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General English

Create an English learning experience that will develop your communications & fluency

Start building your English Foundation, or expand the skills you already have with English Communication

Begin your English journey by focusing on foundational English skills to give you a solid base to grow from.

If you’re at a higher level, our English Communication courses will help you target specific communication skills to increase your fluency.

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 week minimum

SCHEDULE

Choose any schedule

START DATES

Every Monday except the last week of a session

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ENGLISH LEVEL

English Foundation courses: Beginner 1 to Intermediate 1

English Communication courses: 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.

Beginner students will take English Foundation classes. Intermediate to Advanced students can choose from any of the below English Communication classes, or choose from our Business English, Academic and Test Preparation, or Creative and Cultural English classes.

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

In Discussion Circle, you will sharpen your speaking, listening, debating and presentation skills through exploring news, articles and documentaries on a variety of fascinating topics such as art, sports, psychology, food, science and technology. You will express and support opinions, build and use a wide range of vocabulary and present ideas in class.

  • Language Levels:  A2
  • Locations:  Vancouver,  Montréal

English Communication focuses on improving your general communicative ability in English for everyday communication. The course has a strong focus on listening and speaking skills, as well as, reading and writing skills with integrated grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. In English Communication, you will improve your:

  • - confidence communicating in English in a variety of everyday situations in small group activities and lively classroom discussions
  • - conversation and presentation strategies
  • - speaking fluency and accuracy
  •  - listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with integrated grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary
  • - productive grammar and functions in daily use
  • - active vocabulary for a wide variety of topics
  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Adelaide,  Vancouver,  Toronto,  Montréal,  New Delhi

English Foundation focuses on the core language skills you need for a solid English foundation. You will develop communicative ability in English, including core listening, speaking, reading and writing, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary. In the English Foundation course, you will improve your:

  • - Confidence communicating in English in a variety of everyday situations
  • - Speaking fluency and accuracy
  • - Listening, reading and speaking for daily communication, discussions and presentations
  • - Writing well-structured sentences
  • - Grammar and vocabulary
  • Language Levels:  B1 B2 B3 B4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Adelaide,  Vancouver,  Toronto,  Montréal,  New Delhi

Speaking Dynamics and Excellence provide an authentic learning environment to use English in meaningful, real communication and develop language skills useful in real life. Speaking Dynamics uses a wide variety of authentic, real-world materials to help you become an effective communicator. You will focus on speaking fluency and accuracy, informal discussion skills, reading and listening skills, presentation skills, debating and use of persuasive language. By the end of Speaking Dynamics, you will have the interpersonal communication skills to feel comfortable, focused, and strong speaking in one-to-one, small and large group situations.

  • Language Levels:  I1 I2
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne

Speaking Dynamics and Excellence provide an authentic learning environment to use English in meaningful, real communication and develop language skills useful in real life. Speaking Dynamics uses a wide variety of authentic, real-world materials to help you become an effective communicator. You will focus on speaking fluency and accuracy, informal discussion skills, reading and listening skills, presentation skills, debating and use of persuasive language. By the end of Speaking Excellence, you will be able to demonstrate improved critical thinking skills, express opinions on controversial issues, and have the complex language structures to express irony, problem-solving skills and debate.

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

Learn how to communicate and express yourself more confidently. Improve your fluency and learn new ways to express yourself for positive, clear and open communication. This is a fluency class with lots of fun speaking and non-verbal behaviour activities.

  • Language Levels:  B3 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Montréal,  New Delhi

Improve your speaking fluency! You will learn useful English phrases for conversations on a wide variety of interesting topics. You will build your speaking confidence as you learn new conversation skills and strategies.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Adelaide,  Vancouver,  Toronto,  Montréal,  New Delhi

Learn how to present your opinions and discuss them with other students. Debating will build your speaking fluency, note-taking, critical thinking and listening skills. You will have fun learning how to debate on a wide variety of interesting topics.

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

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.

  • Language Levels:  I1 I2
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Vancouver,  Toronto,  Montréal,  New Delhi

Improve your listening skills, comprehension and strategies with practice activities on a variety of interest topics.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Adelaide,  Vancouver,  Toronto,  Montréal,  New Delhi

Improve your pronunciation and clarity speaking English. In the Pronunciation class, there are a wide variety of activities to improve your pronunciation of words, sentence stress, accent and intonation.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Vancouver,  Toronto,  Montréal

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.

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

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.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 B1 B2 B3 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Sydney,  Brisbane,  Melbourne,  Adelaide,  Vancouver,  Toronto,  Montréal,  New Delhi

Benefits

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  • General English (English Foundation and Communication) is ILSC’s most popular program. This flexible study program allows students to adapt their English learning as they go, choosing classes that fit their level, study goals, and personal passions.
  • Classes are available at 10 progressive language levels to help you on a continued journey of English language improvement
  • English Foundation courses support beginner students with English basics, providing a strong foundation to grow from
  • Intermediate to Advanced students can choose from a variety of English Communication class options to improve fluency and target key English skills at increasingly advanced levels
  • Regular Student Progress Reports will help you track your progress and decide which classes to take next

Learn English
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Build your English Language skills from anywhere in the world through interactive online classes taught by ILSC’s experienced instructors who will adapt course content to your learning needs and goals.

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General English Packaged Programs

We’ve designed unique General English Packages with specific outcomes in mind to help you to achieve your English learning goals.

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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
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"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
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"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
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"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
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"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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