ILSC's offers two great program streams for youth aged 13-17 interested in improving their language skills. Focus on academic English skills in our International Academy programs which prepare you for success in Canadian Secondary schools. Or, if you're seeking a cultural language immersion experience, our summer and winter Language Adventure programs (formerly known as Youth Programs) let you experience language learning in a supportive, fun and engaging atmosphere.

Language Adventure Programs
English or French* Classes
  • Canada:
    17 lessons from 9:00am–12:00pm
  • San Francisco:
    20 lessons from 9:00am–12:30pm
  • New York, New Delhi and Australia:

Participate in Communication classes for 1 - 7 weeks. Classes focus on speaking, listening and grammar. Learn and practice new vocabulary, idioms, phrases and dialogues within a customized program that meets the needs of a specific age group.
* French available in Montréal only

Safe Cultural Homestay Experience

You will be surprised at how quickly your speaking improves when immersed in English or French throughout morning, noon and night. Our welcoming homestay families are carefully selected and monitored by ILSC staff to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Exciting Activities and Day Trips

Explore the city and practise your language skill in fun afternoon activities. Afternoon excursions could include walking tours, amusement parks, museums, sporting events, hiking in natural environments and more! On Saturdays, go on exciting day trips to world famous places like Whistler Mountain; stunning Niagara Falls; historic Quebec City; Alcatraz; Bondi Beach; the Taj Mahal and more (day trips vary depending on study location). All activities are guided by the ILSC team.

International Academy Programs

Launching at ILSC-Vancouver in Spring, 2015.

SD 42 Academic Excellence Program

Our SD 42 Academic Excellence Program is a collaborative program offered through ILSC-Vancouver, and the Maple Ridge School District (SD 42). The program combines ILSC’s ESL Bridge Program which prepares you for academic success in a Canadian Secondary school, with one semester to one year of secondary education using the British Columbia curriculum at one of SD 42’s schools.

You can also add afterschool ESL to your secondary school program for ongoing language training support during your studies. The entire program takes place at the secondary school providing easy integration into the BC education system.