About Us | Summer/Winter Camp | Language Programs |Schedule | Location | Contact Us


Our Kindergarten Class


Chinese Story Telling Contest


Our Teachers



About JL International Centre (J.L.I.C.)

JL International Centre (J.L.I.C.) is located in the scenic city of Niagara Falls with the Metropolis of Toronto as its neighbour. The Centre promotes international exchange programs for North American universities and institutions with other overseas organizations. Being situated near the US-Canadian border, the centre is an easy 1-day travel access to the capitols, financial and trading focal points of USA and Canada.

J.L.I.C. can handle language training and cross-cultural programs in economics, commerce, finance, trade, and tourism. With the heightened global interest in learning Chinese, the centre provides fundamental Chinese language courses, Chinese conversation for commerce and other professional applications. There are also classes for ESL and HSK (Chinese language proficiency) as well as the training for language instructors. The Centre has the vision of nurturing globally oriented professionals.






The goal of the camp is to provide a natural English language and cultural environment for overseas students whose first language is not English. In order to get students exposed to the Canadian culture and its people, JL International Centre will arrange for the students to stay with friendly Canadian families, and will organize a variety of cultural activities and field trips. Experienced instructors will teach English, and introduce one to Canadian culture by taking students to the various local historical and cultural sites. After the camp, students will return to their home country with lasting impressions of the country, improved English, and a better understanding of Canada and its people. 

Niagara Falls Camp


Day 1 Arrive in Niagara Falls
Day 2 Welcome and first class
Day 3 9:30-12:30 p.m. Class; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Visit to a public library/sightseeing
Day 4 9:30-12:30 p.m. Class; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Ballroom Dance at the community centre.
Day 5 9:30-4:30 p.m. Visiting local historical sites
Day 6 A day tour of the Niagara Falls area
Day 7 9:30-12:30 p.m. Class; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Outing to a movie theatre
Day 8 A day tour of Toronto and the CN Tower
Day 9 9:30-12:30 p.m. Class; 2:00-5:30 p.m. Visit to the Royal Ontario Museum 
Day 10 9:30-12:30 p.m. Class; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Visit to Universtity of Toronto
Day 11 9:30-12:30 p.m. Class; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sightseeing
Day 12-14 Three day tour to Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City.
Day 15 9:30-11:00 a.m. Class; 11:00-4:30 p.m. Dinner with local families
Day 16 9:30-12:30 p.m. Class; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Visit to Universtity of Waterloo 
Day17 9:30-12:30 p.m. Class; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Visit to a shopping center and book stores 
Day 18 9:30-12:30 p.m. Class; 1:30-4:30 p.m. Play volleyball with local teams
Day 19 Ski Trip (Summer Camp – BBQ & Field Trip)
Day 20 Certificate presentation and farewell
Day 21 Leave for Toronto

Evening optional activities: play basketball in the College gym; ballroom dancing; concerts in the campus theatre; or local walks and other events in the Falls area.


Total: US$ 2500/person (include: Tuition Fee, Travel, Admission and Accommodation Fees and Health Insurance, and a non-refundable Application fee of US$ 100)

Note: Students are responsible for the two-way air tickets to and from Toronto. 




Language Programs

The mission of JL International Centre (J.L.I.C.) is to promote Chinese culture and multiculturalism in Canada.

We teach students Chinese language  through classroom instructions, activities, and other extracurricular events. We aim to provide an innovated Chinese language program through our Chinese classes and private language tutors. With our experienced instructors, students will not only be learning Chinese and enjoying our Chinese tutoring service, but also learn about the business aspects of Chinese culture and explore opportunities in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. we believe we can better serve the growing demand for Chinese classes in Greater Toronto Area.

J.L.I.C. has developed a series of Chinese programs, which is systematically designed and able to meet the different needs of learners from different age groups. Classes are conducted by using educational games, class activities and through teamwork. We focus on motivating students' incentive to learn so that they will become actively involved in class activities and enthusiastic in learning Chinese.

We hire experienced instructors with high qualifications in teaching Chinese. We offer Cantonese  and Mandarin classes, the two major Chinese dialects used in Ontario. We also teach students how to recognize traditional Chinese characters and simplified ones.

Beginning from September 2004, we also operate a range of interest classes such as French and English courses for both adults and children.  Our Math and English Talent Classes are likewise welcome by parents who desire to raise the potential levels of their children.

J.L.I.C. Chinese Programs:

J.L.I.C. Chinese offers two systematic teaching courses:

  • Adult/teen group lessons

  • Children ( 6- 14 yrs old) group lessons.

All group-lessons are divided into three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

1) Beginner class

The students in this class will learn Chinese basics including; Pinying, tones, character recognition, basic Chinese writing strokes, Chinese character typing, dictionary use, and conversational skills.

2) Intermediate class

Students with 2~3 years of Chinese language education will learn to read and write short journals and make presentations in Chinese on selected topics. The students will have classes in Chinese culture, history and geography through written and multimedia materials.

3) Advanced class

Students with at least 5 years of Chinese language education will develop further language proficiency in Chinese. Based on a solid understanding of Chinese culture, history and geography, the students will present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience on a variety of topics, and demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparison of the Chinese language with their native language. They will be able to express themselves by utilizing strong Chinese skills of  “how, what and when” in fluent Chinese. It will lay a solid language foundation for their future work and study in the target language environment.

Children ( 6- 14 yrs old) group lessons:

This program is especially designed for the middle school students who do not attend any Chinese based after-school programs. The teaching standard will be same as the adult program, but with adaptive methods specifically targeting the needs of the age group. 
These programs will require 3-5 years depending on students’ performance. The students are highly encouraged to have a minimum of 2 hrs of class and 2-4 hrs a week of practice at home. For the students who plan to take AP Chinese in high school, the adult/teen program is highly recommended.

Business Chinese Program

We not only help you to master Chinese language, but also help you to

  • Become familiarized with your Chinese customers - We tailor our language instruction so that you will become familiar with Chinese customers' expectations, their concerns, their needs, as well as insights from local competitors.

  • Manage Chinese employees more effectively - Our customized program allows you to communicate more effectively with Chinese employees by incorporating Chinese corporate customs and business cultures into yours, as well as advice on interpersonal relationships between friends and employees.

  • Communicate powerfully in China - Communications in Chinese business culture are not undertaken as directly as is done in a North American business setting. Our instructors will teach you ways to communicate confidently in China.

    All the instructors at J.L.I.C. are announcers at Chinese radio or television stations both in Canada and in China, and their pronunciation is standard and flawless. In addition, as journalists and announcers, they are experts about Chinese culture and public relations in China. 

AP Chinese Program & SAT II Prep Program

The College Board, which offers talented high school students a chance to earn college credits, announced it will offer an Advanced Placement program in Chinese language and culture. 

The first AP Chinese Language and Culture courses will be offered worldwide in the fall of 2006, followed by the exam in May of 2007. 

The AP Chinese Exam will assess students' interpersonal communication skills, their abilities to present and interpret language in spoken and written forms, and their functional familiarity with Chinese culture.

"Our education system needs to respond to an increasingly interconnected global economy and to the growing cultural diversity in the United States," said College Board President Gaston Caperton, speaking Friday at a Washington news conference. 

The AP Chinese Language and Culture course and examination is based on Mandarin/Putonghua Chinese.

The exam will provide its questions using both traditional and simplified characters, enabling students with knowledge of either type of characters to take the exam. Similarly, student responses using either set of characters will be accepted.

The advance placement program allows high school students to pursue college-level studies, offering 34 courses and exams in 19 subjects. Depending on their performance, students can earn college credits or placement into advanced classes. 

More than 1 million students at more than 14,000 high schools took at least one advanced placement exam in the past year. 

Writing and Speaking Program

Private tutoring will be available for any student who has special needs.  Special arrangements are required with some flexibility of times and dates.







Summer: July to August
Fall: September to January
Spring: February to June




207-80 Acacdia Ave. 2nd Floor
Markham, Ontario 
L3R 4X3

TEL: 647-827-0101




Course Level Date & Time

Business Chinese Program

- Become familiarized with your Chinese customers

- Manage Chinese employees more effectively

- Communicate powerfully in China

Weekday Class:
(Monday, Wednesday)
7:00pm - 9:00pm
(Tuesday, Thursday)
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Weekend Class:
1:00pm - 5:00pm

AP Chinese Program

SAT II Prep Program

-  High School levels 
( Traditional/Simplified 
Mandarin classes)
Summer Day Time:
Tue. & Thur. 
9:00am ~12:00pm 
Wed. & Fri. 
9:00am ~12:00pm 

Summer Night Time:
Tue. & Thur. 
6:30pm ~9:30pm 
Wed. & Fri. 
6:30pm ~9:30pm 

Summer Weekend:
Sat. 9:30am ~ 3:30pm

Fall Semester:
Sept. ~ Dec.

Tue. 7:00pm ~9:00pm 
Wed. 7:00pm ~9:00pm 
Thur. 7:00pm ~9:00pm 

Sat. 1:00pm ~ 5:00pm



JL International Centre (J.L.I.C.)’s Toronto Campus is located at 80 Acadia Avenue, Suite 207, Markham, Ont., (Steeles and Warden) business area. Many world-renowned companies such as IBM, Bank of Montreal, Sprint Canada, and so forth surround J.L.I.C..

T.T.C. (Toronto Transit Commission) operates at frequent intervals to and from the Campus area. 






JL International Centre (J.L.I.C.)

Acadia Ave, 2nd Floor
Markham, Ontario
L3R 9V1, Canada

Chinese School Principal : Jane Li
Direct Dial: 416-225-7922
Tel: 647-827-0101
Email: info@jlicentre.com





  Copyright © 2005 JL International Centre