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LYLI  LIT offers exclusive English and French programs in an engaging environment. Founded upon solid pedagogy, our courses, customized private and semi-private classes as well as our workshops promote the use of effective methods, particularly with respect to language acquisition.

Special emphasis is placed on oral communication not only to develop the student’s verbal agility, but to strengthen all the other language competencies of reading, writing and listening. We aim to help our students increase their power of expression quicker than usual and provide the attention they need. To this end, our mission ensures that classes are small, allowing a maximum of 8 students for regular classes.  

LYLI also provides consulting as well as curriculum design for educational institutions interested in providing quality foreign language programs. In addition to the training we provide teachers, we create workshops for parents and students on the various French programs offered in Ontario, on language acquisition in general, and on life skills such as effective communication, organization and time management. Follow LYLI.  She knows the way!

Descriptions and codes for our courses as well as our private and customized semi-private classes for both French and English can be found below.

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ALT    A Lot of Talk:  Grades 3-5

Do you like to talk? Do you want to keep talking en français after school? Très bien!! This course is ideal if you want to improve your ability to speak French as well as your ability to comprehend authentic spoken French.

FYF   Fix Your French:  Grade 9 Core French

Does more need to be said? Strap yourselves in your seats and hold on tight during this concentrated but very beneficial review of French. This 8 hour quick fix is offered at different times throughout the school year. Alternatively, you can take FYF over the March break. *This course is limited to a  maximum of 5 students per class.

IBE    IB  Encore:  Grades 9 & 10

Are you in the IB Program in Grade 9 or 10 but struggling to keep up with the IB French program expectations? This course is designed just for you! Besides, you don’t want to wait until grade 11 to pick up the pieces when expert support is available now. Come review and tighten key concepts, increase your comprehension and ability to express yourself both in writing and speaking. Your performance in French will improve so much you will want to take a bow.

IBP   IB Prepared (Exam Preparation):  Grades 11 & 12

No, the exam is not easy. It’s challenging to say the least; so, no, you can’t cram for it. But you will get better... with the right preparation!!  IBP is strongly recommended if you are a grade 11 or grade 12 student who is taking IB French Language B and want to increase the quality of your writing. The practical and cultural dimensions of the French language are also reinforced while emphasis is placed on intellectual expression based on the IB French Language B themes. You will  also practice tackling the reading comprehension component of the IB French exam. The overall aim of this course is to equip you with the vocabulary, structures, idiomatic expressions as well as the tools to take two essential components of the IB French exam with confidence. Don’t be scared; be prepared!

ITN    In The News:  Grades 9-12  (Offered in English and French.)

With the primary focus on intellectual expression in French, ITN will equip you with the vocabulary and expressions to discuss “cutting edge” news that’s “making the headlines”. You’ve just seen or read the “latest updates” in French. Did you understand that “the stock market might crash”, somebody was “sued”, “bribed” “blackmailed” or “framed”? The "airplane was highjacked" and so and so was "sacked"... Yes, we will deal with register so you don't bring that street talk into the news room. And, there’s good news too! That “awesome touchdown”, that “landslide victory”, "the glorious sunny day", and "the government is subsidizing more language programs because French learning is on the rise”?! ITN will improve your French language skills as you comment, debate and articulate your opinions on various events around the world with the odd “commercial break”. So “stay tuned” for the “hot off the press” details of all you will gain in this enriching course.

JFT    Just For Teachers (Offered to teachers who have 1-4 years of experience teaching French.)

If you are a relatively new teacher who invested time in learning French and now feel you have no time to hone your own skills, you might enjoy this casual conversation class. We can talk shop, share best practices or whatever you like en français, bien sûr ! Coffee and cookies are provided:)

*For teachers who are currently completing a Bachelor of Education or have been teaching for 4 years or less.

MAD   Moms and Dads

Are you just a bit mad that you spent all that time in French class and can’t really hold a conversation today? It’s time to take back what should have been yours: a decent level of proficiency in one of Canada’ s official languages. *Special rate applies for LYLI’s parents.

MTC   More Than Core (Pre-IB Preparation):  Grades 6-8

Are you planning to enter the IB Program in Grade 9 and take the entrance test that some schools require?

This is the course that will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need as it considers the expectations of the Ontario French curriculum and helps you achieve the level of language required for the Pre-IB test. If you are a Core French student who wants to go beyond your regular French program and increase your confidence in French before you get to Grade 9, this course will put you also on the path to success!

*Students who take all 3 parts of this program complete the requirements for the A2 level according to CEFR. Initial B1 concepts and content are also covered before students exit the program. We recommend you take Part 3 in the fall.

NSF    No Summer School French:  Grade 9 Core

Where will you be this summer when the sun is shining? If you don’t have a good plan to improve your French, NSF can help! Non-sufficient French should no longer be your theme. Instead, start thinking: “No summer school French for me!” The grade 9 Ontario French learning outcomes will be covered so hopefully you can make the grade before summer starts. Then, you can tell your Guidance Department you have enough French in your arsenal now, and to cancel that summer school course you had planned to take!

*You may also wish to sign up for FYF (Fix Your French) offered during March Break.

SOS     Support On Sundays

SOS is a total exam review service we provide because we know your French exam is coming up. If you and a group of classmates in any French Program (Applied, Academic, Extended French or French Immersion) need us to help prepare you for success on exam day, you can book a study room and expert in advance. Get the skills, drills and review to tackle the final challenge of the school year! Phone or email us to book your space, time and coach.  

WTR    Work To Rule:   Grades 9-12

“There’s a glitch in the computer, and I can’t process your application so, I’m going to go shred some paper.” Can you say that in French? It’s time to go way beyond the classroom if you plan to rule the workforce… with your French. From the job interview to the office, from the mail room to the court room, you will learn what it takes to be a professional and rule in the French-working world.


Our March Break Crash Series features two programs: IB Express (IBE) and Fix Your French (FYF).

An Idea is Born

Dear  Students,

We do hope you find a course you like. Although LYLI’s mission is to heighten, widen and deepen your power of expression, transforming you into confident, effective communicators, we are aware that some students’ passion may lie elsewhere. In fact, we encourage you to invest as much time as possible cultivating what you love the most. So, if you just want help getting your credit in French, we have kept you in mind too while designing our courses.  If you need to get away during March break,  you can take this quick fix in April or choose  a longer course like NSF!  *As part of our MBC series, LYLI is also offering 2 sections of IBX (IB Express 1 & 2) for students in Grades 9-10 and 11-12 who are in the IB Program.  


Summer is a great time to hone your French language skills!! 

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FYF  Fix Your French: Grade 9 Core French

Unfortunately, “crash” here does not mean you will be crashing on the couch in front of the T.V. If you’ve left studying until now, there's no time to waste. Strap yourselves in your seats and hold on tight during this concentrated but very beneficial review of French. *This course is limited to a maximum of 5 students per class.

IBX-1, IBX-2    IB Express 1: Grades 9 & 10, IB Express 2: Grades 11 & 12

Hurry up and get on board with this perfect time to tweak your French before you enter the last stretch of the school year. This crash course focuses on filling in grammatical and lexical gaps while equipping you with idiomatic expressions to increase your ability to express yourself more easily and authentically. Reading, writing, listening and speaking are all addressed during the week to improve proficiency overall. 


ETE    Enchanté: Grades 5-7

Are your French conversations not going much beyond bonjour, s’il vous plaît and au revoir ? If so, then the social dimension of your language capacity needs a boost. The primary focus of this course is oral communication within social and practical contexts.

(*Enchanté = Nice to meet you)

IBA     IB Advantage: Grades 6-8

The summer is an excellent time to hone your French language skills and knowledge if you want to ensure a smooth transition and a successful year when you go into the IB French Program in Grade 9. You will be more confident when you enter your French class in September because you took this course, especially if you were unable to take our MTC /Pre-IB course.

IBA+   IB Advantage+: Grades 6-8

If you completed MTC in the winter and spring, then take this course in the summer. Whether you choose Core French, Extended French or the IB Program in Grade 9, you will not only be on track in September, but you will be ahead of the game!

TAF    Tails and​ Fairies: Grades 3-5 (Offered in English and French for ESL and FSL students.)

You can describe your classroom, your house or name some of your favorite animals but can’t describe the “bushy tail” of that sneaky wolf, the deer with those “bedroom eyes”, dumbo’s ears, name the seven dwarfs, goofy, or explain that “the 3 little pigs huffed and puffed until they blew the house down”! Clearly, you haven’t lived... in French. TAF will improve your reading listening and comprehension, build vocabulary and the ability to describe your surroundings more richly so that you can live happily ever after in your French-speaking future. This course is recommended for students who want to go way beyond the expectations of their current French program.

YCS    You Can Sing:   Grades 6-9 (Offered in English and French for ESL and FSL students.)

All your French friends know the popular English songs, but when the French music comes on, all you can do is hum. YCS will expose you to music from a variety of French-speaking singers, build your vocabulary and improve your listening comprehension as well as provide vocal training so you can sing along!


DST, DST-IB Don't Stop Talking

As the title indicates, the sole aim of this class to improve your ability to speak French. While you will most likely leave us breathless, the good news is that this selection is only 30 minutes long unless you are an IB student.   For added intensity, you can book your DST lesson twice a week to get into verbal shape more quickly depending on your French or English language goals. LYLI considers the format and criteria of evaluation for the IB Internal Assessment Oral Component for IB students taking Ab initio or French Language B who register for this course.

CSI    Customized Semi-Private Instruction

Find some friends with similar goals whose level of French or English is close to yours. Tell us what you need and we’ll make it happen! *Our semi-private service is offered to 3 people maximum. We can, however, customize a class for a larger group.

DPI    Discount Private Instruction

Ever tried to diet for a day and expect results? It is more beneficial to book a package of 8 private lessons so we help you achieve your goals -at a discounted rate. 

SPI    Single Private Instruction

Although we are confident we can take you to the next level in our courses, we do understand the need to slip in and out at a more convenient time and understand you might have a very specific need that can be met in one single lesson.  SPI is ideal for students who want to go solo just one time or on an as-needed basis. *No company required.

VPI    Value Private Instruction

VPI is only offered to LYLI’s current students. This is a great supplement to any course you are taking if you need very extra special attention. *No minimum purchase required.


"How Do You Get Them to Speak?"

"Don't Waste Time!"

“Why Choose The IB Program!”

“Let's Get Real!” (Speech Segmentation and Authenticity In Oral Communication)

"The Code For Correction" (Equipping Students With A Tool To Increase Linguistic Accuracy)

“M-Powered to Teach French!”

(The Methods, Materials, Mastery & Motivation)

Workshops are scheduled throughout the year. LYLI also provides training and workshops at your location. Contact us for details.

              " This is the real deal!"

                  - Dr. Gloria Chudnow, Parent