Our Staff

Our Staff



Our Trainers

ILSC is accredited through Languages Canada, which requires all its instructors and trainers to have TESL Canada certification. All our trainers have, therefore, been trained to teach English and a second or foreign language to adults.

Our hiring process begins with the requirements of our governing bodies; University degree and TESL certification. Our trainers are also supported through our organization to take part in annual professional development; both in-house workshops and at approved centres, are observed on a regular basis and given feedback to improve on their methods.

ESL Program

Minimum qualifications for teachers of English as a Second Language at ILSC include fluency in English; a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution; a certificate in teaching English as a second language (e.g. TESL, CELTA, DELTA, etc.) OR a Master’s degree in TESOL, Education, Linguistics, or  a related subject; a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages; an understanding of communicative and student-centered teaching methodologies.

Foreign Language Program

Minimum qualifications for teachers of Foreign Languages at ILSC include fluency in the language of instruction; a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution; a certificate in teaching languages OR a Master’s degree in the language of instruction, Education, Linguistics, or a related subject OR a teaching credential in the language of instruction; a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a teacher of the language of instruction to speakers of other languages; an understanding of communicative and student-centered teaching methodologies.



Meet the Program Directors



ILSC-Montréal: Jean-Philippe Sauret

Jean-Philippe Sauret started as a French and English Corporate trainer in Japan in 2006. Originally from France, Jean-Philippe has come to call Montreal home having immigrated to Canada years ago. He worked and taught for various companies in Japan, France, Algeria and Canada. In June 2011 he became the Corporate Training Director of ILSC-Montreal. His extended corporate training experience as a teacher helps him to understand exactly what your issues are with oral and written communication.

ILSC-San Francisco: Jeannie Buso

Jeannie

Jeannie Buso has been a certified educator since 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and International Development from McGill University. She has also earned her Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge. Jeannie began her teaching career at ILSC-Montreal, and transferred to ILSC-San Francisco in 2010, where she works as the Academic Program Director. She is passionate about professional development and is excited to support Organizations and Professionals to reach their language training objectives!

ILSC-Toronto: Katrin Faridani

Katrin has been with ILSC since 2008, and in the field of corporate training and language teaching for over a decade. A life-long language learner herself, Katrin focuses on communicative language teaching, and creates courses for her clients that range from every day and survival language skills to content based instruction including legal English and French.
Katrin has not only worked as an English instructor and examiner herself in Asia and Europe, but has done corporate training for numerous large corporations in Toronto. She is a trained Cambridge examiner and works with a number of international proficiency examinations as examiner and trainer.