Programs & Courses to Match your Goals & Interests

Choose from our wide variety of courses and programs and build a study schedule combining topics that match your personal interests, goals and dreams. You're sure to find something that excites you at ILSC! Learn more about how our courses and programs work.

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English
Communication
Programs
Packages
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Develop skills to confidently handle personal and business situations. A wide variety of speaking and action skills are presented and used in the classroom. You will focus on developing fluency rather than on grammar correction or pronunciation difficulties unless they greatly interfere with communication. Develop new ways of expressing yourself in order to communicate clearly, make good choices, create realistic goals, and stand up for yourself in a positive way.

LOCATIONS
Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
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Build confidence and improve your fluency through daily practice, dialogues, role- plays and guided conversation.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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Build new vocabulary and improve fluency through dynamic discussions on topics such as art, sports, psychology, food, science and technology.
 

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Montréal, San Francisco
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In the intermediate levels you will improve English speaking and listening skills through small group activities and lively classroom discussion. You will learn to express ideas in diverse social situations and build vocabulary in a wide range of subjects. At the upper levels, you will progress through Speaking Dynamics, refining expressive language skills, debate and use of persuasive language. You will achieve Speaking Excellence by developing strategies for critical thought by delving into controversial issues. Improve use of complex language structure such as irony, problem solving and debate. You will work on becoming proficient in English by participating in Discussion Circles that aim to build native-like fluency using sophisticated vocabulary in dynamic discussions on topics such as art, sports, psychology, food, science and technology.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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The English Foundation course focuses on the core languages skills you need to build a solid English foundation. These levels focus on developing communicative ability in English, including core listening, speaking, reading and writing with integrated grammar and vocabulary. In the English Foundation course, you will improve your:

  • Confidence communicating in English in a variety of everyday situations in small group activities and lively classroom discussions
  • Speaking fluency and accuracy
  • Listening, reading and speaking for daily communication, discussions and presentations
  • Writing skills for well-structured sentences
  • Grammar and vocabulary in context
  • Productive grammar and functions in daily use
  • Active vocabulary for a wide variety of themes
LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
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Build comprehension of spoken language by practising listening activities taken from daily social and academic situations.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
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Increase comprehension of business and academic English. Practise understanding spontaneous informal language as well as explanations of abstract and theoretical ideas.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York
LANGUAGE LEVELS
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Practice and refine all aspects of pronunciation: sound, intonation, stress and mechanics. At the upper level, develop fluent and comprehensible speech through identification and correction of specific pronunciation weaknesses through diagnostic testing, teacher feedback, peer evaluation and self-monitoring.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Master the secrets of effective public speaking. Learn speech organization, delivery techniques and listening skills – an excellent way to push English skills to a higher level.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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Use and practice new vocabulary for a wide range of interesting and useful topics. You will expand your knowledge of everyday vocabulary, expressions and idioms, and develop strategies for learning new vocabulary.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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B1
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Academic and Test Preparation
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Courses

Students develop the speaking skills to participate effectively in academic classes and discussions, as well as to develop effective presentation skills.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Academic Writing focuses on the skills needed to succeed in college, university or TAFE: essay writing, lecture comprehension, note taking, research and academic discussion skills.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Designed to help you pursue further academic studies in English, this course will strengthen your reading and writing skills. You’ll improve your grammar usage and build your vocabulary by exploring academic topics.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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B1
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Improve your usage of standard English grammar.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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The IELTS Test is internationally recognized. Educational institutions and government agencies from over 120 countries trust the IELTS test as a valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. In Canada, IELTS is the one test used for immigration purposes and is required for overseas professional to practice in Canada.

The IELTS Preparation Program is designed for non-native speakers who would like to take the IELTS Exam. Our program begins with an initial IELTS practice test to assess students’ abilities. The instructor then focuses on meeting each student’s individual needs throughout the course. Students will regularly practice the different components of the test, focus on specific modules of the exam in-depth (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and also learn test-taking strategies.

ILSC North American locations are official IELTS test centres click for test dates and registration info

LOCATIONS
Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Learn how to effectively skim and scan business and academic documents. You’ll develop an understanding of plot, theme and character.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
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Master key skills to help you be successful in a post-secondary program. Learn how to write in an academic voice, practice seminar language, do research, take good notes, describe visuals and develop academic vocabulary.

This is a self-study course, available in the Full-time Plus schedule only.

LOCATIONS
San Francisco, New York
LANGUAGE LEVELS
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Study grammar in an engaging context. You’ll be introduced to key learning concepts through reading, writing and listening activities that include a variety of practice opportunities and end with a test so you can gauge your progress.

This is a self-study course, available in the Full-time Plus schedule only.

LOCATIONS
San Francisco, New York
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Prepare to increase your score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language™ through practice with the latest classroom and computer lab testing materials

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Improve test scores on the Speaking section of the TOEFL® iBT exam, through extensive practice using the latest testing materials in the classroom and in the computer lab. This course can be taken in combination with TOEFL® Preparation

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, San Francisco, New York, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Challenge yourself by practising your writing daily, learning correct language structure and writing techniques for diverse genres and audiences. Learn the secrets of writing excellent essays.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Business Language
Programs
Courses

Develop English speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills and improve cross-cultural awareness. Study world business etiquette and learn how to employ humor in the workplace.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in a business context. Topics include marketing, resumé writing, job interview techniques and effective telephone communication.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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B1
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This course is designed for students who are interested in learning and practicing business English as it relates to management and human resources. Utilizing a multi-skills approach, you will build a strong base of business vocabulary, increase listening comprehension, practice reading and writing skills through classroom and homework assignments and increase fluency through class conversation, debate and through the preparation of a class presentation.

The course focuses on business management principles and human resources practices, and will help you improve your English macro-skills as well as business vocabulary.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Improve your interview skills, in person, online and over the phone. At the beginning of the course, you will share your personal employment goals.  The course will help you develop profession-specific English vocabulary based on the professional interests of the students.  You will be videotaped and critiqued to improve your professional presentation, pronunciation and language skills.

LOCATIONS
Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Master the essentials of effective presentations. Build confidence in your ability to organize and deliver a speech, in English, in front of a business audience.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
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B1
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Gain skills in written English communications, business proposals and writing for the web. Develop your expertise in writing resumés, cover letters and reports.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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In this course, you will develop your language skills by reviewing, discussing and analyzing global TV commercials and advertising trends. The primary focus of the class is commercial advertising production through writing, directing and filming a short TV commercial.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Montréal, San Francisco, New York
LANGUAGE LEVELS
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In this course, students will develop the English skills needed in the exciting world of marketing. This course focuses on fundamental theories, concepts and hands-on practical experience.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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In the English for International Business Practices course, you will improve your English language skills through the subject of international business. Build your English skills by reading, writing, listening and speaking about international business topics such as marketing, finance, business law and international trade.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

Increase comprehension of business and academic English. Practise understanding spontaneous informal language as well as explanations of abstract and theoretical ideas.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
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Creative and Cultural Language
Courses

Expand your spoken English skills from written ones through storytelling, descriptive conversation and writing techniques for different genres as well as informal and formal presentation skills.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, San Francisco
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Explore the language of art, art critique and art production. Practise your English through drawing, painting, sculpting, writing in a creative journal and visiting art exhibits around the city. No previous art experience is necessary.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Expand your knowledge of colloquial vocabulary and expressions by studying and discussing films. Learn about cinematic techniques, read and write movie reviews, and discuss culture and ideas presented in films.

LOCATIONS
Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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This course is designed to develop students' English language skills through the study of global issues. Improve fluency and build vocabulary by exploring and discussing contemporary social issues. Topics reflect global concerns such as women's and children's rights, health care, religion and environmental issues.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
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Explore San Francisco's diverse neighborhoods and most popular landmarks at the same time as you enhance your knowledge of everyday colloquial English to communicate more easily with native speakers outside the classroom. Informal language, including idioms, phrasal verbs and slang, will be taught in context for practical, real life situations.

LOCATIONS
San Francisco
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Develop your English writing, reading, listening and speaking skills while exploring the history of social media and its various applications for business, politics and personal use. You will learn how social media is changing our world through examining case-studies, and participating in class discussions and a group project.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Montréal, San Francisco, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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In this course you will develop English listening skills as you learn to follow physical instructions accurately while mastering the vocabulary of anatomy and movement. You will also gain physical strength, flexibility and stress management skills.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Master the language of international affairs and keep pace with today's changing political climate. Practice English through debates on politics, economics and law. Instructional media for this course includes television, video and the Internet.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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