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
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Build confidence and improve your fluency through daily practice, dialogues, role- plays and guided conversation.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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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.

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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
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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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Build comprehension of spoken language by practising listening activities taken from daily social and academic situations.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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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.

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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, New Delhi
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, New Delhi
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
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The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) is the highest level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). CPE is for learners who have achieved a high level of language skills and are able to function effectively in almost any English-speaking context.

Successful candidates at this level are approaching a standard of English similar to that of an educated native speaker. CPE is an invaluable qualification for anyone who wants to work or study abroad, or to develop a career which requires language skills, including business, medicine, engineering and many other professions. CPE certificates are recognised by institutions of higher education in many countries - including almost all universities in the United Kingdom and a rapidly growing number in the USA. Employers throughout the world also recognize CPE. A list of institutions and employers that recognize CPE CPE is available online. Studying for CPE helps learners to improve their language skills and to learn to use them in a wide range of contexts. Because many aspects of the exams are based on realistic tasks, gaining the CPE certificate demonstrates that learners have progressed beyond a good knowledge of vocabulary and grammar to actually using the language.

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Vancouver, Toronto
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
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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.

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

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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

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Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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The IELTS Listening and Speaking course provides student with focused practice on the IELTS listening and speaking modules. The course guides students through the speaking and listening test modules and focuses on the skills and test-taking strategies for each question type.

The IELTS Listening and Speaking course covers:

  • Organizing and structuring answers for IELTS speaking tasks
  • Practicing speaking and listening test tasks
  • Developing effective test-taking strategies for the listening and speaking modules
  • Developing listening and speaking skills
  • Building speaking fluency
  • Analyzing and using vocabulary and grammar effectively in speaking

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

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal
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The IELTS Reading and Vocabulary course provides students with focused practice on the IELTS Reading module. Students work through reading question types with detailed analysis of test strategies and reading skills for this section of the exam.

The IELTS Reading and Vocabulary course covers:

  • Practicing reading test tasks
  • Develop effective test-taking strategies for the reading module
  • Building reading speed and fluency
  • Developing reading skills
  • Building vocabulary skills and strategies
  • Building dictionary skills

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

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal
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Many students find the IELTS writing module the most challenging to achieve the desired band score. The IELTS Writing course provides students with focused preparation for the IELTS Writing module. In this course, students work step-by-step through each writing task. They examine in detail the key strategies for success. They also develop writing and language skills to achieve higher scores on the writing module.

The IELTS Writing course covers:

  • Organizing and structuring answers for IELTS writing tasks
  • Developing effective test-taking strategies for the writing module
  • Building writing speed and fluency
  • Practicing writing processes
  • Developing writing skills
  • Analyzing and using vocabulary and grammar effectively in writing

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

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
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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

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Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York
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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.

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Toronto, Brisbane, New Delhi
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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Business Language
Programs
Masteries
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
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane
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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.

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Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
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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
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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
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B1
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York
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Creative and Cultural Language
Courses

Explore and examine the variety and nature of comedy in English through film, TV series, sketch shows and political satire. In addition to absorbing language, see how different types of comedy are used in North America.

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Toronto
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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.

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Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, San Francisco, New York, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
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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.

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Vancouver, Toronto, Brisbane
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Explore the language of music while learning about the history of popular music genres. Learn about the roots of hip-hop, jazz, rock and roll, punk and other popular music genres, and discuss some of the famous artists who have contributed to each in music history. The focus on each genre may vary based on the interests of the group. Practise your English through reading and discussing song lyrics and improve your listening comprehension and vocabulary by analyzing the rich stories told in variety of songs.

No musical experience necessary.

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Toronto, New York
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Develop your English language skills, and language learning strategies while you explore Toronto’s history, historical buildings, churches, neighbourhoods and civilization, both in and outside of the classroom. Learn about and experience Toronto history through readings, videos, and field trips. The course will include written and oral assignments so that you’ll be able to put your language learning into practice and track your progress in the course.

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Toronto
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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
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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, are taught for practical, real life situations using a variety of authentic materials such as TV shows, commercials and blogs.

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Toronto, Montréal
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University Pathway
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French
Communication
Packages
Courses

Build your vocabulary, fluency and confidence as you participate in dynamic group activities and lively classroom discussions on a diverse range of topics. This popular course is open to students of all French language abilities.

This course is a Core course in Montreal, and a Skills in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and New Delhi

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, New Delhi
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