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ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Toronto, Canada

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ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada

The language school ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1997. The ILAC Toronto campus is a boutique-style school, centrally located in the trendy downtown neighbourhood of Yorkville, near a major subway station, surrounded by restaurants, cinemas, cafes, shops, and within walking distance to museums and the University of Toronto.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Association of Language Industry of Canada, Industry Canada, TESL Canada

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

90

Number of public workstations:

99

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 60 CAD per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 900
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 800

Average age of students

  • in summer: 24 years
  • throughout the year: 24 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 17
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 17
  • Junior courses in summer: 17

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ). It takes 35 minutes to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 23.May.2016, 01.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 26.Dec.2016 - 27.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 20.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 01.Jul.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 09.Oct.2017, 25.Dec.2017, 26.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in CAD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 22 24 33 Additional Week
Price in CAD 340 680 1020 1360 2040 2720 3400 6710 7320 9735 325
Includes an Elective Class to be chosen from the following: Speaking, Listening, Pronunciation, Grammar, Writing, Idioms, Vocabulary, Business, TOEFL, IELTS, Oral Presentations, English Through Media, Debating, Current Events...
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 13:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 22 33 44 Additional Week
Price in CAD 395 790 1185 1580 2370 3160 3950 7920 11550 14960 380
Includes an Elective Class to be chosen from the following: Speaking, Listening, Pronunciation, Grammar, Writing, Idioms, Vocabulary, Business, TOEFL, IELTS, Oral Presentations, English Through Media, Debating, Current Events...

Students in the Power English program must also choose between one of our afternoon Power classes:

1) Power Communication Class – focuses on speaking and listening.
2) Power Academic Class – academic reading, academic writing and homework support.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 13:45
Afternoon: 14:15  - 15:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 Additional Week
Price in CAD -- 680 1020 1360 2040 2720 6710 7320 9735 12540 325
Wide choice programs available in relation to the topic of your studies
University placement Students learn to write university essays of 1000+ words, strategies for teamwork in an academic environment, critical thinking, time management, oral presentations, exam techniques, academic research and IELTS preparation and practice.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 07.Sep.2016, 05.Dec.2016.
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- 2600 3450 4300 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Also included: health insurance, activities and excursions, 1 set of text books Toronto offers packages with Residence Accommodation: 2 weeks - $3600 3 weeks - $4850 4 weeks - $6100 Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2016: 13.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016.
2017: 19.Jun.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017.
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2250 2500 2750
Registration fee - CAD$ 125 Return Airport Transfer - CAD$ 200 * Includes Unaccompanied Minor service. Accommodation is extra fee Social Activities are optional. Custodianship Letter - CAD$ 100 Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
2016: 13.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016.
2017: 19.Jun.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:50  - 17:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 2700 3000 3300
Registration fee - CAD$ 125 Return Airport Transfer - CAD $200 * Includes Unaccompanied Minor service. Accommodation is extra fee Social Activities are optional. Custodianship Letter - CAD$ 100 Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
2016: 13.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016.
2017: 19.Jun.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:50  - 17:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 Additional Week
Price in CAD -- 680 1020 1360 2040 2720 6710 7320 9735 12540 325
Students must have a minimum of ILAC Level 10 to be eligible for this course.
Students tested at Level 10 begin in the Introduction to Business course (12 weeks). Students tested at Level 12 study in the Advanced Business course (12 weeks).

Topics include handling telephone calls, negotiating, networking, managing meetings, interviewing, and socializing in a business environment; as well as the ability to write effective business memos, letters, e-mails, informal and formal reports and presentation materials. Students develop all the skills necessary to pass the Cambridge Business English Examination (BEC).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 13:45
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 Additional Week
Price in CAD -- 680 1020 1360 2040 2720 6710 7320 9735 12540 325
Students must have a minimum of ILAC Level 10 to be eligible for this course.
If you are at ILAC Level 10, the complete TOEFL Preparation course is 24 weeks. If you are at ILAC Level 14, the complete TOEFL Preparation course is 12 weeks.
Students may study for as many levels or weeks as required. ILAC guarantees a higher test score or your money back.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 13:45
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam fee
250 CAD
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 Additional Week
Price in CAD -- 680 1020 1360 2040 2720 6710 7320 9735 12540 325
Students must have a minimum of ILAC Level 10 to be eligible for this course.
Complete course for Cambridge exam preparation: 12 weeks. Students may study for as many levels or weeks as required.
ILAC guarantees a higher test score or your money back.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 Additional Week
Price in CAD -- 680 1020 1360 2040 2720 6170 7320 9735 12540 325
Students must have a minimum of ILAC Level 10 to be eligible for this course.
Complete course for Cambridge exam preparation: 12 weeks. Students may study for as many levels or weeks as required.
ILAC guarantees a higher test score or your money back.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
BOOK online at lowest price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 Additional Week
Price in CAD -- 680 1020 1360 2040 2720 6710 7320 9735 12540 325
Students must have a minimum of ILAC Level 10 to be eligible for this course.
If you are at ILAC Level 10, the complete IELTS Preparation course is 24 weeks. If you are at ILAC Level 14, the complete IELTS Preparation course is 12 weeks.
Students may study for as many levels or weeks as required. ILAC guarantees a higher test score or your money back.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 13:45
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 125.00  CAD
Comments about courses: ILAC's General English Programs have 17 levels of English. Each level is generally 4 weeks long. Students can change their classes every week.

Please note that registration fees in high season (June and July) is Can$200

No classes are held on public holidays, however, orientation and placement tests for new students will still take place.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in CAD 225 450 625 900 225 195
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
There is an extra charge of CAD$ 25/week for extra supplements, such as kosher/halal/gluten free food and for other special requirements.
Price extra night:
45 CAD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
44 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 25.Jun.2016 - 06.Aug.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 CAD
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in CAD 205 410 615 820 205 195
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
There is an extra charge of CAD$ 25/week for extra supplements, such as kosher/halal/gluten free food and for other special requirements.
Price extra night:
40 CAD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 25.Jun.2016 - 06.Aug.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 CAD
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in CAD -- -- -- 1800 450 195
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Residence accommodation must be requested at least 2-3 months in advance.

School will confirm availability of residences on request and student must pay cost of accommodation once a residence is assigned to finalise the reservation.

Prices vary significantly depending on residence and time of year. Range: $800.00 - $2400.00 for 4 weeks.

Distance to school will vary from 2 minutes to 30 minutes.

Refundable damage deposit can vary between $200.00 and $600.00 and is to be paid upon arrival at the accommodation. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 13.Jun.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
High season
  • If the student requires accommodation, the registration should be sent at least 2 weeks before arrival.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Toronto Pearson International Airport: free airport transfer without additional costs (pick up); free airport transfer without additional costs (drop off); for 200 CAD (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Dancing  
Golf  
Horse riding  
Mountainbiking  
Music  
Sailing  
Skiing  
Squash  
Tennis  
Volleyball  
Windsurfing  

Reviews

City
4.9/5.0 
Organisation
4.3/5.0 
Facilities
4.1/5.0 
Social activities
4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.7/5.0 
Other
4.7/5.0 
Students liked about ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Toronto
seriousness
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: it is a young school with a very young but smart staff!
To be able to talk with friends from many foreign country's and to do some activities with them.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
A very nice atmosphere, very good teachers, good variety of courses and electives. The school offers activities every day during your stay (some are free and others aren't). Good location. There are people of all ages, but most are university students.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I was there for two weeks and time flied. I think it would be good to stay longer, a month would be great.
Other comments: Upon arrival to school, there are several people there to help you and answer any possible question. It's great! I found my own accommodation.
Good teachers, few students in class, educational classes and exciting activities .
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
THE MULTIETHNICITY AND THE PROFESSIONALISM
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation

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