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English in Toronto - Quest Language Studies

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Programme Summary:

  • English courses for ages 16 +
  • General English, TOEFL or TOEIC prep, Business English
  • Accommodation in homestay or student residence
  • Organized social activities
  • From 1 - 36 weeks for general English courses
  • From 2 -16 weeks for TOEFL, TOEIC & Business English



The school is open to all levels ages 16 and up, from beginner to advanced. Lessons are 50 minutes each and there are on average 9 students per class.

On the Monday following their arrival, students take a placement test and are subsequently placed in the appropriate level.

  • General English: 20, 25 or 30 lessons per week

    The General English course emphasizes developing the more practical aspects of the language. In addition to the course book, teachers use other didactic materials such as movies, songs and news articles to bring the language to life in class. Students participate in debates, presentations and role-playing games in order to stimulate confidence and active participation.

  • TOEFL Preparation: 25 lessons per week

    For intermediate to advanced levels from 2 - 16 weeks. For students interested in taking the internationally-recognized TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), our exam preparation course aims to achieve the best possible preparation. This course places an emphasis on vocabulary and the three elements of the TOEFL: oral comprehension, grammar and written expression. Students also take mock exams to train for the real TOEFL.

  • TOEIC Preparation: 25 lessons per week

    For intermediate to advanced levels from 2 - 16 weeks. This course is based on the prerequisites of the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) and targets the development of essential skills for daily communication in the business world, as well as for correspondence, presentations and negotiation.

  • Business English: 25 lessons per week

    For intermediate to advanced speakers ages 19 and up from 2 - 20 weeks. This program is designed to help students widen their vocabulary and develop their writing and listening capabilities in professional environments in order to allow them to communicate efficiently in various commercial situations (interviews, negotiations, presentations).

Activities and Excursions

Participating in activities in English outside of class is a very effective way to improve quickly. It is for this reason that our schools provide a wide variety of optional activities at least three times a week. Activities include:

  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • Pub evenings
  • Disco evenings
  • Theatre
  • Skiing
  • Team sports
  • International Day festivities
  • Bowling
  • Visits to: Niagara falls, Quebec, New York...



Toronto, Northwest of Lake Ontario, is the largest city in Canada, counting 2.5 million inhabitants. With nearly 170 ethnic groups speaking more than 100 languages ​​and dialects, it is recognized by the United Nations as "one of the most multicultural cities in the world."

Toronto is known for its museums and art galleries as well as the CN Tower, one of the tallest towers in the world! In the heart of the city, the underground shopping centre, Eaton, has over 320 shops and restaurants. Many parks and green spaces, including High Park, the second largest park in the world, give some air to the city residents and visitors. It's also worth mentioning that the amazing Niagara Falls and their wild beauty are easily accessible from Toronto!


Our partner school, Quest Language Studies, is centrally located in the heart of down town Toronto. Small class size paired with professional and highly qualified instructors ensure that students receive the best English language education possible. Besides its unique atmosphere - beautiful, colourful and comfortable - the school is designed to create an ideal environment for learning and overall comfort.

The school is accredited by Languages Canada and member of CEC (Canadian Education Centre Network) and FIYTO (Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations), and offers 13 classrooms, 2 student lounges, a multimedia and language lab, kitchen, small library, coffee/juice and snack bar, a movie room, and Internet access.


  • Homestay

Staying with a host family is the best way to fully delve into the English language and Canadian culture. We take enormous care in selecting the best host family for the student and all of our families are carefully screened. Students are encouraged to spend time with their families in order to make the most out of their stay in the country.

Students stay in a single furnished room with half board. The bathroom, kitchen and living room are shared with the family. Students have access to a telephone, TV, internet, and other necessities.

  • Residence

The residence hall is composed of single rooms occupied in part or completely by students. The bathroom, kitchen, common room and kitchen utensils are all shared by residents. Meals are not included, but the students may cook in the kitchen. Residences are entirely equipped (internet access, TV, washing machines). Bedding and towels are provided upon arrival.

Prices & Dates 2015

Dates 2015

Stays take place from Sunday to Saturday. Lessons begin every Monday, year round.

Beginners start every first Monday of the month.

Bank holidays (lessons do not take place and they are not refunded): 17th February, 18th & 21st April, 19th May, 1st July, 1st August, 1st September, 13th October, 11th November and from 24th December 2014 to 2nd January 2015.

Programme prices -

Including all taxes and enrolment fees

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Lessons & accommodation in residence, single room, no meals
1 weekC$920C$950C$1,025
2 weeksC$1,370C$1,430C$1,580
3 weeksC$1,820C$1,910C$2,135
4 weeksC$2,245C$2,365C$2,665
6 weeksC$3,190C$3,370C$3,820
8 weeksC$4,055C$4,295C$4,895
12 weeksC$5,910C$6,270C$7,170
16 weeksC$7,600C$8,080C$9,280
18 weeksC$8,450C$8,990C$10,340
20 weeksC$9,350C$9,950C$11,450
24 weeksC$11,030C$11,750C$13,550
32 weeksC$14,590C$15,550C$17,950
36 weeksC$16,370C$17,450C$20,150
Additional weekC$440C$470C$545
Extras - per week
Accommodation with host family, half-boardC$25
Special diet (host family)C$45
Summer extra (June - August)C$25
Additional nightC$45
Transfer - from Toronto airport
On arrival - Shuttle serviceC$85
On arrival - Personal welcomeC$140
Returns - Personal welcomeC$200
Lessons and materials only
Enrolment fees: 150 CAD
1 weekC$290C$320C$395
2 weeksC$580C$640C$790
3 weeksC$870C$960C$1,185
4 weeksC$1,155C$1,275C$1,575
6 weeksC$1,730C$1,910C$2,360
8 weeksC$2,225C$2,465C$3,065
12 weeksC$3,340C$3,700C$4,600
16 weeksC$4,290C$4,770C$5,970
18 weeksC$4,770C$5,310C$6,660
20 weeksC$5,340C$5,940C$7,440
24 weeksC$6,315C$7,035C$8,835
32 weeksC$8,355C$9,315C$11,715
36 weeksC$9,435C$10,515C$13,215
Additional weekC$265C$295C$370

Prices include:

  • Chosen programme
  • Accommodation in homestay or in residence
  • Half-board in homestay
  • Access to school facilities: language lab, library, internet...
  • All administrative fees
  • Course materials

Prices do not include:

  • Flights and airport transfers
  • Exam fees (TOEFL, TOEIC)
  • Visa fees
  • Course material for TOEFL preparation (60C$), TOEIC preparation (45C$) and business English (45C$).

Practical Info


  • Arrival Airport: Toronto (YYZ)
  • An optional (payable) transfer is available from the airport to accommodation

If you wish, Easy Languages can book your flights for you. Please note this on your enrolment form.

If you intend to arrange your own travel, try to arrive the Sunday before the start of your course and leave the Saturday after its end.

Visa Information

Do you need a Visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information.

Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you would like any additional information.


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