Winter English (ESL) Program for Teens in Toronto, Canada

The winter Junior program in Toronto has been specifically designed for students aged 12 to 17. It is going to be offered as a homestay program and will begin in December and finish in February. Students can enrol for one to four weeks and they can join the program on any weekend. The program is very seasonal oriented and this is reflected in the activities as well as the English program.

Winter English (ESL) programs for children include host family accommodations and classes at the campus of the English Language School in Toronto located in the historic building in downtown Toronto, near most of the city's landmarks. This magnificent Victorian architectural masterpiece is a government of Canada Heritage Site.

The Winter Program includes the following:

  • 15 hours of English language training per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Books and study material
  • Entrance and final exams
  • Certificate of attendance and program completion transcript (teachers notes)
  • Accommodation in a homestay in single or double room
  • Three meals a day provided by the host family
  • All activity entrance tickets included
  • Public transportation included
  • Access to school facilities and equipment
  • Health Insurance
  • Airport reception (both pick up and drop off)

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Activities

Junior English (ESL) programs and courses for teensThe activities for the Winter Programs offered at the school reflect the winter season and the students will enjoy a true Canadian experience. They will run in the afternoon and/or evening after English classes, usually between 14:00 - 18:00 and/or from 20:00 - 21:00. During the weekends there are full day activities and they will start as early as 9:00 and continue for the rest of the day.

Below is a sample week of activities:

  • Saturday: Downhill ski trip
  • Sunday: Day trip to Niagara Falls
  • Monday: Trip to the zoo
  • Tuesday: Ice Skating
  • Wednesday: Free afternoon
  • Thursday: Visit the CN Tower
  • Friday: Visit Ontario science center

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Winter Facilities and Accommodations

Students will live a true Canadian experience by being part of a Canadian family. They will have the comfort of living at home and the benefit of improving their English skills enormously. They will have a single or double room, use of all house facilities such as; kitchen, living room, TV, garden (if applicable) etc.

The families we work with are very carefully chosen by our dedicated homestay department. The families have a lot of experience with teenagers and embody the true spirit of a Torontonian family. You will also enjoy a taste of Canadian food and home cooking. Usually breakfasts and dinners will be at home while lunch will be taken packed at school.

The locations of the homestays have been chosen carefully to ensure an easy commute to school. None of the families lives more than 40 minutes away from the main school campus.

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