English course in Vancouver
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Information on the English School in Vancouver
Vancouver offers international students a safe environment rich in culture, history, adventure, shopping and entertainment … all in an enchanting scenic city. The language centre is located right in the very heart of the city, a few minutes walk away from Yaletown and Chinatown.
The school is surrounded by local shops, cafes, tourists attractions that will appeal to anybody’s taste, and excellent transport links to other parts of the city.
The school has 43 bright and spacious classrooms equipped with internet access and free Wi-Fi. There are individual study areas, and you will also have access to one of the 25 computer stations available to students at the school. During your breaks, you may wish to venture out to the nearby Stanley Park or Glanville Island, which attracts many international artists and tourists strolling along the marinas.
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Choose your English course in Vancouver
General, Semi Intensive or Intensive English Course in Vancouver
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Vancouver and other nearby destinations! >> Read more
English for Work in Vancouver for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Vancouver. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more
English in the City in Vancouver
[+] This practical English Course is well-structured and grants you the opportunity to explore the language whilst discovering what the city has to offer. This formal approach, combined with the informal, provides a basis on which to begin practicing English in everyday life. You will be starting conversations in no time! The English ‘In the City’ Course delivers a stimulating environment for students. >> Read more
IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Vancouver
[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Vancouver
[+] To make the most of your studying in Vancouver you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
TOEFL Exam Preparation Course in Vancouver
[+] The TOEFL Preparation Course has no fail mark, but does evaluate the level of English of the candidate. The certificate is valid for 24 months after completion. It is a world-renowned qualification to obtain, and the average proficiency of those who take the test are among Intermediate and Advanced levels. >> Read more
CAE Exam Preparation Course in Vancouver
[+] The CAE Preparation Course combines the best methods and approach targeted to help you obtain the CAE. Teachers are qualified Cambridge ESOL professionals and will aim to guide you throughout your course. They will endeavour to help you with the four test areas, using sample test from previous exams! >> Read more
FCE Exam Preparation Course in Vancouver
[+] The FCE Preparation Course differs from the traditional English Courses and allows you to focus your learning specifically towards the achievement of the FCE, using materials that are based on past exams. Teachers provide you with a planned programme of study, with performance being monitored closely in order to provide you with the best possible support in areas that require improvement. >> Read more
CPE Exam Preparation Course in Vancouver
[+] Designed by experts in the field, the CPE Preparation Course delves into great detail about the roots of the language itself, with a focus on key areas such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will learn a number of techniques that will allow you to complete the four areas of evaluation, all under the guidance of qualified professionals, along with real exam simulations. >> Read more
Certify your study stay in Vancouver
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
Viva Tower - Residence
[+] This is a new residence offering breath-taking views of downtown historic Vancouver. A limited number of apartments also offer mountain and ocean views. Each apartment has 2/3 single rooms and 2 twin rooms, a kitchen, a very bright and spacious living area and 2 shared bathrooms. >> Read more
Living - Residence
[+] This modern accommodation option offers you a sense of community and a great opportunity to meet new people and share experiences. Each studio enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding city and is equipped with a kitchenette complete with fridge, stove top, microwave and sink, as well as the necessa ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Vancouver
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Vancouver
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
Credited with being one of the top three cities in the world to live by the New York Times, it’s not hard to understand why Vancouver is so appealing. This spectacular city is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain chain. Its beaches, mountains, parks and transport network are ideal for lovers of a dynamic life and outdoor activities.
Vancouver easily earns its reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, surrounded by the sea and hugged by soaring mountains. As the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada, is a bustling urban center and widely considered to be Canada’s culinary and cultural capital. With four-star seafood restaurants, a lively Asian dining scene, and farm-to-table establishments, your Vancouver trip will give you the chance to sample the world of delicious eating options.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- KOREAN24 % 24 %
- BRAZILIAN22 % 22 %
- SWISS14 % 14 %
- JAPANESE12 % 12 %
- OTHER12 % 12 %
- COLOMBIAN7 % 7 %
- MEXICAN4 % 4 %
- TURKISH3 % 3 %
- TAIWANESE2 % 2 %
- SAUDI ARABIAN3 % 3 %
- GERMAN2% 2%
Here the age groups at the English school in Vancouver:
- 18-2985 % 85 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+15% 15%
Structure and timetable of English course in Vancouver
First day in Vancouver
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Vancouver students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Vancouver , the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Vancouver , suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Vancouver
Not to be missed!
- Anthropology Museum
- Stanley Park
- Whistler Mountain
- Granville Island
- Capilano Suspension Bridge
- Ferry trip to Victoria
- Hiking, skiing, snowboarding
- Whale watching
How to get around Vancouver
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- Big Mac meal C$7,50
- Sandwich C$5,00
- Can of Coca Cola C$1,50
- Coffee in a cafe C$2,00
- 1 litre of milk C$2,50
- 2 litre of water C$2,50
- Loaf of bread C$2,00
- 2 course meal in an average restaurant C$12-C$16
- SIM card C$10-C$30
- Cinema C$9-C$15
- Club entrance C$10-C$15