The York University English Language Institute (YUELI) has been recognized as the 2018-19 World Language School of the Year – North America by iStudy Guide. The award is the highest recognition for a language institution.
YUELI provides English-language instruction for academic and professional purposes and serves approximately 3,000 students from more than 50 different countries every year. The foundational English-language skills and campus experience gained through YUELI programs help students achieve their academic and career goals at York and around the world.
“YUELI, like Toronto and Canada as a whole, is very open to people of all backgrounds,” said Isaac Garcia-Sitton, director of International Education and YUELI. “We pride ourselves on our plurality of cultures and, more importantly, of thought. We are blessed to live in this beautifully diverse country that celebrates unique differences, ideas and experiences – and our institute is very much a microcosm of our country.”
Based in the U.K., iStudy Guide (Fenice Media Ltd.) is one of the premier international study guides in the world, with annual issues in both digital and print formats published to a subscription base of 250,000 and a readership of 300,000 globally.
An independent panel of judges is appointed each year to conduct research on participating institutions and to analyze their submissions. For the 2017-18 issue, 11,761 votes from 32 countries in total were used to nominate and decide on the award winners.
Institutions are evaluated on the following criteria: student satisfaction, subject knowledge, teaching methods, cultural understanding, school facilities, use of technology, online visibility, diversity, communication skills and more.
Previous winners of the Language School of the Year award include the University of Victoria English Language Centre (Canada), the YMCA International Language School (Canada) and the Aston International Academy (U.S.).
YUELI is a part of the School of Continuing Studies and has been operating for 33 years with the mission to provide the highest quality English training programs for academic and professional purposes. It is one of very few language institutes in Canada to offer training for students at all levels of English. As the largest public English-language institute in the country, YUELI is able to offer pre-university pathway programs as well as custom-designed courses tailor-made for institutional partners based on their individual needs.
See a sneak peek of YUELI’s feature in iStudy Guide 2018-19.