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The York University English Language Institute holds its second annual spelling bee

On February 6th, 2020, the York University English Language Institute (YUELI) held its 2nd annual spelling bee. The audience was packed with students and instructors who came out to watch and support the 17 students participating in the friendly competition.   As the spelling bee started, contestants nailed words like ‘participation’, ‘survey’, and ‘individual’ with […]

York University English Language Institute (YUELI) shortlisted for “The PIEoneer Awards: 2019 Language Educator of the Year”

The PIEoneer Awards celebrate innovation and achievement across the international education industry. This year, the York University English Language Institute (YUELI) is the only Canadian institution nominated in the “Language Educator of the Year” category. YUELI is competing with organizations from Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and the UK for this year’s award. Isaac Garcia-Sitton, Director, International […]

York University English Language Institute continues to nurture global partnerships

The York University English Language Institute (YUELI) is the largest public English Language Institute in Canada, offering among the most varied and flexible programs in the industry. From absolute beginner to PhD-ready, the Institute accommodates all levels of proficiency. YUELI Director Isaac Garcia-Sitton commented that “YUELI specializes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs” designed […]

York University English Language Institute (YUELI) hosts 44 recruitment agents from 16 countries at 2018 FAM Tour event

On April 25th, York University welcomed a larger than ever group of excited international recruitment agents to our Keele Campus for FAM (Agent Familiarization) Tour 2018—an engaging event that strengthens York’s internationalization efforts and forges lasting relationships with key agencies all over the world. Hosted and organized by York University English Language Institute (YUELI), part […]

Media Planet: How One Canadian School Offers International Students the Opportunity to Thrive

International students in Canada know that academic and career success depends greatly on having a good grasp of the English language.  It’s not just about reading, writing, and listening, but also intercultural skills— the ability to communicate and collaborate with people from different backgrounds. This is where the York University English Language Institute can help. […]

YUELI instructor explores issue of access to higher education for Canadian immigrants in innovative new publication

Yuliya Miakisheva, a long-standing instructor and contributor to program development at the York University English Language Institute (YUELI), co-authored a chapter in the newly released book ‘Inclusion through Access to Higher Education’ (editor: Marie-Agnès Détourbe, INSA Toulouse/LACES (University of Bordeaux), France). The book addresses a wide range of topics concerning immigration as they relate to […]

High-profile international delegations flock to York over summer months

The York University English Language Institute (YUELI) continued to establish itself as a global leader in academic and professional English training this summer, attracting a volume of visits from key international delegations that has been higher than ever. Eight groups of key decision makers from higher education institutions in Hong Kong and Japan were welcomed […]

Unique York U/Toronto District Schoolboard collaboration offers world-class experiential learning to Saudi educators

On July 5th 2017, the first cohort of 59 Saudi principals, counselors and teachers graduated successfully from the new ‘Building Leadership for Change through School Immersion’ program, created through an innovative partnership between the York University English Language Institute (YUELI) and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). This group of graduates is likely to be […]

Passings: Adele Minoli, York’s longest-serving employee

  Mrs. Adele Minoli, Program Coordinator at the York University English Language Institute (YUELI) until her retirement in early 2012, passed away on July 18, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. Adele began her career at Glendon College in 1965. Following her early years at Glendon and a number of key roles over the […]

Outstanding International Secondary Students Receive Prestigious Scholarship to York University

  Two international students at the J. Addison School in Markham, ON have been awarded $5,000 scholarships as a result of a fruitful partnership with the York University English Language Institute (YUELI). Emosa Xu ( Xu Yuxin) and Jenny Zou (Xue Ying) were recognized and awarded at a ceremony at the school on May 18, […]