Programs & Services

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

COSTI’s Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) program, assists individuals in achieving their academic or professional goals by helping them to develop the skills necessary to achieve a score of 600 or more on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This course is useful for foreign trained professionals who are planning to re-qualify in their profession in Canada, or for individuals interested in attending secondary school, college, or university. TOEFL is an examination that evaluates the English proficiency of individuals whose native language is not English. Many government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency. The TOEFL program is delivered by certified instructors in partnership with the Toronto and York Catholic District School Boards.

Services Available

Students attending COSTI's TOEFL program, will:

  • Master formal English;
  • Expand their vocabulary;
  • Improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills;
  • Develop accuracy in correct grammar; and
  • Prepare a well-developed 200-300 word essay on a general topic.

Who is Eligible

Services are available to Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, convention refugees, and refugee claimants approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Students must be 18 years of age or older, and the equivalent of an ESL level 6 or a LINC level 5 graduate or higher.

Program Intake

Day and evening programs are available. For more information on COSTI's TOEFL program, including start dates and times, please refer to the English Language Training Calendar.

This Program is Located at:

Corvetti Education Centre
760 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 1C4
Phone: 416.534.7400
Fax: 416.534.2482

Language, Settlement & Skills Training Services, Vaughan
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, 9100 Jane Street, Building H
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 0A4
Phone: 905.761.1155
Fax: 905.761.2080

There is a nominal administrative fee charged for the Toronto ESL TOEFL program.

Related Resources

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Language and Settlement Issues

In striving to provide clients with a high level of service, COSTI staff make every effort to address, and assist clients with issues they may be facing as they begin life in Canada. Check back soon to find information that will help you cope with:

Feelings of isolation and feeling like you don’t belong

Dealing with conflicting work and family responsibilities while trying to attend English language studies

Accessing outreach programs, programs to help you understand the Canadian culture

Getting in touch with community groups that share your language or culture

Accessing social services

Enrolling your children in school

Securing housing

Finding a job

Cultural Excursions, Reading and Video Resources

COSTI has a large library of reading and resource materials, as well as detailed listings of monthly cultural events to help students improve and practice their English. Check back soon for a full listing.