The school in Toronto took its first registration in 1996 and has hosted over 8,000 students from around the world. The school's founding philosophy is to offer high quality English programs in a warm and comfortable atmosphere for the traveling students. What has been known as the Blake Mansion since 1872 is now home to the head office and The School in Toronto. Since 1872, this historic building has been home to the second Premier of Ontario, among other influential heads of state. From 1985 to very recently, the building served as the Humewood Art Gallery. Today, this magnificent Victorian architectural masterpiece is a government of Canada Heritage Site, and is where International students study English or train to become certified English teachers. It is located right downtown and is in walking distance to Wellesley subway station, the famous Eaton's Centre and 10 minutes to the CN Tower on the subway.
The continuous efforts to keep the programs relevant and innovative is what gives the graduating teachers the renowned reputation of being acknowledged as the most able, creative and authoritative in the ESL teaching industry. Following the standards set out by The Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities, TESL Canada and Cambridge University, you can expect to be studying a high-quality curriculum taught by the most qualified and experienced teacher trainers.
TESL stands for "Teaching English as a Second Language." The program is recognized by TESL Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Course content, delivery, and practicum exceed industry standards. It is an initial teaching qualification that is recognized worldwide, as it complies with the international standards of 100 hours of in-class training and 20-hour practicum.