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Hansa Language Centre

Intensive English Program [Toronto, Ontario]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FLEXIBLE PROGRAMS
    Hansa Students can study what they need with Hansa's Flexible Learning System
  • TEACHERS and SMALL CLASSES
    Excellent, qualified teachers with an average of only 8 students per class
  • LOCATION
    Both of Hansa's campuses are conveniently located in midtown Toronto, steps from Eglinton subway station
  • Information
    • About the School
    • Founded in 1969, Hansa Language Centre is one of the largest language schools in Canada. Offering a wide variety of classes, a flexible schedule, and a long list of trips, excursions, sports and social activities identifies Hansa as a leader in shaping the overall development of English language learners. The design of Hansa’s ESL program is based upon the belief that each student benefits most from a program customized to their individual needs. With over 300 classes led each day by a talented roster of 70 instructors, Hansa allows students to select their course of study pertinent to their individual needs by choosing from the subject menu to study: grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, reading, idioms, conversation, listening, pronunciation, presentations, Business English, TOEFL and TOEIC. As an added benefit, students intending to study at universities, colleges or technical schools after completing their English courses are entitled to use Hansa’s university placement service free-of-charge. In fact, Hansa works closely with Canadian Colleges and Universities, not only scheduling information seminars and campus visits, but also offering scholarships and bursaries to Hansa graduates. Outside of the classroom, students have plenty of opportunities to participate in Hansa-organized activities, including: weekly movie nights; salsa dancing classes; karaoke singing; excursions to Niagara Falls and the CN Tower; and trips to Algonquin National Park, Montreal, and New York City.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 1969
      Membership/Accreditation : CEC
      Enrollment : 600-1,200
      Average Class Size : 7
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Train, subway, bus, taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Hansa Language Centre
      2160 Yonge Street
      Toronto, Ontario  M4S 2A8  CANADA
      TEL: +1 416 485-1410
      FAX: +1 416 485-4518
      E-mail: info@hansacanada.com
      Website: http://www.hansacanada.com
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Hansa provides students with the opportunity to enjoy a homestay experience. This housing option is ideal for those students who want to experience Canadian culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Hotels, independently-operated residences and private apartments are also available near the Hansa campus and throughout Toronto; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Hansa Language Centre’s campuses are situated in the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, Canada, the nation’s largest city and the fifth largest in North America, following Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Home to 4.7 million residents, Toronto – a name stemmed from a native Huron Indian word meaning “meeting place” – is deemed to be one of the world’s most diverse cities where over 100 languages and dialects are spoken throughout the city. The inherent nature of Toronto’s multiculturalism is reflected in its wonderful mosaic of distinctive neighborhoods. Visitors and residents alike explore the colorful Victorian houses – some housing Toronto’s best vintage clothing stores – of Kensington Market, the open-air food stalls, shops, fruit markets and authentic cuisines of Chinatown, the top-of-the-line Italian fashion shops and true cafés and restaurants of Corso Italia, and the wooden boardwalk, antique shops and clapboard cottages of The Beaches. Art lovers enjoy wandering through the Art Gallery of Ontario – the eighth-largest art museum in North America – the Trevor Allan Gallery and The Market Gallery while music enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival featuring more than 1,500 international and Canadian musicians at more than 40 different venues or the lavish Broadway-style musicals performed in the downtown Theatre District. Sports fans are sure to join the city’s local avid fans in cheering on the Toronto Raptors (basketball), the Toronto Maple Leafs (hockey), the Toronto Lynx (soccer), the Toronto Blue Jays (baseball) and the Toronto Argonauts (football). More than 60% of the U.S. population is within a 90-minute flight from Toronto, making weekend trips to such cosmopolitan destinations as Boston, New York City, Washington D.C. and Chicago an ease.
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • The program is offered at 12 levels of instruction; Level 1 is designed for those students with absolutely no knowledge of English while Level 12 students score 600+ on the TOEFL. Students can choose to study from 15 hours/ week to 30 hours/ week. When students arrive at Hansa, they are given an English language skills test and an interview to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. Upon completion of their courses, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion stating the level successfully completed.

      Each student creates their own academic program tailored to their individual interests and requirements and is entitled to alter their program as their skills improve and their short-term goals are attained. After selecting their academic focus, students choose classes from a subject menu including: grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, idioms, conversation, listening, pronunciation, presentations, Business English and TOEFL and TOEIC preparation courses which focus on the important skills required for the tests. Students are placed in classes with other students of the same skill level. Students in Levels 1-6 attend classes at Hansa’s Eglinton campus while students studying in Levels 7-12 study at the Yonge Street campus.

      As an added benefit, students intending to study at universities, colleges or technical schools after completing their English courses are entitled to use Hansa’s university placement service free-of-charge. Some Canadian universities and colleges, in fact, work closely with Hansa and offer scholarships to Hansa graduates, schedule information seminars and provide academic credit for students’ courses completed at Hansa.

      Classroom sizes average 8 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 8 students
      CLASS LEVELS: 12 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 3-48 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 years old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      HOUSING: Homestay
    • Dates
      • Choose 3 - 48 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      CAN$ 100 (US$ 75)
      TUITION FEE (2021)
      3 WEEKS CAD$ 595 - 1,045
      4 WEEKS CAD$ 760 - 1,360
      8 WEEKS CAD$ 1,420 - 2,620
      16 WEEKS CAD$ 2,740 - 5,140
      32 WEEKS CAD$ 5,380 - 10,180
      48 WEEKS CAD$ 8,020 - 15,220
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      CAN$ 150 (First 4 weeks include the placement fee)
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS CAN$ 1,050 N/A N/A
      8 WEEKS CAN$ 1,950 N/A N/A
      12 WEEKS CAN$ 2,850 N/A N/A
      16 WEEKS CAN$ 3,750 N/A N/A
      20 WEEKS CAN$ 4,650 N/A N/A
      24 WEEKS CAN$ 5,550 N/A N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      CAN$ 100 (One Way)
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing fee includes meals.
  • Location
    • Canada Toronto, Ontario
    • Location
      Hansa Language Centre
      2160 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario  M4S 2A8  CANADA
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Toronto Pearson International Airport:
      Hansa Language Centre can arrange airport pick-up service for students for an additional charge of CAN$100 that brings students directly to their homestay family’s residence. Taxis are also available at the airport; they will approximately cost CAN$50-75 and will arrive in downtown Toronto in 30 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 3.6
      School Environment: 4.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.1
      Activities and Social Life: 4.1
      Accommodation: 3.3

      3.8

    • There are 8 reviews for this school

    • 学生
      [ China, China, Female ]
      4 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
      Everything is good, teachers,equipment and so on. But listening class is a little difficult.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
    • ApplyESL claims no responsibility for errors in, or the quality of, machine translations provided by Google Translate.

      osaya
      [ Kanagawa, Japan, Age 25, Female ]
      7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
      出会い
      HANSAは日本人が比較的少なく、南米からの生徒が多かったように感じました。授業や課外活動を通じて彼らと交流をもつことができ、価値観の違いに驚かされるなど、とても貴重な経験となりました。課外活動ではナイアガラの滝をはじめ、雄大な自然を楽しむことができ、大切な思い出となりました。全体的に、滞在したトロントは治安がよく、カナダの方々もフレンドリーな方が多く、快適な留学生活になりました。


      元留学生
      [ 兵庫県, 日本, Age 25, Female ]
      4 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
      留学が大きな次のステップになりました!
      トロントのダウンタウンから電車で20分の所に学校があり、電車やバスなどの交通手段が整っているのでとても便利でした。クラスは最初のテストで決定しますが、変更したければ交渉出来ますし、テストもいつでも受け直し出来ました。最後の2週間だけTOEFLの授業を受け、テストの形式を知ることが出来たので、帰国後の勉強に役立ちました。今私は大学の交換留学の試験に合格し、学費免除でアメリカの大学で勉強しています。


      Shin
      [ Tokyo, Japan, Age 35, Male ]
      5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
      Hansa Language Centreについて
      時間が経っていますがHansa Language Centreで過ごした思い出は、すぐに思い浮かぶ程、良い思い出として強く残っています。

      学校については、非常に楽しく有意義で、何ら不満を感じることはありませんでした。若い20代前半の留学生が中心だったと思いますが、先生、生徒共に、ラテン系の人が多く、独特の明るさとフレンドリーさがあって、あっという間になじむことができました。

      学校の場所は、主要駅のすぐそばにあり便利でした。治安も良い場所で不安に感じている人には「心配ないですよ!」とお伝えしたい。
      ただ一点、田舎なので(Toronto自体)、都会的なものを期待するとちょっと物足りないかもしれません。

      日本人とついついグループになりがちですが、積極的に海外の人と絡んで行けば、確かにあの環境であれば三か月もすれば日常会話は問題ないと思います。

      これから計画されている方お勧めしますよ!!頑張ってください!!


      學生
      [ 新竹市, 台灣 ]


      學生
      [ 台灣, 台灣, Age 32, Male ]


      Daphne
      [ 台北, 台灣, Age 25, Female ]


      元留学生
      [ Osaka, Japan ]
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