ESL Pathway


Toronto Film School

Toronto, Canada

About Course

Key information
: 3 Months
Study Type
: Full Time
Tuition fees
: 7.00 CAD / Total
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.0/9 | TOEFL 80/120
Exam Intake
: Jan | Apr | Jul | Oct
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • This program is designed to prepare students whose English needs some fine-tuning and development for successful entry in Yorkville University undergraduate degree programs and Toronto Film School diploma programs. The Pathway Program is designed to assist students in adjusting to an English academic environment, addressing such skills as: academic writing (style, syntax, cohesiveness etc.), group discussions (presenting proposals, agreeing and disagreeing, organizing ideas), analyzing academic reading materials, critical thinking, delivering effective presentations, and research and referencing. This course also addresses any important differences in academic culture in an effort to reduce the likelihood of any cross-cultural misunderstandings.

    The ESL Pathway Program enables students with less than the minimum required IELTS scores, to be accepted to Yorkville University/Toronto Film School programs in Ontario. The ESL Pathway offers three levels of study with content focused on improving your English academic skills.

    The levels are each 12 weeks in duration and involve 25 hours of instruction per week. All students will have access to on-going language and international student services during their studies at Yorkville University.

    The ESL Pathway program is offered at our Davisville Campus: 1835 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4S 1X8, Canada.

    Oxford Placement Test

    Students applying to Yorkville University/Toronto Film School programs in Ontario without an IELTS score will be asked to complete the Oxford Placement Test to determine their placement in either Beginner Pathway, Level 1, or Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program.

    Students with an IELTS score of at least 5.5 (or equivalent) but below 6.0 are able to enroll in Yorkville University’s or Toronto Film School’s regular academic programs. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a required course in their first term of studies. There is no additional cost to the program when students take the EAP course.

  • Students whose IELTS score (or equivalent) is 4.5or higher but lower than 5.5 will have to successfully complete Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program.
  • Students whose IELTS score (or equivalent) is lower than 4.5 but above 4.0 will have to successfully complete Level 1 and Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program.
  • Students whose IELTS score is lower than 4.0 will have to successfully complete Beginner, Level 1 and Level 2 of the ESL Pathway Program.


    You will be mentored by a variety of award-winning and in-demand professionals who will provide the most current industry insights and best practices, as well as exciting networking opportunities.


    Toronto Film School is known for shaping award-winning graduates who go on to become industry leaders and excel in their chosen field.


    Toronto Film School is one of Canada's top-ranked film schools.


    Courses and projects at Toronto Film School are designed to emulate real world situations, so that students are prepared for their work and career after graduation.


    We understand your current and future career demands. Through our articulation agreement with Yorkville University, you can fast-track your way to a Bachelor of Business Administration degree to gain the business skills required to advance your creative career.


    With 4 campuses across Toronto, students can fully immerse themselves in the creative vibe of the city.


  • If you choose to study a diploma program at Toronto Film School, upon successful completion of your diploma, here are some of the exciting career options ahead of you:

    • Director/ Producer

    • Visual Effects Supervisor

    • Film/ Television/ Theatre Actor

    • Voice-over artist for radio, TV, animation or video games

    • Fashion Designer

    • Costume Designer

    • Product Developer

    • Concept Artist

    • Game Designer/Animator

    • Motion Graphics Designer

Entry Requirement

  • Applicant must be high school passed.

Application Process

  • To become a student at Toronto Film School:

  • Submit your online application form.
  • Pay your application fee*: $100 for all programs, except for Film Production ($500).
  • You must have an Ontario secondary school diploma (grade 12) or its equivalent.
  • You may be asked to take a mature student test, if you are over 18 and not enrolling directly from secondary school
  • You must meet admission requirements for your program of choice
  • If you need more information about applying to a program you can call us at 1-866-838-6542, message us on Facebook, or visit us in person. Or just simply fill out a request information form and an Admissions Advisor will contact you within 3 business days.

    *Students can cancel a contract within two days of signing it if they deliver a written notice of cancellation to Toronto Film School at the address shown on the contract; otherwise the application fees are non-refundable. See Refund Policy here.


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