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Levels & Intensity

ILAC offers program and course options, depending on a student's English level and goals.

Take the free Online Test. Depending on your level, choose your program (*ILAC Levels last 4 weeks).

Choose either the Intensive English Program (30 lessons/week) or Power English Program (38 lessons/week).

Those testing at Level 9 or below start in General English.

Those testing at Level 10 or higher can choose from General English, FCE, TOEFL, IELTS, Business English or Pre-Degree.

To see program requirements for Cambridge CAEGMAT or our High School Year, please refer to their respective pages on our website.

ILAC Level and Band Chart

LevelLevel NameBandCambridgeIELTSTOEFL IBTCEFR
17 University 2 University Proficiency CAE - A 7.0 + 100 + C1 +
16 University 1        
15 High Advanced 2 High Advanced CAE - C      
14 High Advanced 1        
13 Advanced 2 Advanced FCE - A 5.5 + 70 + B2
12 Advanced 1        
11 Pre - Advanced 2 Pre - Advanced FCE - C 5 + 60 +  
10 Pre - Advanced 1        
9 High Intermediate 2 High Intermediate PET Merit 4.5 + 55 + B1
8 High Intermediate 1        
7 Intermediate 2 Intermediate PET Pass      
6 Intermediate 1        
5 Pre - Intermediate 2 Pre - Intermediate KET Merit 3 + 35 + A2
4 Pre - Intermediate 1        
3 Beginner 2 Beginner KET Pass      
2 Beginner 1        
1 Introduction Introduction INTRO     A1

ILAC's Levels and Bands

  • Each of ILAC's 17 levels lasts for 4 weeks
  • Our bands last for 8 weeks (2 levels = 1 band)
  • Example: Intermediate Band = Levels Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2
  • Students can change their class every week for maximum flexibility.
  • Students in Power English will advance 30% faster.

How Students "Level-Up"

  • Students are graded on course work, attendance and independent proficiency test using practice Cambridge exams. Students are tested every 2 weeks.
  • Generally students require the full four weeks to level-up. However, if a student achieves the necessary score on the practice Cambridge exam, they can immediately level-up (move up).
  • Example: If a student in the Intermediate band (Intermediate 1 or 2 Levels) scores a MERIT on the practice PET exam, they may immediately level-up to the Pre-Advanced 1 level.

Program Intensity Schedules

Intensive English Schedule (30 lessons per week)

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:45am - 11:45am Principal Class Principal Class Principal Class Principal Class Principal Class
12:15pm - 1:45pm Principal Class Elective Class Principal Class Elective Class Principal Class

Principal Class (26 lessons per week) + Elective Class (4 lessons per week)

Principal Class

Choose a Program Focus for your Principal Class, depending on your Level and area of interest. (General English, Business English, TOEFL, IELTS preparation, Pre-Degree, etc.)

Elective Class

Choose an Elective Class based on your individual needs: Speaking, Listening, Pronunciation, Grammar, Writing, Vocabulary, Idioms, Business, TOEFL, IELTS, Oral Presentations, English the Media, Debating, Current Events and more

Power English Schedule (38 Lessons per week)

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:45am - 11:45am Principal Class Principal Class Principal Class Principal Class Principal Class
12:15pm - 1:45pm Principal Class Elective Class Principal Class Elective Class Principal Class
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Principal Class (26 lessons per week) + Elective Class (4 lessons per week) + Power Class (8 lessons per week)

Students who choose the Power English Schedule will progress 30% faster. It is the same as Intensive English, with the addition of an extra Power Class in the afternoon. Students can choose either:

Power Communication

This class focuses on speaking and listening and gives students extra practice using real life situations

Power Academic

This class has three components, academic reading, academic writing and homework support. All students who want to pursue higher education or maximize their professional English skills are encouraged to take this class

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