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Junior English Course

Embassy Summer at York University, Toronto


Welcome to Toronto! Our centre is located at the impressive Keele campus of York University, the third-largest university in Canada.
There are some great facilities on campus, such as indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a swimming pool and ball fields, and the centre of Toronto is only a 30-minute metro ride away.

Key Facts
Price: Single/ Twin standard room: CAD $1,790
Location: York University
Dates: 10 July - 7 August
Ages: 12 - 18
Accommodation: Single/twin standard rooms and apartment-style single/twin rooms with en-suite
Sample Excursions: Explore downtown Toronto, Toronto Island and Toronto Botanical Garden
Day programme available: Always starting on a Monday including tuition, activities and lunch. No accommodation included. Contact us for more information.

✓ Single/twin standard rooms with a shared bathroom ratio of 1:5 located, in Tatham Hall student residence
✓ Apartment-style single/twin rooms with en-suite (2 separate bathrooms in the apartment). Bathroom ratio of 1:3. Located in Calumet student residence
✓ Communal space on most dormitory floor
✓ Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
✓ Bathrooms are cleaned daily
✓ Linen changed weekly
✓ Laundry available in residence building for a small fee
✓ Meals are served in a large self-service dining hall or in the university food court
✓ All rooms have air conditioning
✓ Wi-Fi available throughout accommodation, social and teaching spaces
✓ Towel, hand towel and soap is provided

The programme includes several half-day trips and 1 full-day excursion every week, as well as on-site activities in between lessons. All activities are designed to continue the learning in a fun and enjoyable way, encouraging students to develop life skills and make new friends through sport, activities and socially interactive games

With a choice of football, mini Olympics, volleyball and basketball.

Drama: Drama and performance activities, such as drama workshops and scavenger hunts.

Evening: Activities such as karaoke, a talent show, team games and Downtown by night tours.

Half-Day Trips
Our students get to explore exciting places in and around Toronto such as Ontario Science Center, Casa Loma, High Park, Royal Ontario Museum and Kensington Market.  

Full-Day Excursions
Downtown Toronto: explore downtown Toronto and visit the CN Tower.
Toronto Island: explore the island and enjoy a nice picnic
Toronto Botanical Gardens: enjoy 17 beautiful gardens and lovely environment.

We offer additional optional activities/excursions in the centre as well.

The classroom is at the heart of your Toronto Junior English Course. English Lessons are student-centred and encourage the development of relevant language skills.

✓ Engaging classrooms with a positive learning atmosphere.

✓ 15 hours (20 x 45 minutes) of English lessons per week, morning or afternoon.

✓ Taught by qualified English teachers.

✓ Student ratios of 17 students per class.

✓ Placement testing lesson on day 1 to ensure students are classed appropriately to their level.

✓ We teach all levels, from beginner to advanced.

✓ All courses include learning resources, materials appropriate to students' age and level, and an end-of-course certificate.

Classrooms: Standard classrooms located on campus.

Sports Facilities: Indoor and outdoor basketball courts, ball fields, a gym and an indoor pool (upon request).

Meals: Meals served in a large self-service canteen or in the food court on campus.

Common Room: There are common areas on each floor of the residence building.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi throughout accommodation, social and teaching spaces.

Travel times to nearest airport

Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) 25 mins


Local public transport services

York University bus stop 10 mins walk
York University subway station 13 mins walk

Embassy Summer Toronto Sample Timetable

Morning Arrivals/on-site activities. Shopping at Eaton Centre Mall or Optional Trip to Toronto Zoo Testing & Orientation or lessons English Lessons English Lessons English Lessons English Lessons Full-day excursion: Explore Canada Downtown or optional Full-day Excursion: Niagara Falls with Outlet Shopping
Afternoon York Campus Tour & Scavenger Hunt Tour of Nathan Philiips Sq & Dundas Square Visit St. Lawerenc Market & Old Town Visit to the Ontario Science Center Visit & Explore Casa Loma
Evening Welcome Party Exploring High Park On-site activities: Sports or Activity Club or optional Broadway Show Supper in the City & ARGO Art Gallery of Ontario On-site activities: Sports or Activity Club or concert in Toronto Music Gardens Pizza Night & Graduation Party Optional on-site activities

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