Programs & Courses to Match your Goals & Interests
Choose from our wide variety of courses and programs and build a study schedule combining topics that match your personal interests, goals and dreams. You're sure to find something that excites you at ILSC! Learn more about how our courses and programs work.
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
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.
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.
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.
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Improve test scores on the Speaking section of the TOEFL® iBT exam, through extensive practice using the latest testing materials in the classroom and in the computer lab. This course can be taken in combination with TOEFL® Preparation
Improve your TOEIC® score! You will study different sections of the TOEIC test and do practice tests. You can improve overall listening and reading skills, as well as test-taking strategies.
Develop English speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills and improve cross-cultural awareness. Study world business etiquette and learn how to employ humor in the workplace.
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.
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.
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 presentations 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 food culture through varied field trips around the city and write about these experiences, improving your grammar and writing skills.
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
Are you fascinated by India? With over 5,000 years of history, there is so much to study and explore! Take this course and find out all you ever wanted to know about this incredible country. Learn about its origins, geography and people, the caste system, religions, the march to independence, the Bollywood film industry, India in the 21st century, food, fashion, festivals, and much more!
Build your vocabulary, fluency and confidence as you participate in dynamic group activities and lively classroom discussions on a diverse range of topics. This popular course is open to students of all French language abilities.
This course is a Core course in Montreal, and a Skills in Toronto, Montreal and New Delhi