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ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver, Canada

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Canada in the last 12 months Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Canada Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Canada

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  • Star Award for best school in North America
  • Best rated school in Vancouver
  • Excellent rating of host family accommodation
  • Top rated social activities
  • Top rated school facilities

ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada

The language school ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1998. The ILAC boutique campus is in the heart of the downtown Vancouver. The school is located beside the Main Transportation Station within walking distance to shops, restaurants, cafes, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology and Vancouver's famous Seawall.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Association of Language Industry of Canada, TESL Canada

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

70

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 30-100 CAD per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 800
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 700

Average age of students

  • in summer: 21 years
  • throughout the year: 22 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 17
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 17
  • Junior courses in summer: 17
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 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 Vancouver International (YVR). It takes 30 minutes to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 23.May.2016, 01.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 11.Nov.2016, 26.Dec.2016 - 27.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in CAD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 Additional Week
Price in CAD 340 680 1020 1360 2040 2720 6710 7320 9735 12540 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 2950 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 9725 12540 325
Wide choice of programs available in relation to the 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: 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.
Required language level
Advanced (C1)
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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
Social Activities are optional. Regular Registration fee - CAD$ 125 Return Airport Transfer - CAD$ 200 * Includes Unaccompanied Minor service. Accommodation is extra. 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.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 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
Social Activities are optional. Return Airport Transfer - CAD$ 200 * Includes Unaccompanied Minor service. Accommodation is extra. 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.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 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 -- 2500 3300 4100 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Teens can take 3 types of packages during the winter: 2 weeks, 3 weeks or 4 weeks. Prices include: Accommodation (Single Homestay), Free Social Activities during the weekdays and weekends, Health Insurance. Prices do NOT include: Custodianship letter - CAD$100 Extra social Activities. Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016 - 05.Feb.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 -- 600 900 1200 1500 -- -- -- -- -- --
Prices do NOT include: Accommodation, Health Insurance, Notarized Custodianship Letter, and Social Activities. Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016 - 05.Feb.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:00
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
Advanced (C1)
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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 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
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 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 225 450 675 900 225 195
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 CAD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 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 13.Jun.2016 - 26.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
Price extra night:
40 CAD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
30 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 13.Jun.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 CAD
  • If the student requires accommodation, the registration should be sent at least 2 weeks before arrival.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes

Leisure activities

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

Reviews

City
5.0/5.0 
Organisation
4.7/5.0 
Facilities
4.7/5.0 
Social activities
4.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.5/5.0 
Other
4.5/5.0 
Students liked about ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver
Quality of teaching, very friendly atmosphere in the school, cultural programme!
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
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Choose ILAC and you will be right!
They give you the option to change your class if you need a teacher with a different style of teaching, classes are playful and very motivating to me, that as a teacher I am is fundamental. They provide an appropiate variety of electives to deepen your skills.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
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
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: There are many bad experiences regarding accommodation, books are quite expensive and sometimes when you do the diagnostic evaluation you do not stay at the appropriate level, it is better to wait until the first test to see your real level.
availability of teachers
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
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
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: don't be shy and make friends with everyone
Other comments: WONDERFUL

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