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English Boost Pathways

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English Boost (8 weeks) 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). Pre-English Boost + English Boost (16 weeks) requires you to complete an additional 8 weeks of instruction and interactive exercises before starting the English Boost program.

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

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 English proficiency requirements

IELTS 6.0 or Duolingo 105-115 or TOEFL iBT 79-82

 Program dates and cost based on undergraduate start date

September 2024 - $8,995 CAD*:

March 11, 2024 - May 3, 2024

or

July 2, 2024 - August 23, 2024

January 2025 - $9,895 CAD*:

October 21, 2024 - December 13, 2024

* Expressed in Canadian dollars (CAD), program costs include tuition, materials, ancillary fees and health insurance and are based on the 2023-2024 academic year. Visit Tuition and Fees for the most accurate figures.

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 95-100 or TOEFL iBT 69-78

 Program dates and cost based on undergraduate start date

September 2024 - $13,594 CAD*:

January 15, 2024 - May 3, 2024

or

May 6, 2024 - August 23, 2024

January 2025 - $14,954 CAD*:

August 26, 2024 - December 13, 2024

* Expressed in Canadian dollars (CAD), program costs include tuition, materials, ancillary fees and health insurance and are based on the 2023-2024 academic year. 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.

Global Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed based on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (external link, opens in new window) . Our global curriculum provides students with an opportunity to learn how to develop solutions to real-world problems as they connect their undergraduate program as well as lived experiences to the SDG themes and sub-themes taught in the classroom.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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.

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Alumni Spotlight

"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."

Sara Nazarinejad, English Boost Program Graduate, Iran

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