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Aston schools are located in Canada and the United States. Our schools offer a wide variety of programs and locations for you to choose from. In most programs, students can transfer between our schools easily. Some visa requirements may be required if you transfer schools.
Winner the Best Language School in Toronto 2013, 2014, 2015
Class Size: average 10 to 12 students per class
Start Dates: any Monday
Winner: Best Language School in Toronto, New York's 2015 Digital TextBook Award, 2016 Benjamin Franklin Digital Textbook Award
Features: 100% Digital. Our school in Toronto is famous for creating the first-ever paperless school. It has been featured on television and magazines around the world. We use the unique digital textbook series "Study It" available on iTunes. Our materials have been created for mobile devices. Come and see the future of education and a new way to study English.
Toronto's English School consists of the following programs:
Our Toronto school can provide custom classes for groups, private lessons and corporate on-site lessons.
Toronto is an incredible city with a rich multi-cultural atmosphere. As an international student, you can find everything you need easily. Toronto is the home to over 300 languages.
Our downtown location is in an area Vogue magazine calls, "one of the coolest neighborhoods in the world."
Toronto is close to many major cities including Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Niagara Falls and New York City.
Spend Your Summer in New York and explore the city with our amazing Aston staff.
Class Size: average 10 to 12 students per class
Location: We are steps from the Wall St. subway station in Lower Manhattan. Close to Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty.
Housing: AIA staff can help students choose a dormitory stay or homestay in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Jersey City or Staten Island.
Start Dates: Every Monday for our Intensive Conversation Program. Available in July and August only.
Features: Don't spend a couple of days in New York! Why not spend your summer in the most-exciting city in the world: The Big Apple or New York City. Our school operates only in July and August for short-term travellers on tourist visas. Classes run from Monday to Thursday leaving you lots of time to enjoy New York City. Our staff will show you some amazing restaurants, bars, clubs and events in New York. You can study from 1 week to 8 weeks.
You will study for 4 hours per day, Monday to Thursday. There are no classes on Friday. It is an excellent time to travel and enjoy New York City. The focus of the program is to improve your Pronunciation, Conversation and Listening skills.
9:30am to 11:15am - Pronunciation Class
We will work on reducing your accent through various interactive activities. You will learn about Intonation and Rhythm, Understanding the Schwa and Blending.
11:30am to 1:30pm - Conversation Class
Students are given a Speaking Test on the first day and placed in the best level. Each day you will study with a different conversation teacher with a different conversation topic. This gives you an opportunity to learn many different conversation styles.
Study in Toronto or New York
Study in both New York and Toronto with this program. You can study for 1 to 4 weeks in New York and 1 to 4 weeks in Toronto in the exact same program. So why not study for 2 weeks in New York and 2 weeks in Toronto? Enjoy the two greatest cities in North America!
Our school is located in the iconic 40 Wall St. building in Lower Manhattan. It is close to the World Trade Center Museum in the heart of Wall St. Walking around our school, it feels you are like in every American movie and TV show about New York. It is the perfect starting point to start your adventure in the Big Apple.
Elementary and High School for Local or International Students
Grades: 1 to 12
Start Dates: September to June
Clubs: Yes; some of the clubs we offer include Music Club, Chess Club, Cooking Club, TOEFL Prep Club and more.
Accreditation: Balboa is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and a member of the College Board. BCS is certified by the California Department of Education.
Features: Small class size. Safe, beautiful environment. Balboa accepts up to 200 students from San Diego and abroad. Balboa has a strong youth basketball program. Our students have gone on to study at some of the top universities in the world.
Balboa City School offers the following programs:
All 11th and 12th grade students receive individual college and career guidance with a school counselor.
Balboa City School is located in Escondido, a beautiful, safe suburb of San Diego.
International Students live with homestay families and they are transported by school bus to Balboa. Balboa City School is moving into a brand new facility in June 2016 that will house up to 200 students. California is an amazing place to study.
Conditional Acceptance Program to many different universities in the United States
Class Size: average 6 to 8 students per class
Location: We are near the University of Texas. Just minutes away from the Capitol and downtown.
Housing: AIA staff can help students choose on-campus dorms or apartments nearby.
Start Dates: Every Monday for our Intensive ESL Program. University Preparation Program starts every 15 weeks.
Features: Over 200 of our students have gone on to study at US colleges and universities, including Austin Community College, University of Texas, Texas Tech, MIT, Purdue, University of New Mexico, University of Illinois, Boston Architecture School, University of Utah and more.
Austin is considered one of the safest cities in the United States. Austin was recently voted the "second-best city to live in" in the United States.
Intensive English: 18 hours/week
Students study a combination of Academic English and English for Communication with a focus on fluency and accuracy.
Optional electives: Film Studies, Pronunciation, Research Papers, Bonus Conversation and TOEFL preparation classes are available for High Intermediate and Advanced students.
TOEFL waiver programs are available to a number of American universities.
Semi Intensive English: 15 hours/week or less
Students can choose a combination of the following classes:
All of our teachers hold a Master's degree in TESOL or a related field.
Austin is the capital of Texas and one of the most exciting cities in the U.S. It is small enough to be comfortable, but big enough to offer everything a bigger city does. We average over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Austin is also home to world-class universities and we are located just blocks from one of the top universities in the country: the University of Texas. Students can walk to campus in just minutes.