ESL High-School Bridge Program

Specialized English study for youth aged 14-17 & a pathway to Canadian High School

Academic & communication-focused English curriculum for kids & teens aged 14-17

The ESL-High School Bridge Program helps students develop the English required for success in a Canadian high school. Join tailored classes with other young learners, and build confidence using English in academic and social situations with our qualified, experienced teachers.

Combine ESL-High School Bridge with the ILSC High School: Individual Credits program to earn internationally recognized high school courses from TVO ILC.


Toronto, Vancouver


1 week minimum

(8 weeks minimum when combining with ILSC High School: Individual Credits)


2023: Every Monday except the last week of a session during the spring & summer: program runs Apr 24 - Sep 8

2024: Every Monday from May 21 - Sep 6 (except the last week of a session)

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Full-Time Intensive or Full-Time Morning

(See ILSC High School: Individual Credits page for combined program schedules)


Any level

(Intermediate 3 when combining with ILSC High School: Individual Credits)


14-17 years old


Learn English in a dynamic classroom environment where you will connect and communicate with other students in your age group. Choose from 2 schedule options depending on the study intensity you need. The ESL–High School Bridge Program is also the perfect transition for students interested in attending a Canadian high-school.

Academic reading, grammar, vocabulary, paragraph and essay writing will be taught in dynamic and interesting ways. Practice speaking and listening through discussion topics that are important for today’s youth and that pay particular attention to cultural diversity.

With a class size limit of 15 students, teachers will focus on your individual needs while supporting all students in their progress. You will be expected to do homework assignments.

Weekly quizzes and assessments will show your progress. Formal written assessments (Student Progress Reports) will be provided at the end of the program.


EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

  • Grammar focus, vocabulary acquisition, academic listening practice
  • Reading and writing for academic achievement

ECM (English Communication)

  • Focus on fluency; listening, pronunciation and speaking
  • Content based language learning, social issues, science, culture, current events

Reading Foundation

  • Language Arts, reading skills, comprehension, expressing opinion

Writing Foundation

  • Essay Writing, from paragraph to success, research, style and format

Why Choose the ESL High-School Bridge Program

  • Learn the English you need for success in high school
  • Choose from various schedules to get the study intensity you need
  • Study with students who have the same needs as you do
  • Build confidence using English in academic and social situations
  • Qualified, experienced teachers deliver classes suited to youth
  • Class size limit of 15 students means you'll get lots of personalized attention and support
  • Classes will help you with your English communication, academic English, reading and writing, to help you succeed in a Canadian high-school
  • Combine with ILSC High School: Individual Credits to earn internationally recognized high school courses from TVO ILC

Ready to make the next step?

We are looking forward to answering your questions.