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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.

Annual Giving Voice Fundraiser, Oct. 22


ILI is excited about its 7th annual Giving Voice Fundraiser for the Free English for Immigrants and Refugees program. The major sponsors for this years event are Baystate Health and Florence Bank as well as SIT Graduate School. [Read more...]

ILI Celebrates 30 Years at the Look Park Garden House

ILI celebrated 30 years of teaching languages and training teachers at the Look Park Garden House. Mayor David Narkewicz presented a proclamation acknowledging the importance of language learning in fostering intercultural understanding. [Read more...]

ILI is turning 30!


Please join us in celebrating 30 years!

Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 5 – 9  at the Look Park Garden House

Tickets:$30* *Proceeds go toward ILI’s capital campaign

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Intensive English Program Video

Check out our latest video….