English school in Calgary: OHC Calgary

From 500.- CAD
approx 325.- EUR
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Key points

  • Clean and safe city, only 1 hour from the Rockies, real Canadian countryside
  • Quality school and experienced teachers
  • Beautiful location and staff that feels like family
  • Excellent activities programme

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
ratings
68 authentic opinions

Our partner language school enjoys a central location in Calgary, close to Stampede Park and 17th Avenue, with its numerous pubs and shops. You'll learn English in bright and spacious classrooms and make use of the school's large book and DVD library, media room, computer lab and study room for your individual study. Additionally, a private computer conference room is available to students wishing to speak directly to the school’s counselors in their native language. During breaks, you'll be able to relax and socialise with the other international participants in the student lounge with table football and outdoor patio. There is also a kitchen and a cafeteria on site. After class, be sure to visit the chocolate factory located opposite the school: tours are free!

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  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 500.-
(about EUR 330.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:50 + 12:30-13:20 (Options: Pronunciation, Vocabulary; examples subject to change)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, full board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
500
970
990
2
810
1505
1545
3
1120
2040
2100
4
1430
2575
2655
6
1930
3525
3645
8
2510
4555
4715
12
3720
6665
6905
16
4560
8405
8725
24
6530
12175
12655
Extra week (24+)
260
485
505
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 530.-
(about EUR 350.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:50 + 12:30-14:20 (Options: Grammar Doctor, Pronunciation, Vocabulary; examples subject to change)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, full board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
530
1000
1020
2
870
1565
1605
3
1210
2130
2190
4
1550
2695
2775
6
2110
3705
3825
8
2750
4795
4955
12
4080
7025
7265
16
5040
8885
9205
24
7250
12895
13375
Extra week (24+)
290
515
535
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 550.-
(about EUR 363.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:50 + 12:30-15:20 (Options: Academic Writing, English through Music, Everyday English; examples subject to change)
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, full board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
550
1020
1040
2
910
1605
1645
3
1270
2190
2250
4
1630
2775
2855
6
2230
3825
3945
8
2910
4955
5115
12
4320
7265
7505
16
5360
9205
9525
24
7730
13375
13855
Extra week (24+)
310
535
555
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 CAD
Guardianship fee (under 18 y.o.) (compulsory) 105 CAD
Extra night with host family (full board) 50 CAD
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room) 60 CAD
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room) 50 CAD
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 70 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (17.06 - 12.08.2018) 35 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 130 CAD

Other accommodation options

Shared apartment, double room, no meals (Student house)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

68 students gave their opinion about this school

30 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, April – May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
School (3.5 / 5)
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
School highlights
« Sehr engagierte Lehrkräfte. Schule ist relativ zentral gelegen. »
Top tips
« Crossiron Shopping Mall, Ausflug nach Banff, Glenbow Museum in Calgary »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es hat sehr viele Asiaten, vorallem von Südkorea, jedoch sprechen diese alle Englisch, was das Zusammensein sehr angenehm macht. Die Gastfamilie war einfach nur super. Sie sind sehr freundlich und nahmen sich Zeit mit mir zu reden und mir Orte zu zeigen.
4 weeks, March – April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, da ich längere Zeit kein Englisch gesprochen habe, war es für mich nicht einfach wieder in diese Fremdsprache zu wechseln. Jetzt fühle ich mich beim Sprechen und Schreiben sehr viel sicherer. »
School highlights
« Die Lehrer haben sich immer Zeit genommen und die verschiedenen Punkte genauer erklärt wenn man etwas mal nicht auf Anhieb verstanden hat. »
Top tips
« Freizeitaktivitäten sollten jedenfalls besucht werden! So lernt man die anderen Schüler kennen und findet tolle Orte. »
27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, October – November 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, June – August 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
35 years old - France
/ 5
5 weeks, December 2016 – January 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Studenten-WG war sehr zentral gelegen. Jeden Tag gab es eine andere Aktivität.
3 weeks, August – September 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Die Schule war sehr zentral gelegen. Neben der Schule gabs gleich ein Supermarkt und einen Starbucks. Ideal um über Mittag etwas zu essen zu holen. Kleine Klasse auf dem Advanced Level. Sehr nette Lehrkräfte »
Top tips
« Calgary Tower, Chicken Wings Night, Crossiron Mills Shopping Mall, »
28 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, April – July 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Es ist eine kleine Schule in der man alle (durch die Aktivitäten) kennenlernt und so auch auserhalb der Schule dinge unternimmt. Ich fühlte mich wie in einer grossen Familie. Es hat mir sehr viel Spass gemacht, denn auch die Lehrer sind top. Und auch sie wurden zu meinen Freunden, ich vermisse die Schule und die Leuten jetzt schon. »
30 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, January – February 2016
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, voyage 100 % pour la pratique de l'anglais. »
31 years old - Spain
/ 5
Muy agradable, con muy buenos profesores, una gran experiencia con un gran equipo. Muy bien las clases con un numero correcto de alumnos y un profesorado bien preparado y muy atento. Steve muy simpatico y atento a todo lo que necesitaba, no me ha faltado asesoramiento en ningún momento y ese punto se agradece.
2 weeks, January 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Estas todo el día escuchando y hablando ingles, los primeros días es mas complicado pero luego ya te acostumbras a escuchar todo en ingles y entiendes casi todo sin apenas esfuerzo. »
School highlights
« Cercanía del personal, es una escuela pequeña y eso me gusta y todos muy agradables. »

Testimonials

Céline Granger
Céline Granger
OHC, Calgary
Duration: 12 weeks

Canada is very beautiful!!! There are a lot of very nice landscapes! You can always discover new things!!! The people are all very kind as well. One of my best experiences in Calgary was my trip to Lake Louise and Banff with Cédric! The nature was beautiful! Meet new people at the school is also a very good experience!!! And having a “new family” is really interesting!!! The school is really good!!! All of the teachers are very nice and kind! We have a nice classroom and you can always use the computer! That’s perfect when I miss my family!

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Grégory Schittli
Grégory Schittli
OHC, Calgary
Duration: 24 weeks

My language stay in Calgary was simply fantastic. The school was amazing: not too big, very international, with competent teachers. The director makes everyone feel confortable and does her best to turn the school into a second home, which is very important in this kind of experiences. The leisure activities are very cool and varied. My host family was very nice; they respected my private life and let me free to do whatever I wanted to do, within the rules. I really liked Calgary; it is a nice, American-style city, with a lot of green areas and amazing bars and clubs (go to Ranchman, I loved it!). I also recommend to rent a car and visit the Rockies, about 45-60 minutes away: in Banff, you will be able to ski and heliski, try a snowmobile, go hiking or to the thermal baths. The most impressive thing will be the huge space you will see around you. A Russian friend gave me this advice: go outside, meet Canadians and speak to them. Even if you don’t understand them in the beginning, do it, it’s really worth it. And I can confirm they are amazing.

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Javier Fernández Azpicueta
Javier Fernández Azpicueta
OHC, Calgary
Duration: 4 weeks

Meeting people from all over the world, travelling, getting to know another culture, learning English… these are some of the thousands of positive things that I remember from my experience in Canada. My stay there was totally unforgettable. From the moment I first set foot in the country, I felt like I was home. I was living at a student house with two students from the school with whom I’ve kept up a good friendship. The OHC School makes you feel like one of them from day one. Daily activities to get to know the other students, high quality teachers, great facilities… Without a doubt, I can only say great things about my stay there. I would do it all over again a thousand times. Cheers.

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Host family
Living with a Canadian family will allow you to improve your knowledge of the English language on a daily basis and to have a deep understanding of the country's culture and customs. The families live between 30 and 60 minutes from the school by public transport. You will stay in a single room with full board provided and will share the common rooms (kitchen, bathroom, living room) with the family members.

Shared apartment (from 18 years)
The shared apartment option is located only 3 minutes' walk from the course centre. Staying on the 19th or 28th floor of a modern building with a magnificent view of the city and mountains, they consist of two single bedrooms and one twin bedroom (to be shared with a student of the same gender, if you're travelling alone). The bathroom and the equipped kitchen are shared. The open dining room has a flat-screen TV and is perfect for hanging out. Wi-Fi is free, bed linen is provided and you can use the laundry room (for pay). There is also a weekly cleaning service. On the ground floor of the building, there is a small grocery store, and on the 2nd floor you have free access to the fitness room and a basketball court. You can find public transport links right outside.

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Shared Apartment

General information

This is an ideal location, right in the heart of downtown Calgary. Close to shops, restaurants, and easily accessible by foot or public transit.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
5 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
weekly: $ 32,50 / Monthly: $ 101.00
Walking distance to public transport:
2 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
1 minute
Restaurants:
1 minute
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 1:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Outside
1
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine 1
Laundry
10 washing machines / 10 dryers
1
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room 1
Balcony/terrace 1
Garden 1
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym
free
1
Ping pong table
Ping Pong table
1

Room types and facilities

Single
4 rooms
min.: 6 m2/ max.: 7 m2
1
Twin
2 rooms
min.: 19 m2/ max.: 20 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
To share between 4 students
1
Shared showers
To share between 4 students
1
Cleaning
twice per month
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave 1
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
carpet in bedrooms, wood in hallway, lino in kitchen
1
Balcony 1
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

In Calgary, there is no shortage of activities! After your English classes, you will have a thousand opportunities to immerse yourself in the lively and festive atmosphere which continually gives life to the most Cowboy of Canadian cities. The International Reggae Festival in Millennium Park, buzzing concert halls; the Rodeo Royal festival, the trendy bars and clubs of 17th Avenue...get ready! When it comes to excursions, the Rockies await you in Banff (only one hour's drive away) for skiing and snowboarding in the winter and for camping, hiking and rafting in summer. A visit to Edmonton or shopping and entertainment in Alberta at the "West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping centre in Canada. The trip, for many students, is the most memorable trip they will make in their lifetime. For this reason, we try to encourage every student to participate in as many of the free school activities as possible. Join a Sol Schools Club to explore your new destination by picking up a new hobby, a new sport or just do something you’ve always dreamed of doing, but never quite got the chance. Be prepared to open your mind to the many new experiences and adventures you will have. Your language study trip in Calgary...an experience not to be missed!

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