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Programs

Programs at the Real Institute

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.

Your English skills are good and you are academically qualified, but you need a boost to meet university language requirements. This eight-week intensive program will help you improve your English proficiency in order to start your undergraduate degree program in the fall.

Your academics are strong, but you need some time to build your English skills up to Canadian university levels.  This program will help you improve your English proficiency, and earn credits towards your degree program while you do it.

Our Programs at a Glance

Program English Boost ESL Foundation Program

Upon Completion

Eligible to begin your Ryerson undergraduate program in Fall 2021.

Eligible to begin your Ryerson undergraduate program in Fall 2022.

Duration

8 weeks

12*, 24, or 36 weeks

*See ESL Foundation Program page for details.

Hours 30 hours per week 20-24 hours per week
Entry Options Summer Fall, Winter, Summer
Degree Courses Completed None One to four university courses
For Students Who:
  • Are close to meeting Ryerson’s English proficiency requirements
  • Are up to the challenge of an intensive ESL program
  • Want to start their undergraduate program as soon as possible
  • Want some time to build their English language skills and confidence
  • Want to build familiarity with Canadian higher education before jumping into their degree program
  • Want to start their undergraduate program with a few courses already complete
English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Visit the English Boost requirements page for other test details.

IELTS 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 or equivalent

Visit the ESL Foundation Program requirements page for other test details.