Spend your Spring Break enjoying the delights of the Canadian winter and improving your English language skills.
The Spring Break Immersion Program will help you develop your listening and speaking skills in English from any level as well as learn with students from around the world. Over the course of 4 weeks, you will experience one of Canada’s largest and most multicultural university campuses and the social and cultural lie of a Canadian winter. Learn to ice skate on Toronto’s spectacular waterfront and explore Toronto’s shops, restaurants, and neighbourhoods.
Practice your English while exploring all that Toronto has to offer
Our highly qualified teachers will guide you through your English classes and provide plenty of opportunities to practice. You will also have access to the computer labs, libraries, athletic facilities, and restaurants of the York Campus, while either living on campus or with a local family for a fully immersive Canadian experience.
During your program you will also experience Toronto the way locals do — spending a day ice skating on the waterfront, watching the Toronto Raptors play basketball, exploring Toronto’s ethnic neighborhoods, seeing all of Toronto from the CN Tower, and getting up close to Niagara Falls. You will also have the chance to go camping, for a true Canadian winter experience!
Our ‘Community Leaders’, current York undergraduate students, lead many of the cultural events and will also introduce you to some of the 300+ clubs on campus. There’s always plenty to do at York!
- Program length: 4 weeks
- Class size: 16 students
- Classroom hours/week: 39 hours of instruction and activities
- English-only environment
- Start at any English level
University Life, a range of co-curricular activities designed to provide a balanced program of in- and out-of-classroom learning, includes:
- Orientation to the York University campus
- Access to self-study facilities available for use before and after class
- Conversation Partners
- Daily student-led discussion sessions
- Campus activities that will bring students into contact with other members of the York community
- York Admissions advising sessions
- Workshops on university life skills, including topics such as time management skills, applying for admission, and testing strategies
- York English Language Test (Levels AP7-AP9 only)
- Attendance at university lectures (Levels AP6-AP9 only)
An e-mail account, internet and library access, textbooks and limited printing and photocopying services are included in the tuition fee.
A visit to the CN Tower, Niagara Falls, an NBA game, a Soccer Club, and a Games Club are examples of s the many trips, clubs, and activities available to English Language students.
- Previous education: High school graduate
- You are at least 18 years old*
* If you’re under 18, you still may be eligible. Contact the York University English Language Institute to confirm.
There are no upcoming dates for this program at present. Please check again later or request further information below.
- Your credit card information is never received or stored by our system. Only your financial institution has access to your credit card information.
- Your Student Portal is password-protected. To access any personal and academic information, you must enter your username and portal password.
- Online only: Available sessions
- Deposit of $500 is required to complete your registration.
If you are unable to join the first day of the course, please immediately contact us in order to find out the last possible day to attend the program. Attendance deadlines do apply.
*Fees subject to change
Students and instructors are expected to maintain a professional relationship characterized by courtesy, collegiality and mutual respect and to refrain from actions that would be disruptive to such a relationship;
It is the responsibility of the instructor to maintain an appropriate academic atmosphere in the classroom and the responsibility of the student to cooperate in that endeavour; and,
The instructor is the best person to decide, in first instance, whether such an atmosphere is present in the class and may at their discretion, take steps that they feel are appropriate to resolve an issue or dispute.
In any case, where a student feels that this policy has been violated, they are urged to: notify the instructor of the course/program as soon as possible. Students may be asked to provide a detailed written description of their complaint to the instructor. The instructor may take measures they feel are appropriate to resolve the issue and/or may forward the complaint to the English Language Institute for review. Please refer to the full policy document on the York University website at: http://www.yorku.ca/scdr/