Academic English Program Overview

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Meet your English language requirement at the #1 university in Canada!

Academic English (AE) is a summer language program designed for students with a conditional offer of admission to U of T Scarborough who are academically qualified but need to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
Academic English is an 8-week English Level 60 language course held at U of T Scarborough and taught by the U of T School of Continuing Studies. The program supports students in developing necessary skills for academic reading, writing, listening and speaking, while providing an introduction to academic culture, communication, research and study skills.
Students who successfully complete the summer Academic English program with a grade of ‘B’ or higher will satisfy the English language proficiency condition in the offer of admission and proceed to their degree studies in September.
If you are interested in Academic English, apply to your preferred program at U of T Scarborough. If you are eligible, you will receive a conditional offer of admission to U of T Scarborough and an invitation to register for Academic English.


"My name is Abdul and I am from Ethiopia. I recently completed the Academic English program at U of T Scarborough. My Academic English instructor Kris is one of the best English instructors I have ever had. He taught us how to prepare an outline, write a thesis statement and how to make a well-structured essay with proper formatting. He dedicated time to sit one-on-one with each of us to provide tailored support, attention and follow-up for improvements. We also had many engaging speaking activities, such as group discussions and live debates. I am very grateful for everything Kris has done for me and the other students, and I thank him from the bottom of my heart. I truly appreciate the opportunity I was given to acquire these skills that will be useful throughout my life. This period of time has changed my viewpoint and expanded my horizons immeasurably, and for that, I will always be grateful." 

-Abdul (Management student at U of T Scarborough)


"I am very grateful to the Academic English program which helped me a lot and gave me enough time to adjust to the transition from high school to university. It helped me integrate into university life faster and easier.  During my time in the program, I quickly learned to use the school's major systems such as ACORN and Quercus. At the end of the program, my listening, speaking, reading and writing skills took a quantum leap which helped me a lot in my Media Studies program. I was able to understand the classes, read more efficiently than before, and write essays fluently. The program also allowed me to make many friends from different countries, and we still keep in touch today."

- Junying (Media Studies student at U of T Scarborough)



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