ILAC News

ILAC Thanks Students for Voting Them BEST LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN CANADA!

ILAC is pleased to have received two awards this month, both determined by student voting.

ILAC Toronto was voted “Best Language School in Canada 2013” and ranks among the top 5 International Language Schools in the world, according to EducationStars, an independent Swiss Rating Agency. ILAC Vancouver came in 2nd place and received the top score for Vancouver Language Schools. Both ILAC Toronto and Vancouver previously won the EducationStars Award in 2012.

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“The EducationStars Award shows that your educational services, quality and customer satisfaction are recognized by your students. At the same time potential clients can see the emphasis your school is placing on these points.” – EducationStars

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ILAC awarded Best School of Toronto 2014

ILAC is also thrilled to have won this year’s award for Best School of Toronto for 2014 and Best Teacher of Toronto for teacher Jaimie Moore. The award is from a Japanese Agency that asks students studying at language schools across Canada to vote for their favorite schools on the website CanadaStudy!.

ILAC’s Directors wish to thank the agencies and all their students who voted for this recognition, as well as congratulate its staff and teachers who provide such great customer service to their clients.

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ILAC staff receive the awards for Best School of Toronto 2014 and Best Teacher of Toronto.

 

ILAC Wins Award For Best English Language School in Canada

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ILAC is delighted to be the first ever winner of the Best English Language School Of The Year for Canada. The award was presented by UED, Turkey’s Association of International Counselors, at a ceremony Saturday, November 23 in Istanbul.

Accepting on behalf of ILAC was Elif Sillaste, Marketing Manager for Turkey. This is the very first year the award has been presented by Turkey’s Agency Association.

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Elif Sillaste, ILAC’s Marketing Manager for Turkey, accepts the award for Best Language School in Canada from UED.

“We want to thank the agents for selecting us for this wonderful honour,” says Jonathan Kolber, ILAC Executive Director.

Adds Director Ilan Cohen, “We hope to continue to exceed expectations and it’s our sincere pleasure to receive this important recognition from UED.”

UED recently won the STM Star Agency Association, “making Turkey proud by being the first and only organization in the country to win a STM Star Award in any category.” (UED Website)

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ILAC Offers New Training Program in Customer Service with Practicum

Experience the ILAC way of service excellence.

Experience the ILAC way of service excellence.

ILAC is pleased to announce it will be opening an integrative new program designed to teach students the importance of superior customer service skills, a key component of any successful business endeavour.

The Customer Service Diploma program is the first of its kind and will be offered at the downtown Toronto campus, with its first intake set for Winter 2014.

This innovative career-training program was created to help students acquire the essential skills necessary for their success in the workplace and is available to both international and domestic students. The program will be geared towards hospitality related industries, though the skills learned are vital for any young person wanting to make their mark in the working world.

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Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander Visits ILAC

From Left: ILAC Directors Ilan Cohen & Bernardo Riveros, MP Mark Adler, Minister Chris Alexander, ILAC Director Jonathan Kolber, Languages Canada Paul Schroeder

From Left: ILAC Directors Ilan Cohen and Bernardo Riveros, MP Mark Adler, Minister Chris Alexander, ILAC Director Jonathan Kolber, ILSC President Paul Schroeder

ILAC enjoyed a visit from Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander last week.

The Minister was invited, along with York Centre MP Mark Adler, who helped arrange the visit, to ILAC’s Toronto campus to discuss how international students and the English as a Second Language industry contributes positively to the Canadian economy and society in general. Both politicians were welcomed by ILAC’s Directors and ILSC Education Group’s Paul Schroeder.

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ILAC and Conservative MP Mark Adler Host Event for Russian-Speaking Community

Mark Adler, Conservative Member of Parliament for York Centre, together with ILAC, hosted a full house of Russian-speaking professionals in Toronto’s charming Distillery district this past August. It was a great opportunity to meet people from the Russian community who were able to speak personally with Adler.

markadler.peg“It was wonderful to see the school gather the Russian speaking community together,” said marketing director Tatiana Porvatkina, “It’s our first experience doing this and was very successful.”

“ILAC is a great Canadian success story and a premier language school in Canada,” said Mark Adler, “It’s important to find synergy. The hope here is to see where we can cooperate more to make change to better the country.”

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ILAC’s Language Co-op Program Receives Accreditation

“As an advocate of ensuring the highest standards in the industry, we are excited to have achieved this accreditation.”
- Jonathan Kolber, Executive Director and Principal, ILAC.

ILAC is pleased to announce that the Language Co-op Program has been accredited by Languages Canada for both our Toronto and Vancouver campuses.  The Language Co-op program has undergone a comprehensive review and has met the requirements as stipulated in the Languages Canada Co-op Program Standards.

ILAC has remained on the forefront of ensuring high quality programming and continues to exceed industry standards by being among the first of private English schools to receive such an accreditation.

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Exciting Changes in ILAC Vancouver’s Pathway Department

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Students visit Royal Roads University

ILAC is pleased to announce Vancouver’s University Placement Department is growing at a quick pace and offering students many exciting new post-secondary options.

The team welcomed Julia Potapova in May to assist Russian-speaking students. Carolyn Bercu has moved from Toronto to work with Brazilian, Latin and Turkish students, and Hannah Dang continues to help our Asian students from the Vancouver location.

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Students visit Camosun College

Pathways Director Carolyn Bercu is thrilled with the opportunities students have on Canada’s west coast and she continues to develop relationships with schools in Vancouver and around the beautiful province of BC.

“We had a great summer of university visits and are proud to be sending our biggest group of students this September to Langara College, Vancouver Community College, Capilano University, Camosun College, Royal Roads University, Douglas College, Vancouver Island University and Thompson Rivers University.  We even have a group of ILAC Vancouver students going to universities in Nova Scotia!”

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ILAC Launches New Social Events Campaign, You Could Be Here!

ILAC Weekly boothThis month ILAC is launching a new campaign to celebrate its 16th anniversary as the leading English language school in Canada.

The You Could Be Here! campaign features the new ILAC Weekly, a dedicated booth on campus where students can learn about upcoming ILAC social events in a fun and interactive way.

Over the years, ILAC has become famous for its daily and weekend activities and events that make studying at ILAC the ultimate student experience. ILAC social events give international students the chance to practice their English and make new friends from around the world, to immerse themselves in the experience of living in Canada beyond the classroom.

The slogan You Could Be Here! captures the spirit and excitement of studying at ILAC in Toronto or Vancouver, where students from over 70 different countries come to experience Canadian language, culture and way of life.

Learn more about upcoming ILAC Events and how You Could Be Here!

New! ILAC University Pathway Programs in the USA

osu_female_student_at_commencement_introILAC is pleased to announce five new university pathway partners in the USA, offering international students direct entry into post-secondary programs in the United States.

ILAC now offers pathway programs into one of the following top-ranked research universities in America:

  1. INTO Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, COLORADO
  2. INTO Oregon State University, located in Corvallis, OREGON
  3. INTO Marshall University, located in Huntington, WEST VIRGINIA
  4. INTO University of South Florida, located in Tampa, FLORIDA
  5. University of Michigan Flint, located in Flint, MICHIGAN

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ILAC Sponsors 2nd Annual Daughters for Life Gala: Promoting Education for Girls in the Middle East

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ILAC staff at the annual DFL gala in Toronto.

Last month, ILAC was one of the main sponsors at the 2nd Annual Daughters for Life Foundation Gala, a Canadian charity that provides educational and leadership opportunities for girls and women in the Middle East.  In 2012, ILAC pledged $200,000 to DFL as part of its commitment to promoting friendship and understanding between people of all faiths and cultures.

This upcoming academic year DFL will be offering scholarships to students at several Canadian institutions, including ILAC pathway partners Trent University and Humber College.  As part of its agreement with DFL, ILAC has promised 10 one-year ILAC university pathway program scholarships for female students from the Middle East.

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