The dynamic and cosmopolitan metropolis of Toronto is a gleaming mass of skyscrapers, expansive green public spaces, diverse ethnic food outlets, and superb attractions including major sports venues. Contributing greatly to the city’s perpetually buzzing atmosphere is its large number of young students who come to Toronto to immerse themselves in its multicultural vibrancy and learn some valuable skills in the process.
When it comes to visitors to Toronto for whom English isn’t their first language, there are a large number of institutions that run accredited English courses throughout the year. If you’d like to hone your English language proficiency in Toronto, we’ve done some research and picked out five of the best English language schools the city has to offer.
Centre of English Studies
For visitors to Toronto looking to join an English language course during their stay, the Centre of English Studies is a highly reputable school with over 40 years’ experience teaching students all over the world. Located just across from the University of Toronto, the centre is at the heart of the city’s vibrant student life and, combined with a busy programme of social events, offers plenty of opportunity to socialise and meet like-minded people both in and outside your studies. As for the range of courses, there are several suitable for short term visitors, with course lengths starting at just 2 weeks, and rising all the way up to 25+ weeks. For a guide on pricing, a 2-week course in Standard General English (20 lessons per week) is priced at $833 CAD. More expensive options include Intensive General English, Business English, Combination Courses (including 5 one-to-one lessons per week), and Exam Preparation. The centre also offers a comprehensive accommodation service to help students find the right place to stay.
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