About ACE

International students at U of T

The Academic Culture & English (ACE@UTM) program is designed for students who have been admitted to the University of Toronto Mississauga but require additional English language development.

ACE@UTM is designed to target the development of communication, research and university level study skills. The acquired skills will lead participants toward greater success in their university studies.

The ACE program is offered twice per year, during the Summer (early July to end of August) and the Fall-Winter session (early September to end of April).


  • A pathway to the University of Toronto Mississauga undergraduate degree programs
  • Small classes
  • Professional and engaging faculty and staff committed to student success
  • State of the art accommodations on campus
  • Ongoing peer support and social programming
  • Study and live in Mississauga, a vibrant city only 33 kilometres west of the University’s St. George campus in Toronto

English Language Courses 

The English course component of the ACE@UTM program is Academic English Level 50 (available only in Summer) and Academic English Level 60 offered by the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies English Language Program. Successful completion of these courses is a potential pathway to the full-time undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.   

The courses focus on developing language as a tool for use in academic environments. The classes take a theme-based integrated skills approach with attention to and development of four skill areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.