ILAC announces OUP deal and new pathway

06 October, 2015

Canada-based language provider International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) has announced a deal with Oxford University Press to customise and publish English books tailored to the needs of its international students, as well as a new pathway partnership with North Island College.

ILAC has announced partnerships with Oxford University Press and North Island College

The customised books for ILAC’s General English programme will be based on OUP’s English File series, which cover the four core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and incorporate grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation in each lesson.

“Oxford is thrilled to be working with ILAC, one of the largest and most prestigious language schools in Canada,” said Julie Wade, Director of English/Language Teaching for OUP Canada. “ILAC is well known for the quality of education and service it delivers. We are excited to be working with this multiple award-winning school.”

OUP will also publish the text for the ILAC Academic Pathway course, with the books offering an integrated approach to teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) based on authentic content for Oxford materials. Additionally, ILAC teachers will receive ongoing professional development training from OUP.

Jonathan Kolber, ILAC Director, said, “Oxford is a globally recognised organisation for the quality of resources they publish. ILAC is excited to merge that resource quality with the ILAC educational knowledge and expertise.”

Meanwhile, ILAC’s Academic Pathway department has announced a new articulation agreement with North Island College (NIC), a community college with four campuses based in Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

International students will be able to enter NIC directly after successful completion of ILAC’s Academic Pathway programme, with no further English test required.

NIC offers around 900 courses across certificate, diploma, degree and post-degree diploma levels, and has onward guaranteed university transfer agreements with a number of universities in BC, including the University of Victoria.

ILAC has partnerships with over 60 post-secondary institutions in Canada.

Matthew Knott
News Editor


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