Islands Language Center
Islands Language Center (ILC) is a residential English immersion school located in Freeport, an island fishing village in the Bay of Fundy. Students at ILC improve their English while enjoying an unforgettable vacation in a nature loverís paradise, making friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
Our small, friendly programs provide students with over 12 contact hours a day with teachers, program assistants and community members. A variety of programs offered include student summer camps, small groups for adults, fifty-plus as well as individual programs.
All programs include structured small group lessons, private lessons and a wide variety of excursions including whale watching, coastal hiking and visits to notable historic and cultural sites. Excursions, games nights, communal dining, camp fire evenings and dramatic productions provide generous opportunities for conversation and practice.
ESL Program Introduction
Islands language Center ESL Programs
Adult Small Groups
Adult small group programs take place during the months of June through October. Three-hour morning classes are followed by one-on-one lessons and excursions in the afternoons. On weekends, students are provided with time for exploring, recreation and extra study. Each student determines the number of weeks they spend in the program.
Student Summer Camps
Student summer camps are scheduled according to enrollment. Small group classes and excursions, outdoor games and creative and dramatic activities provide a busy and exciting time for young students. Planned activities and lessons take place 7 days a week. Each camp lasts two to three weeks.
Special, discounted fifty plus programs are offered during May, June and October for life-long learners over the age of fifty.
- Number of ESL Students: 20
- Average Class Size: 20
- Hours per Week: Total Immersion during stay
- Minimum Age: 12
- Housing Options: Homestay
- School Setting: Small Town/Rural
Schedule & Fees
ESL Program Schedules and Prices
Schedules and Prices 2008
Students arrive and leave on Saturdays. Classes begin on Monday mornings. Number of weeks spent in a program is determined by the individual. A minimum stay of two weeks is recommended. Course fees include the following:(Please note that all fees are quoted in Canadian dollars)
15 hours per week of small group English classes
2 hours per week of private English lessons
All textbooks and classroom materials
Accomodation in seaside inn
All meals 7 days a week (includes BBQs & Cookouts)
Excursions and activities (including whale watching)
Transportation to and from airport
Deposit: A $300.00 (includes a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee) is required at registration to hold your place in the program. Full payment for the course is required 30 days before the start date of the program. Information on how to pay will be provided when you register.
Dates Program Price per person (weekly)
June 14-21 Fifty-Plus $850.00
June 21-28 Fifty-Plus $850.00
July 5-12 Adult/Teen Small Group $985.00
July 12-19 Adult/Teen Small Group $985.00
July 19-26 Adult/Teen Small Group $985.00
July 26 to Aug 2 Adult/Teen Small Group $985.00
Aug 2-9 Adult/Teen Small Group $985.00
Aug 9-16 Adult/Teen Small Group $985.00
Aug 16-23 Adult/Teen Small Group $985.00
Aug 23-30 Adult/Teen Small Group $985.00
Sept. 6-13 Fifty-Plus $850.00
Sept. 13-20 Fifty-Plus $850.00
Note: Prices are based on double or triple occupancy. There is a $150.00 extra charge per week for single occupancy.
Special Courses & Features
- English for Business
- English for Travel Professions
- Accent Reduction Courses
- Conversation Partner Program
- Public Speaking Courses
- One-to-One Instruction / Private Lessons
- Courses for Juniors / Teenagers (12 - 16 yrs old)
- Learn at Teacher's Home
Islands Language Center
P.O. Box 36
325 Overcove Road
Freeport, Nova Scotia
Tel 1 902 839-2170