Age: 18+
Course Length: 3 Weeks
Classes: 1.5 hours/class, 2 classes/week
Course Duration: 9 hours of live content, 15 hours of pre-recorded content**
Platform: Online (Zoom)
Recommended English Proficiency Level*: Intermediate (CEFR B1 or IELTS 4.5)

*English test scores are not required to register for the course. For other equivalencies, please see the English Proficiency Requirements webpage.
**Pre-recorded content may include recorded lessons, readings, practice tasks, course project and more. This is an estimate – Students complete the content in their own time and completion time may differ from the estimate. 

Our Academic English Course is designed for students (ages 18+) who wish to develop essential skills for success at a university where English is used as one 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. 

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This course is a good fit for you if:

  • you are currently a university student or you plan to attend post-secondary education
  • you want to improve your language and develop academic skills for success in university courses
  • you have some experience with critical reading, seminar participation, note-taking, research, and academic writing in any language
  • you enjoy a challenging study environment

Course Structure

This course will be a mix of live and recorded lessons with additional coursework. Each week, you will work on specialised academic tasks and a collaborative project as part of your independent study. Twice weekly, our live classes will provide opportunity for you to actively practise new material by engaging with your instructor and other students.

Live Content

  • Live online classes with a U of T instructor
  • Practice new content
  • Engage with instructors and other students

Recorded Content & Coursework

  • Recorded lessons
  • Practice tasks
  • Course project
Term
Dates Offered
Class Time (Eastern Time)
Live Content
Pre-Recorded Content***
Course Fee (CAD)
Availability
Summer
July 5, 2021 - July 23, 2021
Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9 hours
15 hours
$720.00
Open
Summer
July 5, 2021 - July 23, 2021
Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
9 hours
15 hours
$720.00
Open

***Pre-recorded content may include recorded lessons, readings, practice tasks, course project and more. This is an estimate – Students complete the content in their own time and completion time may differ from the estimate. 

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How to Apply

Check that you have the minimum English level required to participate in this course. Please see our English Proficiency Requirements page for more information.

All applications are processed through the Registration Portal.

If you are registering for one of our programs for the first time online, you will need to make an account to start your application. You can then use account to track your registration, make your payments, and register for future programs.

If you are a returning student, please use the same account you used to register before. If you cannot remember which e-mail you have used, please contact us at internationalprograms@utoronto.ca and our team will be happy to assist you.