English school in Vancouver: ILSC Education Group

From 415.- CAD
approx 270.- 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

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
466 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 270.-)
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
869
2
680
1358
3
945
1847
4
1210
2336
2720
6
1740
3314
3890
8
2270
4292
5060
12
3330
6248
7400
16
4390
8204
9740
24
6510
12116
14420
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 22.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 09.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 31.12.2018

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 270.-)
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
869
2
680
1358
3
945
1847
4
1210
2336
2720
6
1740
3314
3890
8
2270
4292
5060
12
3330
6248
7400
16
4390
8204
9740
24
6510
12116
14420
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 22.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 09.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 31.12.2018

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 322.-)
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
949
2
840
1518
3
1185
2087
4
1530
2656
3040
6
2220
3794
4370
8
2910
4932
5700
12
4170
7088
8240
16
5510
9324
10860
24
7830
13436
15740
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 22.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 09.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 31.12.2018

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 322.-)
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
949
2
840
1518
3
1185
2087
4
1530
2656
3040
6
2220
3794
4370
8
2910
4932
5700
12
4170
7088
8240
16
5510
9324
10860
24
7830
13436
15740
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 22.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 09.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 31.12.2018

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 361.-)
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
1009
2
960
1638
3
1365
2267
4
1770
2896
3280
6
2580
4154
4730
8
3390
5412
6180
12
4710
7628
8780
16
6230
10044
11580
24
8910
14516
16820
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 22.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 09.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 31.12.2018

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 361.-)
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
1009
2
960
1638
3
1365
2267
4
1770
2896
3280
6
2580
4154
4730
8
3390
5412
6180
12
4710
7628
8780
16
6230
10044
11580
24
8910
14516
16820
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 23.04 / 22.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 10.09 / 09.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 31.12.2018

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 2885.-
(about EUR 1878.-)
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
2885
4459
5035
7
3280
5078
5750
10
4465
6935
7895
11
4860
7554
8610
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
29.01 / 16.07 / 05.11.2018
Starting dates 7 wk
23.04.2018
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01 / 18.06 / 09.10.2018
Starting dates 11 wk
26.03.2018
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 31.12.2018

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 / 8 / 10 / 12 week(s)
6 week(s) - From CAD 2885.-
(about EUR 1878.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 / 8 / 10 / 12 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
2885
4459
5035
8
3675
5697
6465
10
4465
6935
7895
12
4955
7873
9025
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.68   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
23.04 / 16.07 / 05.11.2018
Starting dates 8 wk
29.01.2018
Starting dates 10 wk
26.03 / 18.06 / 09.10.2018
Starting dates 12 wk
02.01.2018
Bank holidays
12.02 / 30.03 / 21.05 / 02.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 08.10 / 12.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 31.12.2018

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

Guardianship fee (under 18 y.o.) 150 CAD
One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one Business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night with host family, half board 32 CAD
Extra night with host family, half board (24.06-18.08.2018) 34 CAD
Additional night compulsory if arrival on saturday (FCE: 10.03, 09.06, 25.12.2018 / CAE : 24.03, 02.06, 15.12.2018)
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 14 CAD
Accommodation deposit (to be paid on site) (Viva Tower) 300 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family: 24.06-18.08.2018) 14 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Viva Tower, single room, 24.06-18.08.2018) 80 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Viva Tower, double room, 24.06 - 18.08.2018) 50 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

466 students gave their opinion about this school

39 years old - France
/ 5
8 weeks, May – 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 (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
21 weeks, January – June 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 (4.3 / 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
Do you think you've made progress?
« J’ai beaucoup amélioré mon niveau d’anglais ces derniers mois; au niveau de la grammaire et de l’oral »
Top tips
« Le tour en kayak à deep cove et aussi les Rockies »
23 years old - France
/ 5
La famille dans laquelle j'ai passé 3 mois était super accueillante, serviable, aimable. Les repas et la maison étaient bien.
12 weeks, March – June 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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai amélioré mon niveau anglais, notamment mon accent et ma prononciation par le fait de n'être en contact qu'avec des personnes qui ne parlent pas ma langue, que ce soit à l'école, en ville ou même dans ma famille d'accueil avec mes colocataires. »
School highlights
« Les cours dispensés à l'école étaient intéressants, notamment "Business Management and RH" et "Global Social Issue" ; les professeurs sont à l'écoute pour la majorité d'entre eux et différents supports sont utilisés en cours pour nous améliorer. »
21 years old - France
/ 5
8 weeks, March – May 2018
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 (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Germany
/ 5
8 weeks, March – May 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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, besonders im schreiben. mein erster kurs war anfangs sehr klein und daher gab es intensive 1:1 beratung. »
21 years old - France
/ 5
8 weeks, March – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai effectivement fait des progrès en anglais, et ce notamment grâce aux cours suivis.La manière de procédé n'est pas la même que celle que l'on a en France et est plus efficace (tout du moins en ce qui me concerne). Cela étant notamment car une diversité de cours s'offre à nous, avec differents thèmes et je trouve que c'est plus enthousiasmant pour apprendre une langue, cela m'a aidé à faire de progrès. »
School highlights
« J'ai beaucoup apprécié le dynamisme des cours/ des profs.C'est super d'avoir un éepartement d' activités qui propose des choses chaque jour et souvent juste "by donation", cela nous permet de faire diverses activités au moindre cout. D'autre part que l'école "collabore" avec un organisme qui nous permet de visiter des villes ou de partir en "mini trip" est quelque chose que j'ai beaucoup apprécié car il est vrai que l'on ne le ferait pas forcément par nous même »
Top tips
« Si l'on choisi Vancouver comme destination, je pense que les choses à ne pas manquer sont les diverses "randos/découvertes" que l'on peut faire non loin de la ville, la nature nous offre tellement de beaux paysages que c'est dommage de s'en priver ! »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
9 weeks, February – April 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 (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
16 weeks, January – April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 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)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, March – April 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 (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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23 years old - France
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7 weeks, February – April 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 (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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
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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 19+) (minimum 4 weeks)
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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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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