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  • My journey to distinction
    The title might sound a bit conceited; however, I promise the content you are about to read is not. I have recently received my Delta Module One (M1) test results and thought the journey that led me to it might be worth sharing.
  • Teaching in Canada when English is your L2
    Teaching ESL as a speaker of other languages may be a daunting but rewarding experience. Read on for a take on teaching in Canada.

See what others say about us

What to say about Mel? She is great!!! THE BEST ENGLISH TEACHER I’VE EVER HAD!!! It’s been 9 years since our last class and I still recall and use what she taught me! I had the opportunity to be a student in her class at Wise Up Language School in São Paulo, and, after, as a one-on-one student as she prepared me to travel to London by myself. Things couldn’t have been smoother in my trip. I recommend her classes 100%!!!!

Claudia Steyne – physician – Brazil

My name is Mariia and I was Mel’s student in 2015 at ILAC. I started my journey with a huge fear of speaking; I was scared of making any mistakes. Mel was able to create such a friendly atmosphere so that nobody was scared to make any mistakes. She wouldn’t correct me while I was speaking, rather, she would give me the opportunity to express myself first and only then she would explain my mistakes. It helped me fight my fear of speaking since I understood that nobody would stop me in the middle of the speech, I was always able to finish my thoughts.

Mariia Voitovych – student – Canada

Melissa planned very effective lessons and managed well to put all the techniques seen in the course into practice with confidence. She contributed actively in input and feedback sessions with insightful comments. She is an independent teacher and a pleasure to work with.

Daniella You – Learning and Development Manager – Brazil

Dear Melissa, I just got my IELTS results and it’s 7!!!! 🙂 And I want to thank you so much because I wouldn’t have done it without your help. Thanks again for everything :)!

Faisal – student – Saudi Arabia

What really got me from the start was that we learnt expressions used by real people, not focusing on a book or something like that. For me, it was always easier to learn through conversation, which we would always practice with Melissa. During our classes I had the opportunity to practice speaking on topics that we related to. I remember once we went to a pizza restaurant to practice ordering our food – in English! Melissa and Seven, the school, were super important for my fluency in English today!

Ana Leme – student – Brazil