Our Intensive English (ESL) program is designed for students to learn English quickly and enjoyably while offering the best value possible for your money.
This program focuses on improving your English communication skills. We focus on English conversation but pronunciation, vocabulary, listening, reading, writing and grammar skills, idioms, and modern slang are also taught. Our teachers use a wide variety of teaching methods and a multi-media approach to help you master English. All levels of English are welcome. Part time classes are available upon request.
Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities
Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.
|Age range||12 - 65 years old|
|Average||23 years old|
Metropolitan College is located in downtown Hamilton. The school is walking distance from all amenities including restaurants, parks, main library, shopping and the main bus/train station. Metropolitan College offers professional ESL training with professional, friendly and qualified teachers. We offer fun learning activities, individual student attention, interesting school trips and social events and optional volunteer opportunities for our students. Our tuition fees are very affordable and we have safe and friendly homestays. Metropolitan College is very pleased to be selected as the 2013 Consumer Choice Award Winner in the category of ESL school for the city of Hamilton and the surrounding area.
MC has partnerships with the following universities and colleges in Canada. You can gain full or conditional acceptance into one of these institutions.
The nationality and age mix at Metropolitan College varies over different time periods, courses and levels. Throughout the year, the average age is 23. In the summer, the average age is 23.
MC teaches students from all over the world, including:
Metropolitan College is located in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Metropolitan College is within walking distance of all major bus routes, downtown amenities, and the main bus/train station. Hamilton is in southwest Ontario, one of the main hub areas of North America. Toronto and Niagara Falls are only 45 minutes drive away. Great cities such as Montreal, Ottawa, Boston, New York City and Chicago are within a day's drive.
It is a very nice place to learn, the teachers are very good, however the classes are not classified by appropriate levels, there are only two levels, basic and intermediate-high; which does not really focus on your entrepreneurship, the ELS program they handle is more focused on the structure of the language, listening, vocabulary, and grammar, but it is very basic writing and pronunciation, (which for me was indispensable, since that I cared to know how to pronounce the words correctly).
The location is excellent, the director is always willing to help if something is offered, they are very cordial and gentle.
In my experience with the lodging it was a real problem at the beginning, I think that they really do not know the place where they will be staying, they only make the contracts without really knowing the situation, if you get to have problems with your lodging, mention it instantly.
In general it is a school where you will have fun learning.
The experience was amazing, great people, the teachers are focus in help you with everything, in special with your speaking and listening skills, It was the best experience of my life.Show details » Read more...
Everything was amazing. The environment there make you feel so welcoming, also, each teacher has incredible skills to teach. Therefore, you can learn English in many ways, and it is almost impossible get boring. Because all that you learned on class you can put it in practice, with the different activities or scenarios that they make up to challenge your self, and it triggers that your english improve.
The transport is easy, because you can ask the way or just check it by Google Maps. It is so weird if you find traffic jam, so I did not worry for think that I would waste time on traffic. But just I have to care about to go out on time, to take the bus, that it is up to everyone.
About the housing, I never got in trouble with her, but we got few issues about how much food I ate, it was the only part that I did not like .If I am honest, I really like homestay, she is so kind, solidarity, and fun too.
I liked everything of Metroplitan College, the teachers are so good and funny, the classes in spite of are little bit small are gorgeous, the activities are goodShow details » Read more...
-I listened to the noises of the street in the classroom
- When I finished my 3 weeks, There is no test to know if my level of English increase or kept
This is the best school. Convenient and well-equipped classes. Excellent and highly qualified teachers. An individual approach to each student. The school is located very conveniently.
housing is not suitable
It’s was a good and pleased opportunity to study in metropolitan College because it’s got a very nice teachers and the owner is nice as well, he used to do some activities each 2 weeks and make the students happy and offer free food and let's students feel like home by sharing story and experience with other students.
The college location was excellent which is in downtown where you can find everything you need.
But the school wasn’t that modern and the class were small sometimes it’s 10 students in the class and sometimes up to 18 which is overloads to the class.
There was no plan about what you will study so you can see your progress it’s always different topics and students are coming in and going out each week ,that wasn’t issue for me but some students tell me we don’t like that.
The things that I didn’t like is the family it’s wasn’t good and over materialistic and to much animals till you can’t sleep probably and finally we surprised that there was other college which is more modern and low price ten time less then the metropolitan College!!!
In a following question is depending on the person I will tell him how the school is by answering his questions and he will decide to join it or no.
It is a good environment, every one is open-minded and is happy to help you not only with the language but in general to make you feel welcome in the school and in Hamilton. It was a good experienceShow details » Read more...
the language stay was pleasant and the teaching was good. However there are only two levels proposed.Show details » Read more...
First of all, I was expecting the school much bigger than it is. In fact, it is a very small building and doesn’t look like a school. But I went there to study and who cares about the sizeShow details » Read more...
The location is great and easy to access.Teachers are friendly. They have microwaves and tables for lunch. I had a wonderful time and I strongly recommend it to everyone. Homestay always depend what tipe of family you are into but usually it is a good experience. If you are not used to following rules, maybe rent an apartment is a better option. In general, I had a great experience in Hamilton!Show details » Read more...
I am studied in Metropolitan college for 4 weeks. Teacher & staff are so nice & I really recommend this school to other student.
For homefamily, I live in basement and have a own private room but I did not like because price is very expensive (CA$1,050 for 4 weeks with breakfast & dinner) & homefamily ask me to do housework with them. I don't think this is my job. If you let me know in advance that's fine. Anyway, I have good experience in this 4 weeks. Thank you.
The school is small, but the students and teachers made it better.
Great location with facilities, near the bus station and malls.
Every weekend we did something with the whole class.
I had a great experience but I was expecting a test to see how much I have learned. I would like to receive a certificate about the course and a feedback about my development.
My week at Metropolitan college was very interesting. The teachers were very friendly and captivating. I was in a small group, that's the best way to learn! In Metropolitan College I met lot of people form Asia, Europe and Africa. I learned so many things about Canada and Canadians. And we also visited a museum, it was a good exercise for comprehension and to learn more about Canada's culture
I was a little bit sad to go back home.
Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting while studying English in Hamilton. These homes are often between 5 - 25 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to sample the local cuisine. If you have special requests or diet restrictions (because of religion or health reasons), please let us know in advance. Your housing starts on the Sunday before your first day of class and ends on the Saturday after your last day of class, unless otherwise noted. Learn more about homestay housing
It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Hamilton, but this tends to be more expensive. MC provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own. Learn more about apartment housing
We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.
Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged C$ 80 when you register.
Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Hamilton based on your budget, schedule and preferences.
Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.