ILSC Education Group, Vancouver

From 302.- EUR
422.- CAD
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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 (B2 First, C1 Advanced)
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
South Korea, Japan, Brazil, etc..

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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Choosing the right course for you

Our table of levels can help you choose the right duration to achieve your objectives.

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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 (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 302.- EUR
(422.- CAD)
Lessons
17 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
12
3405 CAD
6515 CAD
7175 CAD
16
4490 CAD
8560 CAD
9440 CAD
24
6660 CAD
12650 CAD
13970 CAD
36
9795 CAD
18665 CAD
20645 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 50 CAD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
credit card details
300 CAD
Cleaning service (residence) 75 CAD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night (host family) 45 CAD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 CAD
Underage supplement (16-17 years) (host family) (per week) 15 CAD
Administrative fee (16-17 years) ("Custodial Letter") 150 CAD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 110 CAD
Starting dates (new session)
27.01 / 24.02 / 23.03 / 20.04 / 19.05 / 15.06 / 13.07 / 10.08 / 08.09 / 05.10 / 02.11 / 30.11.2020
Starting dates
03.02 / 10.02 / 02.03 / 09.03 / 30.03 / 06.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 14.09 / 21.09 / 13.10 / 19.10 / 09.11 / 16.11 / 07.12 / 14.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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+)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 302.- EUR
(422.- CAD)
Lessons
17 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
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.
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
12
3405 CAD
6515 CAD
7175 CAD
16
4490 CAD
8560 CAD
9440 CAD
24
6660 CAD
12650 CAD
13970 CAD
36
9795 CAD
18665 CAD
20645 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 50 CAD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
credit card details
300 CAD
Cleaning service (residence) 75 CAD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night (host family) 45 CAD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 CAD
Underage supplement (16-17 years) (host family) (per week) 15 CAD
Administrative fee (16-17 years) ("Custodial Letter") 150 CAD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 110 CAD
Starting dates (new session)
27.01 / 24.02 / 23.03 / 20.04 / 19.05 / 15.06 / 13.07 / 10.08 / 08.09 / 05.10 / 02.11 / 30.11.2020
Starting dates
03.02 / 10.02 / 02.03 / 09.03 / 30.03 / 06.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 14.09 / 21.09 / 13.10 / 19.10 / 09.11 / 16.11 / 07.12 / 14.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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 (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 360.- EUR
(502.- CAD)
Lessons
24 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, 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: B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency, 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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
12
4203 CAD
7313 CAD
7973 CAD
16
5554 CAD
9624 CAD
10504 CAD
24
7914 CAD
13904 CAD
15224 CAD
36
11676 CAD
20546 CAD
22526 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 50 CAD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
credit card details
300 CAD
Cleaning service (residence) 75 CAD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night (host family) 45 CAD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 CAD
Underage supplement (16-17 years) (host family) (per week) 15 CAD
Administrative fee (16-17 years) ("Custodial Letter") 150 CAD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 110 CAD
Starting dates (new session)
27.01 / 24.02 / 23.03 / 20.04 / 19.05 / 15.06 / 13.07 / 10.08 / 08.09 / 05.10 / 02.11 / 30.11.2020
Starting dates
03.02 / 10.02 / 02.03 / 09.03 / 30.03 / 06.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 14.09 / 21.09 / 13.10 / 19.10 / 09.11 / 16.11 / 07.12 / 14.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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+)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 360.- EUR
(502.- CAD)
Lessons
24 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
30 years
Electives: 16 years old
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:00-12:00 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

More information about this programme

Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:
- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc
- Academic test preparation: B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency, 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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
12
4203 CAD
7313 CAD
7973 CAD
16
5554 CAD
9624 CAD
10504 CAD
24
7914 CAD
13904 CAD
15224 CAD
36
11676 CAD
20546 CAD
22526 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 50 CAD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
credit card details
300 CAD
Cleaning service (residence) 75 CAD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night (host family) 45 CAD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 CAD
Underage supplement (16-17 years) (host family) (per week) 15 CAD
Administrative fee (16-17 years) ("Custodial Letter") 150 CAD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 110 CAD
Starting dates (new session)
27.01 / 24.02 / 23.03 / 20.04 / 19.05 / 15.06 / 13.07 / 10.08 / 08.09 / 05.10 / 02.11 / 30.11.2020
Starting dates
03.02 / 10.02 / 02.03 / 09.03 / 30.03 / 06.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 14.09 / 21.09 / 13.10 / 19.10 / 09.11 / 16.11 / 07.12 / 14.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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 (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 401.- EUR
(559.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, 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: B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency, 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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
12
4773 CAD
7883 CAD
8543 CAD
16
6314 CAD
10384 CAD
11264 CAD
24
9054 CAD
15044 CAD
16364 CAD
36
13386 CAD
22256 CAD
24236 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 50 CAD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
credit card details
300 CAD
Cleaning service (residence) 75 CAD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night (host family) 45 CAD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 CAD
Underage supplement (16-17 years) (host family) (per week) 15 CAD
Administrative fee (16-17 years) ("Custodial Letter") 150 CAD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 110 CAD
Starting dates (new session)
27.01 / 24.02 / 23.03 / 20.04 / 19.05 / 15.06 / 13.07 / 10.08 / 08.09 / 05.10 / 02.11 / 30.11.2020
Starting dates
03.02 / 10.02 / 02.03 / 09.03 / 30.03 / 06.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 14.09 / 21.09 / 13.10 / 19.10 / 09.11 / 16.11 / 07.12 / 14.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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+)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 401.- EUR
(559.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
30 years
Electives: 16 years old
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:00-12:00 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

More information about this programme

Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:
- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc
- Academic test preparation: B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency, 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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
12
4773 CAD
7883 CAD
8543 CAD
16
6314 CAD
10384 CAD
11264 CAD
24
9054 CAD
15044 CAD
16364 CAD
36
13386 CAD
22256 CAD
24236 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 50 CAD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
credit card details
300 CAD
Cleaning service (residence) 75 CAD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night (host family) 45 CAD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 CAD
Underage supplement (16-17 years) (host family) (per week) 15 CAD
Administrative fee (16-17 years) ("Custodial Letter") 150 CAD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 110 CAD
Starting dates (new session)
27.01 / 24.02 / 23.03 / 20.04 / 19.05 / 15.06 / 13.07 / 10.08 / 08.09 / 05.10 / 02.11 / 30.11.2020
Starting dates
03.02 / 10.02 / 02.03 / 09.03 / 30.03 / 06.04 / 27.04 / 04.05 / 25.05 / 01.06 / 22.06 / 29.06 / 20.07 / 27.07 / 17.08 / 24.08 / 14.09 / 21.09 / 13.10 / 19.10 / 09.11 / 16.11 / 07.12 / 14.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

B2 First exam preparation course, 30 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 6/8/10 week(s)
6 weeks From 2111.- EUR
(2944.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6/8/10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:00-12:00 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Cambridge exam fees included in the price.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
6
2944 CAD
4614 CAD
4944 CAD
8
3742 CAD
5892 CAD
6332 CAD
10
4540 CAD
7170 CAD
7720 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 50 CAD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
credit card details
300 CAD
Cleaning service (residence) 75 CAD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night (host family) 45 CAD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 CAD
Underage supplement (16-17 years) (host family) (per week) 15 CAD
Administrative fee (16-17 years) ("Custodial Letter") 150 CAD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 110 CAD
Starting dates 6 wk
27.01 / 02.11.2020
Starting dates 8 wk
23.03.2020
Starting dates 10 wk
05.10.2020
Exam dates
07.03 / 16.05 / 12.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

C1 Advanced exam preparation course, 30 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 6/7/8/10 week(s)
6 weeks From 2111.- EUR
(2944.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6/7/8/10 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:00-12:00 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Cambridge exam fees included in the price.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
6
2944 CAD
4614 CAD
4944 CAD
7
3343 CAD
5253 CAD
5638 CAD
8
3742 CAD
5892 CAD
6332 CAD
10
4540 CAD
7170 CAD
7720 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (20.06-16.08.2020) 50 CAD

Extras

Accommodation deposit (residence) (to be paid on site)
credit card details
300 CAD
Cleaning service (residence) 75 CAD

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night (host family) 45 CAD
Special diet (host family) (per week) 50 CAD
Underage supplement (16-17 years) (host family) (per week) 15 CAD
Administrative fee (16-17 years) ("Custodial Letter") 150 CAD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 110 CAD
Starting dates 6 wk
02.11.2020
Starting dates 7 wk
27.01.2020
Starting dates 8 wk
23.03.2020
Starting dates 10 wk
05.10.2020
Exam dates
14.03 / 16.05 / 12.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
25.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

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

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

531 students gave their opinion about this school

64 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 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 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (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?
« Wollte lernen frei zu sprechen, das hat funktioniert »
30 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Vancouver est une belle ville avec beaucoup d’activités à faire à l’extérieur. Mais en octobre, C’est vraiment pluvieux et humide donc ce n’est pas la ville idéale à cette période. C’est une bonne école avec d’excellents professeurs. Mais pour moi, l’école était trop grande (3 bâtiments différents, donc parfois tu ne vois pas tes amis). Il n’y a pas une ambiance chaleureuse comme dans les petites écoles (où tout le monde se connaît). L’école est située à downtown, endroit un peu sale et avec beaucoup de homeless. Ce n’était vraiment pas mon quartier préféré de la ville. De plus, dans cette école, il y a soit des asiatiques soit des Brésiliens. Il n’y a pas beaucoup de personnes avec une autre nationalité (oui il y en a, mais pas beaucoup). Dans la classe 30+, il y a beaucoup de personnes autour de 40 ans ou plus. Dans les cours standards, il y a beaucoup de jeunes autour de 20 ans. Il y a très peu de personnes autour de 30 ans.
6 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
34 years old - Austria
/ 5
El curso de inglés excelente así como los profesores que he tenido. La estancia en la primera familia no fue la mejor pero después de notificarlo pude cambiar de familia al cabo de una semana y la experiencia fue mucho mejor! Muy satisfecha con el curso de comunicación +30. Aunque creo que el nivel de idioma debería fijarse previo al viaje. El primer alojamiento dejaba mucho que desear, la habitación en el sótano muy bajita, podía tocar el techo con la mano y no muy limpia. La familia alojaba tres estudiantes, éramos 9 personas en la casa en total y tampoco mostraba mucho interés en interactuar. Si bien son amables y serviciales, el contacto fue escaso, menos con una de las hermanas de Teresita. La mitad de la estancia estuve con esta familia (Alcantara). La otra mitad con una familia canadiense dónde el trato fue mucho más cercano y comunicativo.
3 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1.8 / 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?
« Si bien tres semanas es poco tiempo sí creo haber hecho progresos a nivel de comunicación oral que es lo que quería. »
School highlights
« Los profesores y la metodología de enseñanza. »
Top tips
« Hacer algunas actividades con la escuela y visitar las Rocky Mountains. »
39 years old - Spain
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 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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47 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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57 years old - Austria
/ 5
3 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (1 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, August – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« Mes enseignants.Et j'ai adoré la proximité avec la nature. La ville est dans la nature, et il est aisé de se rendre à Vancouver nord pour aller randonner. »
Top tips
« Vancouver nord, Whistler et joffre Lakes pour les randonnées.Victoria. »
36 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) ()
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Shower / Bathroom
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Je pense avoir fait plus de progrès au contact des élèves en dehors des cours.J avais choisi un cours de communication mais les cours étaient trop scolaires (devoirs à faire, exercices en cours...) »
School highlights
« Les élèves, le personnel »
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
32 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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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+)
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)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
300 CAD by credit card

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

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

Room types and facilities

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

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
Key (building)
Students will receive a fob to enter the building
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Students will have a contact emergency number from the building and ILSC 24/7 emergency line
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Self-catering
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Outside only
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven
Hotplate in all micro-units
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
8 washing machines and 8 dryers have an extra cost (from $2.00 to $3.00)
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Around $80 monthly
Parking (bicycles)
$5 extra fee / month indoors. Free outdoors
Swimming pool
Lap pool and hot tub for relaxing
Gym
Free
Ping pong table
Free

Room types and facilities

Single
7
~14 m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Upon arrival, the room will be clean, but the residence don´t offer housekeeping services.
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Wood
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided
At arrival

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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