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ILI classes are cancelled tonight! Tuesday January 17th

Due to inclement weather ILI’s evening classes are cancelled.

2016: A Year in Review

January Mini Film Festival!

Join ILI at the Parlor Room the last three Mondays in January for some FREE fantastic films focusing on intercultural, immigrant and refugee themes.

More information here.

Donations to ILI’s Free English for Immigrants and Refugees Program are gladly accepted.

CISabroad Volunteers Join ILI for a “Spruce Up” Day!

It was a bit of organized chaos on December 7, when 50 staff members from CISabroad headed to ILI, picked up cleaning supplies and paint brushes, and set to work brightening up ILI’s common spaces and classrooms. In the words of ILI’s Executive Director Caroline Gear, “This is what ILI and community partners like CISabroad are all about!”

CISabroad is a national education-abroad organization that is based, like ILI, in Northampton. And each year, they choose a non-profit group to work with as part of their company’s commitment to teamwork and cultural awareness. This year, CISabroad chose ILI, and the results were outstanding. From painting several walls in the school’s administrative area to washing windows inside and out, cleaning walls and floors, and so much more – CISabroad staff brought their own brand of cheerfulness and diligence to ILI. [Read more…]

¡Viva México!

ILI traveled to Jocotitlan, Mexico to train teachers in OpenBook English.  Teachers in the school Unidad  Educativa Ernesto Peralta learned about the program and then helped their students learn how to navigate OpenBook on their tablets.

 

ILI Partners with Marlboro College

“One of the biggest barriers to international students attending Marlboro College is the high proficiency in English needed to engage in academic scholarship,” says Maggie Strassman, director of international studies. That is changing, following a new partnership with the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI), a Northampton-based, not-for-profit language school promoting intercultural understanding through language instruction. [Read more…]

ILI Earns Highest Ranking From National Accreditation Authority

The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) has certified the International Language Institute (ILI) of Massachusetts through 2021. This five-year accreditation is the highest level bestowed by ACCET, which since 1978 has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority regarding the quality of education and training provided by the institutions that ACCET accredits.

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Part-time Teacher Training Certificate Course starts September 10th!

ILI in partnership with World Learning’s School for International Training are offering an extensive, part-time evening Teacher Training certificate program September 10-December 7th.  Participants learn practical skills and build confidence in teaching in the ESOL language classrooms abroad and in the US.

Study a Language this August!

Conversation-based evening classes in French, German, Italian and Spanish

  • August 2-25
  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • 6-8pm
  • $340

Register Now!

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Award-winning English learner sought language skills to support family

Here’s a wonderful article and video about one of our students in our free English program for area immigrants. Thank you Sarah Crosby at the Daily Hampshire Gazette for this excellent piece and for sharing María Teresa’s story.