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38 English Language Schools in Toronto 2024

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Best English schools in Toronto by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
ILSC Language School
Students < 18 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students < 18 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students < 18 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(11)
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TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
Oxford International Education
Students 18-30 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students 18-30 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students 18-30 years
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(25)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
Oxford International Education
Students 31-49 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
Students 31-49 years
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(15)
Students 31-49 years
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(15)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
Students 50+ years
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Students 50+ years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(8)
Students 50+ years
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(6)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
CLLC Canadian Language Learning College
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(5)
Students all ages
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(6)
Students all ages
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(57)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
CLLC Canadian Language Learning College
Quality of teaching
5.0

Rating: 5

(5)
Quality of teaching
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(54)
Quality of teaching
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(5)
TOP Rated by
Leisure programme
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Leisure programme
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Leisure programme
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(5)
Leisure programme
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(50)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
CLLC Canadian Language Learning College
Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5

(5)
Value for money
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(5)
Value for money
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(5)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada
Location of school
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(43)
Location of school
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(29)
Location of school
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(5)
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Toronto ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Toronto

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Toronto
495 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Toronto
Nightlife
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Geographic setting
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Public transport
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Climate
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Cleanliness
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Affordability
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Shopping
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Safety
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What our students said about Toronto

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Everyone is so friendly and there are a lot of interesting sites to visit. It was, however, surprising to see how dirty the streets were and how many homeless people were around. Some even slept in the middle of the sidewalk or in bus stations on the main roads. They frequently begged for money, going as far as harassing customers waiting in line at stores. Nothing happened to me but some of my friends got their wallets stolen or got screamed at by homeless people, so I would rate "safety" at 3/5.

Marius
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Toronto is a very pretty City, but very expensive City. So, just take care about it. The TTC is good, but too simple. You have to pay the most part of the activities, but there are a lot of amazing things to discover.

Cécilia
France
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I loved my stay in Toronto, I felt safe both day and night. There are plenty of activities to suit all budgets. I joined a gym with a sauna and swimming pool for half the price in France. Great stay

Anthony Ethan
France
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Dear people, Toronto is a fascinating pulsating city with sometimes very futuristic facades and bar entrances! Come inside! And enjoy the breath of Toronto and the warm, open, versatile people.

Alexandra
Austria
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Toronto is a city to go. This city is amazing and you can discover lots of beautiful things like parks, shops and monuments

Héloïse
France
5.0

Rating: 5/5

The city is good for work and study, but is still too young to interest lovers of old buildings and ancient legends.

Igor
Russia
4.0

Rating: 4/5

In winter, although the temperature isn't too low, it feels quite cold due to either high humidity or wind.

Girey
4.0

Rating: 4/5

What a question, absolutely worth it, there is something for everyone.

Margot
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Toronto is one of the most diverse cities I have ever visited.

Lilly
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Toronto is a very affordable and nice city to live and work.

Rafael
Spain
5.0

Rating: 5/5

It offers many things to do, a city with a lot of life.

Daniel
Spain
5.0

Rating: 5/5

The city is fantastic, organized, clean, and eclectic.

Pollianna
Brazil
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Beautiful city, maybe it's warmer in the summer :)

Simone
Italy

What school directors said about Toronto

Toronto is a vibrant city filled with excitement and wonder; a place where you can experience true multiculturalism.

Ramie GoudreauDirector of OHC English, lives in Toronto since 2014
Robin Adams

Toronto is a multicultural experience where different communities from around the world live in peace and harmony. Toronto is a city of respect.

Robin Adams Director of Centre of English Studies (CES), lives in Toronto since 2005

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Toronto

CLLC Canadian Language Learning College

Very committed teachers, excellent support. The whole educational team really listens to us and helps us to progress.
Unforgettable experience, highly recommended

11 March 2024
Course: General English Semi-Intensive - 20 weeks
Student age: 18 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 5 reviews
CLLC Canadian Language Learning College

Nice group of staff and teachers, you felt welcomed like in a family.
Great job by all the staff, I appreciated the time spent there

19 December 2023
Course: General English Intensive - 7 weeks
Student age: 31 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 5 reviews
ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada

The professionalism of the teachers

18 December 2023
Course: General English - Intensive Program - 14 weeks
Student age: 19 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 57 reviews
ACCESS International English Language Centre

The teachers are all friendly and attentive.

26 September 2023
Course: Full-Time + Conversation (Intensive Focus) - 4 weeks
Student age: 21 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 65 reviews
Hansa Language Centre

I liked the teachers and the manner the classes were given. I woud reccomend the school.

28 August 2023
Course: General English Program 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 19 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 104 reviews

Information about Toronto

Why Toronto? Toronto is Canada's largest city and the fifth largest city in North America. Toronto boasts Yonge Street, the longest street in the world; the world´s tallest tower, CN Tower and the largest festival of Caribbean culture and music in the world. The city is a lively, cultured place with hot summers and cold, dry winters. By night, its people indulge themselves at the city's numerous restaurants, bars and clubs, or at the symphony, opera and theatre. Toronto is defined by its citizenry – friendly and efficient.
What we like about Toronto

Toronto is buzzing with energy year round. Like most large cities, Toronto has lots of shops, restaurants, sport events, museums and a lively nightlife. What is surprising for a large city is that Toronto has lots of green spaces and beautiful beaches. You can escape the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature easily here. The locals in Toronto are extremely friendly. Everyone is welcome and there is no end to activities you can join to meet new people and practice English. This friendliness has made it a very multicultural city with a variety of cuisines, festivals and local events. As Canada’s largest city, Toronto does not disappoint!

What we dislike about Toronto

Toronto has a high population of both locals and tourists. This makes its streets crowded, particularly in high season. This has only happened in the past few years and has resulted in Toronto needing to expand quickly to cope with the demand. The housing situation has been very affected by this. Accommodation prices are very high in Toronto compared to other Canadian cities. As the city embraces and catches up with the demand, these points may be resolved.

Population: XL  2,600,000
Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)
Region: Ontario,
Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.7323 USD)
Visa: You can travel and study a language course for a limited number of hours a week just applying for the visa waiver programme online. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Fees will be applicable to enter the country. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Canada in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Canada on the official website - Government of Canada.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 357 C$
Average course price per week (Low season): 235 C$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 78* (22% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 64* (36% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:63* (37% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Canada average): 7.17 C$
    (2% more expensive than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Toronto
June
Luminato Festival
Luminato Festival

07 June 2024 - 18 June 2024This cultural celebration encompasses a rich spectrum of performances, ranging from music and dance, to theatre and visual arts. The festival serves as a platform for both local and international artists, fostering a dynamic and inclusive atmosphere that resonates with art enthusiasts and more casual enjoyers alike.

Harbourfront Summer Festival
Harbourfront Summer Festival

30 June 2024 - 04 September 2024Every weekend in summertime there is something happening at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre. Come celebrate the city's immense diversity through music, cultural events and food.

July
Beaches Jazz Festival
Beaches Jazz Festival

04 July 2024 - 28 July 2024Every July, the Beaches neighbourhood fills with the sounds of jazz as local and international artists take to several outdoor stages. There are also art exhibits, a street fest, workshops, a fun run and even a gourmet food truck extravaganza with live music in Woodbine Park.

August
Caribana
Caribana

01 August 2024 - 05 August 2024The Toronto Caribbean Carnival has been taking place in August every year since 1967 under the name Caribana. It is in the style of carnivals from Trinidad and Tobago and the traditional Parade of Bands is the main event of the festival drawing huge crowds along the parade route.

September
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

05 September 2024 - 15 September 2024Screening close to 400 films from over 70 countries, this festival, open to the public, is among the largest of its kind worldwide. The festival does not have a jury, its main prize is the People's Choice Award. There are also awards for Best Canadian Film & Best First Canadian Film.

October
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

05 October 2024Part of a worldwide network, the Nuit Blanche in Toronto is held on one October night every year, from sunset to sunrise. For those hours, the city is transformed by contemporary art: installation pieces, art exhibits, performance art, talks, light paintings and more.

November
Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus Parade

19 November 2024A Torontonian Christmas tradition for over 100 years, the parade travels through the city streets with floats, bands and of course, on the last float of the parade, Santa Claus. Held on the third Sunday in November.

CN Tower
CN Tower
University College
University College
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Old Toronto
Old Toronto
North York
North York
Downtown Core
Downtown Core
Toronto
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Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) - 15 km. from Toronto city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 30 minutes.

Main stops: UP Express Pearson Airport, UP Express Union Station

Every 30 minutes, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Toronto Pearson Airport, Toronto Royal York Hotel, Toronto

Taxi: 25 minutes drive to city center of Toronto

Q&A - Questions and answers about Toronto

  • Yes, it is possible to change it. However, you may have to pay an extra charge for making a new arrangement. If there are no rooms available, you will be asked to change to another accommodation option.
    Andy Fukutome, LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 31, 2023
  • The schools accept students from all adult age groups. This means that you will be with other international students, older or younger than you. Groups are organised according to language level, not age, although in high season, if there is more than one group of the same level, the age of the students will also be taken into account. To give you an idea, the average age during the year is around 25-30 years old, while in summer it goes down to 20-25 years old. Please note that some schools have a higher or lower average age. You can find this information on the website, but you can always come to me.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 21, 2023

FAQ about schools in Toronto

  • The level of English required can vary depending on the university and field of study, but you will often need to take an official English test, such as TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic, to prove your language proficiency.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 03, 2023
  • Yes, we do! The Hansa Language Centre, Toronto offers both face-to-face and online courses.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 02, 2023
  • The school will conduct a language test to determine the student's true level of language proficiency before the course begins, and classes usually start on Mondays, so it is possible to enrol now, but please allow enough time for the visa application.
    Susan Wang, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Sep 18, 2023
  • The most appropriate choice is a Junior course (compulsory for those under 16 years of age), and available with various options, in particular I recommend a Junior course with afternoon activities, but should they have already planned other activities for the afternoon, the option of a course only is always available.
    Antonio Zoppo, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 06, 2023
  • In Toronto Centre of English Studies (CES) offers group lessons for students over 30s. The minimum required booking is 2 weeks and the course is available year-round.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 16, 2022
  • Some schools in Toronto accept students from the age of 16 on their adult courses, so this should not be a problem.

    Groups are organized based on level, not age. To give you an idea, the average age throughout the year is around 25-30, and drops to 20-25 in the summer months. Some schools do have a higher or lower average age though. You can find this information on the website or ask us and we will check for you.
    Rubén De Haro, Area Manager - Spanish from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 01, 2022
  • In Toronto, our partner school ILSC Language School can offer private French lessons or semi-private French lessons for 2 students with similar language levels that would like to study together. The minimum required booking is 5 lessons per week.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Oct 13, 2021

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