Fail-proof ESL Instruction at the London Language Institute
The London Language Institute (LLI) specializes in ESL instruction from high school level to career training. This unique program is located in the small city of London, Ontario and serves as a pathway program to academic success across Canada and beyond.
Studying in a Comfortable Environment
LLI class sizes are kept small at usually nine to ten students, and classrooms are painted with bright colors and have airy, open floor plans. “We want students to feel like they are part of the family,” said LLI Director Paula Medina. “We’ve implemented student suggestions to make the school feel like home.”
It offers the best of both worlds: city life combined with the safety and comfort of a smaller town. Located two hours from Toronto and Niagara Falls, London is the tenth largest city in Canada. It offers a wide array of social and cultural activities, from restaurants and music, to shopping and citywide festivals.
LLI arranges all homestays in comfortable and spacious homes. Families are carefully screened, and the homestay coordinator checks in with students during their studies to ensure a successful placement.
A Fail-proof Lesson Plan
The LLI curriculum features minute-by- minute lesson plans followed by all teachers. This ensures consistency between classes, and top-notch material daily.
Along with this custom-made lesson plan, LLI classes utilize the latest technology along with engaging PowerPoint presentations with audio and images. “We believe that students should not be just staring at books,” said Ms. Medina. “They should be engaged and interacting—with the instructor, the other students, and the material.”
The Pathway Program allows students to obtain a conditional offer of admission through Canadian partner universities before students even begin their classes. LLI Director Justin Wismer stated, “By continuing to develop new pathway partners, we are giving students the choice to study whatever they want and go wherever they want. That’s above and beyond what many programs offer.”
LLI offers prep courses for TOEFL, IELTS, and CAEL, and is an official testing center for TOEFL and CAEL.
Additionally, LLI has a training centre for teacher certification, offering hands-on training for future teachers. A TESOL diploma program is offered to provide existing teachers additional knowledge in the field or for future ESL teachers who want to learn as much as possible before beginning their careers as ESL instructors.
All-inclusive Short-term Programs
Each summer and winter, LLI offers short-term programs for focused study and all-inclusive travel packages. These popular programs attract students from around the world, and have been popular with Brazilian, Mexican, Colombian, Spanish, and Chinese students hoping to combine study with vacation.