Academic Programs & Courses at Duke

Here at Duke Academy we have students enrolling on a full-time basis, a complete academic high school year, and students who take individual courses. Duke offers most of the courses required for achieving the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Duke's semesters are shorter than the usual 5 months; you can start the courses you need at almost any time in the year.

We regularly offer the popular senior (Grade 11 and 12) courses, at the University Preparation level:

Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Advanced Functions, Calculus, Data Management, Economics, and English.

We also offer the Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC).

If you need grade 9 or 10 courses, or subjects that are not listed above, contact us! We frequently offer other subjects and grades; the course you need may be starting soon!

ESL (English as a Second Language)
English as a Second Language courses are offered by our experienced, native-speaking instructors to advance English language knowledge to the speakers of other languages. Students can enroll in part time or full time ESL programs. Duke offers English programs for both adults and for children.
You can develop English skills required for both academic and professional success: writing, reading, speaking, presenting, listening and visual literacy. Ask our experts to get enrolled in a specific English course that addresses your need.

ESL 1 - Absolute Beginner 1
ESL 2 - Absolute Beginner 2
ESL 3 - Beginner 1
ESL 4 - Beginner 2
ESL 5 - Beginner 3
ESL 6 - Intermediate 1
ESL 7 - Intermediate 2
ESL 8 - Intermediate 3
ESL 9 - Intermediate 4
ESL 10 - Advanced 1
ESL 11 - Advanced 2
ESL 12 - Advanced 3
ESL 13 - Advanced (Novel Study)
ESL 14 - Advanced (Business English)

Our TOEFL Preparation Class is held at flexible hours. Students work with an experienced teacher and the most up-to-date, effective textbooks and materials available. The TOEFL Preparation Class is designed into two parts.

First, we focus is on improving your English skill. Students work on vocabulary building, critical listening and reading, essay writing, and speaking.

The second focus is on building TOEFL skills and test strategies to improve your score. Every TOEFL exam is different, but each test has the same types of questions.

We help you get familiar with the kinds of questions TOEFL asks.

With more than two million tests taken in the past year alone, The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the world's most popular English language proficiency tests. The test is accepted by over 8,000 organizations in 125 countries worldwide. This includes educational institutes, immigration authorities, employers, and professional bodies.

Duke’s IELTS courses have been create dot help student understand the test and prepare for it. By preparing for the test, students will be building the skills they need to succeed in academic & general settings and go anywhere in their career and in life.

IELTS measures how well test takers use English, not just their knowledge of the language. English skills such as speaking, writing, reading, and listening are all taken into consideration and because it is a valid test with objective scoring this test confirms that a student has the necessary skills to succeed in different settings. IELTS is created to reflect real life use of the English language at a work related, educational, and everyday level.

You take one from two versions of the test - IELTS General Training or IELTS Academic - depending on what it is you need exactly. Both tests are made up of four separate parts - Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening.

Start your preparation for the IELTS test by joining one of our classes. Here at Duke we will focus on your individual needs and help you ace the IELTS test.

Our experts will work with you through every step of the preparation process. Our program is focused on developing analytical skills and increasing performance. The small group courses are offered every day.

You can also get enrolled in our intensive summer course as you have more time to dedicate to test prep without detracting from academic classes. Please talk to our counselor to get information about our upcoming courses.

Business Communication
Achieve better communication in business situations by analyzing your intended audiences, determining purpose and then applying appropriate business communication formats, including letters, memos and presentations.

Practice individual and team communication skills and gain the knowledge necessary for communication success in both face-to-face and on-line format in the business world.