HANSA LANGUAGE CENTRE

Hansa Language Centre is one of the largest and most established language schools in Canada. Hansa offers a huge number of English classes, a flexible schedule and a variety of trips, excursions, sports and social activities.

REASONS TO CHOOSE HANSA

  • TEACHERS Excellent, qualified teachers
  • FLEXIBLE PROGRAMS Students can study what they need with Hansa’s Flexible Learning System
  • RESULTS Hansa students consistently outscore other language students on TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS exams
  • SMALL CLASSES An average of only 8 students per class
  • LOCATION Both of Hansa’s campuses are conveniently located in midtown Toronto, steps from Eglinton subway station
  • ACTIVITIES Awesome weekend trips and daily activities
  • MEMORIES Hansa is a fun and friendly school
  • ACCREDITATIONS Hansa is recognized by Languages Canada and the MTCU; our full-time students are eligible for student visa authorization
  • EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS Hansa has liaisons with over a dozen Canadian high schools, colleges, and universities as well as scholarship opportunities
  • FACILITIES Hansa operates two complete buildings, with modern and comfortable furnishings, computer labs and free WiFi” Hansa’s English programs are based on the idea that students benefit most from a language program that is customized to their unique needs.

With over 300 language classes offered daily, students have the freedom to choose what and when to study with teachers best suited to their learning style.

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Year established

1969

Campus

2160 Yonge Street and 51 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario

Number of students

400

Estimated fee

From $290 per week

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Highlights

We offer the follow program types at our schools:

  • Intensive English General English Academic preparation Exam Preparation Evening English Junior (Teen)
  • English for Business (Canada)
  • Junior (Teen)
  • English Plus
  • Teacher Training (Canada)

PROGRAMS

INTENSIVE ENGLISH

In this program, students can choose from the many challenging classes offered including Grammar, Reading, Conversation, Listening, Writing, and Vocabulary, not to mention Idioms, Pronunciation, and Phrasal Verbs. Classes have an average of 8 students. With guidance from our counselors, students have the freedom to choose subjects, class times, and teachers best suited to their learning style.
Classes are 55 minutes in length and are held from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Students can register for courses of three, four, five or six hours per day.

Over 300 classes to choose from:
BEGINNER
Beginner classes are designed for students with little or no knowledge of English and focus on building a solid foundation of English skills. Classes cover topics such as learning the English alphabet, basic vocabulary, and grammar. Students taking beginner-level classes will typically spend four to eight weeks before moving on to higher-level classes.

CONVERSATION
Conversation classes are conducted to give each student lots of speaking practice. Teachers challenge students with different daily topics and exercises, encouraging even the shyest of students to voice their opinions. Our Conversation teachers balance correcting student’s mistakes with confidence-building exercises. Classes cover everything from structured conversations using textbook exercises, such as giving directions or using the phone, to debating current issues on controversial subjects

GRAMMAR
Grammar is undoubtedly one of the most important subjects for students in their English curriculum. Our Grammar teachers use the latest grammar textbooks and communicative techniques involving written, verbal, and interactive classroom activities to make learning grammar interesting, comprehensive, and useful. It’s important to continue reviewing the rules of grammar all the way through one’s English studies.

PRONUNCIATION
Proper pronunciation is essential to understanding others and to being understood. The Pronunciation classes at Hansa teach much more than the correct sounds of consonants and vowels using the ‘repeat after me method’. Our experienced teachers use the latest multimedia devices, voice recordings, listening methods, phonetics, and speech and breathing exercises. Students learn how to speak with the proper tongue and mouth positions as well as rhythm, stress, and intonation. Pronunciation classes will make you sound more like a native English speaker.

LISTENING
The ability to understand what you are hearing is a vital part of learning any language. At Hansa, we understand that there is a big difference between being able to understand when words are slowly and clearly pronounced as opposed to when words are spoken quickly with contractions and regional accents. Listening classes incorporate the latest multimedia equipment, television, and music to train the student’s ear to pick up the subtle differences in tone, intonations, and rhythms.

IDIOMS
You think that you speak English well and then “out of the blue” a native English speaker says something that you don’t understand. You may simply need to attend some Idioms classes at Hansa. Even though idioms may seem informal and include elements of slang and phrasal verbs, they are essential to understanding and mastering the everyday usage of the language.

VOCABULARY
Perhaps the most important part of learning a language is acquiring a practical and functional vocabulary. Hansa’s Vocabulary classes focus on increasing a student’s mental dictionary while helping the student to properly use and retain vocabulary in different contexts. Hansa’s dynamic instructors use a variety of resources including current events, business reports, and relevant social topics. Students are encouraged to view English as a tool for future endeavors in life, business, and higher education.

READING
Reading Comprehension classes allow students to explore the structure and meaning of the language in a deeper context. Students learn to put vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation to practical use. Hansa’s Reading Comprehension classes combine the use of textbooks and novels with everyday material, such as newspapers and magazines. Intermediate level students develop skills such as using context clues to discover the meanings of passages. Advanced level students are taught to look for hidden or secondary meanings and understand literary techniques such as simile and metaphor.

WRITING
Writing classes teach students to write proper essays, letters, business correspondence, short stories, and personal CV’s or resumes. Students have the opportunity to use what they know of grammar, vocabulary, and structure to focus on the writing skills they will need to attend a Canadian University, do business internationally, or keep in touch with friends.

PHRASAL VERBS
A phrasal verb, such as “take on” or “take off” is an extremely common grammatical form that combines a preposition, called a particle, and a verb. Phrasal verbs are essential because there are many different ways to use and understand them. Hansa’s teachers make learning and using phrasal verbs fun and relevant to a student’s daily life.

BUSINESS ENGLISH
Business English students will learn Business Writing, Business Terminology, Finance, Documentation, Effective Sales and Presentation skills, and Negotiation and Interview techniques. Students who complete a minimum of 60 hours of Business English classes as part of Hansa’s Intensive or Executive Programs will also receive a certificate in Business English.

PRIVATE CLASSES

This program is recommended for students wishing to study terminology and concepts in their specialized field.

It is ideal for professionals who need an extremely intensive and individualised program, for students that need to improve proficiency, and for students who are complete beginners. This program may consist of either solely private lessons or a combination of both private and group lessons. Classes are fifty-five minutes in length

Night Classes

Join Hansa’s Evening English Courses for an education that fits your busy schedule. Classes are small, friendly and taught by professional, certified instructors. Our students improve their grammar and writing while learning important new vocabulary and using it in conversation. We provide a fast way for you to reach your language goals.

Hansa’s Evening English Courses are offered at our 2160 Yonge Street campus, just steps from Eglinton Station. Take a look at our convenient evening schedule and register today! New students are always welcome.

Academic Preparation

EAP – English for Academic Purposes
Hansa’s Academic Preparation Program builds a solid foundation for academic success at university or college in Canada. Speakers of English as a Second Language are required to have an advanced level of English and must achieve a minimum of 70% on a Hansa Level 7 Test to enter this program. EAP is a foundation program for Hansa’s Academic Pathways.

Exam Preparation Courses

Hansa Language Centre offers preparation courses for many different English proficiency tests. The most common exams that our students need to prepare for are TOEFL, IELTS, or CELPIP. Group classes are offered for these exams throughout the year. Hansa can also help students preparing for other English language exams such as TOEIC, CAEL, Cambridge’s First Certificate, CAE, CPE, GMAT, or Michigan.

IELTS COURSES

The IELTS Preparation Program at Hansa gets students ready for either the Academic or the General IELTS exam. Our program does more than just familiarize students with exam questions and teach test taking strategies. This program breaks the IELTS exam down into simple steps, starting with the very basics of the English language, and builds on them each day. All students who successfully complete Hansa’s IELTS Preparation Program should be able to obtain a 6.5 or greater in all four skills of the official exam. If they are unable to achieve this score they are welcome to take the course again for half the price. For best results, we recommend that students take their official IELTS exam immediately after completing the course.
The complete IELTS Exam Preparation Program: 120 Hours of Class
The complete program consists of a total of 120 hours of class and can be completed in either four or eight weeks.
4 week Program. The four-week program is held Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (with a 30-minute lunch break at noon).
8 Week Program. The eight-week program is offered (Monday to Friday) between 9:00 AM and 12:00 noon or between 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM.

TOEFL COURSE

Hansa’s TOEFL Preparation Program gets students ready for the IBT TOEFL exam. Our program does more than just familiarize students with exam questions and teach test taking strategies. This program breaks the TOEFL exam down into simple steps, starting with the very basics of the English language, and builds on them each day. All students who successfully complete Hansa’s TOEFL Preparation Program should be able to obtain a score of 80 on the official exam. If they are unable to achieve this score they are welcome to take the course again for half the price. For best results, we recommend that students take their official TOEFL exam immediately after completing the course.
The complete TOEFL Exam Preparation Program: 120 Hours of Class
The complete program consists of a total of 120 hours of class and can be completed in either four or eight weeks.
4 week Program. The four-week program is held Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (with a 30-minute lunch break at noon).
8 Week Program. The eight-week program is available in the morning, afternoon, or evening:

CELPIP

The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program is a new test designed by the Government of Canada. The test is used to help you gain permanent residency in Canada or to become a Canadian citizen. Hansa can help you achieve your dream of living and working in Canada by preparing you for either the CELPIP or CELPIP-LS exam.
Hansa’s CELPIP Preparation Program is one of the first and most thorough in Canada. The program at Hansa gets prospective Canadians and new Canadians ready for either the complete CELPIP exam or the CELPIP-LS (listening and speaking). The program breaks the CELPIP exam down into simple steps, starting with the very basics of the English language, and builds on them each day. For best results, we recommend that students take their official CELPIP exam immediately after completing the course.
120 Hours of class required. The complete CELPIP Preparation Program consists of a total of 120 hours of class and can be completed in either four or eight weeks.