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Creative and
Cultural English

Learn English through creative and cultural topics that spark your personal passions and interests.

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

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LOCATION AVAILABLE

Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, New Delhi

PROGRAM LENGTH

1 weeks minimum

SCHEDULE

Choose any schedule

START DATES

Every Monday except the last week of a session

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ENGLISH LEVEL

Intermediate 1 to Advanced 2

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Classes

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.

Improve your English dramatically with four exciting weeks spent brainstorming, writing, rehearsing and performing an original play. No previous drama experience is necessary.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Vancouver

Write, direct, shoot and edit a short film in English. Learn the basics of digital video while applying your English skills to all production roles. No previous filmmaking experience is necessary.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Vancouver

Explore the creative side of English through dramatic role-play, storytelling, writing and presenting. Study all the English skills to create and present your own creative project.

  • Language Levels:  B4 I1
  • Locations:  Vancouver,  Toronto

Develop your English speaking and writing skills through storytelling, descriptive conversations, writing techniques for different genres, as well as, informal and formal presentations.

  • Language Levels:  I2 I3
  • Locations:  Vancouver

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Montréal

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Vancouver

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Brisbane,  Toronto

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Vancouver,  Montréal

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.

  • Language Levels:  I1 I2 I3
  • Locations:  Sydney

Explore the creative side of English through dramatic role-play, storytelling, writing and presenting. Study all the English skills to create and present your own creative project.

  • Language Levels:  B4 I1
  • Locations:  Montréal

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Adelaide

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Vancouver,  Montréal

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.

  • Language Levels:  I1 I2
  • Locations:  Brisbane

Develop your English speaking, listening and reading skills while exploring Canadian history, geography, culture, art and people. Practise your English by discussing contemporary local, regional and national issues.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Vancouver,  Montréal

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B3 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Toronto

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!

  • Language Levels:  B4 I1 I2
  • Locations:  Montréal

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Melbourne

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Montréal

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I3 I4
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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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  New Delhi

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Brisbane,  Montréal

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Vancouver,  Montréal

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Toronto

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Vancouver,  Montréal,  New Delhi

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Vancouver,  Toronto,  Montréal

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Toronto,  Montréal

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I2 I3 I4
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  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I1 I2 I3 I4
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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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne

Why Choose Creative & Cultural English at ILSC?

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  • This flexible Creative and Cultural English study program allows students to adapt their English learning as they go, choosing classes that fit their level, study goals, and personal passions.
  • Dynamic, creative classes are designed to engage students from Beginner 4 and up, who have already established their foundational language skills and want to continue their journey of improvement.
  • Creative and Cultural English topics help students build new skills, learn more about global and local culture, and explore new and interesting ideas and talents while they learn English.
  • Students have the flexibility to combine Creative and Cultural English classes with classes from any focus area, including English Communication, Business English, and Academic and Test Preparation.
  • Regular Student Progress Reports will help you track your progress and decide what classes to take next.
  • Choose new classes every 4-weeks. Depending on your progress and goals, you may want to take the same class at a higher language level or choose something completely new.

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Progress and fluency comes through constant exposure to the language. Through using your new knowledge - all day, every day. In class, with your friends, out in the city. It will be an amazing adventure.

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English Communication Packaged Programs

We’ve designed unique English Communication Package Programs with specific outcomes in mind to help you to achieve your English learning goals.

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Daniel Ortiz
Student Stories

"The teachers at ILSC see you as someone who wants to learn a new language to grow professionally and personally.  They are always there to support you, to give you tips and advice. My dream was to learn English and I made it. Honest feedback helped me to work on the areas that I needed to improve."

Daniel Ortiz, Mexico
Nicolai Farfan
Student Stories

"Brisbane has been so amazing, I wish I could have studied longer. There was always so much to do. In one week I went to the cinema, a chocolate tour and to Movie World! The city is filled with fun. Even when my friends and I would just hang around outside it was exciting. My experience in Brisbane was amazing, unique and always interesting."

Nicolai Farfan, Colombia
Juan Manuel Puerres
Student Stories

"The best part of Melbourne is having the chance to meet people from all around the world, exchanging great experiences and getting to know Australian culture. Melbourne is a mix between good quality of life, amazing weather, lovely people and great opportunities to work. If someone has the opportunity to come and live this adventure, I would not think twice about recommending the experience."

Juan Manuel Puerres, Colombia
Andrea Shuh
Student Stories

"ILSC New Delhi has a great leaning environment. I came here to improve my English. I used to struggle to find words while talking in a group and was shy to speak incorrectly, especially the pronunciation. I never expected that I’ll get individual attention, unlike at the previous school. My teacher is also a nice and lovely person. The staff here is also very kind and helpful. The area around the school is also safe."

Andrea Shuh, Germany
Deisy Alzate
Student Stories

"I decided to study with ILSC school because their location is really convenient for us as international students. I remember that when I came to Brisbane, my English was zero. And now I can communicate, I can express what I feel and understand what people want to tell me."

Deisy Alzate, Colombia

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