This summer, learn English at York University and explore the exciting city of Toronto, Canada.
Join a mix of students from around the world to experience student life
at the English Language Institute and the social and culture life of a Canadian summer. You will improve your listening and speaking skills in English from any level, while making lifelong international friends over three weeks on one of Canada’s largest and most multicultural university campuses.
You will be taught by highly qualified teachers who will guide you through the English classes, and have access to the computer labs, libraries, athletic facilities, and restaurants of the York Campus. You can choose to live on campus or even with a Canadian family to make it a fully immersive experience.
During your program you will also experience Toronto the way locals do — spending a day on Toronto Island, watching the Toronto Blue Jays play baseball, riding the rollercoasters of Wonderland Amusement Park, seeing all of Toronto from the CN Tower, and getting up close to Niagara Falls.
Many of these events are led by current York undergraduate students, our ‘Community Leaders’, who will also introduce you to some of the 300+ clubs on campus. There’s always something to do at York!
- Program runs for 3 weeks
- English-only environment
- Start at any English level
- Classes of approximately 16 students
- 102 hours of English instruction
- Two sessions per summer: one in July, one in August
- Access York University’s facilities, including computer labs, libraries, athletic facilities, residence, and restaurants
- You graduated from high school
- You’re at least 18 years old*
* If you’re under 18, you still may be eligible. Contact the York University English Language Institute to confirm.
Course 3721 – Summer Immersion Program 1:
July 10 – July 28, 2017 (3 weeks)
Course 3731 – Summer Immersion Program 2:
August 7 – August 25, 2017 (3 weeks)
Kristina Laperle, BA, M. Ed.
Kristina is an avid language learner and has studied French, Portuguese, Spanish, German and Latin in a variety of different contexts. Her passion for languages led her to a career in language teaching, and she has been an ESL instructor at York University`s English Language Institute since 2000. Kristina loves working with students from around the world, and designing learning opportunities that will inspire them to learn, and provide them with the skills and confidence to be successful global citizens.
Yuliya Miakisheva, M.A., TESOL
Yuliya has taught ESL and EFL in Canada, U.S., and Europe at university level. She has also presented at a number of language and education conferences including TESL Ontario, TESL Canada, TESOL, and NAFSA. She enjoys having the opportunity to help English Language Institute students improve their English language skills along with the understanding of North American culture in their pursuit of academic and professional opportunities away from home.
Danny Tan, BA, TESL Dipl., MA Applied Linguistics
Danny has taught in leading universities internationally and in Toronto since 2003. He is a regular presenter at local and international conferences as a specialist in the acquisition of pronunciation strategies and approaches to blended learning. He enjoys watching students develop and “own” their language learning process. He encourages all his students to keep trying, for “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
Johanathan Woodworth, BSc, TESL Dipl., MA Applied Linguistics
Johan has taught in top post-secondary institutions in Canada and Asia. He has presented in local and international conferences and is published in various journals and magazines in the field of ESL. He enjoys fostering the ‘eureka’ moment in students’ learning process, where everything fits together. He also enjoys nurturing acceptance and tolerance in his classrooms.
Schedule Summer Immersion Program (August 8 – August 26, 2016)
|Summer 2017||EL/3721 Summer Immersion Program (July 10 – 28, 2017)|
|Summer 2017||EL/3731 Summer Immersion Program (August 08 – 25, 2017)|
- 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: Available sessions
- Bank Transfers: Please contact the English Language Institute if you intend to pay by bank transfer. Please be aware that most international bank transfers requests will be charged a bank transfer fee. Please ask your bank for details. Students are responsible to ensure the money they have sent to English Language Institute covers any bank transfer fees.
- Money Order: The Money Order should be made payable to York University. Please mail the original Money Order to our office at the following mailing address:
York University English Language Institute
Suite 035 Founders College
4700 Keele Street
M3J 1P3 CANADA
- English Language Institute Application Fee: $60.00 (one-time only, non-refundable) for new students.
- Deposit of $500.00 (non-refundable) is required to complete your registration and receive a Letter of Acceptance.
- Health Insurance (Emergency Medical coverage) is available for an additional cost of $35.00.
- Homestay is not available for the Summer Language Program.
- You may apply for residence if you are between the ages of 18 and 29.
- Summer residence does not include a meal plan
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/