ESL stands for English as a Second Language. Students learn English grammar, speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation and vocabulary. Cornerstone’s ESL program offers 8 levels of English from Beginner to UpperAdvanced. Cornerstone Academic College understands that studying abroad is a big investment for any student. We also understand that being fluent in English has become an asset for anyone in the job market. With this in mind, Cornerstone is now taking a step further towards a better English education by offering new programs, different from other schools. As a result, we are proud to present our brand new Integrated ESL for Daily Life and the Workplace Program.
- Intensive (28 hours per week): 8:45 15:45
- General (20 hours per week): 8:45 12:30
- Recommended duration: 4 weeks up to 48 weeks
- Start Date: Every Monday (please see calendar for exact dates)
Cornerstone Academic College’s Real Speaking Program is an 8week Diploma Program that allows students to understand how to speak English the way native speakers do. Students learn conversation tips to establish rapport, express opinions and master the art of small talk. Besides learning lots of vocabulary & expressions, students learn all the necessary skills to help them improve speaking abilities in many areas including Casual Speaking, Formal Speaking, Presentation Skills, Pronunciation, Business Speech, and Expressing and supporting opinions. Using what they learn in the course, students can practice with friends outside of class and enjoy speaking English during their stay in Toronto. Taking this speakingfocused course will improve students’ social skills in English.
- Intensive Program (28 hours per week): 8:45 15:45
- Duration: 8 weeks
- Awards: Cornerstone Diploma 8 weeks completion / Cornerstone Certificate 4 weeks completion
Cornerstone’s IELTS preparation programs are 4 , 8 or 12 week (28 hours per week: 8:45 am – 3:45pm) programs designed to help students get their required score on either the Academic or General Training versions of the IELTS test. The Programs cover all four sections of the IELTS test with special emphasis on the writing and speaking sections. Students will learn test taking skills and time management along with language skills.
Cornerstone’s iBT TOEFL preparation program is designed for students who wish to enter college or university by achieving the required TOEFL score. Our TOEFL Program will help students succeed by improving their TOEFL score. The TOEFL course covers all necessary skills including TOEFL Essays, TOEFL Speaking, TOEFL Reading, TOEFL Listening and TOEFL vocabulary. It also includes a TOEFL practice test in each 4week session. Students practice at the actual level of the TOEFL test in class everyday; therefore, students can improve their TOEFL skills and understanding of the test day by day. Cornerstone’s computers have “TOEFL practice software” allowing students to practice TOEFL FREE pretest and to see their strengths and weaknesses.
As with the TOEFL, the objective in Cornerstone’s TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) class is to provide contentbased methodology coupled with focused drills and reinforcement. Our program allows for 2 hours of class time per day. Class time is divided equally between Listening Comprehension and Reading Comprehension. It is necessary that all sections of the TOEIC test be covered each month. Students spend class time engaging in skillbuilding exercises for all seven sections of the TOEIC.
Cornerstone’s Business English Program is an 8week diploma program that includes Intensive language instruction centered on business themes. In the afternoon, students take higherlevel electives, or a business elective if it is available. By the end of the course, students will understand how English is used in work environments and will have learned useful business expressions. Students will also improve their English ability for an internship, if they are planning to do one. Students are expected to do Business presentations in each session.
The goal of Cornerstone’s Youth Program is to help students (age 7 to 17 years old) assimilate into the mainstream Canadian education system. Our philosophy revolves around a simple 3step progression: EXPOSURE leading to FAMILIARITY fuelling CONFIDENCE. We begin by exposing students to the teaching methods and courses taught at Canadian schools in an ESL context. We immerse students in the language, customs, and subject matters offered in Canadian public and private schools helping to acquaint them with the mainstream program. Academic disciplines such as Canadian History, Geography, Literature, Math and Science are highlighted in our international program. Through quality education and individualized attention, our students gain the confidence necessary to integrate into the Canadian classrooms.
- Intensive Program (25 hours per week): 9:00 14:40
- Duration: 2 weeks up to 48 weeks
- Start Date: Every Monday
- Awards: Cornerstone Certificate
- Age: 7 17 years old