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.

Course and Program offerings and levels may vary depending on student enrolment and location

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English
Creative and Cultural Language
Programs
Courses

Improve your English dramatically with four exciting weeks spent brainstorming, writing, rehearsing and performing an original play. No previous drama experience is necessary.

This is a 4.5 hour class in Vancouver.

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

Write, direct, shoot and edit a short film in English. Learn the basics of digital video while applying your English skills to all production roles. No previous filmmaking experience is necessary.

This is a 4.5 hour class in Vancouver. 

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

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

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
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, 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

Develop your English skills while exploring Canadian history, geography, culture, art and politics. Practise your English by discussing contemporary local, regional and national issues.

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

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.

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

A class that will spice up your English! This communication skills course uses the field of gastronomy to encourage thoughtful discussions, build vocabulary and grammar, and practice speaking, reading and writing. Express yourself with recipe creations and presentations while learning vocabulary and presentation skills. Learn common food-based idioms used in every day conversation, and practice conversation shared around the table. Read articles, watch videos and have discussions related to topics about food worldwide. Experience Montréal’s food culture through varied field trips around the city and write about these experiences, improving your grammar and writing skills. Bon Appétit!

LOCATIONS
Montréal
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

In this course, you will learn vocabulary, expand your listening and fluency skills, prepare, write and deliver presentations and expand your overall English language skills, while focusing on a combination of leadership and environmental topics. What can one person do? What can awareness bring us? How can we work together as a team to make change happen? In this course you will challenge yourself to discuss and reflect on the environmental issues current on the North West Coast of Canada. 

LOCATIONS
Vancouver
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

Take this this course if you are interested in developing your English skills through exploring media, social media and their impact on society. You will analyze both the structure and context of newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the Internet.

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

Improve your English skills through adventures around the city in this fun exploratory class. Check out diverse neighborhoods and popular landmarks while you enhance your knowledge of everyday colloquial English to communicate more easily with native speakers outside the classroom.

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

Explore Montréal’s diverse neighborhoods, popular cafes and venues at the same time as you enhance your knowledge of everyday English to communicate more easily with native speakers outside the classroom. Take part in tours, listen to presenters and interact with locals to discover and use specific daily target language in real-life situations. This course will empower you to explore Montréal and to see it through the eyes of Montréalers.

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

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.

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

Explore New Delhi's 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
New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

Take the English Through New York course, where you’ll learn language related to New York’s rich culture and history. You’ll improve your English as you learn about New York’s food, art, fashion, parks, music and architecture

LOCATIONS
New York
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

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

Improve your English listening, pronunciation and vocabulary skills, as you learn about English culture through the use of films and songs.

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

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

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.

LOCATIONS
Toronto
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, New Delhi
LANGUAGE LEVELS
B1
B2
B3
B4
I1
I2
I3
I4
A1
A2

Are you fascinated by India? With over 5,000 years of history, there is so much to study and explore! Take this course and find out all you ever wanted to know about this incredible country. Learn about its origins, geography and people, the caste system, religions, the march to independence, the Bollywood film industry, India in the 21st century, food, fashion, festivals, and much more!

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

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

This course enables students to develop English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through the fascinating subject of history. Students will practice English speaking skills through discussion, presentations, debates and role-plays of various historical events and people. They will develop reading skills by analyzing and comprehending articles, texts and video footage on historical events and people. Students will acquire and use new vocabulary throughout the class, and will implement writing and presentation skills in a month-end assignment on an historical event or person

LOCATIONS
Vancouver, Montréal
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

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.

LOCATIONS
Toronto, Montréal
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
I3
I4
A1
A2
French
Creative and Cultural Language
Courses

The main goal of this course is to make the students realize how international French can be. Students will not only learn the differences found within this language (accents, dialects, vocabulary, etc.) but also similarities between French communities.

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

Improve your French dramatically with four exciting weeks spent brainstorming, writing, rehearsing and performing an original play. No previous drama experience is necessary.

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

Improve your French speaking and reading skills while exploring fashion from around the globe. You will study international designers' biographies and talk about the influence fashion has in our everyday lives, as well as the negative impact fashion standards can have on society.

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

This course introduces you to authentic French through the use of films and songs, helping you improve your French listening skills as you learn about French culture.

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

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

Become an investigative reporter for the ILSC News. Refine writing, vocabulary, grammar and design skills in print format, and through blogging. Students have the opportunity to explore the city, investigate issues that are important to them and build solid interviewing skills.

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

If you want to develop your French skills through exploring media, social media and their impact on society then this course is for you. You will analyze both the structure and context of newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the Internet.

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

Explore Montréal’s diverse neighborhoods, popular cafes and venues at the same time as you enhance your knowledge of everyday French to communicate more easily with native speakers outside the classroom. Take part in tours, listen to presenters and interact with locals to discover and use specific daily target language in real-life situations. This course will empower you to explore Montréal and to see it through the eyes of Montréalers.

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

In this course, students will develop their French skills as they learn the history of photography, discuss and critique photographs and get involved in creative photographic projects. Students will learn about the various forms of photography (documentary, journalistic, commercial, fashion, portraiture, event, art photography, nature etc.), and will end the session by exhibiting their work in the school, as well as posting it on a free website.

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

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

Practice spoken French skills by discussing current and historical topics. Pursue personal interests through biographies, presentations, debates and role-play. Improve comprehension skills by analyzing a diverse range of texts and video footage

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

The objective of this course is to stimulate your interest in Quebec's culture, politics and history through research and discussion. Choose this class if you wish to improve your communication skills and knowledge about Quebec.

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

Enhance your knowledge of everyday colloquial French 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.

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