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
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Courses

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
B1
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B4
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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
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Learn to form logical, coherent opinions then present, support, and defend these opinions in debates. Debaters must be able to read and synthesize information, and then summarize and support their ideas. You will develop your speaking, listening, note-taking, and writing skills, and will improve your fluency, confidence, and critical thinking skills.

LOCATIONS
Montréal, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
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B4
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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
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
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B4
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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
B1
B2
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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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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
B2
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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
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
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Refine your expressive language skills by discussing current events. Advance communicatively through scripting and performing, debating, and use of persuasive language. 

LOCATIONS
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

Develop strategies for critical thought by delving into controversial issues. Improve use of complex language structure such as irony, problem solving and debate. 

LOCATIONS
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

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
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Academic and Test Preparation
Programs
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
B2
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Expand your knowledge and use of academic vocabulary; the course covers the most useful and frequently used academic vocabulary found in academic settings.  Practice and review new vocabulary using a variety of methods, including speaking, discussions, writing sentences/paragraphs, reading, and quizzes.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
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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
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
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A1
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Improve your business English vocabulary and skills by focusing on aspects of the Cambridge BEC tests. Focus on business vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for business situations. Increase your professional chances in global job markets as well as opportunities to work abroad.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
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The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the fourth level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an advanced exam.

The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the fourth level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an advanced exam. Although the level of language skills required is not as high as for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CAE recognizes the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life. CAE is seen by institutions of higher education in many countries as proof of adequate language skills for courses taught and assessed in English. Almost all universities in the United Kingdom and a growing number in the USA recognize CAE, as do many employers throughout the world. A list of institutions and employers that recognize CAE CAE is available online. Studying for CAE helps learners to improve their language skills and use them in a wide range of contexts. The examinations are based on realistic tasks, and indicate the ability to use the language in practical situations. Successful candidates are able to participate in meetings and discussions, expressing opinions clearly and are able to understand and produce texts of various types, including business letters and reports. They will also be aware of the different styles of English appropriate to different situations.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
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The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) is the third level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an upper intermediate level exam. FCE is designed for learners whose command of English is adequate for many practical everyday purposes, including business and study. Successful candidates will have a wide grasp of vocabulary, and should be able to construct an argument and use appropriate communication styles for a variety of situations.

They also need to show an awareness of register and of the conventions of politeness and degrees of formality as they are expressed through language. FCE is recognized by many universities and other educational institutions as proof of intermediate level English skills, and these institutions accept it as meeting part of their entrance requirements. Because the examinations are based on realistic tasks, an FCE certificate is an important asset for anyone who wants to work or study abroad, or in international business. Employers throughout the world recognize FCE. It indicates sufficient proficiency in English to be of practical use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs in many industries, in particular tourism, where contact with English speakers is required. Successful candidates have the ability to deal with routine letters and telephone enquiries, and to cope with some non-academic training courses and simple textbooks and articles.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
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Our Cambridge English PET preparation course will help prepare you for success on Cambridge's Preliminary English Test.  The PET tests whether you have mastered the basics of English and have practical language skills for everyday use.  At this level you should be able to read simple textbooks and written materials in English, take notes in a meeting, write emails and letters on everyday topics, and understand opinions and mood in both written and spoken English.

LOCATIONS
Brisbane
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

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
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
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Improve your usage of standard English grammar.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
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B4
I1
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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
B2
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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
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
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Companies use this test to measure your ability to understand English business-related conversation and literature. 

ILSC-Toronto and ILSC-Vancouver offer the official TOEIC test monthly.

Official TOEIC Test Dates in Vancouver and Toronto

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
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I4
A1
A2

Improve your TOEIC® score! You will study different sections of the TOEIC test and do practice tests. You can improve overall listening and reading skills, as well as test-taking strategies.

LOCATIONS
Toronto, Brisbane, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
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I4
A1
A2

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
B2
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Business Language
Programs
Masteries
Courses

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
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

Improve your business English vocabulary and skills by focusing on aspects of the Cambridge BEC tests. Focus on business vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for business situations. Increase your professional chances in global job markets as well as opportunities to work abroad.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

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
B2
B3
B4
I1
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A2

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
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

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, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
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A1
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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
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

Learn practical skills to work in a café! Ace the interview, sharpen your telephone skills and master the hustle and bustle of customer service.

LOCATIONS
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

The English for Finance course is an intensive introduction to general financial and accounting English. This course is ideal if you plan to study finance-related subjects, and/or if you want to work in an English speaking environment. The English for Finance course focuses on the specialist vocabulary of finance and provides language practice for specific work situations. English for Finance gives you the English skills, vocabulary and language practice needed for working in, or studying finance in an English environment.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Brisbane
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
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I3
I4
A1
A2

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
B2
B3
B4
I1
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I3
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A1
A2

The tourism industry is one of the world's largest employers. This interactive course helps you master industry-related English language skills while providing an understanding of tourism marketing, hospitality management, entertainment and promotion.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2
Creative and Cultural Language
Courses

Explore the creative side of English through dramatic role-play, storytelling, music, poetry and drawing. Study all the skills and then apply them to a creative end, from grammar to writing, pronunciation to public speaking and beyond.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Montréal, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

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
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

Explore Brisbane’s diverse neighborhoods and popular landmarks while 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
Brisbane
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

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
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

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
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

This course develops your English writing skills with an integrated focus on vocabulary and grammar development. Strengthen your writing skills through the fun and exciting context of journalism. You will have the opportunity to become an investigative reporter for the ILSC Student Newspaper. Develop and refine your skills by researching topics in your host country and writing short articles and blogs. You'll have the opportunity to explore the city, investigate issues that are important to you and build solid writing and interviewing skills.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Brisbane
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

Develop your English skills while learning about the history of photography. Discuss and critique photographs and get involved in creative photographic projects. Learn about the various forms of photography: documentary, journalistic, commercial, fashion, portraiture, event, art photography, nature etc. End the session by exhibiting your work in the school, as well as posting it on a free website.

LOCATIONS
Montréal, Brisbane
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

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, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

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
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
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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
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

Learn how to write content for the web by exploring established copywriting principles and adapting them to various online platforms. You will learn how to create convincing, engaging copy that reaches your intended online audience quickly and effectively.

LOCATIONS
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

This life skills course is designed for students who want to develop creative thinking, flexibility, and decision making skills. You will learn informative, creative, constructive, critical, emotional, and organizational thinking skills. Apply these thinking strategies to various problems to come up with new and effective solutions.

LOCATIONS
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
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A2
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