English school in Calgary: OHC Calgary

From 435.- CAD
approx 299.- 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
24 years
ratings
64 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 will 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 conferencing room is available to students wishing to speak directly to the school’s counselors in their mother tongue. During breaks, you will be able to relax and socialize 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 right opposite the school: tours are free!

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Included in the price

  • Language course
  • Host family or shared apartment
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 435.-
(about EUR 299.-)
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
435
885
910
2
740
1405
1455
3
1045
1925
2000
4
1350
2445
2545
6
1840
3365
3515
8
2410
4365
4565
12
3550
6365
6665
16
4370
8045
8445
24
6250
11645
12245
Extra week (24+)
255
470
495
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 20.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017
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 470.-
(about EUR 323.-)
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
470
920
945
2
810
1475
1525
3
1150
2030
2105
4
1490
2585
2685
6
1930
3455
3605
8
2530
4485
4685
12
3730
6545
6845
16
4770
8445
8845
24
6970
12365
12965
Extra week (24+)
285
500
525
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 20.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017
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 520.-
(about EUR 357.-)
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
520
970
995
2
910
1575
1625
3
1300
2180
2255
4
1690
2785
2885
6
2320
3845
3995
8
3050
5005
5205
12
4510
7325
7625
16
5650
9325
9725
24
8170
13565
14165
Extra week (24+)
335
550
575
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 20.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

Guardianship fee (under 18 y.o.) (compulsory) 105 CAD
Course material (to be paid on site) (approximately, per course book) 45 CAD
One-to-one course (per lesson) 85 CAD
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site by credit card) 200 CAD
Extra night with host family 40 CAD
Extra night in a shared apartment 50 CAD
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 65 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (18.06-13.08.2017) 30 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 125 CAD

Other accommodation options

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
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
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/ 5

64 students gave their opinion about this school

35 years old - France
/ 5
5 weeks, December 2016 – January 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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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)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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« 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)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, April – July 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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« 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)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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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)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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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. »
19 years old - Italy
/ 5
7 weeks, October – December 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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20 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
École et personnel fantastiques
16 weeks, August – December 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, j'ai appris beaucoup de vocabulaire et grammaire. Je m'exprime surtout plus aisément à l'oral. Je n'ai plus peur de parler en anglais. »
School highlights
« Petite école donc le personnel était toujours là pour nous. »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Kanadier sind sehr gastfreundlich und hilfsbereit. Man fühlt sich sofort zuhause. Vancouver hat unglaublich viel zu bieten. Kleine Schule in der man sich sofort wohl fühlt. Es ist daher einfach, neue Kontakte zu knüpfen.
5 weeks, September – October 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja ich habe Fortschritte im Sprechen gemacht, da ich in Kanada stets Englisch gesprochen habe. »
School highlights
« Schule ist zentral gelegen, kompetente Lehrkräfte, abwechslungsreicher Unterricht »
Top tips
« Ausflug nach Tofino und Victoria, Stanley Park »
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
C'est une très bonne école pour apprendre l'anglais avec beaucoup de nationalité différentes et une très bonne ambiance.
12 weeks, May – July 2015
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
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School highlights
« La bonne ambiance et les rencontres avec les différentes nationalités.Apprendre la langue dans une bonne ambiance avec de bons profs »

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 get to have a deep understanding of the culture and the customs of the country. The families live between 30 and 60 minutes away 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 proposed by our partner school in Calgary is located only 3 minutes' walk away from the course centre. Staying on the 19th and 28th floor of a modern building, with a magnificent view of the city and the mountains, it consists of two single bedrooms and one double bedroom (only available for students travelling together). The bathroom and the equipped kitchen are to be shared between flatmates. The open dining room serves as a relaxation area and has a flat-screen television. Internet access (WiFi) is free, bedlinen is provided and you will be able to use the coin laundry room. A cleaning service attends to the rooms every week. 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. The bus stop of the urban network is located in front of the SSC building where you will find the C-Train station which transports you into the city.
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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