Advanced English Programs
- Start Any Monday
- Advanced ESL skills required for our Pathway and Business English Program
- 8 or 12 weeks in length
- Challenging real-life projects
- Weekly tests and a final exam
- Upon successful completion, students may be able to transfer into a college program in Canada.
- Study at our beautiful downtown Toronto location.
Entrance Requirements for all Advanced Classes
75% pass on Connect Placement Test
TOEIC score of 700+
TOEFL score of 500+ (paper-based)
TOEFL iBT score of 76+
Graduate from Level 6 in our General English program
Advanced Business English
You will study a wide variety of business situations from a unique Canadian perspective. It is our goal to prepare you for the modern workplace and teach you how business will communicate in the future. It is a challenging 8-week program that focuses on topics such as: Entrepreneurs, Business Law, Sales and Advertising, Management and much more. Students will be given Job Interview Skills, Presentation Practice, Business Writing and more. Each week is a different module that helps you to learn the Business English skills to compete in North America.
Connect uses the Study It! Business English textbook series that is available on iTunes. The textbook includes audio and video activities, interactive exercises, a glossary of business terms, business idioms and much more. Free updates are included.
A perfect course for students planning to study business in college, find a job in Canada or plan to do business with North Americans.
College Pathway Program
Our College Pathway Program is called "ACP" or Advanced Communication and Presentation Skills is an innovative and intensive college and university pathway program. Our program runs for 12 weeks, 20 hours per week in-class plus one per day of independent study.
The focus is on project-based learning at a college or university level. ACP students produce a total of eight academic presentations in the program.
With the innovative use of mobile learning in the classroom, presentations and projects in ACP reflect the reality of the tools available. Students become Keynote experts, weaving between multiple apps and techniques to best execute their project requirements.
Time management and Group Work are also key, as students are educated on how to best manage their time throughout the process of creating a project and/or presentation.
ACP reflects the standard University tutorial setup, with active listening, turn-taking, and elaboration skills in constant use and refinement. One of the biggest differences between a North American college learning environment is group work. Grades in North American colleges are often based on Group Work and how well you perform in the group.
In North America, the university professor gives lectures then students attend regular group work sessions led by a Teaching Assistant. Many International Students find the group work sessions to be the most challenging. Students must complete projects, debate, give opinions, share information and do research as a group. Our ACP program prepares students for both professor’s lectures as well as the group work sessions. Project-based learning is becoming a fundamental teaching strategy in North America. Knowing how to complete a project in a group is a valuable skill for International Students. The ACP program will help you do this.