University of Toronto English Language Standalone Program

Language Standalone
Times Top 100
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has led the charge in ground-breaking science—here, scientists discovered insulin—and counts five Canadian prime ministers, the actor Donald Sutherland, and The Handmaid’s Tale author, Margaret Atwood, among its notable alumni. Considered one of the best places to live in the world, Toronto is a wonderfully dynamic, diverse city that celebrates arts and culture, and its citizens extend a truly Canadian welcome.

University of Toronto: a globally ranked research-intensive university

Build your language confidence in a globally applauded language program

Canada is known for welcoming friendliness, being the 6th safest country

Socialize in the student lounge and language lab with staff and classmates

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
None
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Art, Design & Fashion, Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Engineering, History
Housing:
Homestay
Visa Required:
Maybe

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WHAT STUDENTS SAY

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After passing my exams, I went to a short trip to Toronto Island organized by my teacher and went to Wonderland, which is famous for the scariest roller coaster in the world.

University of Toronto SAF Alumni

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About the University

University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has led the charge in ground-breaking science—here, scientists discovered insulin—and counts five Canadian prime ministers, the actor Donald Sutherland, and The Handmaid’s Tale author, Margaret Atwood, among its notable alumni.

Considered one of the best places to live in the world, Toronto is a wonderfully dynamic, diverse city that celebrates arts, culture, and tolerance. Its citizens extend a truly Canadian welcome to the 23,000 international students who make up an important part of the cosmopolitan, multicultural community each year.

Learn more at University of Toronto's official website

Academics

The University of Toronto's Academic Approach

Canada’s top university and one of the best universities in the world, the University of Toronto has an impressive academic reputation, abundant cultural opportunities, and an enviable location.

The Toronto language program is celebrated for its excellence, with high-caliber teachers giving you’re the tools for linguistic success. Every night, the language center hosts a free social cultural event: think cooking classes and board game nights to bowling. You can also join paid excursions around Toronto and Canada, such as attending hockey games and visiting national parks.

Courses

The English language program has an official student lounge and computer lab facility, classrooms have modern academic technology, and courses strengthen your skills in the four main components of language—reading, writing, listening and speaking.

  • Improve academic listening and reading skills and strategies
  • Get to know the academic culture of a Western university
  • Produce complex and well-developed writing
  • Interact in an academic setting with confidence
  • Improve communication skills in writing and speaking

Registration occurs before you arrive on campus.

Classroom Hours
The SAF program fee tuition rate covers 22 hours of language instruction per week.

Elective Courses
You will be signed up for a combination of Academic English (12 weeks) and English for Effective Communication (4 weeks) courses. You can switch between these courses at no additional cost. 

You may also request English for Business Communication, an elective course that would suit you if you want to work internationally. This elective is a four-week course exploring communication in an English-business setting. The specific content changes each month, so you can take this course up to three times and still learn new material each time. Some common topics of this course are:

  • Understanding Western business communication styles
  • Email etiquette and expectations
  • When to use professional or personal speech
  • Making business requests orally and in writing
  • Listening, creating, and responding to voicemails

You will only be initially enrolled for this course upon request, but you may also independently switch to this course upon arrival. 

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university - and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

There are no requirements to join this program. A language test when you arrive determines your skill level. No prior test is necessary to participate.

Learn More About Language Requirements

 

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Late August - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
15,190

Fall 2022 + Winter 2023

Program dates:
Late August - Early March
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
27,240

Fall 2022 + Winter 2022 + Spring 2023

Program dates:
Late August - Late June
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
36,950

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023

Program dates:
Early April - Late August
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
CA$
27,240

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023 + Fall 2023

Program dates:
Early April - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
CA$
39,300

Spring 2023 + Summer 2023 + Fall 2023 + Winter 2024

Program dates:
Early April - Early March
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
CA$
50,620

Housing Information

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Homestay

The SAF program fee covers a cozy single room in a friendly homestay with a Canadian family both while school is in and during the break, too, if you are continuing. You share breakfast and dinner with your adopted family during the week, which you can upgrade to include more meals if you want. The SAF program fee does not include early arrival housing.

About Toronto

Why Toronto

A city of ground-breaking science—insulin was discovered here—and home to five Canadian prime ministers and The Handmaid’s Tale author, Margaret Atwood, Toronto is a vibrant, dynamic place. Considered one of the best places to live in the world, it has a strong culture and arts scene as well as a fearsome reputation for hockey and football.

Learn more about Toronto

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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