I’m Lorraine Grandjean from Switzerland, and I’ve been in Vancouver for 3 months. I’m in a FCE master class, to prepare the FCE test. We practice everything including grammar, vocabulary, listening, writing and reading. We work with FCE preparation material and do exercises, which are similar to real section in the test. Sometimes i have different types of writing assignments for homework as well as reading assignments. Everything in this class is done to succeed in the test, so we practice the same skills many times to be prepared for the test. I learnt a lot of new words, and some grammar points that I didn’t know before.
My speaking has become better too, because I have to speak English all the time with everyone. I’m better at listening now as well, and I’m able to understand more all the different accents, whether it may be British, Canadian or American. My future plan, is at first, to write the FCE test, and then, maybe in December, I’ll pass the CAE test in Switzerland. I’m still in high school, but I might need these tests to study abroad or work in an international company.
ILSC is a very good school, because I am able to meet a lot of people from different countries, and so I’m able to learn not only a language, but new cultures too! The fact that all students must speak English in the buildings is very good because it helps everyone to improve faster by speaking English a lot.
The staff and the teachers are nice and friendly, so it’s easier to study! Moreover, the activities which are provided are really great, so you can discover Vancouver while you’re studying, I’ve appreciated that, and I’d also recommend this school, because it’s in a beautiful city surrounded by the mountains and the ocean, and the Canadians are very friendly.
ILSC is a big school, and I found it very interesting because it offers you a lot of possibilities of courses and activities as I said before.