Build your own English or French Language program to Match your Goals & Interests
ILSC has designed a language program that allows you progress through 10 levels of language skills. Choose from our wide variety of courses and programs and build a study schedule combining themes and subjects that match your personal interests, goals and dreams. Our approach provides you with maximum flexibility. You're sure to find something that excites you at ILSC!
Course and Program offerings and levels may vary depending on student enrolment and location
Develop skills to confidently handle personal and business situations. A wide variety of speaking and action skills are presented and used in the classroom. You will focus on developing fluency rather than on grammar correction or pronunciation difficulties unless they greatly interfere with communication. Develop new ways of expressing yourself in order to communicate clearly, make good choices, create realistic goals, and stand up for yourself in a positive way.
Build confidence and improve your fluency through daily practice, dialogues, role- plays and guided conversation.
Learn to form logical, coherent opinions then present, support, and defend these opinions in debates. Debaters must be able to read and synthesize information, and then summarize and support their ideas. You will develop your speaking, listening, note-taking, and writing skills, and will improve your fluency, confidence, and critical thinking skills.
In the intermediate levels you will improve English speaking and listening skills through small group activities and lively classroom discussion. You will learn to express ideas in diverse social situations and build vocabulary in a wide range of subjects. At the upper levels, you will progress through Speaking Dynamics, refining expressive language skills, debate and use of persuasive language. You will achieve Speaking Excellence by developing strategies for critical thought by delving into controversial issues. Improve use of complex language structure such as irony, problem solving and debate. You will work on becoming proficient in English by participating in Discussion Circles that aim to build native-like fluency using sophisticated vocabulary in dynamic discussions on topics such as art, sports, psychology, food, science and technology.
The English Foundation course focuses on the core languages skills you need to build a solid English foundation. These levels focus on developing communicative ability in English, including core listening, speaking, reading and writing with integrated grammar and vocabulary. In the English Foundation course, you will improve your:
- Confidence communicating in English in a variety of everyday situations in small group activities and lively classroom discussions
- Speaking fluency and accuracy
- Listening, reading and speaking for daily communication, discussions and presentations
- Writing skills for well-structured sentences
- Grammar and vocabulary in context
- Productive grammar and functions in daily use
- Active vocabulary for a wide variety of themes
Public Speaking & Listening with TED Talks helps students master the skills of effective public speaking. Students model the preparation and delivery of presentations on TED Talks, the best public presentations in the world today. Students learn how to organise a speech, how to create slides to support their speech and how to deliver it effectively. During the course, students will have the opportunity to develop critical thinking and communication skills, as well as train their listening skills, build fluency and confidence and improve all aspects of pronunciation to take their speaking to the next level.
Build comprehension of spoken language by practising listening activities taken from daily social and academic situations.
Practice and refine all aspects of pronunciation: sound, intonation, stress and mechanics. At the upper level, develop fluent and comprehensible speech through identification and correction of specific pronunciation weaknesses through diagnostic testing, teacher feedback, peer evaluation and self-monitoring.
Master the secrets of effective public speaking. Learn speech organization, delivery techniques and listening skills – an excellent way to push English skills to a higher level.
Refine your expressive language skills by discussing current events. Advance communicatively through scripting and performing, debating, and use of persuasive language.
Develop strategies for critical thought by delving into controversial issues. Improve use of complex language structure such as irony, problem solving and debate.
Use and practice new vocabulary for a wide range of interesting and useful topics. You will expand your knowledge of everyday vocabulary, expressions and idioms, and develop strategies for learning new vocabulary.
Students develop the speaking skills to participate effectively in academic classes and discussions, as well as to develop effective presentation skills.
Our Cambridge English B1 Preliminary preparation course will help prepare you for success on Cambridge's Preliminary English Test. The B1 Preliminary tests whether you have mastered the basics of English and have practical language skills for everyday use. At this level you should be able to read simple textbooks and written materials in English, take notes in a meeting, write emails and letters on everyday topics, and understand opinions and mood in both written and spoken English.
The Cambridge First Certificate in English (B2 First) is the third level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an upper intermediate level exam. FCE is designed for learners whose command of English is adequate for many practical everyday purposes, including business and study. Successful candidates will have a wide grasp of vocabulary, and should be able to construct an argument and use appropriate communication styles for a variety of situations.
They also need to show an awareness of register and of the conventions of politeness and degrees of formality as they are expressed through language. B2 First is recognized by many universities and other educational institutions as proof of intermediate level English skills, and these institutions accept it as meeting part of their entrance requirements. Because the examinations are based on realistic tasks, an B2 First certificate is an important asset for anyone who wants to work or study abroad, or in international business. Employers throughout the world recognize B2 First. It indicates sufficient proficiency in English to be of practical use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs in many industries, in particular tourism, where contact with English speakers is required. Successful candidates have the ability to deal with routine letters and telephone enquiries, and to cope with some non-academic training courses and simple textbooks and articles.
The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (C1 Advanced) is the fourth level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an advanced exam. The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (C1 Advanced) is the fourth level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an advanced exam. Although the level of language skills required is not as high as for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, C1 Advanced recognizes the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life. C1 Advanced is seen by institutions of higher education in many countries as proof of adequate language skills for courses taught and assessed in English. Almost all universities in the United Kingdom and a growing number in the USA recognize C1 Advanced, as do many employers throughout the world. A list of institutions and employers that recognize CAE CAE is available online. Studying for C1 Advanced helps learners to improve their language skills and use them in a wide range of contexts. The examinations are based on realistic tasks, and indicate the ability to use the language in practical situations. Successful candidates are able to participate in meetings and discussions, expressing opinions clearly and are able to understand and produce texts of various types, including business letters and reports. They will also be aware of the different styles of English appropriate to different situations.
Designed to help you pursue further academic studies in English, this course will strengthen your reading and writing skills. You’ll improve your grammar usage and build your vocabulary by exploring academic topics.
Improve your usage of standard English grammar.
The IELTS Test is internationally recognized. Educational institutions and government agencies from over 120 countries trust the IELTS test as a valid indicator of ability to communicate in English. In Canada, IELTS is the one test used for immigration purposes and is required for overseas professional to practice in Canada.
The IELTS Preparation Program is designed for non-native speakers who would like to take the IELTS Exam. Our program begins with an initial IELTS practice test to assess students’ abilities. The instructor then focuses on meeting each student’s individual needs throughout the course. Students will regularly practice the different components of the test, focus on specific modules of the exam in-depth (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and also learn test-taking strategies.
ILSC North American locations are official IELTS test centres click for test dates and registration info
Learn how to effectively skim and scan business and academic documents. You’ll develop an understanding of plot, theme and character.
Companies use this test to measure your ability to understand English business-related conversation and literature.
Challenge yourself by practising your writing daily, learning correct language structure and writing techniques for diverse genres and audiences. Learn the secrets of writing excellent essays.
Practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in a business context. Topics include marketing, resumé writing, job interview techniques and effective telephone communication.
Improve your interview skills, in person, online and over the phone. At the beginning of the course, you will share your personal employment goals. The course will help you develop profession-specific English vocabulary based on the professional interests of the students. You will be videotaped and critiqued to improve your professional presentation, pronunciation and language skills.
Master the essentials of effective presentations. Build confidence in your ability to organize and deliver a speech, in English, in front of a business audience.
Gain skills in written English communications, business proposals and writing for the web. Develop your expertise in writing resumés, cover letters and reports.
The tourism industry is one of the world's largest employers. This interactive course helps you master industry-related English language skills while providing an understanding of tourism marketing, hospitality management, entertainment and promotion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.