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Toronto & Ottawa
Humber College

2 or more weeks / July-August / residential
Start dates 18/6, 19/6, 2/7, 3/7, 10/7, 17/7, 24/7, 31/7

Humber College is one of the most advanced and international colleges in Canada. Founded in 1967, it  evolved really quickly: today it hosts more than 20,000 students who attend Science, Technology and Business  courses. Our students will be hosted in the North Campus, the largest of the University, and they will stay in  apartments with single and double en-suite rooms. Humber College is remarkably big with wide open spaces for soccer, volleyball and basketball. On the premises you can find an Arboretum of 100 acres with 1,700 species of different plants and animals, many coffee shops, bars and restaurants among the most popular brands in the world. Adjacent to the river Humber, it is located in the North West of Toronto on the Toronto Public Transit Line  and it is not far from popular attractions such as the Royal Ontario Museum, CN Tower, Ontario Place and  Harbourfront. Fun act: in 1983 Humber college was the setting of the famous movie “Police Academy”.


Full board, single or double rooms with en-suite bathroom 1:1 or 1:2

Top Nationalities

• Italy
• France
• China
• Russia
• Denmark
• Ukraine

  • 5 Full-day Excursions
  • 1 Half-day Excursion
  • 5 Entrances
  • 3 Days MiniBreak
  • Hard Rock Cafe Meal
  • Canadian Experience: All Things Canada Experience
  • 40 English lessons
  • Online placement test
  • MLA Taskbooks: five student books designed for the needs of learners of all levels of English
  • MLA Portfolio: learning resources, daily evaluation and attendance record, day by day topics, tasks completed and material used
  • E-board: a record of the learning progress by monitoring the students’ attendance, the content developed in class, the topics and teaching aids used during the lessons
  • Certificate of attendance
  • End of course report
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Chit Chat Club: speak and practice the language with our MLA Team

Top Plus Programme

  1. MLA MiniBreak in Ottawa: three days/two nights in hotel/ university residence with standard services and half board:
    • Little Italy walking tour, Preston Street & ByWard Market
    • Parliament Hill: Changing of the Guard, and Northern Lights Sound. National Gallery of Canada (admission Included)
  2. MLA Canadian Experience:
    • MLA Summer Song
    • All Things Canada Experience
  3. MLA Combo Meal:
    • Two Canadian Breakfasts
    • MLA Prepaid Meal Card during excursions and MiniBreak
  4. Hard Rock Cafe: a meal in one of Canada’s most famous restaurants
  5. Four full-day excursions in Toronto by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Downtown Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum (admission included), visit to Kensington Market
    • Yorktown ‘mad shopping’; Casa Loma (admission included)
    • Harbourfront Distillery District: CN Tower (admission included); Toronto Eaton Center
    • Woodbine Beach: Queen Street East & Boardwalk
  6. One full-day excursion by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Niagara Falls: cruise on board the Maid of the Mist (admission included), Queen Victoria Park, fireworks over the falls
  7. One half-day excursion in Toronto by private bus with mother tongue staff:
    • Old Toronto City Hall; Yonge-Dundas Square
  8. Sport and leisure activities:
    • Support of mother tongue staff

Many MLA centres operate a zig-zag format, with either morning lessons and afternoon activities, or morning activities and afternoon lessons. During the second week, the schedule will swap to the opposite format. Below there is a sample timetable. In many programmes in the United States and in some in the UK – where the excursion programme is rich – we use full-day lessons (mornings and afternoons) in order to allow for additional full-day excursions.

Simple Programme