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Summer Immersion Program

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

Spend three glorious weeks working on your English and enjoying a Canadian summer


The Summer Immersion Program gives you the opportunity to attend academic lectures, receive one-on-one instruction, and practice language skills on trips to some of the country’s most well-known landmarks – including the famous Niagara Falls.

Improve your English language skills while making lifelong friends from around the world

Over the course of up to a month, you will learn from qualified instructors and interact with student community leaders. The program will help you improve your ability to:

  • Initiate a discussion and engage in conversation
  • Express yourself more confidently and clearly
  • Conduct informal/formal individual and group presentations
  • Listen for general and specific information and in various contexts
  • Discuss experiences and ask questions about the experiences of others

Practice your English while exploring all that Toronto has to offer

Students 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 exploring the waterfront, watching the Toronto Blue Jays play baseball, exploring Toronto’s ethnic neighbourhoods, seeing all of Toronto from the CN Tower, and getting up close to Niagara Falls.

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: Up to 1 month.
  • Two sessions per summer: one in July, one in August
  • Class size: 16 students
  • Classroom hours/week: 34 hours of instruction and activities

Admission Requirements

  • Previous education: High school graduate
  • 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.

Some of the Topics Covered:

  • Canadian Culture
  • Multiculturalism in Canada and customs around the world
  • Expressing needs and making requests
  • Discussing problems and solutions
  • Celebrities and pop culture
  • Discussing hypothetical situations
  • Canadian and global current events and issues

Important Dates [1]

Course 3921 – Summer Immersion Program 1:

July 08 – July 26, 2019 (3 weeks)

Course 3931 – Summer Immersion Program 2:

August 06 – August 23, 2019 (3 weeks)

Accommodation, Transportation & Other Services [2]

Residence: Residence [3]
Homestay: The Canada Homestay Network [4]
Transportation: Campus Servus [5]



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[3] Residence: http://continue.yorku.ca/english-language-institute/about/services/live-on-campus

[4] The Canada Homestay Network: http://www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca/

[5] Campus Servus: http://campusservus.com/

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