This English course in Canada combines a homestay experience with a Canadian family, English courses in Ontario on mornings and activities as well as visits and excursions during the afternoon.
In the morning (9am to 12.40pm) the students work on English language skills in groups of 4 or 5 with a qualified educator, called the tutor. They use many different resources to improve comprehension, reading, writing and oral communication. Throughout the course of the program, the students receive 36 hours in English instruction.
Lunches are shared with the tutor and used for conversation too.
ACTIVITIES, VISITS AND EXCURSIONS
On weekdays (from Monday to Friday – except when there is a bank holiday), the English tutor will stay all day long with the students he/she is responsible for. Generally speaking, mornings are devoted to English lessons at the tutor’s home or very nearby, the afternoons (1.40 to 4.40pm) will allow students to discover the area and the Canadian culture through visits, excursions and activities, and to use the skills they are learning during their English courses.
Examples of activities: historical site, museum, Town Hall, visit of a school, of a company, sports, meetings with Canadian teenagers, conferences, CN Tower, Kariya Park, Mississauga Civic Centre, Ferry trip to Toronto Islands, Bradley House Museum, geocaching, Sports and swimming at Professor’s Lake, Kensington Market, Chinatown, Queen Street West, Crawford Lake and its restored Indian Village, Walking tour of downtown Toronto & Eaton Centre, Wonderland Theme Park and Water Park, ‘Blue Jays’ Baseball Game, Longest Freshwater Beach at Wasaga Beach, Visit to Fort York and War of 1812 Museum etc. Please note that actual activities schedule may vary and will be changed.
One full day excursion is also planned every week: visit of Toronto, of the Niagara Falls, Toronto Waterfront etc.
Every evening, and during the weekends, the student will be hosted by a host family, who may host several foreign students. This will allow a deeper immersion into the local culture.