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English
Academic and Test Preparation
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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.

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
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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
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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
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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
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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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LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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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
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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
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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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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
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 IELTS Reading 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 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

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
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The IELTS Speaking and Listening 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

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
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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

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal
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
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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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, New Delhi
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, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
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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
Vancouver
Toronto

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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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.

LOCATIONS
Toronto, Brisbane, 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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French
Academic and Test Preparation
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Awarded by the French Minister of Education, the DELF certifies speakers of French as a foreign language in 4 units: general expression, expression of ideas and emotions, written expression and comprehension and in the practical usage of the French language. Most French universities require their candidates, for whom French is a second language, to hold a DELF certificate.

LOCATIONS
Montréal
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Improve your reading skills in the classroom and in the computer lab. Read a novel accompanied by a CD, take part in a book circle and compare its film version to the written word - an exciting and modern approach to reading.

LOCATIONS
Montréal
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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Through practicing daily writing you will learn correct language structure and writing techniques for diverse genres and audiences. Discover the secrets for writing excellent essays.

LOCATIONS
Montréal
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
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B4
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