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International Business and Intercultural Communications (IBIC) Program

Posted By Crisdelis Rodriguez On April 22, 2016 @ 10:40 am

As of March 16, 2020, all York University English Language Institute programs will be delivered 100% online, including terms starting in May and June 2020. 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 yueli@yorku.ca [1].

The York University English Language Institute’s 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.


Acquire business knowledge and skills through a mixed-format program, including English language classes in Canadian and international business, guest lectures from industry leaders, offsite visits to leading Canadian companies, “Topics in Canadian Business” conversation sessions and intercultural communication workshops.

Classes are taught by experienced business language instructors, and the “Topics in Canadian Business” conversation sessions will be led by student learning facilitators from the York University Schulich School of Business. Instruction and classroom activities focus on all language skill areas, including reading, writing, listening and speaking, to make you a strong communicator in the world of business.

The program targets specific academic and business-related skills, such as analyzing business case studies, group discussions, role-plays, researching business topics, writing business reports, working in teams, participating in interviews and making business presentations.

You will also explore local attractions and sites such as a day trip to Niagara Falls, seeing a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game or going up the CN Tower. These trips are led by our student Community Leaders, giving you a chance to put what you’ve learned in the classroom into practice in the real world.

Enrolment Eligibility

  • Graduated from high school
  • At least 18 years old
  • Successful low-intermediate/intermediate language placement test score OR IELTS 5.0 OR TOEFL iBT 64 OR TOEFL CBT 180 is strongly recommended


Summary [2]

  • Program runs for 3 weeks
  • Visits to leading Canadian companies and guest lectures from industry leaders
  • Canadian & International Business Practices Hours: 36.5 hours
  • Intercultural Communications: 15 hours
  • Schulich Business English Facilitator Topics in Canadian Business Sessions: 15 hours
  • Total: 70 hours
  • Social and cultural activities/events in and around Toronto, led by English-speaking Canadian students
  • Held in August of each year

Out-of-Class Timetable [3]

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 [4]
            • Daily student-led discussion sessions
            • Campus activities that will bring students into contact with other members of the York community
            • York Admissions [5] advising sessions
            • Workshops on university life skills, including topics such as time management skills, applying for admission, and testing strategies
            • York English Language Test [6] (Levels AP7-AP9 only)
            • Attendance at university lectures (Levels AP6-AP9 only)

Materials [7]

An e-mail account, internet and library access, textbooks and limited printing and photocopying services are included in the tuition fee.

Accommodation [8]

Accommodation in homestay [9] and on-campus York University residence [10] is available

Social & Cultural Activities [11]

These activities [12] allow students to socialize with other participants in the course, attend cultural events, and visit places of interest in and around Toronto.
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.

Admission Requirements [13]

You are at least 18 years old*

*If you are under 18, you still may be eligible. Contact the English Language Institute to confirm.


YUELI reserves the right to conduct further proficiency assessment to confirm an applicant’s English proficiency.



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[1] yueli@yorku.ca: mailto:yueli@yorku.ca

[2] Summary: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-0

[3] Out-of-Class Timetable: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-1

[4] Conversation Partners: https://continue.yorku.ca/english-language-institute/about/resources/conversation-partners/

[5] York Admissions: http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/

[6] York English Language Test: http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/requirements/yelt

[7] Materials: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-2

[8] Accommodation: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-3

[9] homestay: https://continue.yorku.ca/english-language-institute/about/services/live-in-homestay/

[10] residence: https://continue.yorku.ca/english-language-institute/about/services/live-on-campus/

[11] Social & Cultural Activities: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-4

[12] activities: https://continue.yorku.ca/english-language-institute/about/services/activities/

[13] Admission Requirements: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-5

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