School Philosphy

The First Principle is that learning works very well when it is student-centred.

We assume that you will be motivated to learn about things that personally interest you. Your dreams, interests and goals are as important as anyone else’s, and that includes the teacher. The combination of a set curriculum structure and the flexibility to accommodate each student’s special interests gives learning the freedom to flourish.

The Second Principle is that learning works better when it is made a part of the experiences of daily life.

Language courses at ILSC immerse you in these real world experiences with role playing, field trips, computer use and group learning activities. You learn to speak and write English or French in real world situations with teachers who are responsive to your personal needs and interests.

The Third Principle is that people learn best when they are confident, at ease and happy.

There is a great learning atmosphere at ILSC. We are a very friendly school and we encourage a positive sense of community where you are at ease to converse with others in English or French and develop friendships. In such a setting, you will find that language learning happens in a very natural and effective way.

To ensure that the above three principles will best assist your learning process, your ILSC teacher functions as a:

  • Modeler of language: Your teacher is always assisting you to improve your English language skills in a positive, supportive manner.
  • Resource person: You can count on ILSC teachers and counsellors to give of their time and energy to help you with all aspects of living and learning.
  • Facilitator: ILSC staff are enthusiastic and always coming up with innovative ways to improve group and individual learning processes.
  • Co-designer, with students, of learning activities.
  • Coach, mentor and friend.