English classes in Toronto come in a wide variety of options. You can register for general English, business English, English for university preparation, ability test preparation (for assessments such as TOEFL or IELTS), occupation-specific training, or English for newcomers to Canada, if you are planning on settling here.

If you are interested in general English, you can work on your combined reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, or customise your experience to suit your specific needs in many cases. If your speaking and listening skills are high, but you need some practice reading and writing in English, you can take the class or classes that you need the most.

Business English is also available to those who want to learn English that specifically targets the type of language and communication that is common in work environments when you are in an English-speaking country or liaising with English-speaking clients.

English for university preparation (also called EAP or UPP) focuses on the skills that you will need in order to be successful in a Canadian university. It focuses on skills such as: critical thinking, conducting effective research, academic writing, and informal as well as formal presentations. Whether you are going to university for the first time, or retraining in your field, academic English will give you the tools to succeed in Canadian post secondary schools.
There are also classes available to practice and prepare for TOEFL and/or IELTS. In these classes, students can expect to be exposed to the type of assessment that would be given to them during an actual test. These classes are available for all four language skills.

If you are looking for English classes specifically tailored to your field of work, that is also a possibility. Occupation-specific language training (OSLT) teaches English to professionals and tradespeople for their specific occupation.

Whatever your language needs are, you will find them in Toronto.

Sara Rizza