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Pre-Destination York

Posted By SCS School of Continuing Studies On September 16, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

As of March 16, 2020, all York University English Language Institute programs will be delivered 100% online, including terms starting in May and June 2020.
This is not new to us, as our English Language Institute has launched and delivered many quality online programs over the years, and we will continue to maintain the highest quality of instruction for those considering starting their studies with us. For any enquiries or questions about our programs, please contact yueli@yorku.ca [1], and for details on changes applicable to your program of interest, please read the information in the Online Delivery [2] tab at the bottom of this page.

Applicants with IELTS score of 5.5, AP6 completion or equivalent are eligible for the Pre-Destination York Program. Students who pass Pre-Destination York qualify for Destination York Program.


The Pre-Destination York (Pre-DY) is an eight-week English language program for high school graduates who have not yet achieved the language requirements to enter the Destination York (DY) program.

Study in Toronto or Beijing

For eight weeks, you will have the opportunity to improve your English and academic skills, and prepare for the demands of the Destination York course work and the expectations of the undergraduate studies that follow. Most graduating Pre-DY students have acquired English skills equivalent to an IELTS 6.0, which qualifies them to enrol in the Destination York program [3]


The Pre-Destination York program runs in Toronto from January through February and from September through October.


The Pre-Destination York program is offered in Beijing in May and June.


More Information

Online Delivery [5]

The online Pre- Destination York Program is designed to help high school graduates with an IELTS score of 5.5 prepare for study at York University. This program focuses on the language skills required to succeed in York undergraduate courses. Graduating high school students who are eligible to join Pre-Destination York will be among a select group of high achievers who are motivated to improve their academic English skills.

The program is 8 weeks in length with 20 hours per week of online learning. Daily sessions include 3 hours of synchronous online learning delivered by one of our expert instructors, as well as an hour of asynchronous online learning for you to work on assignments.

The major goal of the Pre-Destination York is to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 to advance to the Destination York program. Over the course of just 8 weeks, you will also receive customized feedback to improve your language skills in the following areas:

  • Listening to key ideas in lectures and presentations, note-taking, and analyzing academic readings
  • Writing university academic-level research papers
  • Critical thinking, time management, and teamwork

Online Delivery Summary

  • Program length: 8 weeks
  • Online Class size: 17 students maximum
  • Synchronous Classroom hours/week (live instruction): 15
  • Asynchronous hours per week: 5
  • Access to support services
  • Technology requirements: a computer with reliable, high speed internet, camera and microphone
  • Online start dates:
    • May 4 – June 26, 2020

Summary [6]

  • Program length: 8 weeks
  • Class size: Approximately 16 students
  • Classroom hours/week: 20 hours
  • Start dates: January, May, September

Materials [7]

E-mail account, Internet and library access are supplied.

Admission Requirements [8]

All applicants must:

  • Previous education: High school graduate
  • Language proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or AP6 completion or equivalent


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[3] Destination York program: http://continue.yorku.ca/destination-york/

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