Halifax Language Institute of Canada is a dynamic English school located in Halifax, the capital city of Canada’s easternmost province, Nova Scotia, and in Mi’Kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
We provide authentic and experiential language learning opportunities that will improve students proficiency, confidence, fluency, and accuracy, so that they may better reach their goals in a personal, academic, and/or professional capacity. Community outreach, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice are at the core of our values, and practiced within our curriculum.
Our professional, caring and highly qualified teachers will go the extra mile to help you reach your language goals. Beyond the classroom, you’ll experience the rich culture, long history and breathtaking nature of our province through exciting field trips and activities
Our mission is to provide students with unique communication programs that improve their confidence, fluency and accuracy in English. We strive to equip our students with the skills to thrive personally, academically and professionally.
Our students learn in a student-centered classroom environment where each student’s unique strengths, preferences and learning style are recognized and valued. Students are also taught through a task-based learning approach which allows them to practice their language skills in real-life situations, visiting sites in the city and engaging with the local community. We prioritize collaborating with various nonprofits throughout the province through volunteerism and fundraising, ensuring our students feel a sense of connectedness with their new home, beyond the school setting. The combination of these methodologies help students feel empowered about their education, living abroad, and positive about the language learning process.
HLIC VALUES DIVERSITY
At HLIC we understand and support students from all backgrounds. Our teachers and staff come from diverse backgrounds and we ensure that the school environment is welcoming to students of all religious and cultural identities. We are LGBTQ+ supportive.
Halifax is a safe and historic city. Our school is on Spring Garden Road, a bustling main street home to some of the city’s best pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques as well as cultural festivals and parades. Highlights within easy walking distance of the school include Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Central Library, St. Mary’s Basilica, The Oval, The Halifax Commons, Halifax Citadel and the Halifax Metro Centre Click here for more information about Halifax.