English school in Vancouver: EC

From 450.- CAD
approx 299.- EUR
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Key points

  • Ideal location in the very heart of Vancouver
  • Modern and fully equipped course centre
  • Great array of courses for all profiles
  • Wide range of leisure possibilities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE, CPE), IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
South Korea, Brazil, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
76 authentic opinions

Located in downtown Vancouver, a stone’s throw away from the public library and the main means of public transport, our partner school offers an exceptional learning environment to study the English language. Its bright and spacious classrooms are the ideal setting for interactive lessons, taught by passionate and qualified teachers. Between or after classes, the international participants will profit from the comfortable student lounge for a coffee break or a snack in a convivial atmosphere (vending machines are available for student use). A flat-screen TV will allow you to watch TV programmes in English with the other international students, whereas the individual study room will provide you with the perfect setting to revise for your lessons in a calm and quiet environment. You can also access the internet through the free Wi-Fi network and on the many computers available for use. The school staff will be at your disposal in the reception area, to welcome you and to provide you with help and support on a daily basis.
Please note that from May through October 2017 classes could take place in another building, close to the school.

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Included in the price

  • Language course & course material
  • Host family or residence
  • School enrolment fee & certificate
  • Travel documents

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 450.-
(about EUR 299.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 or 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
1
450
895
1015
2
770
1445
1685
3
1090
1995
2355
4
1410
2545
3025
6
2050
3645
4365
8
2690
4745
5705
12
3790
6765
8205
16
5010
8905
10825
24
7210
12945
15825
Extra week (24+)
295
525
645
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 520.-
(about EUR 346.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 oder 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
1
520
965
1085
2
910
1585
1825
3
1300
2205
2565
4
1690
2825
3305
6
2470
4065
4785
8
3250
5305
6265
12
4630
7605
9045
16
6130
10025
11945
24
8770
14505
17385
Extra week (24+)
360
590
710
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

English for Work

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 520.-
(about EUR 346.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 "English for Work")
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
1
520
965
1085
2
910
1585
1825
3
1300
2205
2565
4
1690
2825
3305
6
2470
4065
4785
8
3250
5305
6265
12
4630
7605
9045
16
6130
10025
11945
Extra week (16+)
375
605
725
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

English in the City

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 520.-
(about EUR 346.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 "English in the City")
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
1
520
965
1085
2
910
1585
1825
3
1300
2205
2565
4
1690
2825
3305
6
2470
4065
4785
8
3250
5305
6265
12
4630
7605
9045
16
6130
10025
11945
Extra week (16+)
375
605
725
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 / 8 week(s)
4 week(s) - From CAD 1690.-
(about EUR 1124.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 / 8 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
4
1690
2825
3305
8
3250
5305
6265
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
31.07.2017
Starting dates 8 wk
03.07.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 week(s)
8 week(s) - From CAD 3250.-
(about EUR 2161.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
8+1
3250
5535
6615
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
10.04 / 02.10.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From CAD 4030.-
(about EUR 2679.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
10
4030
6545
7745
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From CAD 4630.-
(about EUR 3078.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
12+1
4630
7835
9395
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 12 wk
13.03 / 04.09.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Advanced to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From CAD 1690.-
(about EUR 1124.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
4
1690
2825
3305
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
31.07.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 10 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From CAD 3250.-
(about EUR 2161.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 / 10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
8
3250
5305
6265
10
4030
6545
7745
12
4630
7605
9045
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
10.04 / 03.07.2017
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01.2017
Starting dates 12 wk
13.03.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From CAD 3250.-
(about EUR 2161.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
8 / 12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
8+1
3250
5535
6615
12+1
4630
7835
9395
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
02.10.2017
Starting dates 12 wk
04.09.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (CPE)

Advanced to Advanced, 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From CAD 4030.-
(about EUR 2679.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
10
4030
6545
7745
Extra week (10+)
390
620
740
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01.2017
Starting dates 12 wk
11.09.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Cambridge course (CPE)

Advanced to Advanced, 12 week(s)
12 week(s) - From CAD 4630.-
(about EUR 3078.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12 week(s)
+ 1 Extra week(s) of accommodation (Exams)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
12+1
4630
7835
9395
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 12 wk
13.03.2017
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 23 week(s)
4 week(s) - From CAD 1410.-
(about EUR 937.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 18
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
4
1410
2545
3025
6
2050
3645
4365
8
2690
4745
5705
10
3330
5845
7045
12
3790
6765
8205
Extra week (12+)
305
535
655
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

TOEFL course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 23 week(s)
4 week(s) - From CAD 1410.-
(about EUR 937.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 18
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-11:45 + 11:50-13:20 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
4
1410
2545
3025
6
2050
3645
4365
8
2690
4745
5705
10
3330
5845
7045
12
3790
6765
8205
Extra week (12+)
305
535
655
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

TOEIC course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 23 week(s)
4 week(s) - From CAD 1410.-
(about EUR 937.-)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 18
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 or 13:25-14:55 + 15:00-18:15
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
4
1410
2545
3025
6
2050
3645
4365
8
2690
4745
5705
10
3330
5845
7045
12
3790
6765
8205
Extra week (12+)
305
535
655
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.7   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.01 / 13.02 / 14.04 / 22.05 / 30.06 / 07.08 / 04.09 / 09.10 / 10.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2017

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

IMPORTANT: Timetables may change without previous notice.

Options/Extras

Exam fee (to be paid on site) (Price on request)
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (12.06-24.08.2017) 20 CAD
Administrative fee (Canadian Custodianship for under 18 years old)
If requested by Canadian Embassy
150 CAD
Supplement (per wk.) (Special diet. Availability on request) 40 CAD
Additional night compulsory (CAE: 11.03, 03.06.2017 / CPE: 11.03.2017 Price on request)
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (25.02-06.10.2017 Consult our online quote calculator)
Airport pick-up and drop-off (-19 compulsory) 230 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 115 CAD

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board (private bathroom)
Residence, double room, no meals (Comfort Viva Tower)

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

91% of students recommending this school

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

76 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, March – May 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, January – April 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 (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Top tips
« Ne pas hésiter à participer aux activités proposées par l'école après les cours pour se faire de nouveaux amis »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Vancouver est une ville parfaite et très ouverte. Les habitants sont aimable et serviable Certains professeurs sont géniaux et du coup l'ambiance dans le classe est bonne ! Mais certaine méthode d'enseignement de certains profs sont pas très bien et du coup les classes sont ennuieuse L'école a un partenariat avec une agence qui fait des tours touristiques. Ce qui permet aux étudiants de pouvoir découvrir le Cananda facilement. L'école propose des activités très sympa
25 weeks, September 2016 – March 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Le welcome day, qui permet de rencontrer les autres étudiants et la bonne humeur du staff »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
War eine super Erfahrung mein Sprachaufenthalt in Vancouver! :-)Vancouver ist eine tolle Stadt mit tollen Angeboten und Leuten.
10 weeks, January – March 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 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
30 years old - Italy
/ 5
Nazione, città e abitanti estremamente ospitali e amichevoli. Pronuncia dell'inglese molto chiara e insegnanti eccellenti Una delle migliori esperienze linguistiche e scolastiche della mia vita. Insegnanti e temi trattati in classe sempre conivolgenti
4 weeks, February – March 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 (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« La continua esposizione alla lingua straniera, il coinvolgimento a lezione e nelle attività con studenti internazionali mi hanno aiutato moltissimo nella produzione orale e nel migliorare la compresione della lingua parlata. Ho ampliato il vocabolario grazie ai corsi aggiuntivi del programma di studio intensivo e i bravissimi insegnati sono sempre stati all'altezza della situazione. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, September – December 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 (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, August – October 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 (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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18 years old - Germany
/ 5
13 weeks, September – December 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 (4.3 / 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 (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. Umfangreicheres Vokabular, bessere Aussprache. »
School highlights
« Moderne Technik, gut ausgebildete Lehrer und Unterrichtsstrategien, freundliche und motiviertes Team und Lehrer. »
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Super Familie. Fühlte mich bereits am ersten Tag als Familienmitglied und wie zu hause. Sehr hilfsbereit. Super gutes Essen. Wunderschönes Haus und schönes Zimmer. Einfach perfekt. Vermisse die Familie schon jetzt und werde den Aufenthalt dort immer in bester Erinnerung haben.
11 weeks, August – November 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. Das tägliche anwenden der Sprache hilft einem sehr. Ich habe im Sprechen, im Wortschatz und im Zuhören deutliche Vorschritte gemacht. »
School highlights
« Motivierte und kreative Lehrpersonen. Schule liegt sehr Zentral und ist mit den verschiedenen öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel sehr gut erreichbar. »
Top tips
« Hiking: Deep Cove, Lighthouspark,Sightseeing: Vancouver Island inkl. Victoria und Tofino, Bowen Island »
22 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, October 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 (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Marie Fugier
Marie Fugier
EC, Vancouver
Duration: 5 weeks

Last summer I spent 5 weeks in Vancouver to improve my English and it was an incredible experience.
Apart from the fact that the country is truly amazing, EC Vancouver welcomed me in the best possible way.
Upon arrival, all the new people went to have dinner together and visit the city, which means that you’re not alone for long; in my case, I met a group of 10 people that day, and we spent the whole stay together! (and we are still in touch!). The nationality mix and the learning method gave me a lot, and the school staff recommended us the best excursions in British Columbia (Victoria, Rockies Mountains and much more). So many good memories; I want to go back!

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Host family
Discover the famous Canadian hospitality with a host family from Vancouver. In a friendly and safe environment, maximum 1 hour away by public transport from the school, you will stay in a single room, with optional private bathroom, and will have breakfast and dinner with your hosts. Carefully selected, these families reflect the great cultural diversity of Canada and will open their homes to share with you a unique exchange experience, that will allow you to practice your English every single day!
NOTE: It is compulsory for students under 19 to stay in a single room, to book airport transfers and require a parental consent form. Students should also provide a custodianship letter if requested by the Embassy.

“Viva Tower” comfort residence (from 19 years)
A few minutes away from Davie Street’s bars and restaurants and only a 12-minute walk from the school, this residence offers shared apartments featuring single or twin bedrooms. You will share 2 bathrooms, the kitchen and the living room with your flatmates. Bedlinen is provided and a laundry room is also available. Surf the Internet with the free Wi-Fi or watch a movie with your friends thanks to the streaming service! After your classes, get fit at the gym and relax in the sauna. You’ll be amazed by the beautiful view on the city and the sea!

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YWCA Residence

General information

The residence is conveniently located a short stroll away from Robson Street, the city’s popular shopping street and one block from Stadium SkyTrain for convenient public transportation.

Journey to school

Door to door travel time :
10 minutes
Means of transportation :
Walking
Walking time from residence to the public transport station :
2 minutes

Walking time to

Supermarkets :
6 minutes
Coffees :
5 minutes
Restaurants :
5 minutes
Shops :
6 minutes
Pharmacy :
6 minutes

Residence availability

All year round
Minimum age : 19+

Arrival and departure

Check in/Check out
Saturday from 3:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
24h staff on site 1
Deposit

Board status

Use of kitchen 1
Board

Residence facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Common kitchen area 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine 1
Laundry
2 washing machines /dryers
1
Common area/lounge 1
Internet access WIFI 1
Internet access cable
TV in the common room 1
DVD in the common room
Balcony/terrasse
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible 1
Car parking 1
Bike parking 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
20 rooms
min.: 8 m2 / max.: 9 m2
1
Air conditioned 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilets
Ensuite Shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets 1
Shared shower bathroom 1
Cleaning
Once a week
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV 1
Internet access WIFI
~33 CAD per month
1
Internet access cable
Floor
Carpet
1
Balcony
Safety box 1
Room Key provided 1

Viva Tower Residence

General information

The residence is situated one block away from Davie Street, one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Vancouver with fantastic nightlife, restaurants, cafes, and Sunset Beach just a short walk away. There are supermarkets and excellent transport links nearby. Robson Street, the city’s most popular shopping hotspot, is also just a few blocks from the residence.

Journey to school

Door to door travel time :
15 minutes
Means of transportation :
Walking
Walking time from residence to the public transport station :
2 minutes

Walking time to

Supermarkets :
10 minutes
Coffees :
3 minutes
Restaurants :
3 minutes
Shops :
5 minutes
Pharmacy :
1 minute

Residence availability

From 01.01.2017 to 30.09.2017
Minimum age : 19+

Arrival and departure

Check in/Check out
Saturday from 3:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
24h staff on site
Security guard on site 24 h + Reception 9:00 - 17:00 h
1
Deposit
Credit card
1

Board status

Use of kitchen 1
Board

Residence facilities

Reception desk
09:00 - 17:00
1
Smoking area
Outside
Cafeteria
Common kitchen area 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available
Free cost
1
Vending machine
Laundry
Free cost
1
Common area/lounge
Living room and two balconies per suite
1
Internet access WIFI 1
Internet access cable
TV in the common room
DVD in the common room
Balcony/terrasse
Two per suite
1
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible 1
Car parking
Free underground parking for residents upon request
1
Bike parking 1
Swimming pool
Gym
Free small fitness area
1

Room types and facilities

Single
12 rooms
min.: 0 m2 / max.: 8 m2
1
Twin
6 rooms
min.: 0 m2 / max.: 20 m2
It can be book for 1 student travelling alone, but he/she will have to share the room whith another EC student.
1
Air conditioned 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilets
Ensuite Shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
2 full bathrooms in the apartment
1
Shared shower bathroom 1
Cleaning
Once a week (only common areas, not rooms)
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Netflix provided for free, HDMI cable can be borrowed for $20 deposit
1
Internet access WIFI
Free cost
1
Internet access cable
Floor
Tiles flooring in the common areas / carpet or tiles in the rooms (usually individuals have carpet and twins have tile)
1
Balcony
Safety box
Room Key provided 1

Vancouver beaches, mountains and parks provide an ideal setting for all outdoor sports lovers. In winter, hurtle down the slopes of the Whistler Olympic Station. In summer, discover the vastness of Stanley Park by bike or go hiking in the mountains. Throughout the year, you can also visit the city's museums, stroll along Chinatown, take a ferry trip to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, or explore Granville Island and its colourful markets. Between the months of April and October, you will be offered another great Vancouver attraction: a whale watching experience. Together with the other international students of the school, plan your trips in the city and in the surrounding region and make the most of the legendary Canadian hospitality in an exceptional natural setting!

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ESL - English in the City
ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on your english course

Save on your english course

Students from Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania can book a course at our EC English partner school and take advantage of this exceptional offer:

- Get 20% discount on tuition

Valid for the following destinations:

England
Brighton
Bristol
Cambridge
Manchester
London Euston
London 30+

USA
Boston
Miami
New York
New York 30+
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Monica
Washington

Malta
St Julians

South Africa
Cape Town

Canada
Vancouver
Toronto
Montreal (French and English)

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings received before 31.12.2017 and taking place in 2017
- Offer excludes courses One-to-One, English Plus, Mini Group and Internship

Published on 09.11.2016
 

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