Lucia Shizue – Brazil/Japan

I learned more than I expected from my study. I am not familiar with technology and every time that I had problems with it, my teacher and classmates helped me a lot. Before starting the course I was a little afraid about the teacher, classmates and how it will work. But, after it started, I felt relieved because my teacher is very kind and she explains the content in an interesting and clear way, easy to follow. Classes in my time zone were at night, from 9pm to 1:30am, and there was not a single class that I felt bored. The teacher was always interested in how we were feeling during the class. In my opinion, this was an important point for my performance in the course.

Susana – Colombia

I would like to thanks HLIC for the opportunity of taking these amazing (online) classes. Teacher Cheryl was very friendly, fun, and very clear in her explanations. Also, I enjoyed meeting people from other countries, which made the experience more interesting. Classes' content is very helpful you learn so much in a very short time.

Jorge – Mexico

HLIC was a really amazing experience because I improved my English and my teachers were always there to help me. I really enjoyed studying in HLIC. All the staff were always smiling, so I feel like it is a little family. Thank you HLIC!

Shimizu – Japan

At HLIC I made many wonderful friends from many countries such as Colombia, Mexico, China, and Korea. I was a little worried whether I can speak English with my new friends because in Japan I didn’t have much chances to speak in English. However I noticed that we can communicate if we have strong feelings that I want to tell or share things with others, even if my English skills are not perfect. I shouldn't be afraid of making mistakes even if I don’t know the English grammar and pronunciation. It's the way to learn!

Rob Ruscel – Brazil

The time that I was studying in the school was a significant learning experience that I will carry for my entire life. At this school I could find cozy study rooms, attentive and patient teachers, fun activities and that the best method to learn English is to practice day by day. Halifax Language Institute of Canada was not only a school for me, it was a second home, because I felt comfortable and confident to learn and practice English.

Gang Luo – China

I studied at HLIC for 2 months, I was in UBP class which is for students who is about to enter university. The course focuses on academic writing and reading. After I completed my semester, my writing skill has been significantly improved. My instructor taught me how to write a thesis statement and how to make an essay well-structured which was quite useful for my later university study. In addition, the outdoor activities that we had every week gave us the opportunity to experience and understand the local culture. Also, all the staff in HLIC tried their best to help us dealing with culture shock, so we were able to be more adaptive living in Halifax. Other than that, I really appreciate that HLIC found me the perfect homestay. It is well-located, the transportation is good. My host family was really nice, not only did they help me with my daily life, such as cooked me authentic Canadian food, but treated me like a family and had me involved in their life. Though I moved out after I entered university, we stay in touch. They invite me to dinner from time to time, we built a really good connection. I love my homestay family. Overall, HLIC has brought me unforgettable memories and experiences, I love everything there, and I cherish all the connections that I have with it.

Shabnam – Iran

It was such a pleasing experience to me, taking a UBP course in HLIC. I had a great chance to meet students from other parts of the world, getting to know their cultures and communicate with them throughout the two-month UBP course. Teachers and other HLIC team members were dedicated and helpful to cater my educational needs. They helped me to improve my reading, writing and critical thinking skills as well as all the methods of academic research and essay-writing that are needed later on when I step into college. I have found UBP as stepping stones to my future success and recommend it to anyone who is going to further study in university or college. Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you, HLIC team members!

Philip – Germany

The Business English Class at HLIC was the best English class I've ever had. It was a really great experience. The classes are very small and the atmosphere is very warm. The teachers are well prepared and do really care about you. It's very personal and customized. I can highly recommend Halifax city and HLIC for English classes in Canada.

Saito – Japan

I love Halifax, the nature is so amazing, I went to lakes, beaches, and Peggy’s Cove, I love it so much! Also, I’m surprised and impressed by HLIC, everyone here is so respectful to others as well as other culture. [At HLIC] I noticed the importance of dialogue that made me realize some new perspectives and cultural differences. Seeing things from different direction lead me to broaden my viewpoints. Learning in Canada, a diverse country, I discovered that people in this country value the idea of respecting others. They enjoyed the interaction with various kinds of people by changing “differences” that lies between different cultures into “learning new things.”

Sebnem – Turkey

It is a very beautiful experience for me to come to this school. I have had very happy times with the people here and I have been very nice friends alike. I have been so happy here. I learned many things about language but not only language I had very diverse experiences. Thank you for everything HLIC.

Yura Choi – Korea

I took pathway programs at HLIC from May to end of June 2016. Even I was there for a short period, I can tell and guarantee that HLIC is the right place to achieve your goals in learning English. During the time, I have learned so much from them such as how to write an essay and how to make a successful presentation. Those experiences helped me a lot in my school life. I am currently in my last semester at the college and I think the time at HLIC has made me where I am now.

Zhixin Kon – China

Time flies. It has been over one year since I graduated from HLIC. In this year, I’m studying in NSCAD university and I often contacted Charlotte when I met writing problems. She is my best teacher and friend. She has given me a lot of help. We often care about each other’s life, whether it is learning or work. We are good friends. During the six months of studying in HLIC, what impressed me most was that teachers live with us like friends. Remember to have an outdoor activity once a week to help students learn about Canada and Halifax. One of the deepest impressions was that Jordan took us to the public park and let us communicate with the local people. In order to exercise our speaking and better integrate into local life. Because of this activity, I also made a Canadian friend. Each teacher is very responsible and patient. I feel full and happy every day at our language school.

Nianhua Liu – China

I have learned a lot of academic knowledge related to my future university study, for example, APA format and I also learned how to write academic essays and how to use kinds of resources around us, such as libraries and some useful search engines. Charlotte helps me a lot. She is really more than a qualified teacher. she is a perfect teacher. She always makes full preparations for her classes and corrects our homework carefully. I love Charlotte and her classes. Presentation is not easy for me, but Charlotte helps me a lot, which makes me be able to complete a good presentation. All of those we have learned from HLIC, I believe, will be very helpful in our upcoming study in high school or university. Another thing I want to mention is Student of The Month. That is definitely an encouragement to me because that is to recognize and honor my efforts. It's really a surprisin reward because in China we usually choose to encourage and reward children, not the adults, especially when children and adults are both candidates. Thanks for your decision ;)

Tuan Nghia Hoang – Vietnam

Last summer, I had an opportunity to study in Halifax Language Institute of Canada (HLIC) for one month. I think this Institute, located right in the heart of the City is really good if you want to improve your English skills such as reading, writing, listening and speaking. People here are incredibly friendly and kind. Overall, if you want to enhance your English & discovering Halifax city besides the class, this Language Institute will be the best choice in this very beautiful city.

Wei Chen Du – China

I studied in the University Bridging Program at Halifax Language Institute of Canada for three months. At HLIC students and teachers are like a family. Every student is very friendly to each other; we became good friends quickly. Teachers know each student very well, so they can make a customized teaching plan for everyone. For example, my teacher Seonaid always asks me and other students what we want to practice, and then she always gives us extra exercises to do. Therefore, my English has truly improved a lot. I do enjoy the time that I have spent at this school.

Ahmad Marghani – Libya

Halifax Language Institute of Canada is my favorite school. I'm a physician, so I needed to master the language in order to get my license. This school guided me to achieve my IELTS goal. It has well qualified teachers who touched my weaknesses and met my needs. Furthermore, the school provides a spectacular environment that makes the learning process enjoyable and well mannered. I am grateful for the day I knocked the door of this school. Thanks HLIC.

Jiashu Li

I like this language school very much. I remember when I first came to Canada, I was asked for a credit card, but I didn't understand, fortunately, the Chinese beside me helped me, it made me feel very embarrassed. When I first time order at a fast food restaurant, all I can do is point to the picture and tell them which one I want. My English used to be very poor. I am afraid of communicating with foreigners, but in this language school, all the teachers are very amiable and patient. They will listen to you carefully and correct your grammar and pronunciation. They also encourage you to speak English as much as possible and communicate with them even after class. At the same time, teachers also took us to experience all kinds of Canadian life and let us really integrate into the local culture. Through my study here, I gradually became confident and began to communicate with foreigners easily. Because I have learned English, I have made friends from different countries, which made me understand the culture of different countries and expanded my world. The study in this language school is very easy and happy, the time also passes very quickly, I cannot feel the pressure on the study, only feel my English has been promoted unconsciously. I love HLIC!

Ramtin – Iran

I think HLIC is the best place to improve your English skills and make good friends. Even after graduation, they help you, for everything. Thank you, Jason, my teacher, and all the management team, thank you so much HLIC.

Nianhua Liu, Parent- China

I want to express my gratitude for your help to my son Nick. Nick spent really good days in HLIC and he benefited a lot during the days in HLIC. With the help of you and teachers in HLIC, Nick is able to speak English much more fluently and he has learned some Canadian history, art, traditional culture and so on. Nick also makes good friends with Ali, Steve and he loves his teachers.

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