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Real Institute, located in downtown Toronto, 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 any of the five Major League sports clubs

All programs of the Real Institute at Ryerson University take place in a brand-new dedicated facility located in downtown Toronto that fosters a strong sense of community and welcome.

Real Institute, Ryerson University

The Real Institute 


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 Real Foundation Program fulfills the requirements of English language requirement for Ryerson undergraduate admissions.

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

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