Mentora Language Academy Toronto Programs and Courses
We offer different levels of English language training, whether you are starting from the beginning, want to sharpen your English skills further, need IELTS and are wanting to continue your academic study in Canada. We are ready to help you!
General English Courses
General English Courses are structured so that you learn quickly on how to apply proper grammar in writing and the right phrasing in your conversational english. Each course is taught online or in-class, and with small class sizes at our conveniently located campus, a 1-minute walk from the Wellesley subway station.
Want to try it out? We offer sample classes where you can sit in on a class and see if our approach is the right option for you to take your english to the next level!
General English offers an integrated curriculum where students learn essential grammar, vocabulary and language skills in structured and contextualized lessons. Centred around a theme, each unit includes at least two grammar focuses and multiple listening, reading, and speaking exercises while targeting a specific real world speaking and writing function. Lessons are taught with the communicative approach, encouraging students to develop their fluency and confidence in English.
General English utilizes the second edition of National Geographic Learning’s Life series, published in 2019. While focusing content around the four receptive and productive skills, it also contains Real Life sections that provide students with the tools needed to successfully navigate various everyday situations in English. Consequently, the vocabulary and expressions covered in the texts are functional and conceptualized, covering both formal and informal language. There are six levels in the series, each with a student book complemented by supplementary materials from a teachers’ book, a workbook, and National Geographic Online.
Each level consists of eight weeks of content. In the General English program, students are assessed on a daily basis in addition to unit quizzes and a skills test every three units. At the end of each level, or eight weeks, the students’ grades are examined, and those who maintain an average of 65% or above are graduated to the next level.
Each level is divided into four two week blocks. During the two weeks, students are given a 30 minute quiz that focus on the vocabulary and grammar points after the completion of each unit, for a total of three quizzes. The final 1 hour test is given at the end of the two weeks, targeting the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills developed. Quizzes are given on days 3, 6, and 9 of each block and the skills test is administered on the final day of the block. Students can expect homework to be assigned on days 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8 to help assess student progress and comprehension.
Entrance and Exit Requirements
The General English program is divided into levels ranging from Beginner (A1) to Advanced (C1+) that run on an eight-week cycle. Students entering the General English program will follow placement procedure, beginning with a written test online or upon arrival at the school, after which they will be interviewed and placed into their appropriate levels. Successful completion of a level and advancement to the next level requires students to achieve an average score of 65% or higher.
General English Courses
Specialized English Courses
For more advanced learners, MLA Toronto offers academic english courses at our campus in downtown Toronto. Many learners graduate to this level from general english, or come to improve their english, to prepare for the workplace.
An ideal course for students seeking to improve their communication in English-speaking business environments. Students in this course will learn business vocabulary and language forms, research and presentation skills, and global business issues. Students will also prepare thematic weekly projects using listening / reading materials taken from various relevant sources.
Applied English for Social Media
For students who are professionally or personally interested in social and digital media, this course provides the opportunity to learn the necessary language to navigate and utilize a variety of social media platforms and discuss relevant issues associated with their global use, while providing real world applications (from school to career) of the social media landscape.
Designed for medical professionals and health care workers, administrators, and students, this course structured and contextualized classes using both authentic and textbook-based listening and reading materials. Students will be tested in medical jargon and do weekly projects based on real-world case scenarios.
This is a learning experience designed for individuals looking to use English in the hospitality and tourism industry. Course materials cover a variety of essential topics such as travel and tourism, telephone etiquette, and English for presentations, meeting and correspondence, and office management. Students are also given the opportunity to explore the hospitality industry in Toronto.
Developed for Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate level students seeking to improve their confidence in public speaking and fluency in naturally spoken English. In this course, students engage in meaningful guided discussions, debate on a wide-range of relevant social topics and issues, and prepare presentations based on weekly thematic points using relevant research and learned speaking skills.
Pronunciation and Listening
Developed for Elementary and Pre-Intermediate level students, this course helps students understand and produce more natural forms of English while targeting pronunciation points common in first language transfer. Using popular songs, TV shows and films, and a variety of communicative activities, students explore and perfect the nuances of the English language.
Our TOEFL, IELTS, and TOEIC test preparation courses are designed to teach students the valuable test-taking and language skills necessary to successfully navigate and pass standardized tests of English proficiency.
Designed for legal professionals and law students, this course offers practical and communicative language learning using both authentic and textbook-based listening and reading materials. Students will be tested in legal jargon and do a weekly presentation on a real-world case scenarios.
Applied English for History, Arts and Culture
A course perfectly suited for students looking to immerse in the Canadian and Toronto culture both inside and outside the classroom. This course provides practical, real world opportunities to expand English language skills and discover the history and culture of Canada and Toronto at the same time.
One-to-one, academic english courses with a skills-matched instructor providing students with fundamental skills prior to engaging in group classes or as an extra support program based on individual needs.
Specialized English Courses
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IELTS Evening Classes
IELTS Classes are designed to teach students valuable test-taking and language skills necessary to successfully navigate and pass the Academic IELTS test. We offer a 2 in 1 formation that includes practical English for real-life situations and at the same time English for academic purposes.
IELTS Classes are ideal for:
- International students enrolled in college or university
- For immigration purposes
- People that are working in full-time jobs and want to improve their English in the workplace
- Parents who are caring for children during the day and want to improve their English
The Benefits of IELTS Classes:
- Convenient downtown location: steps from Wellesley TTC station
- Small class sizes with 14 students maximum
- Experienced teachers who care about your progress
IELTS Evening Classes
- Classes start every Monday
- Monday to Thursday: 6 pm – 8 pm
- Each level is 1 month (4 weeks cycle)
About IELTS Classes Preparation:
Junior ESL Program
We offer summer camp programs for students under the age of 18. This program focuses on providing younger learners with an immersive language and cultural experience.
Learning English in one of the greatest North American cities is an exciting and fun experience for our teen students. This is a chance to experience Toronto, learn english, make new friends and explore all that Toronto has to offer, so you can practice what you have learned!
For their English studies, students focus on reading, writing and speaking skills during the first half of the day, then they have the opportunity to participate in unique and interesting activities such as visiting local tourist spots, watching sporting events, exploring local festivals and celebrations, and experiencing interactive seasonal activities.
Let’s Get Started
Move forward today! Contact us for more information on our ESL training options and we will send you a link to our free online English assessment test