English school in Vancouver: St Giles International

From 385.- EUR
541.- CAD
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Key points

  • Warm welcome and a professional school
  • Perfect "Downtown" location, just steps from the waterfront
  • Excellent academic reputation
  • Full time Business English
  • Cafeteria serving affordable warm meals

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced)
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
30 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Switzerland, Japan, etc..

Learn English in the lively district of Coal Harbour, in the heart of Vancouver and only a stone's throw from the seafront. Close to Granville Street and Robson Street, our partner school is housed in a modern building. There are 17 comfortable and bright classrooms, a computer room with free Wi-Fi and a library. Between or after classes, you can meet your friends in the student lounge. Snacks and hot meals are served daily in the student café at reasonable prices.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme
  • Learning progress monitoring

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Standard course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 385.- EUR
(541.- CAD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (19+)
GEC Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
1
541 CAD
1011 CAD
2
932 CAD
1647 CAD
3
1323 CAD
2283 CAD
4
1546 CAD
2751 CAD
6
2244 CAD
3939 CAD
4348 CAD
8
2870 CAD
5055 CAD
5574 CAD
12
4086 CAD
7251 CAD
7990 CAD
16
5398 CAD
9543 CAD
10502 CAD
24
7014 CAD
13119 CAD
14518 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.71   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (29.06-28.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (28.06-30.08.2020) 35 CAD

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies depending on level
100 CAD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 350 CAD
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week)
50% of the standard weekly price
On request
Special diet (host family) (per week) 35 CAD
Airport transfer from Vancouver (pick-up) 170 CAD
Airport transfer from/to Vancouver (pick-up and drop-off) 340 CAD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Intensive course

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 453.- EUR
(637.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:40-15:20
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (19+)
GEC Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
1
637 CAD
1107 CAD
2
1124 CAD
1839 CAD
3
1611 CAD
2571 CAD
4
1870 CAD
3075 CAD
6
2730 CAD
4425 CAD
4834 CAD
8
3470 CAD
5655 CAD
6174 CAD
12
4962 CAD
8127 CAD
8866 CAD
16
6566 CAD
10711 CAD
11670 CAD
24
8622 CAD
14727 CAD
16126 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.71   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (29.06-28.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (28.06-30.08.2020) 35 CAD

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies depending on level
100 CAD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 350 CAD
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week)
50% of the standard weekly price
On request
Special diet (host family) (per week) 35 CAD
Airport transfer from Vancouver (pick-up) 170 CAD
Airport transfer from/to Vancouver (pick-up and drop-off) 340 CAD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Standard beginner course

Beginner, 2 - 4 week(s)
2 weeks From 691.- EUR
(972.- CAD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner
Students/class
Max 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (19+)
2
972 CAD
1687 CAD
3
1383 CAD
2343 CAD
4
1614 CAD
2819 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.71   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (29.06-28.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (28.06-30.08.2020) 35 CAD

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies depending on level
100 CAD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 350 CAD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
50% of the standard weekly price
On request
Special diet (host family) (per week) 35 CAD
Airport transfer from Vancouver (pick-up) 170 CAD
Airport transfer from/to Vancouver (pick-up and drop-off) 340 CAD
Starting dates
24.02 / 19.05 / 08.09 / 02.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

Intensive beginner course

Beginner, 2 - 4 week(s)
2 weeks From 849.- EUR
(1194.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
2 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner
Students/class
Max 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:40-15:20
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (19+)
2
1194 CAD
1909 CAD
3
1716 CAD
2676 CAD
4
1986 CAD
3191 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.71   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (29.06-28.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (28.06-30.08.2020) 35 CAD

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies depending on level
100 CAD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 350 CAD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
50% of the standard weekly price
On request
Special diet (host family) (per week) 35 CAD
Airport transfer from Vancouver (pick-up) 170 CAD
Airport transfer from/to Vancouver (pick-up and drop-off) 340 CAD
Starting dates
24.02 / 19.05 / 08.09 / 02.11.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

English business course

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 4 week(s)
4 weeks From 1329.- EUR
(1870.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
21 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:40-15:20
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (19+)
4
1870 CAD
3075 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.71   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (29.06-28.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (28.06-30.08.2020) 35 CAD

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies depending on level
100 CAD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 350 CAD
Retention fee (host family) (per week)
50% of the standard weekly price
On request
Special diet (host family) (per week) 35 CAD
Airport transfer from Vancouver (pick-up) 170 CAD
Airport transfer from/to Vancouver (pick-up and drop-off) 340 CAD
Starting dates
02.03 / 05.10.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

B2 First exam preparation course, 20 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 8/11/12 week(s)
8 weeks From 2040.- EUR
(2870.- CAD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8/11/12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (19+)
GEC Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
8
2870 CAD
5055 CAD
5574 CAD
11
3890 CAD
6810 CAD
7494 CAD
12
4086 CAD
7251 CAD
7990 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.71   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (29.06-28.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (28.06-30.08.2020) 35 CAD

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies depending on level
100 CAD
B2 First exam fee (to be paid on site) 350 CAD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 350 CAD
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week)
50% of the standard weekly price
On request
Special diet (host family) (per week) 35 CAD
Airport transfer from Vancouver (pick-up) 170 CAD
Airport transfer from/to Vancouver (pick-up and drop-off) 340 CAD
Starting dates 8 wk
20.04 / 06.07 / 13.10.2020
Starting dates 11 wk
15.06.2020
Starting dates 12 wk
23.03 / 14.09.2020
Exam dates
09.06 / 27.08 / 01.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

B2 First exam preparation course, 30 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 8/11/12 week(s)
8 weeks From 2467.- EUR
(3470.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8/11/12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:00-15:20
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (19+)
GEC Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
8
3470 CAD
5655 CAD
6174 CAD
11
4715 CAD
7635 CAD
8319 CAD
12
4962 CAD
8127 CAD
8866 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.71   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (29.06-28.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (28.06-30.08.2020) 35 CAD

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies depending on level
100 CAD
B2 First exam fee (to be paid on site) 350 CAD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 350 CAD
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week)
50% of the standard weekly price
On request
Special diet (host family) (per week) 35 CAD
Airport transfer from Vancouver (pick-up) 170 CAD
Airport transfer from/to Vancouver (pick-up and drop-off) 340 CAD
Starting dates 8 wk
20.04 / 06.07 / 13.10.2020
Starting dates 11 wk
15.06.2020
Starting dates 12 wk
23.03 / 14.09.2020
Exam dates
09.06 / 27.08 / 01.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

C1 Advanced exam preparation course, 20 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 8/11/12 week(s)
8 weeks From 2040.- EUR
(2870.- CAD)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8/11/12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (19+)
GEC Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
8
2870 CAD
5055 CAD
5574 CAD
11
3890 CAD
6810 CAD
7494 CAD
12
4086 CAD
7251 CAD
7990 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.71   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (29.06-28.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (28.06-30.08.2020) 35 CAD

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies depending on level
100 CAD
C1 Advanced exam fee (to be paid on site) 350 CAD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 350 CAD
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week)
50% of the standard weekly price
On request
Special diet (host family) (per week) 35 CAD
Airport transfer from Vancouver (pick-up) 170 CAD
Airport transfer from/to Vancouver (pick-up and drop-off) 340 CAD
Starting dates 8 wk
20.04 / 06.07 / 13.10.2020
Starting dates 11 wk
15.06.2020
Starting dates 12 wk
23.03 / 14.09.2020
Exam dates
10.06 / 28.08 / 02.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

C1 Advanced exam preparation course, 30 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 8/11/12 week(s)
8 weeks From 2467.- EUR
(3470.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
8/11/12 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:40 + 13:40-15:20
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board (19+)
GEC Viva Tower residence, double room, no meals (19+)
8
3470 CAD
5655 CAD
6174 CAD
11
4715 CAD
7635 CAD
8319 CAD
12
4962 CAD
8127 CAD
8866 CAD
CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.71   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (29.06-28.08.2020) 25 CAD
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (28.06-30.08.2020) 35 CAD

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
varies depending on level
100 CAD
C1 Advanced exam fee (to be paid on site) 350 CAD

Options

One-to-one course, 5 lessons/week (per week) 350 CAD
Retention fee (host family, residence) (per week)
50% of the standard weekly price
On request
Special diet (host family) (per week) 35 CAD
Airport transfer from Vancouver (pick-up) 170 CAD
Airport transfer from/to Vancouver (pick-up and drop-off) 340 CAD
Starting dates 8 wk
20.04 / 06.07 / 13.10.2020
Starting dates 11 wk
15.06.2020
Starting dates 12 wk
23.03 / 14.09.2020
Exam dates
10.06 / 28.08 / 02.12.2020
Bank holidays
01.01 / 17.02 / 10.04 / 18.05 / 01.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 12.10 / 11.11.2020
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 26.12.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Check-in times for host family stays are from 10:00 - 23:00 on Sundays.

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

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

169 students gave their opinion about this school

24 years old - Spain
/ 5
EN METRO TARDAS 5 MINUTOS Y SOLO SON DOS PARADAS QUE QUEDAS ENFRENTE DE LA ESCUELA, A PIE ES MÁS LARGO 15 MINUTOS DE BUENA MAÑANA ES AGRADABLE. - DUCHA COMPARTIDA CON OTRA HABITACIÓN- COMIDA COCINA COMPARTIDA
9 weeks, September – November 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Top tips
« ALQUILAR UNA BICI I VISITAR STANLEY PARK Y TODO EL SEAWALL. »
61 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, mein Hörverständnis hat sich verbessert, ich habe viele interessante Menschen kennengelernt und viele interessante Erfahrungen gemacht. »
21 years old - Germany
/ 5
Eine Sprachreise die ich nie vergessen werde!!! Wunderschöner Ort, tolle Sprachschule und tolle Menschen .... Die Sprachschule war einfach toll! Die Ausflüge waren abwechslungsreich und sehr schön und interessant gestaltet. Habe ich sehr gerne besucht.
12 weeks, May – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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« Die Schule war insgesamt echt gut organisiert uns strukturiert. Die Lehrkräfte waren immer gut vorbereitet und haben sehr guten Unterricht gemacht. Auch die Lage der Schule ist perfekt. »
52 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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18 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) ()
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 fais des progrès dans l’aisance.J’ai énormément parlé en anglais sans avoir peur de faire des fautes »
School highlights
« Les cours d’anglais très interactifs. »
Top tips
« Lynn canyon park »
33 years old - Spain
/ 5
Escuela pequeña y muy familiar. Sus trabajadores y profesores conocen a sus alumnos y el ambiente es muy bueno y acojedor.Mediana de edad alta, gente adulta. Familia con 3 hijas mayores de edad.Cocina y baño para ti aunque se tenía que compartir con una de las hijas. Siempre había gente en casa, cenando y celebrando cosas... Son muy buenos amfitriones y saben cuidar a la gente.Ubicación fantástica en North Vancouver aunque lejos... 10 minutos hasta el bus i 45 de trayecto.
7 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Después de 7 semanas considero que he progresado pero no es suficiente tiempo. Pero estoy contenta de mis logros. »
School highlights
« La edad media de los estudiantes 25-30 y el trato de sus profesores y trabajadores. La ubicación es excelente. »
Top tips
« Alquilar un coche e ir a Wishtler. »
45 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr gute Schule für alle 30+ oder sehr viel älter Schule kann uneingeschränkt weiteremfohlen werden. Tolle Lehrer, guter Nationalitätenmix, im Platinumsegment hat es naturgemäss sehr viele Schweizer Die Aktivitäten sind okay für den Anfang, sobald man einige Leute kennengelernt hat, wird man sich rasch selbst organisieren.
12 weeks, April – July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 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?
« Ich habe mich um ein ganzes Level verbessert und bin super gut ins Sprechen gekommen. Es wird jeden Monat ein Test durchgeführt, man kann auch zwischendurch einen Test verlangen oder für mehr Effort in eine anspruchsvollere Gruppe wechseln, ich habe ins Platinum-Segment für die letzten Wochen gewechselt - top! »
Top tips
« Auto mieten und in den Bergen wandern gehen, Vancouver Island besuchen - auch ausserhalb von Victoria, möglichst 3 Tage »
31 years old - Italy
/ 5
12 weeks, February – May 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)
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23 years old - Switzerland
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12 weeks, March – June 2019
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« Die Lehrer und das ganze Team war super! »
18 years old - Switzerland
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13 weeks, November 2018 – February 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
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Testimonials

Danick Rotzetter
Danick Rotzetter

For professional purposes but also for purely practical reasons, I decided to learn English. It didn’t take me long to choose Canada as a destination, since it is where I am from. As I was researching the main Canadian cities, Vancouver came my way. At that time, I wasn’t sure why but I chose that city immediately. The St Giles International school is located north of Downtown Vancouver, steps from the Ocean, Waterfront station, but also 10 minutes’ walk from famous Stanley Park: an ideal location. The staff is very friendly, dynamic and has sound teaching knowledge and experience.

The school also organises extracurricular activities during the week in order for us to have a good time together after classes and to get to know each other, but also to practise English as much as possible. Vancouver is an extraordinary city from a geographical point of view, as it is located on the edge of the Ocean, at the foot of the mountains and just miles from the USA (2-hour drive to reach Seattle). Everything was close-at-hand, whether the beach in the summer, the 2010 Olympics ski tracks in Whistler - two hours away by car - in the winter, the parks, mountains, forest, not to mention the pubs and nightclubs available throughout the year. The Vancouver inhabitants are always hospitable and ready to help you when you are lost or in need of advice, no problem at all. This experience is simply unforgettable for me: discovering a new country and its culture but also people from various countries and as many different cultures. I said that I didn’t know why Vancouver drew my attention, now I know: it is simply one of the most beautiful cities in the world that I ever had the chance to visit!

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Alizée Ducret
Alizée Ducret
St Giles International, Vancouver
Duration: 3 months 

I spend 3 months in Vancouver at St Giles International school. It was awesome! I lived in a very good hostfamily in a big house with another very friendly student from Brasil. It was a little bit far, but the bus system is perfect so I could take the bus every 4 minuts! The school was very good. It's a small school in the centre of the city. There is everything near the school. At school the atmosphere is perfect! There are students from all over the world and you can speak with everybody! It's really great! The teachers are really friendly and competent. It's always a pleasure to learn english. We can also go out with our teachers thanks to the activities organized by school. You can go to a famous pub downtown or also play bowling with us! Every week the school organizes activities. You can see hockey games or soccer, and even visit the city around Vancouver, sometimes during 4 days!

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Jonathan Arimondi
Jonathan Arimondi
St Giles, Vancouver
Duration: 12 weeks

I had the chance to spend three months at St. Giles School, in Vancouver. Arriving in a new place is never easy, but I quickly started feeling more comfortable when I met my host family and some new friends. I lived with a Colombian family, close to the airport; I was a bit far from the city centre, but the family was amazing and they had two adorable daughters. Apart from myself, the family always hosted another student. I lived with three different ones during my stay. The school was pretty small and everyone knew each other; I really liked that. I often stayed with the same group of friends, but little by little they all went back to their home countries; it wasn’t easy to say goodbye to them, but our relationships were strong and I am sure that one day we will meet again. The teachers were very attentive and they didn’t hesitate to move students to higher levels when appropriate. That was my case: I improved very quickly and changed levels twice. I think that the fact that groups are so small makes the learning process faster and more effective. The teachers are really good, in my opinion. Vancouver is very safe and clean; even cleaner that Switzerland! People are open, they help each other and talk even if they don’t know each other. There are students from all over the world and meeting people is very easy, even in the street! There are plenty of things to do, from shops to parties. Seattle is only two hours away, so you should definitely go!

The cost of living is quite high, but I don’t regret a single penny, because it has been an unforgettable experience. I would like to come back with a working visa.

Greetings from Canada!

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Host family
The dream chance to live like a real Canadian! Families are selected with care and are divided into two categories: “standard” options are around 45-60 minutes from the school and offer single rooms with shared bathrooms and half-board, “superior” options additionally offer a private bathroom. You can also choose breakfast only, on request. Living with a host family is a great way to discover the Canadian lifestyle and to practise English in a friendly atmosphere. If you travel with a friend, a twin room is more convenient.

GEC Viva Tower residence (minimum 5 weeks)
Stay in these apartments located a 20-25-minute walk from the school, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city and the ocean! You’ll sleep in a single or twin room (bed linen and towels included) and share the kitchen, bathroom and living room with the other students. Each apartment features laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Shared areas are cleaned once a week and the residence is monitored 24/7. Enjoy the fitness room and sauna as well!
To note: limited availability for single rooms during summer.

APT Living residence (from 19 years old, minimum 1 month)
Located in the lively South Granville neighbourhood, about 30 minutes by bus from the school, this residence will suit the more independent students on a budget. The rooms, which are quite small, all include a sofa/bed, a desk, TV, fridge, microwave and an ensuite bathroom. There is Wi-Fi in the living room and you can have breakfast at the residence’s restaurant. Coin-operated laundry facilities, a 24-hour reception, a small gym, an open-air swimming pool as well as two Jacuzzis are some of the facilities. Try playing mini-golf or the giant chess game with the other residents from all over the world!

Available for arrivals at the beginning of the month and departures at the end of the month or on the 1st.

Price on request.

Residence, hotel
On request, it is also possible to stay in a residence or hotel in Vancouver. Contact us for further information.

Vancouver will give anyone just what they want: the wide range of shops and select cafés in Robson Street, the kingdom of trendy nightclubs in Granville Street and nature just around the corner in Stanley Park or on the beautiful English Bay and Sunset Beach. Shopping, gastronomy, night life, sport… How could you get bored? And with Whistler, Vancouver Island, Seattle and the Canadian Rockies so close by for weekend excursions, everyone will find their happiness. Besides, our partner school offers a weekly social program which will enable you to discover Vancouver and its roundabouts whilst getting to know your fellow students.

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