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  • One of the best language schools in the world
  • Possibility to combine 6 months of classes and 6 months of internship
  • Small classes and numerous bridge programs

The International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) is a high-quality school with programs that have been rated among the best in the world. It offers courses combining studies and university or work placement; an ideal option for students in the hospitality, business, and events sectors.

ILAC The Ultimate Student Experience in Canada

Find out more about the International Language Academy of Canada.

A high-quality language training and a professional experience in Canada

For nineteen years, ILAC has been offering English training programs for students of all levels, coming from over 70 different countries. The school has two main buildings, one in Toronto, the other in Vancouver. In addition to the many classes, the school also offers many social activities as well as day trips.

ILAC is the first school to have won the prestigious Study Travel Magazine Superstar Award five years in a row. The school also received many other prizes including the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Awards in 2014: a prize sponsored by Deloitte and CIBC rewarding excellent Canadian companies.

ILAC holds partnerships with over 60 universities in Canada. The number of students per class is limited, allowing for personalized teaching and fast progress.

Two immersion programs in English

ILAC offers two main programs: the Gap Year and the Service Excellence for Business.

The Gap Year program is made up of a semester (16 weeks) of English classes at ILAC, followed by a semester (16 weeks) of studies in a Toronto or Vancouver-based university.For example, students can choose between Kwantlen Polytechnic, Capilano University or a professional course at Seneca College. A year of studies (accommodation and health insurance included) varies between CAD$20,800 and CAD$25,750 depending on the university and the type of accommodation chosen. Students in the Gap Year program can choose to join at different time of the year: from January to August; from May to December; or from September to April.


The Service Excellence for Business is made up of six months of classes (in English) focused on customer service and public relations in the sales, events, and hospitality sectors. Classes include case studies within some of the best companies in Canada, as well as training in leadership and human resources. These high-quality teachings are completed with a six-months internship within a Canadian company: a unique and rewarding experience. The Service Excellence for Business program also prepares students to take the IELTS, an essential tool to dive into the job market.

Last but not least, ILAC also offers general English classes for all levels through stays lasting between one week and several months.

Life and studies in Toronto and Vancouver

Did you know that Toronto and Vancouver are two of the most pleasant cities in the world according to the UNESCO? Toronto is the economic capital of the country and the largest English-speaking city in Canada. Vancouver is a city with breathtaking views on the nearby mountains, and amazing beaches on the Pacific coast. Regardless of the destination you choose, your stay promises to be unforgettable.

Several accommodation options are available for students joining ILAC: homestay with a local family, or a room in student halls. Students can change accommodation between semesters. For the first semester it is highly recommended to stay with a local family. These are handpicked by ILAC and can welcome more than one international student at a time.

ILAC is the ideal destination for those wishing to pursue their studies or to benefit from a professional experience abroad while improving their English. Canada is a sought-after destination where the quality of life is exceptional. Any questions? Do not hesitate to contact a member of the Study Experience team.

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