Improve your English language skills by taking unique Creative and Cultural English courses
Choose from a variety of unique and engaging classes to develop your English abilities. Classes like English through the City, Film, Art, Photography, Food and more will help you dive deeper into local culture or explore creative topics that personally interest you. Build a flexible study program with these dynamic classes that will expand your knowledge, and your English skills.
In Australia, this program falls under CRICOS Course Code: 0101688 General English Program
Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, New Delhi
1 weeks minimum
Choose any schedule
Every Monday except the last week of a session
Intermediate 1 to Advanced 2
Once you arrive on campus, choose CORE CLASSES and SKILLS CLASSES that fit your schedule, personal interests, language level, and study goals.
Intermediate to Advanced students can choose from any of the below Creative and Cultural English classes, or select from our English Communication, Business English, or Academic and Test Preparation class options.
*Class selection is subject to availability and may vary depending on enrolment.
English through Global Social Issues is designed to improve your English speaking, reading, vocabulary and critical thinking skills by exploring and discussing contemporary social issues of international appeal such as women’s and children’s rights, health care and environmental issues. In this course, you will develop your English skills through research and discussing thought-provoking and relevant issues of the day.
English through Green Leadership gives you the opportunity to build your English skills and explore the topics of global environmental issues and leadership skills. You will develop your speaking, reading, vocabulary and critical thinking skills through fascinating topics such as eco-systems, biodiversity and exploitation leadership.
Strengthen your writing skills, grammar and vocabulary 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.
People & Places through Time gives you the opportunity to develop your English skills and explore iconic individuals in their historic timeframe and political or social events in history that have had an enduring impact on society. You will improve English speaking, reading, writing, listening, vocabulary and critical thinking skills by exploring and discussing historical issues, individuals and events such as Che Guevara, Bob Marley, Genghis Khan, and the Industrial Revolution.
This course is designed for students who are passionate about foreign culture, contemporary social issues, human rights and Indigenous political history, with a specific focus on the Australian Aboriginal peoples. Students will develop their listening, reading and vocabulary abilities through the comprehension of both written and recorded authentic texts. Students will develop critical and analytical thinking, and enhance their cultural engagement through the exploration of Indigenous spirituality, identity and practices.
Explore all that Adelaide has to offer through its neighborhoods, vibrant markets and lush gardens 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 Adelaide and to see it through the eyes of a local.
Explore the language of art, art critique and art production. Practise and improve your English speaking, listening, writing and vocabulary skills through drawing, painting, writing in a creative journal and visiting art exhibits around the city. No previous art experience is necessary.
Which was better – the film or the book? English Books & Movies let’s students decide for themselves. In this course, students have fun developing listening, reading and speaking skills as they read English books then watch the movie versions of the books.
Improve your listening, speaking, vocabulary and pronunciation while watching English films. You will learning authentic English vocabulary and idioms, practice natural pronunciation. You can discuss your favourite films, stars and learn about cinematic techniques. You will read and write movie reviews, and discuss culture and ideas presented in films.
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 demonstrations 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Develop your English speaking, conversation and vocabulary skills and learn about how to take great photos. 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.
Develop your English writing, reading, listening and speaking skills while exploring social media site 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.
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.
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.
In this course, you will develop English listening and vocabulary skills as you learn to follow physical instructions accurately. You will learn and use the vocabulary of anatomy and movement. You will also gain physical strength, flexibility and stress management skills.
Explore and discuss global events and keep pace with today's changing political climate. Improve English speaking, reading, writing and listening skills through discussions and debates on world events such as politics, economics and law. All in Instructional resources for this course are authentic and include television, video and the Internet.
revised early 2020 - 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.
Develop creative thinking, flexibility and decision making skills! You will learn informative, creative, constructive, critical, emotional, and organizational thinking skills, and apply these thinking strategies to various problems to come up with new and effective solutions.