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Summer Immersion Program

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

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 yueli@yorku.ca [1].

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!

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

Summary [2]

  • 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

Schedule [3]

This 3-week program consists of about 34 hours of instruction and activities per week, offered Monday-Friday. In addition there are excursions through the week.

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’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.



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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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