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Location: Suite 035 Founders College, Tel.: 416-736-5353, Fax: 416-736-5908, e-mail:
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Hours of operation: Monday to Friday – 8:45am to 4:15pm

York University English Language Institute (YUELI) offers a range of non-credit, full-time and part-time English-language courses, primarily for students who wish to improve their English language skills for university entrance and/or professional advancement. Programs include:

YUELI Academic. A seven-level program offered throughout the year that teaches the language, critical thinking, information retrieval and study skills required to be a successful undergraduate or graduate student in a university where English is the language of instruction. Completion of Level 6 of this program with Distinction, Honours or Pass (depending on Faculty/program applied for) satisfies York’s English language proficiency requirements for entry to many undergraduate and some graduate programs.

Destination York. A special eight-week intensive program designed for international high school graduates who intend to go on to undergraduate study at York. Students apply to York Admissions and concurrently to YUELI and then enter Canada with conditional admission to York. On successful completion of the language program, students go on immediately to undergraduate degree courses.

York Pre-Graduate Preparation Program (YP3). A program specially designed for graduates who intend to go on to graduate study at York or other North American universities. Participants first improve their academic English skills while preparing for the IELTS and GRE tests, then go on to prepare and submit their applications for graduate school.

Pre-MBA Program. A full-time, eight-week program offered twice a year, designed to prepare students who have already earned an undergraduate degree to be successful in an MBA program in an English-medium North American university.

YUELI Part-Time. Part-time programs (generally two evenings a week for seven weeks) that focus on specific aspects of English language proficiency such as Speaking English, Pronunciation and Business Writing.

Summer Language Program. A special three- or four-week intensive program, offered in July and August, which emphasizes speaking and listening in English. Cultural visits and trips are an integral part of each course.

Custom-Designed Programs. Developed, often in collaboration with York faculty members, for specific groups of students with particular educational and/or professional needs. These programs can be delivered on-site at York University, elsewhere in Canada, and abroad, or by distance education. Individual tutoring is also available.