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Spring Break Immersion Program

Posted By Crisdelis Rodriguez On October 23, 2015 @ 12:58 pm

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].

Spend your Spring Break enjoying the delights of the Canadian winter and improving your English language skills.


The Spring Break Immersion Program will help you develop your listening and speaking skills in English from any level as well as learn with students from around the world. Over the course of 4 weeks, you will experience one of Canada’s largest and most multicultural university campuses and the social and cultural lie of a Canadian winter. Learn to ice skate on Toronto’s spectacular waterfront and explore Toronto’s shops, restaurants, and neighbourhoods.

Practice your English while exploring all that Toronto has to offer

Our highly qualified teachers will guide you through your English classes and provide plenty of opportunities to practice. You will also 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 ice skating on the waterfront, watching the Toronto Raptors play basketball, exploring Toronto’s ethnic neighborhoods, seeing all of Toronto from the CN Tower, and getting up close to Niagara Falls. You will also have the chance to go camping, for a true Canadian winter experience!

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!

Summary [2]

  • Program length: 4 weeks
  • Class size: 16 students
  • Classroom hours/week: 39 hours of instruction and activities
  • English-only environment
  • Start at any English level

Schedule [3]

This is a full-time, Monday to Friday program (4 weeks).This program consists of about 39 hours of instruction and activities In addition there are excursions through the week and 1 weekend trip to Camp Kandalore.

Out-of-Class Timetable [4]

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 [5]
            • Daily student-led discussion sessions
            • Campus activities that will bring students into contact with other members of the York community
            • York Admissions [6] advising sessions
            • Workshops on university life skills, including topics such as time management skills, applying for admission, and testing strategies
            • York English Language Test [7] (Levels AP7-AP9 only)
            • Attendance at university lectures (Levels AP6-AP9 only)

Materials [8]

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

Accommodation [9]

Accommodation in homestay [10] and on-campus York University residence [11] is available

Social & Cultural Activities [12]

These activities [13] 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 [14]

  • Previous education: High school graduate
  • You are at least 18 years old*

* If you’re under 18, you still may be eligible. Contact the York University English Language Institute to confirm.



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

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

[3] Schedule: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-1

[4] Out-of-Class Timetable: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-2

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

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

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

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

[9] Accommodation: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-4

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

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

[12] Social & Cultural Activities: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-5

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

[14] Admission Requirements: #squelch-taas-accordion-shortcode-content-6

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