Summer High School Pre-University Program – UTM

Register now for the two-week summer Pre-University Program for high school students

Session 1: July 6 – July 20, 2021 | Format: synchronous online learning

Session 2: July 26 – August 6, 2021 | Format: synchronous online learning

Wondering what skills you need for success in university? Need some helpful advice for your post-secondary pathway? Looking to enhance your language and communication skills? If you are an international or domestic high school student, this summer program is for you.

This two-week certificate program will help you answer some of the many questions you face today, and provide you with a valuable introduction to university life. It’s offered online by the University of Toronto Mississauga in partnership with CultureWorks ESL.

Find out more in the UTM brochure:

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Course Fees: $1500 ($750 CAD/week)

Live online classes with University of Toronto Mississauga and CultureWorks faculty

This two week leadership program offers one-on-one and small group pre-university coaching and includes language and communication training. Language Enrichment International students, or those looking for language development, will participate in English language and culture classes facilitated in partnership with CultureWorks ESL. 

Two Week Program Calendar

Week One

Day TimeDaily Themes
Monday6-9 p.m. (China)Introduction to University Life & Meet Your Peer Mentor
Community Building & Networking Skills
English Language Assessment
Coaching & Goal Setting Session – Developing your Life Vision
English Language and Culture Class (ELC)
Tuesday6-9 p.m. (China)Virtual Tour of Campus
Language and Culture Class
Developing Your Public speaking skills using drama and skits
Professor Panel – Meet and Greet
English Language and Culture Class (ELC)
Wednesday6-9 p.m. (China)Visit to a University Class – Selecting Your Major and Minors
Leadership Training
Health and Wellbeing Session – Reducing Stress
English Language and Culture Class (ELC)
Thursday6-9 p.m. (China)Study Skills
Employment Pathways
Innovation and Creative Thinking Skills
Health and Wellbeing – Reducing Stress
English Language and Culture Class (ELC)
Friday6-9 p.m. (China)Community Engagement
Language Development
Peer Mentorship Session
Health and Wellbeing – Mindfulness Activity
English Language and Culture Class (ELC)
Participants in the summer program have the opportunity to specialize in two subject disciplines (Major and Minor). Daily themes are related to the two subjects of interest students that have selected.

Week Two

Day TimeDaily Themes
Monday6-9 p.m. (China)Life as a University Student
Communication and Writing Skills
University Class Observation 2
University Art Gallery Virtual Visit – Community Activism
English Language and Culture Class (ELC)
Tuesday6-9 p.m. (China)High Performance Sports – Campus Athletics
Language and Culture Class
Introduction to Innovation Project
English Language and Culture Class (ELC)
Wednesday6-9 p.m. (China)Visit to a University Class
Leadership & Entrepreneurism – iCube – Design Thinking,
Developing your Portfolio
English Language and Culture Class (ELC)
Thursday6-9 p.m. (China)Study Skills – Robert Gillespie Writing Centre
Employment Pathways – Developing Your Resume
Developing Your Portfolio
Creative Thinking Skills
English Language and Culture Class (ELC)
Friday6-9 p.m. (China)Community Engagement Activity
Peer Mentorship Session
Presentations – Innovation Project
English Language and Culture Class (ELC)
Subject focused experiences during the summer program include: a U of T professor meet and greet, a first year of university academic planning workshop, a mock lecture in each discipline of interest and one-on-one coaching from an assigned university of Toronto student mentor.

Advance your skills in this virtual classroom:

  • Work with world class professors and instructors
  • Strengthen your communication skills 
  • Map your post-secondary pathway
  • Build your resume and academic portfolio
  • Develop your leadership and community engagement skills
  • Advance your academic competencies for post-secondary education

Multiple levels of theme based learning:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Business, Economics & Professional Life
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Environmental Sustainability & Community Leadership

SIGN UP today and chart your future this summer with University of Toronto Mississauga and CultureWorks!

Website: https://bit.ly/2XKyxpS_UTM_Lang_Summer
Email contact:
Dr. Liz Coulson – liz.coulson@utoronto.ca
Dr. Meredith McGregor – meredith.mcgregor@cultureworkstheschool.com