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Come to Paradise City Arts Festival and Support ILI!


We are so excited to be the recipient of this year’s Paradise City Arts Festivals (PCAF) silent auction! We hope you can join us Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25. All proceeds from the silent action will go directly towards the Free English Evening Program for Immigrants and Refugees at ILI based in Northampton. [Read more...]

ILI at the IALC conference in Rouen, France


Caroline attended the 2015 IALC Workshop in Rouen and shared ILI’s information with 39 agents from 21 different countries.  With English proficiency much higher now around the world and with all nations increasing English proficiency,  agents are really interested in placing students in programs that will allow their clients to study for a specific purpose.  [Read more...]

ILI’s Executive Director Interviewed on WGBY’s Connecting Point

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In celebration of ILI’s 30 years, Alexis Johnson was interviewed by Connecting Point‘s host, Jim Madigan and talks about the great work that ILI does in Northampton. Alexis’ interview starts at minute 9:20.

ILI Welcomes Paul Smith’s College

ILI and Paul Smith’s College signed a Memorandum of Agreement yesterday making a total of 10 member institutions of higher learning in the University Pathways Program. Qualified students finishing ILIs intensive English Program are granted conditional admission to the school and are exempt from taking the TOEFL test.  In addition, both schools will promote each other when recruiting international students. [Read more...]

Western New England University presents to ILI students

Michelle Kowalsky, Director of International Admissions at Western New England University, talked to international students in the Intensive English Program about the WNE university admissions process. [Read more...]

Cultures Connect with a Purpose at International Language Institute.


ILI is featured in this weeks Business West publication!  A great article about the ILI, its guiding philosophy and its evolution over the last 30 years in Northampton.

In 1984, Alexis Johnson was a language teacher without a job. But she didn’t lack for vision or passion.  Read more

World Language Classes start Jan. 20th!



Valley Gives a Big Success!


We are grateful to live in such a generous area! Valley Gives, a 24-hour e-philanthropy event, raised $2.6 million for 463 area non-profits. We are happy to report the over $2,000 was donated to ILI’s Free English for Immigrants and Refugees Program.

Crossing Borders


ILI invites you to join us for a special showing of the film: CROSSING BORDERS

“Crossing Borders” is a seventy minute documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “The Other” discover themselves.

Wednesday, December 10 


FREE ADMISSION (Valley Gives donations gratefully accepted)

At the PARLOR ROOM32 Masonic Street, Northampton (next to the Woodstar Café)

All Valley Gives Day donations gratefully accepted and go directly to support our Free English Program for area refugees and immigrants.


Book Launch: Playing with a Full Deck


ILI’s own co–founder and Executive Director, Alexis Johnson, celebrates the launch of her book of memoirs on November 12, 2014 at 7PM at Broadside Books on Main Street Northampton. Alexis’ book, Playing with a Full Deck, is a delightfully wise and witty walk through life that strings pearls of wisdom with a rowdy sense of humor.