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Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies - RCIIS

Address: 1992 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z7, Canada
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies - RCIIS

  • Year of foundation: 1999
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age of students: 16+
  • Type of study: language school.

Since 1999, the Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies (RCIIS) has helped students from all over the world learn English in a friendly and supportive environment. RCIIS offers a variety of English language programs for students from beginner to advanced level. Qualified teachers create a friendly learning atmosphere, helping students with any difficulties.

The Power Speaking and Advanced Discussion programs focus on learning to communicate in English, help you easily cope with the language barrier, and the Accent Reduction program allows you to get rid of the accent. Academic English Pre-Academic programs cover training in all areas of study in Canada’s institutions of higher education, including research, presentations, and writing essays.

RCIIS confirms its motto - “Learn in practice”. The practice-oriented approach plays an important role in the organization of education: students are encouraged to speak, discuss and share their opinions in English, which helps to learn the language, make friends, use it daily in various ways - in classes, at school events, studying Canada's cultural diversity.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies - RCIIS

Program name
from 3 515 $CAD / 8 weeks

ESL Foundation: from 340 $ CAD / week (20 hours weekly)

Success in today's globalized world requires learning English that has unifying power and opens the door to international learning and career. The 12-week course of the ESL Foundation offers adult learners to optimally develop four basic English skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing. The course is aimed at students mastering the vocabulary, grammatical structures necessary for everyday life. The program uses the latest teaching methods, allowing students to successfully master the language skills.

from 410 $CAD / week

Power Speaking I, II, III and IV - from $ 300 CAD / week .

Innovative Power Speaking program for up to 28 weeks allows you to develop communication skills and gain confidence in the conversation. The curriculum is aimed at the formation of fluency, fluency in English. The program consists of two parts:

  1. Studying, understanding of actual words and expressions used by native speakers, mastering correct intonation, pronunciation.
  2. Interactive part aimed at improving the skills of fluency:
  • Active conversation
  • Role-playing exercises
  • Daily individual exercises aimed at expressing opinions on a familiar topic.
  • The job to work out the stress in the sentence, intonation.
  • Creating pair, group dialogues using mastered expressions
  • Activities outside the classroom
  • Practice in everyday situations
  • Vocabulary exercises
  • Media classes with watching movies, online video and discussion
  • Individual 15-minute presentation on topics of interest to students.
  • Participation in discussions, exchange of views
  • Immediate feedback, correction of inaccuracies.

Advanced Discussion, Contemporary Issues - from $ 300 CAD / week .

Courses Advanced Discussion, Contemporary Issues teaches the skills of discussing contemporary issues, issues of everyday life. The program includes lively discussions and debates about how globalization, culture, technology and world events affect current reality. The program is aimed at students who want to develop critical thinking skills, replenish vocabulary with complex lexemes, and expand the range of topics available to them. The program covers the following areas:

  • Current affairs
  • Culture
  • World problems
  • Psychology
  • Technology
  • Sociology
  • Gender issues
  • Race
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Changing of the climate
  • International relationships
  • Story
  • Economy
  • international trade
  • International law
  • Politics.

Pre Academic, English I TO IV - from $ 300 CAD / week .

Pre Academic - Pre-English course is designed for students who want to improve their language skills, get acquainted with the academic components that are covered in IELTS, EAP preparation courses. Course objectives:

  • Adapt general knowledge of English, form perception and speaking skills
  • Develop analytical skills, focusing on thematic materials
  • To acquaint students with the skills of exams IELTS, EAP and work them out.

The course enrolls students with an intermediate level of English from Intermediate.

from 410 $CAD / week

IELTS Preparation - from $ 300 CAD / week .

This course is aimed at preparing students for the IELTS test for academic, immigration purposes. Tests are conducted at the beginning and end of the training course to demonstrate students' progress over the duration of an IELTS study. The school guarantees the quality of student learning due to the small classes, individual attention paid to each student in the learning process.

English Academic PurposeS 1 & 2 - from 300 $ CAD / week.

Foreign students who wish to enroll in Canadian universities should be ready to demonstrate English skills: academic reading, writing, critical analysis, independent thought formulation, and oral communication. EAP includes skills such as:

  • Critical analysis
  • Critical reading, understanding
  • Speaking skills, presentations
  • Academic writing
  • Academic studies, vocabulary expansion
  • Intense listening
  • Academic success strategies
  • Life skills
  • Individual, group feedback.

Business Communication - from $ 300 CAD / week .

The Business Communication course is designed as a general introduction to the concepts and assimilation of vocabulary related to the modern business sphere. The focus is on discussion skills, oral communication. The course performs three functions:

  • Prepares students for work in English, which is the main language of international business
  • Increases the overall level of student fluency
  • Provides analytical skills applicable in the real world.

STAR-Accent Reduction & Drama Programs - from $ 1000 CAD / 4 weeks .

The STAR program, an abbreviation for Stage Technique Accent Reduction, is a unique synthesis of practicing pronunciation and stage technique. The STAR program is aimed at mastering the fundamental skills of English speech:

  • Intonation
  • Rhythm
  • Pronunciation
  • Muscle training
  • Expression.

The course includes in-depth training and practice in such aspects as:

  • Natural, conversational rhythm
  • Literacy skills
  • Listening.
from 200 $CAD / week

Elective programs - from $ 200 CAD / week . (10 hours weekly).

Elective programs are held from 14:00 to 16:00. List of courses:

  • Cafe & Customer English (4 weeks)
  • Afternoon Speaking 1 to 3 (week 8-16)
  • Afternoon Grammar 1 to 3 (weeks 8-16)
  • Writing (4-8 weeks)
  • Vocabulary Link (4 weeks)
  • IELTS Speaking & Writing (4-12 weeks)
  • ESL Foundation (4-8 weeks)
  • Pre Academic (4-12 weeks)
  • IELTS (4-12 weeks)
  • English Academic Purpose (12 weeks)
  • Foundation (4-8 weeks)
  • IELTS (4-12 weeks)
  • English for academic purposes (12 weeks).

Accommodation, housing and food

Students at the Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies are housed in carefully selected host families. Family accommodation gives you the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting. Most families live in 25-50 minutes by public transport from school and offer homemade food, which will allow you to get acquainted with the local cuisine. Pupils with special requirements or dietary restrictions (for religious / medical reasons) are advised to warn them in advance. Students live in single rooms. Check-in takes place on Sunday on the eve of the first day of class and ends on Saturday after the last day of class.

The cost of accommodation in a family with two meals - from 225 $ CAD / week.

Events Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies - RCIIS

Students participate in a rich program of extracurricular activities:

  • Excursions in Toronto - cultural program, shopping, going to theaters, restaurants
  • Visit the natural attractions
  • Trips to sporting events.


  • RCIIS is accredited by Canadian immigration authorities and authorized to accept foreign students.
  • Accreditation Languages Canada
  • Flexible schedule and a wide range of courses
  • High quality programs
  • Qualified teachers
  • More than 30 partner universities for continuing education in Canada
  • Family atmosphere
  • Great location near downtown Toronto.

Equipment Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies - RCIIS

The school has comfortable classrooms, necessary equipment for classes, Wi-Fi in all rooms.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Timetable Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies - RCIIS :

Class time

The name of the programs

In the morning from 9.00 to 13.00

Academic Focused Programs

ESL Foundation

Pre-Academic levels 1-4

EAP - English for Academic Purposes

IELTS Preparation

Speaking Focused Programs

Power Speaking levels 1-4

Advanced discussions

Business communication

In the afternoon from 2 pm to 4 pm

Grammar levels 1-3

Writing (General and Academic)

Afternoon Speaking

IELTS Speaking and Writing

STAR Accent Reduction (14.00 - 17.00)

In the evening from 17.00 to 21.00

ESL Foundation

Pre-Academic levels 1-4

EAP - English for Academic Purposes

IELTS Preparation

Tuition fees Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies - RCIIS :

Number of weeks

30 hours a week

cost per week, CAD $

20 hours a week

cost per week, CAD $










25 - 35



36 and more



Extra charges:

  • Registration fee - CAD $ 175
  • Selection of accommodation - CAD $ 200.

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (one way) CAD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Age - from 16 years.

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Royal Canadian Institute of International Studies - RCIIS reviews

4 out 5 In-person classes 3.3 out 5 online classes The school is not willing to help its students in times of crisis, such as COVI19. They just want to make more money, and let the students down
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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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