EC Toronto

Learn English in Toronto, Canada

The Area & School

Toronto is Canada's largest city and financial capital. It is home to 2.6 million people with a diversity of 240 cultural neighborhoods. Thanks to the city's openness and multiplicity, EC Toronto is a school consists of teachers and students who are friendly and culturally experienced. Located in midtown Toronto, the school has great accessibility to local restaurants, shops, museums, sports and arts. On weekend, take a short visit to the legendary Niagara Falls and make your trip unforgettable.

English Courses

EC Toronto Standard 20 English

Standard 20 English consists of a total of 15 hours or 20 lessons of English lessons per week. The first 12 lessons provide trainings on your Integrated English skills-Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation. The second 12 lessons focus on Targeted English skills to develop one of your "four skills" (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing) in order to improve your general English proficiency.

  • Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $300 for one week

EC Toronto Semi-Intensive 24 English

With Standard 20 English, Semi-Intensive 24 English adds an extra of 4 lessons with Special Focus each week. This gives you trainings on your fundamental English skills and additional progress in your personal areas of interest. Some options include Media Studies, Film Studies, Grammar in Real Contexts, Write Now, the Language of Music and more.

  • Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $330 for one week

EC Toronto Intensive 30 English

Intensive English adds 10 more lessons to the Standard 20 English course. In addition to the 20 hours of general English training, this program enhances your English skills and cultural knowledge with a special focus on areas such as Media Studies, Film Studies, Grammar in Real Contexts, Write Now, and the Language of Music.

  • Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $370 for one week

EC Toronto Culture Intensive 30

Culture Intensive 30 English is open for students who have a strong interest in exploring the history, story and culture of the city, while enhancing English language skills in practice. Each week, students will have the opportunity to spend some of the lessons outside of classroom, visit various places, and fully engage with the local community. Some classroom study will also support themes ranging from "Talk like a Local-Neighborhood Visits" to "The Language of Sports-Stadium Visits". Minimum 16 years. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $370 for one week

EC Toronto Exam Preparation Intensive 30

The Exam Preparation Intensive 30 program is designed for students who are confident in their current English language skills and desire to only focus on learning exam-taking skills. This course helps students acquire techniques necessary for getting higher scores on English tests such as Cambridge, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE. TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, and TOEIC focus available at this location. Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $370 for one week

EC Toronto Business Intensive 30

The Business Intensive 30 course combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons of Business English trainings. In this class, you will be able to gain linguistic skills in the context of building an international career. Some areas of expertise taught in this class include negotiating contracts, management and HR, branding and promotional strategies, project management, company budgets, business ethics and CSR. Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $370 for one week

EC Toronto Academic Intensive 30

Academic Intensive 30 English offers 10 additional lessons, besides General 20 English, on refining skills you need to succeed in an English-speaking university. These 10 lessons focus on multiple areas such as writing assignments on specific topics, listening to lectures and taking effective notes, and preparing and giving academic presentations. Some other topics may include referencing, how to avoid plagiarism and other concrete tips on succeeding in college. Minimum age 16. Minimum stay 1 week.

Starts at $370 for one week


Host Family in Toronto

EC Toronto offers you an opportunity to live with a local American family. In addition to practicing daily English skills outside of school, staying with a host family provides you with safety, peacefulness and a rich cultural experience. With a host family, you will enjoy daily cooked meals, entertainments, and other fun family activities.

  • Students under 18 must book homestay and provide a parental consent form.

Starts at $250 / week

Residential Hall in Toronto

EC Toronto offers housing option at CCNM Residence, in the north area of Toronto. Each room comes with a single bed, desk and chair, a small fridge, Internet and other amenities. On every floor there is a number of shared lounges furnished with TV, sofas, and other entertainments. A fun time is guaranteed.

Starts at $370 / week

Apartment Style Housing in Toronto

The Town Inn Suite apartment style housing is highly spacious and comfortable. Each room features a queen/double bed, a private bathroom, and a separate living room where a fully-equipped kitchen, fridge, stove, coffee maker and toaster are available. On-site laundry and WiFi are also available with additional monthly cost.

Starts at $900 / week

Additional Details

2016 US national holidays:

  • New Years Day-Jan 1st
  • Martin Luther King Day-Jan 18th
  • Memorial Day-May 30th
  • Independence Day-Jul 4th
  • Labor Day-Sep 5th
  • Veterans Day-Nov 11th
  • Thanksgiving-Nov 24th
  • Christmas Day-Dec 25th
  • From the airport:

The closes airport is Toronto Pearson Airport. Airport pick-up is available.

  • Public Transportation:

It is extremely easy to get around by local buses or rails. The school will assist you with more information on public transportation upon arrival.

More information on

Max Group Class Size: 15.0 students per class
Max Capacity: 435 students
Adjusted Price of INT 20: $20 per class hour

Sample Activities: (Some may involve extra charges)

  • Movie Night
  • Orientation Tour
  • Toronto Walking Tour
  • Trips to Museums
  • CN Tower Visits
  • Boat Parties
  • NBA or MLB Games
  • Excursions to Niagara Falls, Boston, New York and Montreal

EC (English Centres) is a highly professional language institute accredited by ACCET and English US. As one of the nine locations in the U.S., EC Toronto offers a variety of English courses that fully contribute to students' English learning thus help students succeed in every way. EC employs a Communicative Approach to all its courses in which students are given maximized opportunities to develop their language skills. Prior to start of each program, each student is invited to take a placement test so that school can best suit him or her with a program. The school also has abundant resources fully open to its students. EC Toronto is equipped with forty five student computers, a library, a student lounge, a quiet self-study room, a kitchen area, a cafe, and free WiFi. Many free language workshops are also offered at this location.