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How Our ESL Program Prepares Students to Be Effective Communicators

Communication goes beyond the ability to speak or understand a language. These days, communication skills are precious for professional development, academic advancement, and cultivating personal relationships. Communication skills are essential to all aspects of one’s life.  Effective communication skills do not come naturally, even to native speakers. For second-language speakers, learning a language only sometimes […]

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Considering ESL School? 3 Tips For Picking Up English Colloquialisms

If you’re looking to be successfully admitted into a North American university, boosting your English language proficiency is a great goal to pursue. At the Great Lakes College of Toronto, we help students to develop all of the academic skills they need to get accepted into competitive post-secondary institutions. Though our fast-track ESL program is […]

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4 Essay Tips For Students in Our ESL Program

Are you pursuing admission into a competitive North American university? If so, your ability to write a strong essay will be a significant asset. Essays require you to recruit your critical thinking, persuasive, and written communication skills to explore a topic in-depth and effectively state a case.  In any post-secondary environment, regardless of the discipline […]

Overcoming Common Language Challenges With our ESL Program

At the Great Lakes College of Toronto, we understand how challenging it can be to learn a new language and integrate into a completely new environment as an international student. Particularly when students seek to be enrolled in competitive post-secondary programs in North America, a strong command of the English language will set the foundation […]