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Toronto 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 $1,950

Day Programme: CAD $640

Location: York University

Dates: 9 July - 6 August

Ages: 12 - 18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group leader)

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.

  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week each morning
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Classrooms are standard style
  • Classrooms are located on York University campus
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

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



  • Both cooked and continental which might include pancakes, eggs, juice, coffee and toast.


  • Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian option.
    Packed lunches (provided at weekends): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake

Evening Meal

  • Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.


Vending machines, coffees shops and a shopping mall are located in the campus for drinks and confectionery.

Meals served in large self-service dining hall in residence building or in the university food court.



  • Indoor and outdoor basketball courts
  • Ball fields
  • Gymnasium (upon request)
  • Indoor pool (upon request)
  • Laundry facilities are located in the basement of the residence building.
  • Common areas are available on each floor of the residence.


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


This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Welcome Arrivals Testing, Orientation and Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Explore Canada Downtown or Optional Full-Day Excursion to Niagara Falls with Outlet Shopping
afternoon Eaton Centre Mall shopping/ Explore the Harborfront & Toronto Music Garden or optional Trip to: Toronto Zoo or Broadway Matinee Welcome Party and Social York Campus Tour & Scavenger Hunt ES Led Tour of Nathan Philiips Sq & Dundas Square Visit St. Lawrence Market & Old Town Visit to the Ontario Science Center Visit & Explore Casa Loma
Evening Exploring High Park Sports or Activity Club Including ‘Getting to Know You’ Trivia Game Optional activity: Broadway Show Supper in the City & ARGO Art Gallery of Ontario and Exploting Nearby Sports, Activity club, Concert in Toronto Music Gardens Pizza Night & Graduation Party On-site activities

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