English and Language Training

English and Language Training

We offer you a high quality study environment with experienced teachers. Instruction is available in small group lessons or individual sessions. Merit provides assistance to students who are taking the Education Quality Assesment Office (EQAO) test in grades 3 and 6, and grade 9 mathematics.

Standardized Tests:

• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The TOEFL® test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there. Click here to learn more about the TOEFL test.

• International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test. IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 21 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today. IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 8,000 organisations worldwide. Last year, more than 2 million tests were taken globally. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. For more information about IELTS, visit their homepage here.

• Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE)

The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE) comprises a series of tests which are designed to assess your level of proficiency in the English language in order to demonstrate that achievement level to universities where the language of instruction is English. The COPE test is currently accepted by the University of Toronto for graduate and undergraduate admission consideration. Transcripts can also be provided to other universities.

• Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

While high school grades are a very useful indicator of how students will perform in college, there is great variation in grading standards and course rigor within and across high schools. More than 80 years ago the College Board created the first standardized college entrance test to help colleges and universities identify students who could succeed at their institutions and to connect students with educational opportunities beyond high school.

• Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)

The SSAT is the required admission test at many of the best independent schools in the world. This test is one important step on the path to an independent school education. Your SSAT score is one part of your complete application to an independent school; and while it is important, it is not the only criteria for admission. For more information about the SSAT test, click here to visit the SSAT homepage.

• Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a compulsory standardized test for secondary school students in Ontario who wish to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. It is administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). The OSSLT is written every year in April in all public, private and Catholic secondary schools in the province of Ontario. It is used to assess students' reading and writing skills.

Merit places emphasis on test taking strategies that are applicable to any test taking environment, giving our students an important skill for the future.