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Pathway Programs

Designed for students exiting high school who meet the academic requirements but have not met the minimum English proficiency requirements to study at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU).

ESL Foundation Program Pathways

  • Successful completion allows you to join any of our 60+ undergraduate degree programs with up to three degree-credit courses on your transcript.
  • Immerse yourself in a supportive environment focused on integrated English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Specific Purpose (ESP) with 25 hours of instruction per week.
  • Tuition includes up to two university degree-credit courses which can be applied to your undergraduate program. You can take one additional degree-credit course at an extra cost.

 

English Boost Pathways

  • Successful completion allows you to join any of our 60+ undergraduate degree programs.
  • Build your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in an accelerated time frame (30 hours of instruction per week).
  • Tuition is lower as there is no option to receive undergraduate degree credits.

 


Test Score

 Pathway Start Date

January

March May July August

IELTS 5.0

or

Duolingo 80-90

ESL Foundation Program (two terms)

32 weeks (January 15 - August 23, 2024)

ESL Foundation Program (two terms)

32 weeks (August 26, 2024 - May 2, 2025)

IELTS 5.5

or

Duolingo 95-100

Pre-English Boost + English Boost

16 weeks (January 15 - May 3, 2024)

Pre-English Boost + English Boost

16 weeks (May 3 - August 23 2024)

 

IELTS 6.0

or

Duolingo 105-115

ESL Foundation Program (one term)

16 weeks (January 15 - May 3, 2024)

     
 

English Boost

8 weeks (March 11 - May 3, 2024)

 

English Boost

8 weeks (July 2 - August 23, 2024)

 

Test Score

Pathway Start Date

May

August

October

IELTS 5.0

or

Duolingo 80-90

 

ESL Foundation Program (two terms)

32 weeks (May 6 - December 13, 2024)

IELTS 5.5

or

Duolingo 95-100

 

Pre-English Boost + English Boost

16 weeks (August 26 - December 13, 2024)

IELTS 6.0

or

Duolingo 105-115

 

ESL Foundation Program (one term)

16 weeks (August 26 - December 13, 2024)

   

English Boost

8 weeks (October 21 - December 13, 2024)

CAEL

N/A

N/A

50

Cambridge Assessment English

154 - 161 on B1 Preliminary

162-168 on B2 First

169-179 on B2 First

 

Duolingo

80-90

95-100

105-115

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

TMU accepts IELTS tests completed on paper, on computer or online.

5.0

5.5

6.0

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

45-50

51-55

56-59

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

64-68 iBT

69-78 iBT

79-82 iBT

Please refer to the following document for our Cancellation, Transfer & Refund Policy questions & answers:

 (PDF file) Cancellation, Transfer and Refund Policies and Procedures

Spring and Summer Immersion Programs

Designed for international school guidance counsellors and education agencies looking to organize a group of students to improve their English language skills while being immersed in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Five students standing in a group on Gould St. smiling at the camera

Immersive Language Program

This is a short-term option for groups of students (ages 13+) looking for specialized English language teachings that are both theoretical and practical. Offered over the spring and summer, students will see improvements in fundamental English skills while being immersed in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Complete this form if you are interested in learning more about our English language pathway programs. You'll be added to our mailing list and receive relevant information about everything you need to unlock your potential at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Toronto Metropolitan University ("the University") collects personal information under the authority of the  (PDF file) University Act and in accordance with the University Notice of Collection for international recruitment and other related purposes. The University will collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information by Toronto Metropolitan University, please contact the English Language Institute, 424 Yonge St, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5B 2H3, tmueli@torontomu.ca.