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Ryerson University and the Real Institute are dedicated to the health and well-being of our academic community. To continue supporting our students' learning goals during COVID-19 closures, the Real Institute has established a virtual delivery platform for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Real Institute is committed to preparing students to begin their undergraduate degrees at Ryerson. We will be maintaining our high-quality programming through interactive live streaming, one-on-one instructor support, and virtual office hours. Our focus continues to be providing complete student engagement, offering virtual orientation and peer support sessions for students.

We will continue to do our best for Real Institute students during these times, and look forward to serving your needs as Ryerson’s English as an Additional Language Institute.

Welcome to the Real Institute

We are a leader in high-quality English language programming for international learners from different backgrounds and levels of proficiency.

Our English as an Additional Language programming has been developed by a team of exceptional ESL instructors, and has helped hundreds of international students to effectively improve their English language proficiency and confidence.  We emphasize the development of our students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking ability, while building the academic skills needed to succeed at a Canadian university.

The Real Institute provides an ideal starting point for ESL students to achieve academic and personal success, offering a direct pathway to admission into Ryerson University’s undergraduate programs through the ESL Foundation Program and English Boost. 

We invite you to join us on the Ryerson campus, located in downtown Toronto—Canada’s most multicultural, vibrant city!

"The ESL Foundation Program is where you meet diverse people, discover the multicultural city of Toronto, and become fully prepared to start an undergraduate program at Ryerson"

Tasneem Almutawakel, International Peer Supporter