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ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver, Canada

ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada

Students rated ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver : 4.5/5.0   (4 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

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

3. ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada

General Information

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.

The school address is: 688 West Hastings St., V6B 1P1 - Vancouver (Canada).


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

Heating, ample natural light in all classrooms.
TV, air conditioning in most classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




Association of Language Industry of Canada, TESL Canada


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Vancouver International (YVR).  It takes 30 minutes to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 800
Adult courses throughout the year: 700
School Size
XL
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 17
Adult courses throughout the year: 17
Junior courses in summer: 17
Junior courses throughout the year: 17
Number of classrooms: 70
Number of public workstations: 99
English teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 21 years
throughout the year: 22 years
Minimum age of students: 18 years
14 years for specific Junior courses

4. Courses

All prices in CAD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.

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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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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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Price in CAD -- 680
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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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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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Price in CAD -- 600
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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
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- 2500
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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
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- 600
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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
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD -- 680
646
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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)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD -- 680
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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)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD -- 680
646
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969
1360
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2040
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6710
6375
7320
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9735
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12540
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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)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD -- 680
646
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969
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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)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 22 24 33 44 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD -- 680
646
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969
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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 (minutes): 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 125.00  CAD
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
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): English, German, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Japanese, Italian, French, Arabic, Turkish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Brazilian, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese
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.

5. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for 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 [+] Price for 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
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Comment 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 (YVR): for 100 CAD (one way)
Taxi costs about 60 CAD to the city center
Vancouver International (YVR): for 170 CAD (return trip)
Taxi costs about 120 CAD to the city center

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Dancing      
Golf      
Horse riding      
Mountainbiking      
Music      
Sailing      
Skiing      
Squash      
Tennis      
Volleyball      
Windsurfing      

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.5/5.0 
(4 reviews)
City / State 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!" - (27 years)
"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." - (29 years)
"Availability of teachers" - (19 years)
All 4 reviews of ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada

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