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ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Star Award for best school in North America
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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
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • 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 C$ 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 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 13.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 22.May.2017, 01.Jul.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 09.Oct.2017, 11.Nov.2017, 25.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in C$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 690 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 3960 330
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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 790 1185 1580 1975 2370 2765 3160 3950 4620 385
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 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in C$ -- 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2250 2500 2750
Return Airport Transfer: CAD$ 200 (includes unaccompanied minor service)
Social Activities are optional and available at the school at an additional cost.
Custodianship Letter: CAD$ 100 Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
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:
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 C$ -- 600 900 1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 2700 3000 3300
Return Airport Transfer: CAD$ 200 (includes unaccompanied minor service)
Social Activities are optional and available at the school at an additional cost.
Custodianship Letter: CAD$ 100 Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
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:
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 690 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 3960 330
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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 690 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 3960 330
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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 690 1035 1380 -- 2070 2415 2760 3450 3960 330
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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 690 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 3960 330
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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 690 1035 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760 3450 3960 330
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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Note: All courses offered by ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00  C$
Comments about courses: ILAC's General English Programs have 17 levels of English. Each level is generally 4 weeks long.

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 C$ -- 460 690 920 230 195
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
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
Dates
High season dates 03.Jun.2017 - 02.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ -- 420 630 840 210 195
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
40 C$ (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
Dates
High season dates 03.Jun.2017 - 02.Sep.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
  • 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
    Vancouver International Airport: for 100 C$ (one way); for 200 C$ (return trip)

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
4.8/5.0 
Facilities
4.5/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.3/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
4.0/5.0 
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
Homestay
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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