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Spring Break Immersion Program

Spring Break Immersion Program

Develop your English language skills and participate in Canadian life during this intensive program

No upcoming enrolments

Get in touch with our registration team for more information about this program.


Spend your Spring Break making friends and learning about Canadian life, culture and about Toronto, one of the world’s largest, multicultural cities. Improve your English language skills through instruction and real-life practice.

What is the Spring Break Immersion Program?

The Spring Immersion Program is an intensive program in which you will develop your English language skills while you learn about life at York University in Toronto, one of the most multicultural campuses in Canada. You will expand your global awareness and learn about Canadian culture.

The Spring Immersion Program gives you the opportunity to improve your English listening and speaking skills from any level. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with student Community Leaders, and can participate in formal and informal, individual, and group presentations and activities.

You will practice your English language skills on fun, memorable excursions:

  • The world-famous Niagara Falls
  • The CN Tower
  • Winter sport/activity such as watching an ice-hockey game
What You Will Learn

Over the course, you will learn from qualified instructors and form friendships with your classmates and student Community Leaders. The program will 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

Program length: 2-4 weeks
Class size: Maximum 18 students
Class hours: 3 hours of instruction per day plus daily cultural sessions, campus events, or trips


  • English-only environment
  • Start at any English level
Learn more about the English Language Institute

Who should take this program?

International high school graduates looking to improve their English language skills and experience university life in Canada.

Admission requirements

To enrol in this program, students must be a high school graduate and be at least 18 years old. However, if you are under 18 years old, you still may be eligible. Contact the York University English Language Institute to confirm.

To view all English Language Institute preparation programs, visit our Proficiency Pathway table.

Accredited by Languages Canada

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You will need a laptop computer, or possibly a tablet, to access your class materials and to complete assignments.


Accommodation in homestay and on-campus at York University residence is available.

Enrolment Changes, Cancellations and Refunds

Please refer to our Deferral, Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy.

No upcoming enrolments. Contact us for more information.

Contact Us

Ask us anything about this program and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.