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Information about the English School in Vancouver
Vancouver offers international students a safe environment, rich in culture, recreation, history, adventure, shopping and entertainment … all in an enchanting scenic city. The language center of Vancouver 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 tastes, and super busy transport stations for access to other parts of the city.
The school has 43 bright and spacious classrooms equipped with Internet access via 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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Each English Course in Vancouver includes:
- Textbooks and supplementary teaching materials
- Extra-curricular activities
- Welcome Event
- Access to Internet and free WiFi
- Insurance provided by Guard.me
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Average number of students per class
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English Courses in VancouverThese are the English Courses available at the school 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
Accommodation in VancouverIf you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in Vancouver, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school
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
Why Vancouver? Some factsSome more information on English Courses in Vancouver
Why take an English Course in Vancouver?
Awarded for 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, its mountains, its parks and its transport network are ideal for lovers of a dynamic life and outdoor activities.
An international environment
Does this English course in Vancouver meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- Students of Ages 18-30 85% 85%
- 30+ 40+ 50+ 15% 15%
Course structureAn overview of lesson times, from the first day
First Day (Monday)
The first day will commence with the registration and reception of students. You would need to arrive at the school for 8.30am, and be sure to have the following with you:
- Health insurance policy (which needs to cover you for your entire duration of your stay)
- Letter of acceptance
- Study permit (if your course is 6 months or longer)
At about 9am, there will be short language test – nothing to worry about – but it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar language level to yours.
(Note that during peak season – Jul, Aug, Sept – registration and reception may take as long as 3 hours due to the large number of students attending).
After the test, there will be an orientation session where you will receive information about the school, lesson times, activities, accommodation, transport and so on. The legislation around your study permits (if you require one) will be explained, and you will receive a Welcome Pack and mini-tour of the school. Depending on the course you have selected (General, Intensive or Semi – Intensive ), you may start classes immediately after this, or the following day.
On the first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Vancouver, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Vancouver for adults, 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).
From Tuesday onwards…
By the second day, you’ll start to follow your course schedule. During the week you will alternate between two different teachers , then you will have the opportunity to compare different types of pronunciation. On the first Wednesday of your course, your teachers will provide you with the textbooks and any other teaching materials that you may need to utilise during your lessons/ course.
Useful tips for your stay in VancouverTake a look at the suggestions from locals!
Study English in Canada
Identity documents, medical care, and more. Before you start your course, make sure to read the information on the page: requirements.
Do not miss
- Anthropology Museum
- Stanley Park
- Whistler Mountain
- Granville Island
- Capilano Suspension Bridge
- Chinatown (the largest in Canada)
- Ferry trip to Victoria
- Hiking, skiing, snowboarding
- Whale watching!
Cost of living in Vancouver
- 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
Getting around in Vancouver
The price of tickets for public transport varies depending on time of day, day of week and distance of the trip. Vancouver is divided into 3 areas of transit. A single ticket costs C$2.50 (if you stay within one area), C$3.75 (if you move between the two areas), C$5.00 (if you move between the three zones). A monthly pass for public transport costs C$81 (if you stay within a zone), C$110 (for two zones), C$151 (three zones). Take a look at this site if you would like to know more!
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