English school in Vancouver: ILSC Education Group

From 415.- CAD
approx 273.- EUR
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Key points

  • Central location in the heart of downtown and flexible start dates all year-round
  • Reputable internship and work experience programs with 20 years of experience
  • Extensive network of host families and Alternative Accommodations via in-house accommodation department
  • Rich program of extra-curricular activities for all ages and seasons
  • Test center for IELTS, Cambridge and TOEIC exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE)
School size
XL
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
Brazil, South Korea, Europe, etc..
ratings
486 authentic opinions

Our partner school consists of six buildings, all of which are located within 2-3 minutes walking distance of each other. Each has its own style but all of them have an atmosphere of warmth and community. Put together, the campuses offer more than 90 classrooms, 12 computer labs and Wi-Fi access throughout. Six lounges are available for students to relax and socialise with other international learners over a coffee or snack. The school's central location right in the heart of the city is conveniently close to public transport and all that Downtown Vancouver has to offer.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 415.-
(about EUR 274.-)
Lessons
17 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
415
875
965
2
680
1370
1550
3
945
1865
2135
4
1210
2360
2720
6
1740
3350
3890
8
2270
4340
5060
12
3330
6320
7400
16
4390
8300
9740
24
6510
12260
14420
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.69   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Standard course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 415.-
(about EUR 274.-)
Lessons
17 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
415
875
965
2
680
1370
1550
3
945
1865
2135
4
1210
2360
2720
6
1740
3350
3890
8
2270
4340
5060
12
3330
6320
7400
16
4390
8300
9740
24
6510
12260
14420
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.69   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 495.-
(about EUR 327.-)
Lessons
24 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 +13:00 - 14:30 (Mon - Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc
- Environmental studies (Green Leadership)
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
495
955
1045
2
840
1530
1710
3
1185
2105
2375
4
1530
2680
3040
6
2220
3830
4370
8
2910
4980
5700
12
4170
7160
8240
16
5510
9420
10860
24
7830
13580
15740
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.69   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Semi-intensive course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 495.-
(about EUR 327.-)
Lessons
24 of 50 minutes
(17 general 30 PLUS + 7 electives)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years (Electives :16 years old)
Schedule
09:00-12:00 +13:00 - 14:30 (Mon - Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc
- Environmental studies (Green Leadership)
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
495
955
1045
2
840
1530
1710
3
1185
2105
2375
4
1530
2680
3040
6
2220
3830
4370
8
2910
4980
5700
12
4170
7160
8240
16
5510
9420
10860
24
7830
13580
15740
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.69   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 555.-
(about EUR 366.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc
- Environmental studies (Green Leadership)
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
555
1015
1105
2
960
1650
1830
3
1365
2285
2555
4
1770
2920
3280
6
2580
4190
4730
8
3390
5460
6180
12
4710
7700
8780
16
6230
10140
11580
24
8910
14660
16820
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.69   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Intensive course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 555.-
(about EUR 366.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(17 general 30 PLUS + 13 electives)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years (Electives :16 years old)
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc
- Environmental studies (Green Leadership)
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
1
555
1015
1105
2
960
1650
1830
3
1365
2285
2555
4
1770
2920
3280
6
2580
4190
4730
8
3390
5460
6180
12
4710
7700
8780
16
6230
10140
11580
24
8910
14660
16820
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.69   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 7 / 10 / 11 week(s)
6 week(s) - From CAD 2920.-
(about EUR 1927.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 / 7 / 10 / 11 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:00-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc
- Environmental studies (Green Leadership)
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
6
2920
4530
5070
7
3315
5155
5785
10
4500
7030
7930
11
4895
7655
8645
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.69   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
28.01 / 15.07 / 04.11.2019
Starting dates 7 wk
22.04.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01 / 17.06 / 07.10.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
25.03.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 7 / 10 / 11 week(s)
6 week(s) - From CAD 2920.-
(about EUR 1927.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 / 7 / 10 / 11 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:00-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc
- Environmental studies (Green Leadership)
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
6
2920
4530
5070
7
3315
5155
5785
10
4500
7030
7930
11
4895
7655
8645
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.69   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
22.04 / 15.07 / 04.11.2019
Starting dates 7 wk
28.01.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
25.03 / 17.06 / 07.10.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
02.01.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one Business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night with host family 40 CAD
Additional night compulsory if arrival on saturday (FCE: 09.03, 08.06, 14.12.2019 / CAE : 16.03, 01.06, 14.12.2019)
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 15 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family: 22.06-17.08.2019) 25 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Viva Tower, single room, 22.06-17.08.2019) 50 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Viva Tower, double room, 22.06-17.08.2019) 50 CAD
Residence deposit (to be paid before departure by credit card) (GEC Viva Tower) 300 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 110 CAD

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (GEC Viva Tower)
Host family, single room, full board
Host family, single room, no meals

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

95% of students recommending this school

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

486 students gave their opinion about this school

25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
20 weeks, July – December 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 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, dadurch dass man alle 4 Wochen in ein höheres Level komm, wenn man die Voraussetzungen erfüllt hat, kann man sich sehr schnell verbessern »
School highlights
« Die meisten Lehrkräfte sind super engagiert. Das Aktivitätenprogramm ist klasse. »
38 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
L'école a fait en sorte de rassembler les 30 ans et plus ensemble. Très appréciable. Les offres de loisirs sont plus tôt pour de jeunes étudiants. Pour les 30 ans et plus je trouve qu'il n'y avait pas un grand choix de loisirs. Par exemple, aller faire du trampoline, tester des bières, etc... Par contre le choix des excursions est intéressant (sauf pour Seattle: 1 jour de visite n'est absolument pas suffisent) et le personnel est vraiment disponible à répondre à toutes les questions. Si je devais refaire un séjour linguistique, je viendrais chez vous.
11 weeks, September – November 2018
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 (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui absolument. Je suis partie trois mois et c'est franchement le minimum si on veut apprendre une langue si on a déjà une connaissance de base. Je pense qu'il m'aurait fallu plus de temps pour me sentir vraiment à l'aise mais ça demande un certain budget quand même. J'ai pris uniquement les cours le matin. Il m'est difficile d'apporter un avis s'il aurait fallu prendre plus d'heure ou pas. Evitez de passer du temps avec des gens qui parlent votre langue; c'est HYPER important si on veut apprendre une langue. »
School highlights
« Les enseignants sont vraiment compétents et fort sympathiques (les miens en tout cas). L'école n'est pas mal non plus et elle est très bien située (centre ville) proche de toutes commodités et des transports publics. »
Top tips
« Si vous aimez la nature, allez à Vancouver. Le choix de randonnées, de paysages sont vraiment intéressants. Si vous être plutôt citadins je sais pas si vous allez aimer Vancouver. »
23 years old - Belgium
/ 5
3 weeks, October 2018
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 (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
7 weeks, September – October 2018
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 (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) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Les activités, tels que le Rocky Mountains, match de hockey ou le beer tasting. Aussi, l’interaction avec les autres élèves, les activités proposés pour les fêtes ou les sorties de classes. »
Top tips
« - Rocky Mountains- Grouse Mountains- Match Hockey- Stanley Parc- Gastown - Différents repas/restaurant de différentes cultures qu’on trouve dans Vancouver. »
24 years old - Germany
/ 5
6 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (3 / 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 (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
26 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (1.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
17 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Germany
/ 5
Meine Sprachreise habe ich nach Kanada gemacht und war sehr begeistert von Vancouver selbst und von den verschiedensten Ausflügen. Die Schulen sind sehr gut ausgestattet, die Klassen sind möglichst klein gehalten und die Lehrer sind sehr hilfsbereit. Ich habe verschiedene Klassen besucht, von Business English über Grammatik bis hin zu Kommunikation und Vokabeln. Durch den anfänglichen Einstufungstest wurde man in ein jeweiliges Level eingeteilt, welches man nach einem Turn beibehielt oder hochgestuft wurde. Ich fühlte mich in einigen Klassen sehr unterfordert, konnte aber mein Level nicht wechseln was teilweise problematisch war. Im Allgemeinen war es ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt mit einer guten Kombination aus Schulalltag und Reisen! Ich hatte eine tolle Gastmutter mit der ich alleine in einem Haus in der Nähe des Fraser Rivers wohnte. Die Wohngegend am Fluss war eine schöne Abwechslung zur Innenstadt. Ich hatte sowohl mein eigenes Zimmer als auch ein eigenes Bad. Susan kochte täglich und versuchte sich stets meinen Bedürfnissen anzupassen. Wir aßen abends meistens zusammen und unterhielten uns viel. Ich würde einen Aufenthalt bei Susan jedem weiterempfehlen! Ich habe an vielen verschiedenen Ausflügen der ILSC School teilgenommen: Grouse MountainRocky MountainsVolleyball spielenTofinoLynn Canyon WhistlerCapilano BridgeDie Preise für die Ausflüge sind vergleichbar mit den Preisen anderer Anbieter. Vor allem die Tagesausflüge waren teilweise sehr unorganisiert und im Nachhinein wäre mein flexibler gewesen, diesen Trip ohne die Schule zu machen. Die Ausflüge nach Tofino und zu den Rocky Mountains waren atemberaubend und gut geplant.
6 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (3 / 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 (3.7 / 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 ich glaube, dass ich alleine durch den Kontakt mit anderen Kulturen und Sprachen wesentliche Fortschritte erzielt habe. Die Schule hat mir dabei geholfen meine Grundkenntnisse nochmals aufzufrischen und meine Grammatik zu verbessern. »
School highlights
« * gute Organisation der Abläufe* gutes Unterrichtsmaterial * hilfsbereite und nette Lehrer* kleine Klassen »
25 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, August 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 (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Gaëlle Hominal
Gaëlle Hominal
ILSC, Vancouver
Duration: 16 weeks

Going to Canada, what’s more to Vancouver, had been my dream since I was a little girl… My stay showed me that it was worth waiting for! An amazing and memorable experience throughout 3 seasons… late summer, autumn, early winter! The colours and landscapes were gorgeous, the city was magical and the population, exceptional. My host family was just amazing and unique and took me to discover its country and culture in the best way possible. The school was really good and offered many extracurricular activities, and the teachers were excellent. Thanks to its location, we had the opportunity to go skiing in Whistler, to go to the Rockies, to visit Vancouver Island and to go to the USA on a shopping trip. I recommend this city to everyone since you will make beautiful encounters and have the time of your life!

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Michael Widmer
Michael Widmer
ILSC Education Group, Vancouver
Duration: 8 weeks

Vancouver is my dream destination in Canada. It is a beautiful city with the beach, the sea and gorgeous landscapes. My 8-week language course there is one of the best things I have done in my life and I would do it again right now. Everything was perfectly organised, starting with ESL, the journey, the host family and the school. Everything went very well. And all the people I met were unique! Try it out...

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Svenja Schweizer
Svenja Schweizer
ILSC Education Group, Vancouver
Duration: 4 weeks

I chose Canada because it really is a beautiful country. Canada offers gorgeous landscapes. I chose Vancouver because it is a really beautiful city, where there is a lot to see and to do. My host family was very nice but also kind of “crazy”. I had a wonderful time in Vancouver. The school was good, I met many people from different countries. Besides, the teachers were funny and dedicated.

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Host family
Canadian families are known for their hospitality and for making their guests feel right at home. Host families live in residential areas of the city, which means students can enjoy a good quality of life and use public transport to go to the school. Students stay in single rooms, with half-board or full board provided. This option is ideal for immersing yourself in Canadian culture and practising English in everyday life situations. It also provides an opportunity to make friends for life in Canada! For more flexibility, it's possible to book accommodation without meals, in which case you'll have access to the family's kitchen.

GEC Viva Tower residence (for ages 18+)
With great views of Vancouver and the Pacific, this residence offers shared, self-catering apartments with single or twin bedrooms. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from the bars and restaurants of Davie Street and a 15-minute walk from the school. You will share 2 bathrooms, the kitchen and living room with your flatmates, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Bed linen and towels are provided, communal areas are cleaned weekly and every apartment has its own laundry facilities. After class, work out at the gym and relax in the sauna!

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Residence, apartment, hotel
Other accommodation options in residences, shared or private apartments or in hotels are also available. The majority of those are located in the city centre, close to the school. Availability and pricing are provided upon request; please contact us for more information.

GEC Viva Tower

General information

GEC VIVA TOWER is a brand new, luxury residence located 15 minute from ILSC-Vancouver, with incredible views of Downtown Vancouver, including the towering mountains and beautiful ocean. The residence is situated on Drake Street, one block away from Davie Street, one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Vancouver with fantastic nightlife, restaurants, and cafés. The popular Sunset Beach, shopping on the iconic Robson Street, and nightlife of the entertainment district of Granville Street is just a short walk away.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking / 8 minutes by bus
Average public transport cost:
93 CAD per month
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 19+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 4:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit
300 CAD by credit card
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace 1
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
$35/week + tax or $75/month + tax
1
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym 1

Room types and facilities

Single
9 rooms
min.: 6 m2/ max.: 8 m2
1
Twin
7 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 10 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper
one roll upon arrival
1
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets 1
Shared showers 1
Cleaning 1
Desk 1
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave 1
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet and flooring
1
Balcony 1
Safe deposit box 1
Room key provided 1

Vancouver is a young and dynamic city of international scale. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains, surrounded by forests and parks, Vancouver is one of the most spectacular cities in the world.

Outside of class, ILSC organises a great activities’ programme, allowing students to make the most of the city and its surroundings. If you like practising outdoor sports, you will enjoy the Stanley Park bike tour, ocean kayaking or skim-boarding afternoons, beach volleyball matches and trips to Grouse Mountain or Capilano suspension bridge. Every weekend, exciting 1-, 2- or 4 day-trips are scheduled: explore the majestic Rocky Mountains, Vancouver Island, Whistler ski resort or Seattle and Portland, in the United States. Take in the breathtaking panorama of this beautiful country and return home with extraordinary memories.

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ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on your accommodation fees in Vancouver

Save on your accommodation fees in Vancouver

Book a course at our ILSC partner school in Vancouver and take advantage of the following offer:

- Book your accommodation at the GEC Viva Tower residence (shared room) and get a discount of CAD 40 per week + 50% off placement fee

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings for check-in dates between 19.08.2018 and 31.12.2018
- Students must be 19 years or older
- Valid on shared rooms only
- Check-in / check-out: Saturday
- Damage deposit will be required at the time of registration
- Number of beds is limited. Please, contact us to check availability.

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 05.07.2018

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