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Learn English in Toronto

Toronto, the beating heart of Canadian multiculturalism, is a destination of choice for those wishing to learn English in a dynamic urban environment. This city, Canada’s largest, offers an unrivalled environment for learning English, combining educational quality and cultural richness.

Language schools in Toronto are renowned for their innovative pedagogical approach and their programs tailored to a variety of objectives, from general English to business English, or preparation for language proficiency tests.
Away from the classroom, Toronto opens up to you with its many festivals, historic neighborhoods, and varied arts and culinary scenes. Every street corner offers opportunities to practice English and enjoy authentic Canadian experiences.

Choosing to study in Toronto gives you the opportunity to make rapid progress in English, while living in a welcoming, safe city full of possibilities.

Our selection of low-cost language schools in Toronto

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From €1507

English immersion in Toronto - 4 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 General English course, 20 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 years 🥗 2 meals/day

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From €427

Intensive English course in Toronto - 2 weeks

🛏️ Homeless 📚 Intensive English course, 30 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 without meal

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From €1225

Business English in Toronto - 3 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 Intensive, 20 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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Why study in Toronto?

Toronto, often dubbed the “New York of the North” due to its cultural vibrancy and economic dynamism, is the ideal location for a language stay for several key reasons.

  • 🌍Cultural diversity: Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Here, learning English is a natural part of everyday life, enriched by a variety of accents and dialects.
  • 🎓Educational excellence: With a range of high-quality language schools and recognized training programs, Toronto offers first-rate education tailored to all skill levels.
  • 🗣️Immersion In addition to courses, the city offers countless opportunities to practice the language, whether by participating in community events, working in an English-speaking context, or simply socializing with the locals.
  • 👔 Career opportunities: For those planning to stay in Canada after their language studies, Toronto is an economic hub with career opportunities in a variety of industries.
  • 😌 Safety and quality of life: Ranked among the safest cities and with a high quality of life, Toronto offers a stable environment for study and personal discovery.
  • 🏞️ Tourist attractions: From the top of the CN Tower to the Toronto Islands and the historic Distillery District, the city is full of places to explore, marvel at and practice your English.
  • 🚆Efficient transportation network: The TTC system makes it easy to get around the city, making exploring each neighborhood both simple and affordable.

In short, Toronto combines a solid academic offering with an enriching urban living experience. It’s a city where every day is a new adventure, where learning goes far beyond textbooks, and where mastery of English is acquired by living life to the full.

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Which are the best language schools in Toronto?

EC English College, Toronto

Our partner EC Toronto invites you to discover its renovated and welcoming campus, nestled in the heart of the Canadian metropolis, renowned as the country’s financial center.

The EC Toronto campus offers modern facilities to enrich your learning experience:

  • 29 computer workstations with Internet access
  • High-speed Wi-Fi connection available throughout the establishment
  • A dedicated study room to further your knowledge at your leisure
  • A library with a variety of educational resources
  • A relaxation area reserved for students, ideal for breaks between classes
  • A cafeteria for convivial moments
  • A kitchen area to prepare your meals

EC Toronto School +30

EC +30, located in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant Midtown district, offers a unique opportunity for people aged 30 and over to improve their English skills while sharing enriching experiences with mature, like-minded peers. This exclusive program is set in a sophisticated yet accessible environment, right next to the Eglinton metro station, providing easy access to the city’s various attractions.

Midtown Toronto, known for its trendy atmosphere, is packed with shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, not to mention its proximity to Yonge Street, reputed to be the longest street in the world. It’s against this vibrant backdrop that EC +30 offers a wide range of English courses, designed specifically to meet the needs of adults engaged in personal and professional development.

School Centre of English Studies (CES) Toronto

Centrally located in Toronto, CES Toronto is one of Canada’s most renowned language schools. Founded in 1976, it excels in teaching English to international students like you. Classes are held in small groups of no more than 16 students, and are taught by native English speakers. What’s more, the teaching team and staff are extremely welcoming and will ensure that your language course in Toronto is both enjoyable and rewarding.

ILSC Toronto School

Enroll at ILSC Toronto, our partner school located in the heart of the city, with two campuses close to shopping, dining and green spaces. Seize the opportunity to takegeneral English courses, intensive general English programs, or prepare for Cambridge exams, all in Canada’s largest city.

Frequently asked questions 🤔❓

Evaluating the cost of a language stay in Toronto involves considering several key elements that influence the total budget. Here is an estimate of the costs involved:

  • Tuition: English courses in Toronto vary considerably depending on the institution and type of program. On average, expect to pay between €100 and €270 per week for quality intensive courses.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation options, such as host families, can cost an average of €720 to €1,200 per month, including meals. Student residences or shared apartments have similar prices, but it all depends on amenities and location.
  • Cost of living: For your daily expenses, including food, public transport and entertainment, plan on between €500 and €800 per month. Toronto is a fairly expensive city, and this budget can increase depending on your lifestyle.
  • Health insurance: compulsory for international students. Costs may vary, but expect to pay around €400 to €550 per year.

👉 Approximate total budget: Combining all these elements, a one-month language stay in Toronto could cost between €2,000 and €3,700, not including travel costs to get to Toronto and additional personal expenses.

To get a better idea of the cost of a language course in Toronto, book a quote online now.

💰Tipsfor reducing costs :

  • Book your program and accommodation well in advance to benefit from lower rates.
  • Consider sharing an apartment with other students to reduce housing costs.
  • Use public transport or a bicycle to get around, which is cheaper than owning a car or using cabs.
  • Enjoy free cultural events and the many low-cost public activities available in the city.

In Toronto, there is a wide variety of programs to learn English, adapted to different levels of proficiency and personal objectives. Here is a non-exhaustive list of program types you could explore:

  • General English programs: Designed to improve overall language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Intensive English programs: For complete immersion, these programs often have more hours of classes per week than standard programs.
  • Exam preparation courses: Such as IELTS, TOEFL, or Cambridge, these courses focus on the specific skills and techniques required to pass these tests.
  • English for business: Specially designed for professionals looking to improve their English in a business context.

To choose the right English program in Toronto, it’s best to define your learning goals, consider your budget, and research the language schools that offer the program that’s right for you. Many schools offer personalized advice to help students choose the program best suited to their needs.

To make the most of your stay in Toronto, here are a few strategies:

  • Full immersion: Speak English as much as possible, whether with friends, hosts, or even strangers in social or business situations.
  • Strategic accommodation: Choose accommodation that encourages you to use English, such as a host family or shared apartment with English speakers.
  • Extracurricular activities: Join clubs, workshops or events organized by your school or in the community to practice English informally.
  • Enjoy the cultural scene: Attend plays, films, concerts and exhibitions where you can both appreciate the local culture and practice your English.
  • Language exchange: Join language exchange groups where you can speak English with native speakers who want to learn your language.
  • Networking: Create a social and professional network to immerse yourself in an English-speaking environment.
  • Read in English: Read newspapers, magazines and books in English. This improves vocabulary and reading comprehension.
  • Write in English: Keep a diary of your stay or blog in English. It helps you practice writing and consolidate your experiences.
  • Use technology: Watch films or series in English, listen to podcasts or use apps to reinforce your language skills.
  • Prepare yourself before you leave: Have a basic level of English so that you’re not completely lost when you arrive and can progress more quickly.
  • Reflection and self-assessment: Take time each week to reflect on your progress and identify areas for improvement.

By implementing these tips, you’ll maximize the learning and cultural experience during your language stay in Toronto.

If you are planning to do a language internship in Toronto and are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you will need the appropriate immigration documents to enter and study in Canada. Here are the general requirements:

  • For stays of less than 6 months: Nationals of certain countries can enter Canada without a visa for a course or study program of less than six months. However, they will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) if they arrive by air.
  • For stays of more than 6 months: A study permit is required for any program lasting more than six months. An application is required, including a letter of acceptance from the Canadian educational institution, proof of sufficient financial means for the duration of the stay in Canada and other documents.

It is essential to consult theImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC ) website or contact a Canadian consulate or embassy for the most up-to-date and accurate information on visa requirements for your specific situation.

When you take English courses in Toronto, there are several accommodation options, each offering different advantages depending on your needs and budget:

  • Host family: Living with a host family is a great way to immerse yourself in Canadian culture and practice English daily in a family setting. This usually includes meals and offers a more personal experience.
  • Student residences: ManyToronto language schools offer their own residences or have agreements with local student residences. This allows you to be close to where you study and live with other students.
  • Shared apartment: Sharing an apartment with other students can be a cost-effective way to live in the city, and offers greater independence.
  • Private accommodation: Renting a private apartment is a more expensive option, but may suit those looking for more peace and privacy.
  • Youth hostels: For short stays or on a limited budget, youth hostels are an economical solution, although less comfortable in the long term.
  • Hotels or aparthotels: For short stays or if you’re looking for more services, hotels can be a practical, if more expensive, option.

Before making your choice, consider factors such as proximity to your language school, socialization opportunities, your budget and your desire for independence. It’s also important to start your search well in advance of your arrival in Toronto to guarantee availability and the best rates.

During a language study stay in Toronto, you’ll enjoy a multitude of enriching and entertaining activities to discover Canadian culture and practice your English:

  • Discover iconic sites: Visit the CN Tower, admire the spectacular views from the top, or feel the adrenaline rush of the EdgeWalk.
  • Cultural exploration: Explore the city’s museums and art galleries, such as the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) or the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).
  • Stroll through historic neighborhoods: Stroll through the Distillery District, Kensington Market, or the fashion district of Queen Street West.
  • Sports events: Cheer on the local teams by attending a Maple Leafs field hockey game, a Raptors basketball game or a Blue Jays baseball game.
  • Nature outings: Enjoy green spaces like High Park or take a trip to the famous Niagara Falls.
  • Markets and gastronomy: Visit the St. Moritz. St. Lawrence Market and sample local delicacies, or join a food tour to discover Toronto’s diverse cuisine.
  • Cultural events and festivals: Take part in the many festivals held throughout the year, such as the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) or Caribana.
  • Nightlife: Discover the city’s pubs, bars and clubs for a social experience in English.
  • Harbour cruises: Take a harbour cruise to see the city skyline from the water.

To maximize immersion during a language study stay in Toronto, here are several strategies:

  • Choose immersive accommodation: Living with a host family or in residence with other students can encourage you to practice English regularly.
  • Get involved in local activities: Get involved in clubs, sports or workshops that interest you, and meet native speakers.
  • Make English your everyday language – shop, order in restaurants, ask for directions in English.
  • Avoid your native language: Try not to fall back on your mother tongue, even when meeting fellow countrymen.
  • Use English-language media: Read local newspapers, watch Canadian TV and listen to the radio in English to improve your comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Participate in language exchanges: Join language exchange groups where you can teach your language and learn English in return.
  • Work or volunteer: A part-time job or volunteering with a local organization can be a very rewarding immersion experience.
  • Be curious and open: Ask questions, show interest in others and in Canadian culture to encourage conversation.
  • Take initiative: Organize outings, social events or study groups with your classmates.
  • Think in English: Start thinking in English rather than mentally translating from your mother tongue.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make the most of your language stay and experience a true linguistic and cultural immersion in Toronto.

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Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Suitable accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

Student testimonials 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

Cmlia
Cmlia
18/09/2023
L’Agence Langstart est une agence totalement fiable, avec qui je partirais encore une prochaine fois certainement! Car ils ont su me conseiller, m’aider et répondre à toute mes questions. Grâce a Yousef qui a pris en charge mon voyage j’ai pue partir pendant 3 semaines à Malte pour améliorer mon Anglais. C’était une expérience de folie! Et je ne regrette absolument pas ?
Zahia M
Zahia M
03/07/2023
J’ai effectué un séjour linguistique d’un mois à Dubai au sein de l’école ES Dubai. Très belle expérience, un grand merci a l’équipe Langstart pour son accompagnement et ses conseils. Malgré les nombreux allers retours, ils ont toujours été a l’écoute et très réactifs.
Sarah Belaïd
Sarah Belaïd
08/03/2023
Belle expérience en Irlande! Merci à Langstart pour les conseils au niveau du choix de la destination, de l'école et du programme de cours. J'ai pu confirmer ma progression en passant le TOEIC à mon retour. Cette expérience a été très enrichissante pour moi et je pense déjà à repartir. Merci pour tout.
Fanny Krier
Fanny Krier
21/02/2023
Ma fille est partie 2 mois à Cork avec Langstart. Nous sommes très satisfaits de ce séjour. Ma fille a vécu une très belle expérience et a pu perfectionner son anglais. L’équipe Langstart a su nous rassurer et a toujours été disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Je recommande vivement cet organisme
Antoine Fromont
Antoine Fromont
05/02/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique à Manchester et je suis vraiment satisfait de mon expérience. J'ai pu apprendre beaucoup de nouvelles choses sur la culture britannique et améliorer mon anglais. C'était une très belle expérience, je recommande!
Sam
Sam
31/01/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique incroyable à Malte grâce à LangStart. L'enseignement était de qualité et les professeurs étaient très compétents. L'emplacement de l'école était idéal, à proximité de la plage et du centre-ville. J'ai été ravi de l'organisation de LangStart, qui m'a accompagné du début jusqu'à mon arrivée sur place et a prévu ma prise en charge à l'aéroport au moment de mon arrivée. Je recommande les yeux fermés.
Inès
Inès
18/01/2023
Je suis partie en séjour linguistique à Dublin avec Langstart. Mon séjour s’est parfaitement déroulé, l’équipe m’a accompagné jusqu’au départ et est restée a l’écoute une fois sur place. Un grand merci.