Review on studying at the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)

Review on studying at the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)

The experience of our client who is now taking an English course online.

Learning English is a very important aspect of preparing to immigrate to Canada. The higher your level, the more points you will get in most immigration programs and the easier it will be for you to adapt after you move.

We offer to learn English at the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC), one of the largest language schools in the country. ILAC offers classes both online and in Canada.

We received detailed feedback on the ILAC classes from our client Alexei:

"Studying at ILAC is very interesting. I was assigned to the Pre-Intermediate group and the first 3-4 days were difficult. My studies started with tests that are held every 2 weeks to determine the level and progress in studies, and I, not used to the sound of Canadian speech (our teacher is a native Canadian born in Ontario), almost did not understand what the teacher was saying. The only way I knew what they wanted me to do was through the written instructions that accompanied each task. Luckily I'm better at reading than at other comprehensions.

It is probably true that before studying at ILAC your English level shouldn't be zero. It is better to learn English somehow before studying at ILAC because the course is entirely in English. Plus, the learning cycle at any level is continuous, each teacher seems to only teach their own level, and when you move to another level of learning, the teacher will change too. At the beginning of my studies, I was at the end of the learning cycle, we were at the end of the textbook.

Thanks to the fact that before studying at ILAC I studied on my own and a little with a tutor, I got into the learning process quite quickly and after a week I got used to the teaching format and the teacher's speech, and the learning became comfortable. After another week and a half or two weeks, it became perhaps too easy, because the learning cycle started again, and the teacher started again with the first chapter of the textbook and went on from there. A few students who had moved on to another level left us and a few new ones were added. The composition of the students in our group stabilized, we were about 10 students.

After a month (4 weeks of studying) the test results showed that I needed to move to the next level, and after the New Year, I will study with a new teacher in a new group.

I want to point out that it is very important to study on your own. As far as I understand, the default attitude is that students should do their homework and not wait for something to be assigned. There is no such thing as a teacher giving homework regularly. It's like it's not even emphasized. They just say, "Here is a link for you, register, there you can do your homework". No one checks homework completion during lessons, it is done automatically on the homework site.

In my opinion, the best thing to do after a lesson is to do your homework on the corresponding topic. And if there is time left, it is better to read the chapter in the textbook that you are going to pass the next day (every day in the lessons there is a new chapter of the textbook), so that it would be easier to orient yourself."

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