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The Toronto Metropolitan University English Language Institute (ELI) is a leader in high-quality English language programming. We provide an ideal starting point for international students to achieve academic and personal success, offering English upskilling through pathway programs that help students meet the language requirements for Toronto Met’s undergraduate programs. We also offer bridging programs for students who do not have the minimum English score to enter into our pathway programs. 

Located in downtown Toronto, we use theme-based curricula developed by the University’s language acquisition experts. The thematic module approach promotes student engagement and motivation and leads to each student taking responsibility for their own language learning.

Other key components of the ESL/EAL programs include:

  • Unique experiential learning activities, both curricular and extra-curricular

  • Highly qualified instructors who provide individual attention to students’ learning needs

  • Peer Mentor support system at a ratio of 1 mentor for every 10 students

  • Balance of academic studies with cultural immersion and social activities in Canada’s most vibrant and culturally diverse city, including visits to popular attractions, cultural sites, and Major League sports clubs

All ELI programs take place in a modern dedicated facility located in downtown Toronto that fosters a strong sense of community and welcome.

Toronto Metropolitan University English Language Institute (ELI)

Toronto Metropolitan University English Language Institute (ELI)

Visit the ELI website for more information on our English language pathway programs: 

350 Victoria Street, Toronto Ontario M5B 2K3 (mailing address)




Academic English/University Preparatory English, General English, Group Programs (English), Other Programs (English), Summer or Winter Activity or Camp Programs (English), Corporate/Government language training (English), English for Specific Purpose (Medical/Legal/Technical etc.), Youth / Junior programs (English)

Successful completion of the ESL Foundation Program fulfills the English language requirements for Toronto Metropolitan University undergraduate admissions.

Homestay, On-campus (residence), Off-campus (residence)

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