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• Quality First
At ACCESS, we are very concerned with providing top quality programs to our students. To ensure quality standards, ACCESS is a member of Quality English, and accredited by Languages Canada. We regularly undergo quality reviews by these associations.
• Your Home Away From Home
ACCESS is a mid-sized, friendly school with the smallest classes of any language school in Toronto! Because of our small classes, you will get to know many people from other countries around the world. You will also get to know your teachers very well, and they will get to know you too. Our friendly staff and counselors are here to help you if you have any problems or need help with anything. Most students really appreciate our friendly “family-like” atmosphere.
• Small Multi-National Classes (maximum 10 students per class)
At ACCESS, we do our best to attract students from all over the world. We also give each student constant personal attention. . . our small classes guarantee it!
• Central Downtown Location
ACCESS is in an excellent location. Less than a 1-minute walk from Yonge / Bloor subway station, close to the University of Toronto, the Eaton Centre, and the Toronto Reference Library. ACCESS is in the centre of it all!
• Professional Teachers
Our professional teachers are all Canadian university graduates who have certificates in TESL (Teaching English As A Second Language), as well as extensive overseas English teaching experience.
• Excellent Homestays
A good homestay is important while you live in Toronto. We care about your experience and make sure you are happy.
• TOEFL Testing Centre
ACCESS is an official TOEFL TESTING CENTRE. Study in our TOEFL iBT Preparation Course, and then take the TOEFL test right at ACCESS.
• Canadian Buddy
Do you want to make friends with Canadians? Our Canadian Buddy program is an exciting way for you to meet Canadians, learn more about Canada, and improve your English.
• Special Activities
We have regular social events planned for evenings & weekends so that you can get to know other ACCESS students easily, experience Toronto, and have fun!
Students in all 30 lesson/week programs will have 20 lessons/week of General English in the mornings as well as choose an afternoon Focus class for an additional 10 lessons/week.
The general English classes concentrate on the following language areas: speaking, listening, reading, grammar, writing, vocabulary building, idioms and slang. All classes place special focus on speaking & listening.
Students in the Intensive Focus Program choose one of the following focus classes based on their English level:
• Business Communication
• TOEFL Preparation
• IELTS Preparation
• English For Medicine
Intensive Focus Programs are the perfect combination for boosting general English skills, while allowing students the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest.
As an accompaniment to your studies, all ACCESS students will have the added bonus of participating in our FREE Fridays.
Have fun with your new friends at ACCESS! Every Friday we have an exciting trip or activity for you to enjoy including:
SIGHTSEEING: CN Tower, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario
SPORTS: ice-skating, beach volleyball, soccer in High Park, rollerblading, bowling, Toronto Blue Jays baseball game, hiking, hockey games, mini golf
CULTURE: Little Italy Food Festival, Toronto Street Festival, Caribana Parade
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: dance performances, jazz festival, Shakespeare in the Park, movies, Ontario Science Centre
SPECIAL INTEREST WORKSHOPS: drawing, teaching English to children, wine, beer & cheese tasting, photograpy lesson, salsa dancing, Canadian cooking class, yoga, guest speakers
Do you want as much practice as possible speaking English? Staying with a Canadian host family is the best way for you to make the most of your time in Canada. It is also the most popular choice for our students.
By living with a Canadian family you will have many opportunities to practice speaking English and learn about Canadian culture. Your host family will be eager to meet you and introduce you to Canadian culture.
All ACCESS host families are of the highest quality. Our Homestay Co-ordinator carefully interviews and screens all host families to guarantee your safety and comfort. The ACCESS homestay program comes with various choices to suit your personal needs and budget.
At ACCESS we care about our students. If you are unhappy with your homestay, we will quickly give you a new homestay for no extra charge.
When you apply you can tell us what kind of family you would like.
Here are what some people who used Access English said about their experiences. Their average rating across all categories is /5.