Hansa Language Center

Hansa Language Center

Hansa Language Center

Hansa Language Center


Whether you need private instruction or prefer learning in a small group setting, Hansa Language Centre creates the ideal environment for language studies. Our English programs are based on the principle that students learn best in a language program that can be customized to their unique linguistic needs and goals.

Hansa uses a “Flexible Learning System” and offers over 300 classes daily. Students have the freedom to choose the classes they want and the time they want to take them. Hansa students benefit from the advice of experienced counselors, the instruction of accredited teachers, and the choice of a variety of subjects.

Upon arrival at Hansa Language Centre, every student takes a placement test and undergoes an interview with one of our student counselors. The placement test evaluates grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. The interview assesses the student’s speaking and listening abilities and helps us design the best study program for their needs. Students meet regularly with counselors to discuss their study program and progress. Follow-up tests and interviews are scheduled to monitor progress and determine when class changes are needed.

After successfully completing an English program at Hansa, many students go on to take Hansa’s programs for Academic Preparation,  (TOEFL or IELTS) Exam Preparation, or Teacher Training. Many also choose to further their studies at one of Hansa’s partner language schools, high schools, colleges, or universities. By using Hansa’s “Flexible Learning System” and following the “English Only” policy, it’s common for students to achieve a university-level English proficiency within months.



Excellent, qualified teachers


Students can study what they need with Hansa’s Flexible Learning System


Hansa students consistently outscore other language students on TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS exams


An average of only 9 students per class


Both of Hansa’s campuses are conveniently located in midtown Toronto, steps from Eglinton subway station


Awesome weekend trips and daily activities


Hansa is a fun and friendly school


Hansa is recognized by Languages Canada and the MTCU; our full-time students are eligible for student visa authorization


Hansa has liaisons with over a dozen Canadian high schools, colleges, and universities as well as scholarship opportunities


Hansa operates two complete buildings, with modern and comfortable furnishings, computer labs and free WiFi

Study English in Toronto

Looking for a safe, clean and entertaining city to study English? Well, WELCOME to Toronto! This thriving and exciting cosmopolitan city is Canada’s largest and certainly offers something for everyone.

From the top of the CN Tower, once the world’s tallest freestanding structure (1975-2007), it’s clear why this is Canada’s number-one visitor destination. As beautiful Lake Ontario reflects this city of neighborhoods, one might notice that it also reflects the many cultures of the world. In the Huron language: Toronto means “Meeting Place”, which is a perfect name for the world’s most multicultural city and the safest large city in North America. From Greektown to Chinatown, Little-Italy to Little-India we invite you to improve your English and learn about the world, all in one great city.

Our city has world-class cultural and educational facilities and a very efficient public transit system. We host the world’s largest Caribbean festival, and the biggest “Country Fair”. Only London and New York sell more theatre seats. The Toronto International Film Festival is second only to Cannes. Imagine!!!

Intensive English Programs
In the Intensive English Program students can choose from a wide variety of challenging classes. Having an average of 9 students, classes include Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. With guidance from our counselors, students have the freedom to choose the subjects, class times, and teachers best suited to their needs and learning style. Classes are 55 minutes in length and are held from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Students can register for courses of three, four, five or six hours per day.
Academic Preparation
EAP - English for Academic Purposes 16Hansa's Academic Preparation Program builds a solid foundation for academic success at university or college in Canada. Speakers of English as a Second Language are required to have an advanced level of English and must achieve a minimum of 70% on a Hansa Level 7 Test to enter this program. EAP is a foundation program for Hansa's Academic Pathways.
Exam Preparation Courses
16Hansa Language Centre offers preparation courses for many different English proficiency tests. The most common exams that our students need to prepare for are TOEFL, IELTS, or CELPIP. Group classes are offered for these exams throughout the year. Hansa can also help students preparing for other English language exams such as TOEIC, CAEL, Cambridge's First Certificate, CAE, CPE, GMAT, or Michigan.
  • Ielts Preparation Classes
The International English Language Testing System is a test accepted as proof of English proficiency by many universities, colleges, businesses, and governments. For education, work or immigration, many students benefit from Hansa's preparation classes for both formats of IELTS exams, the Academic Module and the General Training Module.
  • Toefl Preparation Classes
The Test of English as a Foreign Language is a test accepted as proof of English proficiency by most universities and colleges in Canada and the United States. Hansa has a long-standing reputation of excellence in preparing students for the TOEFL exam.
  • Celpip Preparation Classes
The Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program is a new test designed by the Government of Canada. The test is used to help you gain permanent residency in Canada or to become a Canadian citizen. Hansa can help you achieve your dream of living and working in Canada by preparing you for either the CELPIP or CELPIP-LS exam.
  • English For Academic Purposes
Hansa's EAP, or Academic Preparation program, is an excellent alternative for students looking to further their studies at a Canadian college or university. These classes are designed to give students the skills that they need to succeed in university. Hansa's Pathways partner institutions generally do not require TOEFL, IELTS, or any other English proficiency exams when students have successfully completed Hansa's EAP.
Evening & Saturday Classes
Hansa’s Evening and Saturday English Programs are designed to fit your busy schedule. Improve your grammar and writing while learning important new vocabulary and using it in conversation. Classes are taught by friendly, professional, and certified instructors. Night school and weekend classes are offered at Hansa's Yonge Street campus, just steps from Eglinton Station. Take a look at our convenient schedule and register today! New students are always welcome. We also offer Private ESL classes for students who prefer specialized or personalized instruction
Executive English Program Private Classes
This program is recommended for students wishing to study terminology and concepts in their specialized field. It is ideal for professionals who need an extremely intensive and individualized program, for students that need to improve proficiency, and for students who are complete beginners. This program may consist of either solely private lessons or a combination of both private and group lessons. Classes are fifty-five minutes in length.
Junior Program
How will your child remember summer vacation?13-15 Sunny weather in Toronto! Fun daily activities! English-only classes with certified teachers! Awesome memories that last a lifetime! Your teen son or daughter could be doing amazing things this summer in Hansa's Junior Program. You will see real improvement in your teen's English ability in just a short time. Best of all, it's a school that they will want to return to again and again. Mornings are spent doing exciting activities followed by afternoons of studying grammar, learning to write, increasing vocabulary and socializing with other teens from around the globe. So, what are you waiting for? Register now and open your child's eyes to the world. There is no better way to learn English!
Teacher Training
Hansa College Canada offers TESL certification courses for teaching English as a Second Language. These courses have been approved by TESL Canada since 2003. Hansa College Canada is accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. In 2005, Hansa College Canada registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. Our students and TESL trainees have access to a wide range of learning facilities including:
  • Private study rooms, available during non-peak hours
  • Audio / Video equipment, WiFi, and computers with internet access
  • A resource library of technical and specialized books, dictionaries, and works of reference, for use within the school
  • A bookstore of English language books and readers
  • Over a thousand international students as well as over 50 dynamic teachers to model after and observe allowing a more varied learning style and convenience
  • The comprehensive course and practicum take place at Hansa Language Centre (2160 Yonge Street, Toronto MAP) with Hansa Students.

Are you looking for affordable student accommodation in Toronto? We understand that where you will live during your stay in Toronto is an important decision. At Hansa, we have full-time staff dedicated to assisting our students in finding appropriate lodging with Canadian families.


Hansa’s homestay program offers students a private room in a family home with daily breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week).


Residences are the ideal housing alternative in Toronto for students that are not interested in living with a family. Below you will find a list of recommended accommodations that operate independently of Hansa Language Centre. Students should contact the residence for information or bookings. Residence prices generally range between $600 to $1000 per month (not including meals).