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Speaking the Language

Toronto - Speaking the Language

Being a city with a representation from almost every corner of the globe, Toronto speaks many languages. While English and French remain the official and the most commonly spoken languages, immigrants from China, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka have contributed to the citys multi-lingual tones. Toronto is truly multi-national with all European languages like Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Greek being spoken along with Arabic, Tagalog, Punjabi and Tamil.

English language lessons are held across the city to help immigrants from such diverse cultural backgrounds settle down. These classes also cater to the large number of students who move into the city from non-English speaking countries for higher studies.

Toronto Languages PLUS is one such institution with students of age groups 18 to 50 enrolled for English language lessons. The centre is located on 386 Ontario Street, Toronto, and can be contacted on +1 416 925 7117 or www.torontolanguagesplus.com

For those wishing to learn languages other than English, there are several courses to choose from. Cactus offers coaching in Mandarin, French, Italian, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish for beginners and intermediate levels. The institute has centres at Yonge and Eglington in North Toronto, and can be contacted at +1 888 577 8451 and www.cactuslanguagecourses.com/courses/toronto.php

Language Advantage Inc conducts on-site language programs for corporate houses in English, French, Italian, English and Mandarin. For details, contact www.language-advantage.com

Language Trainers also provides services of trained teachers to teach English and other languages at home. The Toronto centre teaches Business English and General English courses to individuals and groups. For more information on language tutors at home, contact www.languagetrainers.com/english_courses_toronto.php

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At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.


Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.