Glendon College is the bilingual college at York and I was interested in pursuing a bilingual certificate program. I also liked the smaller class sizes and closer interaction with professors and other staff.
It is a little disorganized, especially in terms of the French. While they provide the placement test, the level of french they put you in is not always accurate and moving from one level to another (without actually doing the course) is quite a lengthy process.
I took a french test before entering Glendon College so I could be placed in a french course appropriate for my level.
The fees are average-around $700-800 per course, so for a full year, around $6-7000. Textbooks are additional charges, with science and math textbooks costing $150-200 and smaller English and French courses having materials costing less than $50.
Exams are usually fair and always relate to lectures and the textbooks assigned. I find that it is enough to simply read the chapters of the book that are covered in the test. I don?t find it necessary to attend lecture to do well in most of the exams.
Most of the staff are easily approachable and knowledgeable. However, there are a few that read off of slides or simply regurgitate info from the textbook they assign so I find it useless to commute all the way to school for these classes.
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