ESL Foundation Program, English Course | Part time | Toronto Metropolitan University | Toronto, Canada
4 months
16900 CAD/full
16900 CAD/full
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This ESL Foundation Language Course from the Toronto Metropolitan University, English Language Institute (ELI) teaches in-depth English proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

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The ESL Foundation Language Course from the Toronto Metropolitan University key facts:

Our instructors will inspire you to work hard and accomplish your educational goals. You will participate in 20-25 hours of classroom activity weekly in a supportive environment with small class sizes. Transition into your undergraduate program with up to 3 credits earned toward your degree. 

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

Our curriculum has been designed to explore the English language based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

After completion

Successful completion of the ESL Foundation Program allows you to join any of TMU's 60+ undergraduate degree programs.


Our English Language Institute (ELI) English language programming is accredited by Languages Canada, Canada's premier language organization representing its two official languages: English and French.

Programme Structure

  • Our classes will be delivered in a blended format: in person and virtually. Students will come to the English Language Institute (ELI) 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.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • 25 hrs/week

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are several ways to submit your application. If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide the documents in the original language as well as certified/notarized literal English translations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16900 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16900 CAD for the full programme during 4 months.
  • National

    16900 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16900 CAD for the full programme during 4 months.
  • $16,900 CAD (One term)
  • $32,900 CAD (Two terms)

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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