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Reviews of ACCESS International English Language Centre, Toronto, Canada

Total number of reviews: 49
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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ACCESS International English Language Centre, Toronto, Canada
4.1/5.0 
(49 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
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Facilities 3.9/5.0 
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Course quality / Progress in language 4.1/5.0 
Value for money 3.8/5.0 
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Shared Flat 3.7/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
1. Aug. 2016
1. (11 years)  - 
1. Summer Youth Camp (7-17 years) - 5 weeks

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26. Jul. 2016
2. Nadira (18 years)  - 
2. Full-Time General - 4 weeks

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12. Jul. 2016
3. (49 years)  -  Brazil
3. TOEFL Plus - 12 weeks

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nothing
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I don't recommend this English course for anybody
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I spent time and money for nothing. This was the worst travel experience in my life.
16. Oct. 2014
4. (47 years)  -  Canada
4. Full-Time Plus - 16 weeks

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I made a good choice by going to Access. Teachers are professional and want to make sure you reach a good level of knowledge. Although they help students, the program requires discipline and effort from students. The course gave me good skills in English to be able to continue learning by myself. The landlord at my homestay was very kind and friendly toward me and the location was very convenient near the subway.
22. Sep. 2014
5. (51 years)  - 
5. Full-Time Plus - 2 weeks

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Very confidential relationship with the students and effective methods of studying also through playful moments. Even the reception was excellent.
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Arrive with a minimum of knowledge even if elementary.
9. Sep. 2014
6. (27 years)  - 
6. Full-Time General 20 - 5 weeks

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8. Sep. 2014
7. (31 years)  - 
7. Intensive English for Medicine - 5 weeks

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site information are sufficient
31. Mar. 2014
8. (20 years)  - 
8. Full-Time Plus - 3 weeks

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The personal atmosphere.
12. Dec. 2013
9. (18 years)  - 
9. Full-Time General - 4 weeks

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There're different classes based on the levels, including a beginner class. I couldn't speak English well though, I made friends with other students from many other countries. The teachers are friendly and the school is very nice.
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They don't have a Japanese teacher and the class is small. There're few Japanese students. If you want to study English seriously, I recommend this school.
3. Dec. 2013
10. (36 years)  -  Israel
10. Intensive Conversation - 4 weeks

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Not too bad at all.
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Especially I'd like to thank at Mash and Ian. Their lessons were very interesting, useful and funny.
9. Sep. 2013
11. (22 years)  - 
11. Full-Time General - 4 weeks

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Few students per class, very good atmosphere and fantastic teachers.
2. Sep. 2013
12. (28 years)  - 
12. Full-Time (20 lessons/week) - 12 weeks

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Some teachers (not all) were really nice friendly and motivating.
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do not add individual course because these lessons are worthless.
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Some teachers sometimes forget that one is an adult and do not speak pleasantly.
7. Aug. 2013
13. (17 years)  - 
13. Intensive IELTS - 5 weeks

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The professionalism of the teachers, their sympathy and of course the new friends that I made more with classmates
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To get the best from the language courses you must talk, talk, talk and talk
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Cozy and fully equipped school
26. Sep. 2012
14. Jorge Andres (24 years)  -  Spain
14. Paquete MEC 1, 20h/semana - 3 weeks

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14. Sep. 2012
15. (26 years)  -  Spain
15. Paquete MEC 3 (20h/semana + Casa de Familia o Residencia) - Maestros - 4 weeks

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It is situated in a good area, near the downtown.
13. Oct. 2011
16. (47 years)  - 
16. Full Time Plus - 1 week

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Great lesson content. Interesting and current topics and discussions. Despite all the fun and easy-going atmosphere, the school requires discipline. Very good!
11. Aug. 2011
17. (24 years)  - 
17. Part Time Conversation - 2 weeks

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18. Jul. 2011
18. Marcus Andreas (17 years)  - 
18. TOEFL PLUS - 2 weeks

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6. Jun. 2011
19. Elisabeth (18 years)  - 
19. Full Time Plus - 4 weeks

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7. Sep. 2010
20. (18 years)  - 
20. Full Time Plus - 4 weeks

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It was an unforgettable experience.
5. Aug. 2010
21. (18 years)  - 
21. Full Time General - 4 weeks

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very nice and friendly teachers, good structure and location
28. Oct. 2009
22. (20 years)  - 
22. Full Time General (4 weeks) + Part Time (2 weeks) - 6 weeks

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11. Oct. 2009
23. (20 years)  -  Poland
23. Intensive English for Medicine - 3 weeks

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medical course
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If you chose medical course and want to visit canadian hospitals, you should earlier contact with hospital's public relations department.
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I recommend medical course! The teacher - David is wonderful! The best english teacher I have ever met. I made big progress in everything. Moreover I could visit canadian hospitals.
6. Oct. 2009
24. (33 years)  -  Brazil
24. Full Time - 20 Lessons / Week - 4 weeks

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Homestay 18+
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Staff, teachers
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Try to speak the language as much as possible
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Small school, but great staff. I was the only brazilian, which was just perfect.
30. Aug. 2009
25. (21 years)  - 
25. Full Time General - 2 weeks

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only 10 student per class, you have to speak english all the time
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visit Rome
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lots of activities
6. Aug. 2009
26. (18 years)  - 
26. Full Time Plus - 4 weeks

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The teachers are very good : they pay you attention, they always try to make you speak and progress, they have a lot of energy. The staff is also great, you learn by speaking in a friendly and good atmosphere!
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The books need to be changed!!!
8. May. 2009
27. (23 years)  -  Italy
27. Full Time General - 4 weeks

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All the staff was extremely friendly
2. Feb. 2009
28. (37 years)  -  Canada
28. Full Time General - 2 weeks

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Lots of conversations
15. Nov. 2008
29. (29 years)  - 
29. Intensive Conversation - 4 weeks

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Very small classes, compared to other language schools
14. Nov. 2008
30. Raquel (27 years)  - 
30. Intensive Conversation - 3 weeks

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13. Nov. 2008
31. (20 years)  -  Austria
31. Intensive TOEFL Course - 5 weeks

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Check out the "Chestnut" Residence. It is a great place to stay
8. Nov. 2008
32. (21 years)  -  Italy
32. Intensive Conversation - 4 weeks

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a lot of conversation
29. Oct. 2008
33. (23 years)  -  Spain
33. Intensive Conversation - 3 weeks

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diversity
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CN tower at night. Wonderful.
22. Oct. 2008
34. Juan Antonio (27 years)  -  Spain
34. Full Time General - 8 weeks

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22. Oct. 2008
35. (21 years)  -  Spain
35. Full Time General - 4 weeks

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Niagara falls
13. Aug. 2008
36. (17 years)  - 
36. Full Time Study Tour - 3 weeks

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all was great!
31. Jul. 2008
37. (23 years)  - 
37. Part Time General English - 2 weeks

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my teacher and the other students in my class
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the nightlife of Toronto
16. Jul. 2008
38. (50 years)  - 
38. Full Time Study Tour - 4 weeks

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People were very friendly.
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It is important to speak only english, even on the weekend!
20. Jun. 2008
39. (45 years)  - 
39. Intensive Conversation - 3 weeks

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the qualification of the teachers - their way to teach, the location (centrally near downtown), the allocation of the classes
19. Jun. 2008
40. (21 years)  - 
40. Full Time Plus // Canadian Buddy Program - 12 weeks

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The school was very good because the class was very dynamic and had different activities outside. In addition I found a lot of students of different countries and cultures.
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If you want to inprove your english, don't speak in your language, only in english.
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I had an incredible experience, Toronto is an exciting city and I learnt a lot of English in Access because this is a fantastic school.
21. Dec. 2007
41. (32 years)  - 
41. Intensive Business English - 2 weeks

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teachers are very kind
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Great teachers, very well organized school, excellent leisure activities (for only a few extra dollars), very good location, free internet access. I can really recommend this school! Booking over 'languagecourse' in Germany can also be recommended - easy, nice contact, no problems. Visiting this school during winter time might be better for improving your english because of smaller classes.
16. Dec. 2007
42. (59 years)  - 
42. Full Time (1 semaine)-Part Time Conversation (1 semaine) - 2 weeks

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The welcome! It was very good!
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good organisation and helpful staff!
21. Nov. 2007
43. Alejandra (27 years)  - 
43. Full Time General - 4 weeks

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18. Oct. 2007
44. (33 years)  -  Spain
44. Full Time General - 2 weeks

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It was just in the city center and the teachers were really good
17. Sep. 2007
45. (26 years)  - 
45. Intensive TOEFL Course - 4 weeks

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Very friendly approach
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Do not settle the level you've been placed at
13. Sep. 2007
46. (37 years)  -  Canada
46. Intensive Conversation - 4 weeks

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Everybody is friendly and nice.
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Take part of the activities, it's a good way to practice English speaking and make friends.
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The teachers seem to love their job, they know how to spark our interest. And also, the groups are small so we have the chance to speak a lot and know each other better.
23. Aug. 2007
47. (34 years)  - 
47. Full Time Study Tour - 2 weeks

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The teachers were fantastic!, and the maximum number of classmates for class didn't exceed 9.
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If you are going to be a little time (I was only two weeks), if you come to Toronto on a Friday morning and / or they come back on Monday you can be useful one or two more weekends to visit New York, Chicago, Niagara falls, Quebec, Montreal Otawa, Algonquin Park...
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The school is very well placed, in full center. The school is small enough for what the environment is family, there are sufficient activities, but not too much. It has enough computers for Internet, but it doesn't have programs multimedia to study.
15. Aug. 2007
48. Stefano (20 years)  - 
48. Full Time Study Tour - 3 weeks

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4. Apr. 2007
49. (30 years)  - 
49. Intensive Business English - 3 weeks

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Small classes
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Trips to Niagara falls and New York
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I had a great time at ACCESS.

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