Overview
Study Area
Junior
Location Available Vancouver, Toronto
Length
Any study length* (restrictions apply in Toronto, see note below)
Schedule
Full-Time Intensive or Full-Time
Start Dates

VANCOUVER START DATES:
Any Monday year-round, except the last week of the session

TORONTO START DATES:
Any Monday between Jun 19-Aug 28, except the last week of the session (Our 2017 program ends Friday, Sep 1)

Language Levels B1B2B3B4I1I2I3I4A1A2
Notes

Students must be 13-17 years old

Students age 16-17 may also take ILSC’s regular ESL study, which places them with students age 16 and up, and allows them to choose from our variety of courses and programs.

*In Toronto, the program is available in summer only. Students may register for 1-11 weeks of study, depending on their start date. Toronto's 2017 program ends Friday Sep 1.

ILSC's ESL-High School Bridge Program provides specially designed English curriculum for young learners aged 13-17. The program also offers a great first step for students wanting to improve their English language skills before entering a Canadian secondary or high school. 

  • Learn the English you need for success in high school
  • Choose from various schedules to get the study intensity you need
  • Study with students who have the same needs as you do
  • Build confidence using English in academic and social situations
  • Qualified, experienced teachers deliver classes suited to youth

What You'll Learn

Learn English in a dynamic classroom environment where you will connect and communicate with other students in your age group. Choose from 2 schedule options depending on the study intensity you need. The ESL–High School Bridge Program is also the perfect transition for students interested in attending a Canadian high-school.

Academic reading, grammar, vocabulary, paragraph and essay writing will be taught in dynamic and interesting ways. Practice speaking and listening through discussion topics that are important for today’s youth and that pay particular attention to cultural diversity.

 

With a class size limit of 15 students, teachers will focus on your individual needs while supporting all students in their progress. You will be expected to do homework assignments.

 

Weekly quizzes and assessments will show your progress. Formal written assessments (Student Progress Reports) will be provided at the end of the program.

 

 

ESL–HIGH SCHOOL BRIDGE PROGRAM SCHEDULE OPTIONS*

Junior students can choose from 2 schedule options. Full-time (9:00 AM - 2:30 PM) and Full-time Intensive (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) students get our full ESL–High School Bridge Program curriculum and will progress the fastest. 

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE*
TIME MON TUE WED THU FRI
9:00 – 10:30 AM EAP  ECM EAP  ECM EAP
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM ECM EAP ECM EAP ECM
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break no class
1:00 – 2:30 PM Reading Foundation Writing

Foundation
Reading
Foundation
Writing

Foundation
2:30 – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 – 4:00 PM Writing
Foundation
Reading
Foundation
Writing
Foundation
Reading
Foundation

*Schedules are samples only and are subject to change.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EAP (English for Academic Purposes)

  • Grammar focus, vocabulary acquisition, academic listening practice
  • Reading and writing for academic achievement

ECM (English Communication)

  • Focus on fluency; listening, pronunciation and speaking
  • Content based language learning, social issues, science, culture, current events

Reading Foundation

  • Language Arts, reading skills, comprehension, expressing opinion

Writing Foundation

  • Essay Writing, from paragraph to success, research, style and format