English school in Vancouver: ILSC Education Group

From 415.- CAD
approx 276.- 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
497 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

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 415.-
(about EUR 276.-)
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 0.7   (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
07.01 / 14.01 / 04.02 / 11.02 / 04.03 / 11.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 29.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 24.06 / 02.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 15.10 / 21.10 / 12.11 / 18.11 / 09.12 / 16.12.2019
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

Standard course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 415.-
(about EUR 276.-)
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.

*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
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 0.7   (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
07.01 / 14.01 / 04.02 / 11.02 / 04.03 / 11.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 29.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 24.06 / 02.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 15.10 / 21.10 / 12.11 / 18.11 / 09.12 / 16.12.2019
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

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 495.-
(about EUR 329.-)
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
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 0.7   (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
07.01 / 14.01 / 04.02 / 11.02 / 04.03 / 11.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 29.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 24.06 / 02.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 15.10 / 21.10 / 12.11 / 18.11 / 09.12 / 16.12.2019
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

Semi-intensive course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 495.-
(about EUR 329.-)
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

More information about this programme
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 0.7   (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
07.01 / 14.01 / 04.02 / 11.02 / 04.03 / 11.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 29.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 24.06 / 02.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 15.10 / 21.10 / 12.11 / 18.11 / 09.12 / 16.12.2019
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

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 555.-
(about EUR 369.-)
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.
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 0.7   (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
07.01 / 14.01 / 04.02 / 11.02 / 04.03 / 11.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 29.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 24.06 / 02.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 15.10 / 21.10 / 12.11 / 18.11 / 09.12 / 16.12.2019
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

Intensive course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 555.-
(about EUR 369.-)
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.
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.

More information about this programme
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 0.7   (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
07.01 / 14.01 / 04.02 / 11.02 / 04.03 / 11.03 / 01.04 / 08.04 / 29.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 03.06 / 24.06 / 02.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 19.08 / 26.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 15.10 / 21.10 / 12.11 / 18.11 / 09.12 / 16.12.2019
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 (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 7 / 10 / 11 week(s)
6 week(s) - From CAD 2920.-
(about EUR 1940.-)
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.
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.

More information about this programme
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 0.7   (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 1940.-)
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.
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.

More information about this programme
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 0.7   (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, double room, 22.06-17.08.2019) 50 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Viva Tower + APT Living, single room, 22.06-17.08.2019) 100 CAD
Residence deposit (to be paid before departure by credit card) (GEC Viva Tower, APT Living) 300 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 110 CAD

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (GEC Viva Tower)
Residence, single room, no meals (APT Living)
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

497 students gave their opinion about this school

27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
J'ai fais 2 mois à Vancouver et un mois à Toronto. J'ai bien aimé pouvoir visiter un autre état, une autre ville tout en continuant d'aller à l école
12 weeks, December 2018 – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
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 après 3 mois j'arrive à me débrouiller pour me faire comprendre. Je ne pensais pas m'améliorer autant »
School highlights
« L'organisation et la possibilité de changer de ville avec ILSC »
Top tips
« Grouse mountain magnifique vu sur l'océan et la ville de Vancouver »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, December 2018 – March 2019
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 (3.8 / 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 (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja auf jeden fall, besonders weil ich Selbstbewusstsein gewonnen habe im Bezug aufs Sprachen sprechen. »
School highlights
« Gute Stimmung, super Lehrerin, sehr hilfsbereite Mitarbeiter »
Top tips
« Auf dem Grouse Mountain Skifahren gehen, Loghthousepark »
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
25 weeks, September 2018 – March 2019
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 (4.5 / 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 (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Tout les mois on change de classe, c’est très varié et ça permet de rencontrer beaucoup de personnes. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 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 (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Les 2 destinations de mon séjour linguistique etaient super. 2 villes très differentes mais très similaires au même temps. J'ai adoré. Je recommande les 2 ecoles ILSC et EC. Mais j'ai eu une préféremce pour ILSC car il y a une grande diversité dans le choix dea cours. Chez EC c'étaient des cours comme à l'école obligatoire avec un bouquin qu'il fallait suivre. Je n'ai pas trop aimé,.mais l'école en générale était très bien. J'ai adoré les cours chez ILSC. Chaque 4 semaines on pouvait choisir differents types de classe. C'était très interessant et c'est plus intéressant d'apprendre une langue avec des classes de marketing, ou de art que dans les classes normales. Le déplacement à Vancouver je devais prendre le bus et Skytrain et c'était env 1h. À Cape Town j'allais à pied c'était 10min.Je suis tombé sur 2 familles incroyables.À Vancouver j'étais la seule étudiante j'avais une chambre avec ma salle de bain. À Cape Town il y avait d'autres étudiants et on partageait la salle de bain. J'ai eu 2 differentes experience et toutes les 2 se sont très bien passé. Je recommande les 2 familles car ce sont des personnes superbes. Il y avait des activitiés quotidiennes dans les 2 écoles. J'ai participé a des activitiés comme le yoga et zumba à Vancouver. À Cape Town je n'ai participé à aucune, car vu que la météo était bonne je profitais pour faire les activitiés par moi même avec mes amis. Ces 6 mois m'ont permis de ameliorer mon anglais, connaitre des gens de partout dans le monde, apprendre sur d'autres pays, cultures et religions, j'ai pu aussi apprendre quelques mots dans d'autres langues :D. J'ai visité 2 pays differents, à Cape Town j'ai eu plus de chance d'avoir un contact avec des locaux et surtout j'ai beaucoup appris sur moi même. J'ai beaucoup aimé mon volontariat avec les enfants. Cela était la partie la plus speciale de mon séjour. C'est une expérience à vivre au moins 1x dans sa vie :)
13 weeks, September 2018 – March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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« Oui j'ai fait beaucoup de progrés. Mon anglais est beaucoup mieux et j'ai beaucoup plus de confiance pour parler la langue. Les cours étaient très bien et aussi je parlais que en anglais, je n'ai pas parlé en français avec les autres étudiants car cela allait fréner mon apprentissage »
School highlights
« ILSC: la grande diversité des cours et les proffesseurs.EC: la gentillesse de tout le monde à l'école plus specialement Kashiefa et Anita à la reception. Je les adore. »
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« Il y a beaucoup de choses à ne pas manquer selon les gouts de chaque personne. Mais ce qu'il faut faire c'est de vivre cette experience à 200%, sortir de sa zone de confort, aller vers d'autres gens d'autres pays, d'autres cultures, s'interesser au pays, essayer de parler avec des locaux. Ne pas prendre ce séjour juste comme des cours de langue, mais comme une aventure et experience qui restera marqué à vie. »
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Schmutzige Klassenzimmer, Qualität der Lehrpersonen nicht wie in Toronto Die Organisation von Seite ESL war sehr freundlich, zuvorkommend und Interessiert. Ich danke bestens!
4 weeks, December 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.8 / 5) (Host family)
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« Konnte sehr profitieren, leider war die Qualität der Schule nicht so hoch wie in Toronto. »
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« Whistler, Seattle, Victoria (besonders im Sommer) »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die schule liegt sehr zentral Der Nationalitäten-Mix war bei dem Intensivkurs sehr gut, allerdings bei dem Vorbereitungskurs für das CAE waren überwiedend deutschsprachige Schüler, was allerdings auch nicht sonderlich schlimm war. Die Gastfamilie war sehr nett und haben sich bemüht das ich alles habe. Nur der Zeitaufwand um zur Schule oder in die Innenstadt zu kommen war etwas störend.
12 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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« Ja. Ich fühle mich nun viel sicherer Englisch zu sprechen und habe auch viele neue Vokabeln gelernt. »
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« Schüler aus vielen verschiedenen Ländern. Legere haben sich um ihre Schüler gesorgt und geholfen. »
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« Ausflug in die Rocky Mountains, nach Whistler, Seattle, VictoriaEnglish Bay, Lighthouse Parc, Deep Cove, Bowen Island und viele andere Orte in und rund um Vancouver. »
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
17 weeks, September 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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« Die vielen verschiedenen Aktivitäten, die die Schule angebietet hatte. Ausserdem waren die Lehre gut. Ich hatte in meiner Klasse immer andere Nationalitäten. Das war für mich sehr hilfreich. Dadurch konnte ich mein Englisch anwenden. »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die ILSC Schule in Vancouver ist super ausgestattet und die Lehrkräfte mehr als kompetent. Vancouver als Stadt ist vielfälltig, mit vielen Ausflugsmöglichkeiten (Whistler, Seattle, Victoria etc.) und grossem Angebot für Studenten. Meine Lehrerin für die Cambridge Mastery Klasse war super - motiviert, kompetent und hilfsbereit. Der Unterricht wurde stehts abwechslungsreich und interessant gestalltet Gut gelegenes Studenten-Wohnheim. Teilweise etwas abgenutze Küche/Bad; Grössere Mängel wurden aber schnell von den Mitarbeitern vor Ort behoben. Super Austausch mit anderen, internationalen Sudenten.
6 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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« Bestimmt habe ich Fortschritte erzielt. Ich habe inzwischen die Cambridge Prüfung abgelegt und bestanden. Dies hat sicher mit der guten Schule in Vancouver zu tun und durch eigenen Einsatz. Ebenfalls war der Aufenthalt gut für die persönliche Weiterentwicklung und um Erfahrungen zu sammeln. »
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« Die Lehrerin wie auch die Klasse waren sehr, sehr gut und das persönliche Klima habe ich sehr, sehr genossen. »

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+)
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 APT Living (for ages 19+)
Enjoy your single, ensuite room in this stylish residence! You’ll be surrounded by shops and cafés, and you’ll be 20 minutes away from the school by public transport. Each room has a kitchenette and a convertible futon bed with bed linen. You’ll share the lounge, the study room and the gym with other students, as well the art and games rooms. To make your stay even more comfortable, you’ll also have access to the swimming pool , the sauna, the BBQ, the garden and the mini-golf. Wi-Fi is free and the laundry facilities are coin operated.

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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) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
300 CAD by credit card
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars)
$35/week + tax or $75/month + tax
Yes
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
9 rooms
min.: 6 m2/ max.: 8 m2
Yes
Twin
7 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 10 m2
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper
one roll upon arrival
Yes
Ensuite toilet No
Ensuite shower No
Wash basin No
Shared toilets Yes
Shared showers Yes
Cleaning Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe No
Cooking facilities No
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Carpet and flooring
Yes
Balcony Yes
Safe deposit box Yes
Room key provided Yes

APT Living

General information

A vibrant city and one of the most exciting neighborhoods are right outside your door. With Granville Street’s shops just a few steps away, and downtown nightlife right across the bridge, you’ll live in a true urban village. Everything you need is close at hand, including Granville Island, Kits Beach, the seawall and downtown Vancouver. You’ll be a few minutes from the Granville Street and Broadway bus lines, and ILSC is just a quick bus ride away (15-20 min). With Canada Line station just a short walk away, you'll be connected to the Vancouver metro system and can get to the iternational airport in no time! Each stylish, renovated apartment features a kitchenette, a bathroom and a balcony. This accommodation option offers the perfect balance between privacy and community living.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walk to Oak Street (2-3 minutes) and take bus number 17 (10-15 minutes)
Average public transport cost:
Zone 1 - Monthly Pass - $95 | Single Pass - $2.95
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
7 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
6 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

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)
Students use buzzer and ILSC staff opens the front door
Yes
Key (building)
Students will receive a fob to enter the building
Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h
Students will have a contact emergency number from the building and ILSC 24/7 emergency line
No
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen
Self-catering
Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area
Outside only
Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen No
Oven
Hotplate in all micro-units
No
Microwave No
Cutlery available No
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
8 washing machines and 8 dryers have an extra cost (from $2.00 to $3.00)
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden Yes
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars)
Around $80 monthly
Yes
Parking (bicycles)
$5 extra fee / month indoors. Free outdoors
Yes
Swimming pool
Lap pool and hot tub for relaxing
Yes
Gym
Free
Yes
Ping pong table
Free
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
7 rooms
~14 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking Yes
Duvet and pillow provided No
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning
Upon arrival, the room will be clean, but the residence don´t offer housekeeping services.
No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Wood
Yes
Balcony Yes
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided
At arrival
Yes

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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