. 

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 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.