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English Boost

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English Boost is an intensive program teaching in-depth English proficiency in an accelerated time frame. Build your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills with 25-30 hours of classroom activity weekly. In addition, your weekly schedule will include conversation circles, debates and other interactive learning opportunities to improve your ability to communicate effectively in academic and social contexts. This program is half the duration of the ESL Foundation Program (one term).

The length of the program is determined by your English score:

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Our curriculum has been designed to explore the English language based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, external link.

English Boost - 8 weeks

 English proficiency requirements

IELTS 6.0 or Duolingo 100-114 or TOEFL iBT 79-82

 Program dates based on undergraduate start date

January 2023: 

October 24, 2022 - December 16, 2022 

September 2023: 

March 6, 2023 - April 28, 2023

or

July 4, 2023 - August 25, 2023

January 2024:

October 30, 2023 - December 22, 2023

 Cost

$8,995 CAD*

Pre-English Boost + English Boost - 16 weeks

The Pre-English Boost program is an additional 8 weeks including 20 hours of class per week of blended learning in both in-person and virtual formats. Upon completion, you will start the English Boost (8 weeks).

 English proficiency requirements

IELTS 5.5 or Duolingo 90-99 or TOEFL iBT 69-78

 Program dates based on undergraduate start date

September 2023: 

January 9, 2023 - April 28, 2023

or

May 8, 2023 - August 25, 2023

January 2024:

September 5, 2023 - December 22, 2023

 Cost

$13,594 CAD*

 

* Tuition and fees are based on the 2022-2023 academic year and expressed in Canadian dollars (CAD). Visit Tuition and Fees for the most accurate figures.

Blended Delivery

Our classes will be delivered in a blended format: in person and virtually. You will be located in the heart of downtown Toronto to attend classes in person, where public health protocols will be followed closely. The remainder of student learning is completed virtually synchronously and asynchronously with the support of your instructor and through structured, independent learning.

After completion

Successful completion of the English Boost or Pre-English Boost + English Boost program allows you to join any of our 60+ undergraduate degree programs.

Hi! I am Sara, I graduated from the English Boost Program in fall 2021. During my studies at the Real Institute I learned many things in those classes, from how to write an essay, reports to how to prepare and deliver a presentation. My instructors were great and helpful, especially as a newcomer, I didn't have much information about education in Canada. The knowledge I have gained as an English Boost student has been very useful to me as an undergraduate student.

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