This is a second high quality programme on a campus with great facilities and easy access to the subway and the points of interest in Toronto. Each week campers receive 20 hours of ESL instruction leaving the afternoons, evenings and weekends free for a great choice of visits, excursions and activities in and around Toronto. We use the state-of-the-art amenities of the University Campus, a well-equipped sports hall and the subway to access Toronto, often joining some of the many spectacular local events that are held in July and August. Everyone is thrilled to visit the dramatic and world-famous Niagara Falls.
Students are accommodated in the Trinity University Residence in single bedrooms. Washroom and shower facilities are located on each floor. Boys and girls are accommodated separately and placed according to age. There are telephones and wired internet available in each room. Counsellors live on each residence floor providing supervision. Laundry facilities are conveniently available on the premises.
The daily programme is scheduled into three distinctive parts. Each weekday morning, formal language instruction focuses on the development of speaking and listening skills, as well as reading and writing. The programme's high standard is maintained using the CISS language curriculum and the latest teaching methods. Students receive 20 hours of ESL instruction per week, taught by qualified language specialists.
Each afternoon, the activity programme provides students with a wide variety of choices. Students can immerse themselves in Canadian culture by making use of campus facilities, sightseeing or spending time in the community. This independence provides a real opportunity to improve verbal communication skills. Practical language use is strongly encouraged both in and outside the classroom with fellow students, staff and local Canadians.
The evening programme is both on and off campus. The precise programme will vary according to the special events and festivals taking place in the city at the time.
In order to provide an intensive learning environment, the class size will be a maximum of 15 students. All students will be assessed and placed in one of four ESL levels appropriate to their English language proficiency.
Students are encouraged to develop their sense of independence and responsibility within the framework of the programme’s supervision policy. In the afternoon students are permitted to leave the campus to explore the sights of Toronto. However, before leaving the campus, all students must sign out with a staff member and, upon return, must report back in. Staff member are available to join those students who prefer to be accompanied by an adult when leaving the campus. The evening programme is operated under strict staff supervision.
Full buffet meals are provided three times daily in the university's beautifully restored dining hall. The catering staff prepare nutritious meals as part of a well balanced diet. The menu provides a choice at each meal and portions are not restricted.
Outside class time, students have many opportunities to explore Toronto and participate in leisure activities. The programme includes one full-day, one half-day and one cultural excursion each week and offers many optional afternoon and evening activities available at a minimal extra cost. Excursions can vary from session to session and may include:
Organised activities take place daily. Evening programmes are discussed and agreed between the staff and students and take place on or off campus. Talent shows, dances and movies are arranged on-campus whilst festivals, concerts and theatre can be enjoyed in the city. The evening entertainment forms an integral part of the campus programme and all students are expected to participate.