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ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver, Canada

Among the Top 20% most popular English schools in Vancouver in the last 12 months

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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 PC 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

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

English Courses

All prices in C$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
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Price in C$--69010351380172520702415276034503960330
Includes an Elective Class to be chosen from the following: Speaking, Listening, Pronunciation, Grammar, Writing, Idioms, Vocabulary, Business, TOEFL, IELTS, Oral Presentations, English Through Media, Debating, Current Events...
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 13:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in C$--79011851580237031603950462080309125385
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
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: 8:45 - 13:45
Afternoon: 14:15 - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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$ 100Price 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
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: 13:50 - 17:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in C$--60090012001500180021002400270030003300
Return Airport Transfer: CAD$ 200 (includes unaccompanied minor service)
Social Activities are optional and available at the school at an additional cost.
Custodianship Letter: CAD$ 100Price 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
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:
Morning: 13:50 - 17:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in C$--69010351380207027603450528066009300330
Designed to match the fast pace of young adults' learning.
The first intake date for this course is August 14.
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 - 14:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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
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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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
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
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Price in C$--69010351380--20702415276034503960330
Students must have a minimum of ILAC Level 10 to be eligible for this course.
Complete course for Cambridge exam preparation: 12 weeks. Students may study for as many levels or weeks as required.
ILAC guarantees a higher test score or your money back.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in C$--69010351380172520702415276034503960330
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 minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Price in C$--69010351380172520702415276034503960330
Students must have a minimum of ILAC Level 10 to be eligible for this course.
If you are at ILAC Level 10, the complete IELTS Preparation course is 24 weeks. If you are at ILAC Level 14, the complete IELTS Preparation course is 12 weeks.
Students may study for as many levels or weeks as required. ILAC guarantees a higher test score or your money back.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 13:45
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00 C$
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

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(charged by school)
Price in C$--460690920230195
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 C$ (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, 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$
weeks1234Additional WeekOne-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$--420630840210195
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
40 C$ (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, 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$
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$3206409601280320250245
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes Netflix, concierge/security 24 hours and a fitness centre.
Prices may vary depending on dates an duration of stay.No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$38076011401520380250245
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Includes Netflix, concierge/security 24 hours and a fitness centre.
Prices may vary depending on dates an duration of stay.No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
  • If the student requires accommodation, the registration should be sent at least 2 weeks before arrival.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Vancouver International Airport:for 100 C$(one way);for 200 C$(return trip)

Leisure activities

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

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.7/5.0 
Facilities
4.4/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.7/5.0 
Other
3.7/5.0 
Students liked about ILAC - International Language Academy of Canada, Vancouver
teachers
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
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0
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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