Overview of Other Programs
English as Second Language (ESL):
To better consolidate and enhance the student’s literacy skills for their future academic and professional development, iLC has developed an ESL course to serve students who expect an English immersion program in the English-speaking countries. In addition to language enhancement, the iLC ESL course also helps its students to internalize the academic language used in the content area.
English Language Arts (ELA):
The English Language Arts course is designed to help students study and improve their language arts in English. The course focuses more on the application of language compared with the ESL course; it also involves reading, writing (composition), speaking, and listening, but requires students to gain an understanding of a variety of texts--both print and nonprint, ranging from fiction, nonfiction, classic, and contemporary works and to make proper analysis. The iLC ELA course is designed to develop decoding skills for a literal comprehension of the English language as well as to help build a holistic view and capability to appreciate western (primarily British and American) literature so as to have their foundations consolidated for future study of humanities and liberal arts.
The Mathematics course is designed to help K-12 students excel in the math subject by aligning the curriculum with that of the students’ school. To better help students understand maths and work out the solutions, the Mathematics course offered at iLC is a combination of Chinese and American math experience as instructors bring together the two different thinking patterns and solutions when coming to specific math problems.
Social Studies :
Designed to familiarize students with the history and inner workings of the major countries of this world, the Social Studies course at iLC features a westernized perspective in viewing the historic, political, and cultural development as well as the ups and downs of the major civilizations. We believe that in this way, students would be better prepared for learning social studies and socializing in the United States.
The iLC Sciences courses are designed to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the basics pertaining to disciplines related to science, including, but not limited to environmental science, geography, physics, biology, chemistry, etc. Within the American context, the course communicates what is deemed as “common sense” to students for their “dock-in” into the academic life in the United States.
Following the MIT motto of “Mind and Hand” (Mens et Manus), the Robotics course at iLC introduces the theoretical foundations as well as the practical operations of Arduino, a soft- and hardware package used for mechanical programming. Beginning with the development of robots and Arduino, this course covers the LED control and modelling, basic coding and automatic obstacle avoidance installations. Receiving instant instruction in designing and assembling, students enjoy learning in practice.
STEM: Python Programming :
The iLC Python Programming course aims to develop students’ basic programming skills for further competitiveness enhancement in study and the workplace. Given the indispensable role Computers have play in people’s everyday life as well as the increasing mainstream inclination towards programming in higher education, iLC thus offers computer programming for students to enjoy coding for fun and for career development in the industry.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) :
The IB DP courses at iLC are designed for students who plan to pursue higher education in the United States or other parts of the world. The IB DP courses offered at iLC include all seven subject areas (studies in language and literature, language acquisition, individuals and societies, science)