ESL / Language School

Dewey Program

ESL / Language School

This program is intended to provide a world-class language immersion experience for non-native English learners. By integrating theoretical language teaching with classroom interaction and real-life application, it aims to proactively engage the students both in classrooms and in real life to a solid foundation in all four skills of the English language. Whatever level of learning you are at and whatever purpose of learning you have, Dewey has the right program for you to help you realize your dream.

Lessons: 12 Lessons Duration: 02 Years Language: English
Seats: Session: 2018-2020 Department:



Holistic Curriculum Design

Classroom activities paired with interactions, role-playing and simple problem-solving activities involving teamwork. The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are taught in an integrated fashion that mirrors their use in real life contexts. Students learn functional language in order to carry out real world tasks relevant to their daily life.

Outstanding Teaching Staff

Experienced language teachers of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds calibrate the courses for immersive language education. In-class language teaching goes hand in hand with after-class language application to create opportunities for students to maximize their use of English.

Modern Teaching Facilities

Built on traditional language instruction, Dewey is also well equipped with advanced language labs, ESL library resource center, online language learning and support system, and ongoing progress feedback system to provide students with more efficient and refine language learning experience.

Diversified Extra-curricular Activities

Dewey’ immersive language instruction encourages students to apply what they have learned into the real life. To reach this goal, Dewey also proactively creates practicum opportunities such as guided tours to attractions and collaboration with local companies and schools to enable the practice of English in everyday life.

Online Courses

Dewey’s online ESL course boasts the efficient dual mode with both online and offline learning access to help its students to learn English language faster and better.

Language Testing Service

Dewey’s first-class facilities and services have made it the designated official testing center for IELTS, TOEFL, SSAT, CVO and LSAT. Also, as Toronto’s largest language testing venue, Dewey Language School is also the designated official testing information center and language training center.
60 – English Foundation – Level 1

This level aims to provide students with a basic learning of vocabulary and grammar that enable them to learn English language skills for basic everyday life communication. Upon completion, students are able to engage in short conversations using basic English language structures and simple sentence patterns, read short adapted texts and write phrases and short sentences.

75 – Pre-intermediate – Level 2

This level extends students’ English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for everyday and academic purposes. Students participate in conversations in structured situations on a variety of familiar and new topics, read a variety of texts for English language learners, expand their knowledge of English grammatical structures and sentence patterns, and link English sentences to compose paragraphs.

85 – Intermediate – Level 3

This level further enhances students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing for a variety of daily and academic purposes. Students engage in short classroom presentations, read various adapted and original texts in English, and write using more text forms. Students expand their academic vocabulary and learning skills to facilitate their transition into the mainstream school program.

100 – Advanced – Level 4

At this level, students use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social settings. They develop presentation, reading and writing skills required for success in academics. Students extend listening and speaking skills through participation in discussions and seminars, study and interpret a wide variety of grade-level texts, write essays, articles and summaries, and respond critically to a variety of prints and media texts.

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