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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

AILIAALTOLanguages Canada / CAPLSPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalAssociation of Language Industry of Canada, Industry Canada, TESL Canada, British Columbia EQA, PTIB

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 all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

90

Number of public PC workstations:

99

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Welcome dinner
  • 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: 2000
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 1500

Average age of students

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
  • 15 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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):

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ).

Toronto Pearson International Airport:
free airport transfer without additional costs pick up
free airport transfer without additional costs drop off
220 C$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 21.May.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 25.Dec.2018, 26.Dec.2018

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 22 33 44 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 700 1050 1400 2100 2800 3500 6930 10065 12980 335
Price in US$ -- 511 766 1021 1531 2041 2552 5052 7336 9461 245
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
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 22 33 44 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 800 1200 1600 2400 3200 4000 8140 11880 15400 390
Price in US$ -- 584 875 1167 1750 2333 2916 5933 8659 11225 285
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 the afternoon Power classes.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
7-8 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:30
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in C$ -- 2800 3650 4500 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 2095 2731 3367 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes health insurance, registration fee, 1 set of text books, half-day activities and day-trip adventures. Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2018: 18.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 09.Jul.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 14:00  - 17:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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
Price in US$ -- 365 547 729 912 1094 1276 1458 1640 1823 2005
Return Airport Transfer: CAD$ 200 (includes unaccompanied minor service)
Custodianship Letter: CAD$ 100 Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
2018: 18.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 27.Aug.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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
Price in US$ -- 438 656 875 1094 1312 1531 1750 1968 2187 2406
Return Airport Transfer: CAD$ 200 (includes unaccompanied minor service)
Custodianship Letter: CAD$ 100 Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
2018: 18.Jun.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 27.Aug.2018.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 30 Additional Week
Price in C$ 350 700 1050 1400 2100 2800 3500 5360 6700 9450 335
Price in US$ 256 511 766 1021 1531 2041 2552 3907 4884 6888 245
Designed to match the fast pace of young adults' learning.
During June, July and August, the course consists of 37 lessons per week and includes college seminar electives.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 11:45
Afternoon: 12:15  - 13:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 22 33 44 Additional Week
Price in C$ 400 800 1200 1600 2400 3200 4000 8140 11880 15400 390
Price in US$ 292 584 875 1167 1750 2333 2916 5933 8659 11225 285
Designed to match the fast pace of young adults'learning.
During June, July and August, the course consists of 37 lessons per week, includes college seminar electives and it costs the same as Intensive English.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in C$ -- 2600 3400 4200 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1945 2544 3142 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes health insurance, registration fee, 1 set of text books, half-day activities and day-trip adventures. Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 15.Jan.2018, 22.Jan.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 22 33 44 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 700 1050 1400 2100 2800 3500 6930 10065 12980 335
Price in US$ -- 511 766 1021 1531 2041 2552 5052 7336 9461 245
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
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 13:45
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 22 33 44 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 700 1050 1400 2100 2800 3500 6930 10065 12980 335
Price in US$ -- 511 766 1021 1531 2041 2552 5052 7336 9461 245
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.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 22 33 44 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 700 1050 1400 2100 2800 3500 6930 10065 12980 335
Price in US$ -- 511 766 1021 1531 2041 2552 5052 7336 9461 245
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.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 22 33 44 Additional Week
Price in C$ 350 700 1050 1400 2100 2800 3500 6930 10065 12980 335
Price in US$ 256 511 766 1021 1531 2041 2552 5052 7336 9461 245
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.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 22 33 44 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 700 1050 1400 2100 2800 3500 6930 10065 12980 335
Price in US$ -- 511 766 1021 1531 2041 2552 5052 7336 9461 245
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.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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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.

Student orientation will take place on the Sunday prior to the start date of the course. If the start date (Monday) falls on a public holiday, the orientation would take place that Monday. If it isn't possible to attend the orientation on Sunday, there will be an alternate orientation on the first day (in order to attend this late arrival orientation on Monday, students NEED to register).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 235 470 705 940 235 195
Price in US$ 181 361 541 722 181 150
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 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
36 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 02.Jun.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 215 430 645 860 215 195
Price in US$ 165 330 495 660 165 150
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 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 (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 02.Jun.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 325 650 975 1300 325 195
Price in US$ 250 499 749 998 250 150
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 375 750 1125 1500 375 195
Price in US$ 288 576 864 1151 288 150
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Semi-private bathroom. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 475 950 1425 1900 475 195
Price in US$ 365 729 1094 1458 365 150
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Kitchen, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Dates
Fully booked on: 19.Aug.2018 - 31.Dec.2018
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 475 950 1425 1900 475 195
Price in US$ 365 729 1094 1458 365 150
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
  • If the student requires accommodation, the registration should be sent at least 2 weeks before arrival.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Dancing 
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Sailing 
Skiing 
Squash 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Yoga 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
Facilities
4.3/5.0 
Social activities
4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.3/5.0 
Other
4.3/5.0 
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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