International Semester Courses.

International Semester Courses are designed for long-term English language training - ideal if you plan to study English for a minimum of 6 months. ISC students benefit from:

  • A structured programme of long term General English study, for 20 lessons per week (half day courses in the mornings or afternoons) or full-day courses of 28 lessons per week
  • Flexible monthly start dates throughout the year
  • Flexible course length of 24 weeks or more
  • Flexible holiday break of up to 4 weeks
  • Specially reduced tuition and accommodation rates
  • Special "add on" programmes such as English for Business or Tourism
  • Preparation for examinations such as Cambridge, IELTS or TOEFL
  • Academic counselling and University Placement Service
  • Total immersion in English and Canadian culture for 6+ months

International Semester Course Planner

The table below provides a guide to possible course progression over 6 or 9 months. Choose 2 consecutive sessions for a 6 month course, or 3 consecutive sessions for a 9 month course.


January-March April-June July-September October-December
Half-day morning
20 Lessons per week
General English General English General English General English
Or Or Or Or
Examination English: FCE, IELTS or TOEFL *Subject to starting dates Examination English: Cambridge: PET, FCE, CAE & CPE IELTS or TOEFL *Subject to Starting Dates Examination English: TOEFL and IELTS Preparation *Subject to starting dates Examination English: Cambridge PET, FCE CAE & CPE IELTS or TOEFL * Subject to starting dates
ISC Half-day Afternoon 20 Lesson per week General English General English General English General English
ISC Full day options: optional modules (afternoon classes) for 4-12 weeks General English Studies
English for Business
Extra examination preparation
Study skills for IELTS, TOEF, TOEIC
Optional afternoon modules are included in the tuition fees for full-day students, and are also available to morning students for an additional fee. Modules are available at various centres and times during the year.Check with the college of your choice for further details. * Please note that these modules are available subject to starting dates.
Please check with us that the examination you wish to take is available during the period of your course. Our school reserves the right to offer alternative courses in the event of low demand for particular courses.

University Pathway Program

Our University Pathway Program is for ambitious students who aim to succeed at an English-speaking university or college in Canada, and who want to develop their English and academic skills.

Our 16-week pathway course includes training in academic skills, preparation for IELTS or TOEFL, and a community volunteer project, and is carefully designed to prepare you for successful integration into Canadian university life. 28 lessons per week.

Throughout your course, you receive individual academic counselling and career guidance, together with assistance with applications to your chosen universities as well as our partner institutions.

Entry level: Upper Intermediate/Advanced (B2, C1) IELTS 5.0

Minimum age: 16 years

Daily schedule: Classes 09.00-15.30, Academic counselling 15.30-16.30

Discounted Accommodation Options

As part of the learning experience we place ISC students in carefully selected English speaking homes. For stays of 24 weeks or more we can offer you specially discounted rates in shared and single rooms with breakfast and evening meals included. If you don't want to reserve accommodation for your entire International Semester Course, you can reserve any of our regular accommodation options for a minimum of one week.

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