As of March 16, 2020, all York University English Language Institute programs will be delivered 100% online. Our English Language Institute has launched and delivered many quality online programs over the years. This is not new to us, and there will be no interruptions or compromise in learning quality for those considering starting their studies with us. For any enquiries or questions about our programs please contact

Academic Program

The Academic Program is our most comprehensive university preparation program, building a solid foundation of English proficiency and supporting 9 levels of non-native speakers of English.


The YUBridge Program, designed for high-achieving international high school graduates, combines English language instruction with academic credit courses. By the end of the eight-month program, you will have achieved the required level of English to enter York University’s degree programs and up to nine credits towards your York University degree.

Pre-Destination York

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.

Destination York

The Destination York program is comprised of two distinct parts: an eight-week Academic English Language Program and admission to a four-year undergraduate degree program at York University.

Spring Break Immersion

The Spring Break Immersion Program is an exciting 4-week experience to develop your English language skills and participate in Canadian life during the wintertime.

Summer Immersion

The Summer Immersion Program is an intensive three week program where you can develop your English language skills and experience life at York University in Toronto, Canada.

International Business and Intercultural Communications Program

The International Business and Intercultural Communications (IBIC) program is an intensive three-week immersion in the Canadian business world for international undergraduate students, designed in collaboration with the Schulich School of Business, ranked the top MBA School in Canada.

Graduate Studies Preparation 

The Graduate Studies  Preparation Program (GSPP) will prepare you for graduate studies while also helping you pass the English component of almost any required entrance exam at Canadian or American universities (IELTS, GRE and GMAT) and help you prepare your application.

Intensive Advanced Legal English Program

This intensive program at York University’s English Language Institute is designed to provide you with the legal terminology, language and writing skills you need to succeed in legal graduate study and/or in your legal professional career in Canada.

MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation

The MBA/Specialized Masters Preparation program is a full time eight-week program designed to prepare graduate-level students, who have high intermediate to advanced English skills, to study for a Master Business Administration (MBA) or specialized master’s program at North American universities.


York University’s English Language Institute has considerable experience in designing custom training programs for business people, government officials, scientists, engineers, medical professionals, accountants, and English language teachers. These custom training programs combine a specific professional discipline with the particular English language skills required to communicate in an international context.

Part-Time Studies

Our part-time programs are short courses, with four hours per week of direct instruction and additional work completed out of class. Courses are focused on a specific aspect of English, with a tightly organized curriculum and stated learning outcomes that provide a clear indication of what the course is about and what participants can expect.

English Language Teacher Training Programs

Hosted either at the York University campus or on-site/on location at the partner’s premises, these teacher training programs help to develop the specialized language needed by non-native English-speaking professors and teachers to conduct their classes in English.