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English for Academic Purposes Online

Improve your academic English online and prepare for academic settings.

Study English for Academic Purposes online in interactive classes with other international students.

Improve your academic English in an online program from anywhere with an internet connection! In this program, you'll learn Academic English skills and vocabulary that will prepare you for success in Academic settings where the language of instruction is in English. Depending on which schedule you choose, you can compliment your English for Academic Purposes core class with other academic-focused elective classes to help you hone specific English skills.




1 week minimum


Intensive Online (20 hours per week),
Semi-Intensive Online (15 hours per week),
Elective Online (5 hours per week)
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Every Monday (except the last week of a session)

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Any level

Students Must complete the ILSC ACADEMIC English Placement Test in order to be placed in the right level.


What you'll learn

Focus on English for Academic Purposes and improve your English skills in preparation for further academic studies.

This program can help you prepare to transition into a University Pathway partner school, a Greystone College program, a high school or another academic setting where English is the language of instruction. The program can also help you improve your English skills for career or personal goals.

Our English for Academic Purposes Class makes up the core of the learning in this program. Students who want to strengthen their Academic English skill set and target specific skills can choose a schedule that includes elective classes.

English for Academic Purposes Core Class

English for Academic Purposes is designed to help you pursue further academic studies in English. This course will strengthen your academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You’ll improve your grammar accuracy and build your vocabulary by exploring academic topics.

Elective Class*

If you choose the Intensive Online Schedule, you'll have 1 elective class to complement your core English for Academic Purposes learning. Students who choose the Elective Online Schedule will participate only in the elective class and can choose from more academic-focused classes. Class options could include: Academic Vocabulary, Academic Writing, IELTS Skills, Grammar, Reading, and Writing.

*Class selection is subject to availability and may vary depending on enrolment.

Why Choose the Online English for Academic Purposes Program

  • Improve your Academic English online in interactive, virtual classes
  • Schedules available in two time zones to fit your life wherever you are around the globe.
  • Choose to study 5, 15, or 20 hours a week, depending on your budget, availability, and progression goals.
  • Improve your language level in preparation to transition to a program at Greystone College.
  • An excellent pathway into further academic studies in a high school or post-secondary studies where English is the language of instruction
  • Join classes from wherever you are in the world and study English online for your future travel, higher education, or career dreams.
  • Study with teachers who have bachelor’s degrees, English teaching qualifications, passion, and years of experience helping students achieve their language learning goals
  • Classes are powered by leading-edge technologies like Microsoft Teams and Moodle. You’ll also have full access to the Office 365 suite of online resources.
  • Easily access your virtual English for Academic Purposes classes through or the myilsc app

Study Schedules

Choose the study schedule that fits your English learning needs and goals. The more lessons you take each week, the faster your English skills will progress.

CORE CLASSES: Core classes provide a strong, comprehensive foundation in the subject area.

ELECTIVE CLASSES: Elective classes build on your core learning and enhance linguistic skills through content focused on your particular interests, weak areas, or to help you achieve specific learning goals.

PROGRAM: A program at ILSC is the study package you build that meets your interests and helps you achieve your goals. A program can also be a pre-packaged selection of classes created by ILSC.

1 lesson = 50 minutes.


Intensive Online

24 lessons / 20 hours per week
Ideal for goal-driven & university pathway students who want to progress fast and enjoy a variety of course options
Mon-Fri  OR  Sun-Thu*
3 hours
Mon-Fri  OR  Sun-Thu*
1 hour
*Exact start and end times and days of the week will vary depending on your time zone.  All students will enjoy 5 consecutive days per week of study.

Semi-Intensive Online

18 lessons / 15 hours per week
Ideal for students who want progression and a variety of class options with more flexibility
Mon-Fri  OR  Sun-Thu*
3 hours
*Exact start and end times and days of the week will vary depending on your time zone.  All students will enjoy 5 consecutive days per week of study.

Elective Online

6 lessons / 5 hours per week
Ideal for students who want maximum flexibility to fit their English study into their busy lifestyle.
Mon-Fri  OR  Sun-Thu*
1 hour
*Exact start and end times and days of the week will vary depending on your time zone.  All students will enjoy 5 consecutive days per week of study.

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