Toronto has a lot to offer young students who are looking to improve their English. From the quaint charms of the historic distillery district, to the breathtaking view from the CN tower, it’s a city with something for everyone. In between intensive English lessons, students will be able to absorb the city’s vibrant and diverse culture alongside their peers through fun and exciting afternoon activities as well as weekend daytrips to nearby attractions! Learning just what makes Toronto so special while boosting their English language proficiency.
And while students are having an engaging, educational and multicultural experience in Toronto, parents can feel confident and secure knowing that their children are studying in what is, according to the Economist, the safest city in North America.
If you’re considering English study abroad programmes, here are five reasons to choose Junior English Courses in Toronto.
1. Toronto is a Diverse and Multicultural City
Toronto is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in the world, with nearly half of its residents having been born outside of Canada. This diversity is also reflected in the city’s neighbourhoods, which include a variety of vibrant cultural hubs like ‘Koreatown’, ‘Little Italy’ and ‘Portugal Village’. This makes visiting Toronto a rich cultural experience for young English learners, who not only get to experience Canadian culture, but who also have an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of world cultures during their stay as well.
2. Toronto Has an Abundance of Fun Activities and Attractions for Students
Home to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Toronto Zoo, which is one of the world’s largest with over 500 animal species, Toronto is a bustling city with a wide variety of fun activities on offer for young students. Other local attractions include the Rogers Centre, home of the Blue Jays baseball team and the iconic CN Tower.
While learning English in Toronto, students will have the opportunity to experience some of the city’s sights through daily afternoon activities with their fellow students, as well as weekend day trips to world-famous Niagara Falls, Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark in nearby Brampton and Canada’s Wonderland which is the largest theme park in the country!
As part of their stay, students enjoy a weekend day-trip to Niagara Falls
3. Toronto is Home to a Number of Major Canadian Universities
For students who are interested in improving their English, with the goal of someday studying at an English-language university abroad, taking English courses in Toronto offers an excellent opportunity to experience Canadian culture and decide if Canada is where they’d like to go for their post-secondary studies. Canada is home to a number of world-class universities that attract students from all over the globe, including Toronto’s own York University and the University of Toronto.
4. Parents Can Rest Easy with Their Children Studying in the Safest City in North America
According to the 2017 Safe Cities Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit, Toronto is the fourth safest major city in the world and the number one safest city outside of Asia. This index takes into account not only crime rates, but also a range of other concerns including digital security, health security and infrastructure security, with Toronto placing within the top fifteen cities worldwide in every category. This means that parents can rest easy, knowing that while learning English abroad, their children will be in good hands in one of the safest cities in the world.
Toronto is the perfect destination for parents seeking an English language school in a safe city
5. Students Can Experience Everything Toronto Has to Offer with Our Teen Activity Programme
CES’s Teen Activity Programme combines intensive English classes focused on improving oral language skills with daily afternoon activities in the city, as well as fun weekend day trips to nearby attractions. By staying with warm and welcoming host families in the Toronto area, students are able to gain insights into Canadian life and enjoy a fully immersive English-language experience.
With this programme, students are also able to experience all of the benefits of North America’s safest and most multicultural city while combining their English courses with tennis, golf, basketball, hockey, or more academically or creatively oriented courses like Media Arts: Film and Photography, Business and Technology, University and Career Success, High School Preparation, or the Cambridge Examination Preparation Course.
Are you looking for an English language school in Toronto?
Contact Centre of English Studies School to learn more about our Teen Activity Programme.