English course in Vancouver
One of the top 3 cities worldwide to live in.
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
[+] 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
[+] 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
[+] 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
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?
[+] No matter why you're after an independent accommodation, maybe that was your first choice anyway, or you simply couldn't find anything available through the school... When the time to find a private accommodation comes, there are some tips and tricks that might come in handy. Find out more about the ... >> Read more
[+] Comfortable and spacious accommodation that offers fully furnished bedrooms, making it an ideal choice for groups or students or individual traveling together. Each bedroom is furnished with a comfortable bed, nightstand, and a closet or dresser for storing personal belongings. The rooms are tastefu ... >> 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%
If you are a student aged between 16 and 18 and are seriously interested in our courses, we may accept your enrollment by evaluating your motivation. In this case, you will need to stay with an authorized guardian or with a host family in a single room with half-board (or in a twin room if you are traveling with a peer of the same sex). A signed consent form is also required, and you must arrange round-trip airport transfers if your arrival and departure are scheduled between 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM. For more details or to discuss your specific situation, please do not hesitate to contact us: we are here to help you find the best solution for your study experience.
- 16-172 % 2 %
- 18-2983 % 83 %
- 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.
From your second day, you'll start attending regular classes. The school operates on a 'Double Banking' schedule, where lessons alternate with free periods. Your classes will be in the morning one day and in the afternoon the next, or vice versa. For a visual representation of the Double Banking schedule, please refer to the accompanying timetable image.
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
Visas and travel documents
What requirements are there to study in Vancouver
Do you need a Student Visa?
- NO if staying less than 6 months - generally a Tourist Visa (eTA) is needed. More information and exceptions at the Canadian government website.
- Study Permit required for stays over 6 months.
- Book Your Course in Advance: Plan your course well in advance to ensure availability.
- Medical Insurance: If you don't have medical insurance, you can obtain it through our website.
- Financial Proof: Prepare proof of direct access to sufficient funds to cover your stay, as required by immigration rules.
- Payment: Pay at least 30% of the total package cost (it will be fully refunded if your Visa application is rejected and you notify the school in time).
- Visa Documentation: Await the LoA (Invitation) from your chosen school.
- Visa Interview: Book your visa interview at the respective embassy or consulate.