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Program Details

Test of English as a Written Language (TWE)

COSTI’s Test of English as a Written Language (TWE) program helps students at an advanced level of English to prepare for the written component of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL is an examination that evaluates the English proficiency of individuals whose native language is not English. Many government agencies, scholarships programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency. The TWE program is delivered by certified instructors in partnership with the Toronto Catholic District School Boards.

Services Available

Students attending the TWE program, will:

  • Practice communication and test-taking strategies;
  • Practice sample questions and responses;
  • Focus on relevant grammar; and
  • Improve writing and vocabulary skills.

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 higher.

Program Intake

Afternoon programs are available. For more information on COSTI's TWE 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, ON
Phone: 416.534.7400 |

There is a nominal administrative fee charged for the Test of English as a Written Language (TWE) program.

COSTI's Test of English as a Written Language (TWE) program is delivered by certified instructors in partnership with the Toronto and York Catholic District School Boards.

Related Resources

View Workshop Calendars

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.