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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, the Real Institute has established a blended delivery model for the 2021-22 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 in-person and  live streaming, one-on-one instructor support, and office hours. Our focus continues to be providing complete student engagement, offering in-person and 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!