If diversity is the spice of life, then the course and program options at ILSC really bring the heat! With over 130 options to choose from, ILSC ensures that you can not only learn English but in ways and topics that you personally find interesting. We understand that every student that walks through our doors has a unique set of interests, which is why we’ve developed a curriculum that is filled with courses that are as unique as you. Let’s take a look at some of the special programs at ILSC that will spice up your life.
Where you’ll find it: ILSC-Vancouver
Perfect for: Medical students and professionals who want to develop their medical English
What you’ll learn: Designed for medical professionals, this program will provide students with the medical English terminology, listening and speaking skills required to communicate effectively with patients and other medical professionals in order to provide medical care. In each certificate, students will learn new terminology that they will put into practice by exploring medical case studies and describing patient conditions. Role-plays can be adapted to meet students’ individual learning objectives and needs, depending on their professional backgrounds.
Perfect for: Those looking for coffee barista skills that will make you more employable
What you’ll learn: Calling all caffeine lovers! This extremely popular course offers both practical hands on speciality coffee making skills as well as developing specialized vocabulary for the café work environment where you’ll learn how to improve pronunciation, describe menu items, spoken interaction and interpersonal skills. You’ll have an access to professional coffee machine and master how to make typical hot beverages including cappuccinos, espressos, lattes, hot chocolates, mochas, and you’ll practice handling money, taking orders and serving customers.
Where you’ll find it: ILSC-Vancouver
Perfect for: Students who are 30 years of age or older by course start date and want to study with classmates in a similar age group and life stage
What you’ll learn: You’ll be placed in either the Foundation 30 & Beyond or Communication 30 & Beyond course in the morning according to your pre-assessed language level. These courses help you build fluency and connect through language with other students in the 30’s and up. With ILSC’s dynamic approach to course delivery, where set curriculum is complemented by the interests of students, course topics and class discussions will naturally develop in a way that resonates with the life experiences, goals, and interests of those in this age group.
Perfect for: Those looking for international volunteer experience by contributing to an initiative that’s important to you
What you’ll learn: First you’ll study in the classroom and sharpen your language skills for the volunteer experience portion before moving on. During the Volunteer Experience, you will volunteer with a socially-forward, dynamic and innovative Canadian organization that matches your interests, putting your language skills to work to support important initiatives and causes in areas like arts & tourism, the environment, community involvement, non-profit, and social/humanitarian. Add volunteer experience to your resumé, practise your language skills in the community, all while making positive change!
Where you’ll find it: ILSC-Brisbane, ILSC-Sydney, ILSC-Melbourne
Perfect for: Students planning to take a TESOL certification in the future
What you’ll learn: The TESL–YL elective focuses primarily on teaching techniques and practical classroom methods. It is designed to provide initial training in teaching English to young learners in the age range of 2–16 years old. It is intended for students with little or no previous experience of teaching English who wish to learn the skills and techniques necessary for teaching young learners. To build practical teaching techniques, students will practice doing activities, plays, games and songs that can be used in real-world teaching in the future.
Whether you are wanting to teach young students, volunteer with a cause near to your heart, or returning back to school as an adult learner, ILSC has got you covered. Learning English is made that much more interesting (and fun!) when you can do so in topics that you find relevant to your interests, hobbies, talents or professions. The list doesn’t stop here – check out a full list of all our programs and courses and begin your unique language journey today!