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Programs

Programs at the Real Institute

The Real Institute is back on campus and online for the Fall 2021 term.

At the Real Institute, our mission is to help students to achieve academic and personal success, while building a pathway to Ryerson’s undergraduate programs.

Our instructors help students to build the academic skills required for success, including proper vocabulary, textual analysis, and critical thinking. To acquaint students with important university themes, course work will explore key modules such as business, economics, literature, and Canadian culture.

Our Programs at a Glance

Browse the Real Institute’s programs based on your English Language Proficiency score.

Pre-ESL Foundation Program - 8 Weeks

Description EP Score Requirement Program Duration How to Apply

The Pre-ESL Foundation Program is an eight-week intensive course that will help you improve your English proficiency in order to start your ESL Foundation Program. 

IELTS 4.5

Duolingo 65-79

Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50

 

Eight weeks, start dates offered: March, July, November.

Apply to an Undergraduate program at Ryerson University. If you meet the academic requirements for the program and have an IELTS score of 4.5 (or equivalent) you will be offered entry to the ESL Foundation Program.

ESL Foundation Program - 2 Terms (Apply to Plan III)

Description EP Score Requirement Program Duration How to Apply

The ESL Foundation Program (two terms) runs for eight months and teaches in-depth English proficiency in writing, reading, listening, and speaking. You may take up to 3 credit courses during this program.

IELTS 5.0

CAE (Cambridge Assessment English) 154-161 on B1 Preliminary

Duolingo 80-89

Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50

Toefl iBT 64

Eight months (32 weeks), start dates offered: January, May, September.

Apply to an Undergraduate program at Ryerson University. If you meet the academic requirements for the program and have an IELTS score of 5 (or equivalent) you will be offered entry to the ESL Foundation Program.

Pre-eBoost (Apply to Plan II)

Description EP Score Requirement Program Duration How to Apply

Pre-eBoost is an eight-week intensive program that will help you improve your English proficiency in order to start your eBoost course.

IELTS 5.5

CAE (Cambridge Assessment English) 162-168 on B2 First

Duolingo 90-99

Toefl iBT 69

Eight weeks, start dates offered: January, May, September prior to the start of eBoost. Apply to Plan II.

Apply to an Undergraduate program at Ryerson University. If you meet the academic requirements for the program and have an IELTS score of 6 (or equivalent) you will be offered entry to eBoost.

English Boost (eBoost) (Apply to Plan II)

Description EP Score Requirement Program Duration How to Apply
eBoost is an eight-week intensive program that will help you improve your English proficiency in order to start your undergraduate degree program in the fall. 

IELTS 6.0

CAEL 50

CAE (Cambridge Assessment English) 169-179 on B2 First

Duolingo 100-114

Toefl iBT 79

Eight weeks, start dates offered: March, July, November.  Apply to Plan II.

 

Apply to an Undergraduate program at Ryerson University. If you meet the academic requirements for the program and have an IELTS score of 6 (or equivalent) you will be offered entry to eBoost.

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Description EP Score Requirement Program Duration How to Apply
The ESL Foundation Program (one term) runs for four months and teaches in-depth English proficiency in writing, reading, listening, and speaking. You may take up to 2 credit courses during this program.

IELTS 6.0

CAEL 50

CAE (Cambridge Assessment English) 169-179 on B2 First

Duolingo 100-114

Toefl iBT 79

Four months (16 weeks), start dates offered: January, Ma. 

 

 

Apply to an Undergraduate program at Ryerson University. If you meet the academic requirements for the program and have an IELTS score of 6 (or equivalent) you will be offered entry to the ESL Foundation Program.

Pathway Language Scores

English Placement (EP)

ESL Foundation - Two terms (Apply to Plan III)

Pre-English Boost (Apply to Plan II)

ESL Foundation -One Term (Apply to Plan I)

English Boost (Apply to Plan II)

CAEL

N/A

N/A

50

CAE (Cambridge Assessment English)

154-161 on B1 Preliminary

162-168 on B2 First

169-179 on B2 First

Duolingo 80-89 90-99 100-114
IELTS 5 5.5 6
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50

N/A

N/A

TOEFL iBT
64
69 79

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