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English Courses all year around in Vancouver

Vancouver recognised as one of the best places to live in North America, Vancouver has some of the friendliest people in the country to welcome you. This cultural hub is truly  picturesque, offering nature-lovers both majestic mountains and sparkling water, a lush rainforest and one of the biggest parks in North America just waiting to be explored.

Students enjoy the world-famous Stanley Park in the middle of the city for strolling along the oceanside sea wall or visiting Granville Island with its marinas and artists’ studios. The school is located in a landmark building in the centre of this incredibly picturesque city, with large, airy classrooms offering lots of natural light.

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Course Types, Dates & Prices 2019

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable application fee of $135 USD must be paid. Fees can be paid in EUR or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Find the course that meets your interests:


General English - 20 lessons per week, from $230 USD a week

This course will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Semi-Intensive English - 24 lessons per week, from $255 USD a week 

This course offers General English plus 4 lessons per week of Special Focus.

Intensive English - 30 lessons per week, from $285 USD a week

Includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of Special Focus options(see the choices below). 

English in the City - 30 lessons per week, from $285 USD a week

This Special Focus Programme combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on language study inspired by your destination, for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning. Students enrolled in this course visit a number of fascinating locations, from stunning museums and inspiring galleries to successful local businesses and charming neighbourhoods all over the city.

One-to-One , from $135 USD per lesson 

Add One-to-One sessions to any course, and maximize your progress through private lessons. With individual attention, these sessions are 100% focused on your requirements and designed by your teachers to match your specific needs.  This is the most flexible and personal course available, and the ultimate course for making maximum progress during a short period of time.


Academic Semester/Year 

Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. This programme is for students who study for 24 weeks or more. You will develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills. You will benefit from excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout this course.   As your English and your confidence improve, you will broaden your horizons and gain a huge advantage in your chosen career or education. 

  • 20 lessons a week , from $220 USD a week 
  • 24 lessons a week, from $245 USD a week 
  • 30 lessons a week, from $275 USD a week
Academic English - 30 lessons per week, from $285 USD a week
Learn the language and specific academic skills required for successful study at an English-speaking university.  You will focus on areas such as: writing assignments on specific topics, listening to lectures and taking effective notes, and preparing and giving academic presentations. 
You will also understand issues such as referencing, how to avoid plagiarism, and other ‘dos and don’ts’ you will need to know at university. 
This is a programme combining 20 lessons of General English with 10 Special Focus lessons of Academic English for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

IELTS Exam Preparation - 20 lessons a week, from $230 USD a week

Higher Score® exam preparation courses are training in pure exam technique, and exclusive to the school. For those who are confident in their English language abilities, our goal is very simple: to help you improve your exam result.  Higher Score® IELTS classes will focus on three key areas to help you achieve a great score quickly and easily: helpful exam strategies, effective exam thinking, and studying only the English you need to pass the test. 

TOEFL Exam Preparation - 20 lessons a week, from $230 USD a week

Our TOEFL Exam Preparation in Vancouver uses the effective Higher Score® system. This TOEFL course is training in pure exam technique. The course goal is to improve your TOEFL score as much and as quickly as possible.  Let our expert teachers guide you towards your best result by focusing on essential exam strategies, productive exam thinking, and studying only the language you need to succeed. 

TOEIC Exam Preparation - 20 lessons a week, from $230 USD a week

Higher Score® courses are training in pure exam technique, and exclusive to EC in Canada. For those who are confident in their English language abilities, our goal is very simple: to help you improve your exam result. TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) test scores are used by over 10,000 companies, government agencies and English language learning programmes in 120 countries.  Your Higher Score® classes will focus on three key areas to help students achieve a great TOEIC score quickly and easily: helpful exam strategies, effective exam thinking, and studying only the English you need to pass the test.

Cambridge Exam Prep., 20/30 lessons a week, from  $230 USD a week

Cambridge exams are recognised by employers, universities and colleges around the world, and the results are valid for life. We will ensure you enter your exam feeling thoroughly prepared with the confidence to succeed.

  • FCE (First Certificate in English) is suitable if you are confident using a wide range of spoken and written English. 
  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) is what you need if you can use your English skills for most professional and academic purposes. 
  • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) is the one for you if you are able to function effectively in almost every English-speaking context. This is the hardest Cambridge exam.

English for Work - 30 lessons a week, from $285 USD a week 

Are you dreaming of an international career in a global workplace and clear conversations with future colleagues? For those who want to succeed in today's global workplace, this intensive English for Work course develops the fluency, accuracy and specific communication skills you need to advance confidently in your chosen career. Every week you will take 30 lessons: 20 lessons of General English and 10 lessons of Business English. Choose English for Work and improve your career prospects at home and abroad.


Add electives and have the chance to focus on specific areas of English. Electives include the following:

  • Global Citizenship 
  • Comparative Culture & Communication 
  • Survival English/Living in English 
  • A World of Words 
  • Write Now 
  • Get Talking 
  • Film Studies 
  • Basic English Writing 
  • Media Studies 
  • Academic Techniques in Practice 
  • Grammar in Real Contexts 
  • The Language of Music 
  • Farmstay (Min placement 2 weeks, max placement 4 weeks)
  • Charitable Volunteer Placement (Min placement 4 weeks, max placement 16 weeks)
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Reasons to learn English in Vancouver with us

We have built our reputation on developing a modern and dynamic teaching method based on communication and integrating culture. Over 50 different nationalities, a varied mix of students: from university students to professionals and executives.

If the world has one language, it is English. English is the primary language of the Internet, books, newspapers, international business and academia, science, technology, diplomacy, sport, airports and air-traffic control, international competitions, pop music and advertising.
This is the scope of the industry in which we are making an ever-increasing impact. Our school offers superior English language programmes in the top English-speaking destinations around the world, together with French in Montreal. 
Passionate commitment to developing our products, relationships and people has seen our organisation grow and strengthen to now operate in over 20 destinations, in five countries, on three continents. 
With a history rooted in high-quality education, dating back to 1905, our organization was borne of two of the most prestigious private schools in Malta. Today, our brand is recognised, trusted and promoted to students from all corners of the earth by an ever-growing international network of language travel specialists.
Our Purpose
We have defined our purpose as helping students succeed in a global community. This describes our reason for being and the impact we want to have on the world. Across countries, time zones, and throughout all sections of our organisation, this simple statement inspires and focuses our team.
Our Advantages 
  • Guarantee of your success - our school's guarantee is very simple. If your English or French does not improve at the speed we think that it should, we will provide you with all the additional support and lessons you need to reach your target level, free of charge. 
  • Lecture Series - practise listening and note-taking skills in a real-life setting with a teacher or another native English speaker.
  • Pronunciation Clinic  - choose from ‘general’ pronunciation clinics for all students and clinics targeted at specific accents.
  • Conversation Class - join a group conversation with a teacher or native English speaker to discuss an issue of interest.
  • Movies - enjoy free movies with discussion and comprehension activities.
School Highlights
  • Based in a landmark building with large, airy  classrooms offering lots of natural light 
  • Downtown location with attractions, shops and  outdoor activities all within walking distance 
  • Free language workshops include extra help and  conversation sessions at different levels 
  • Free activities include movie nights, soccer, volleyball  and student parties 
  • Also enjoy trips to the Chinese Garden, Richmond  night market and farmers’ market 
  • Excursions available to Whistler, Victoria, The Rocky  Mountains, Seattle and Portland
Our school offers:
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self-study room 
  • Student lounge 
  • Cambridge test centre  
  • Kitchen area 
  • Library 
  • University Admissions Service
Nationality mix at our school 
Our students come from all over the world. You will learn about different cultures, broaden your worldview and make lasting friendships as you practise and improve your English skills together. 
See which countries our students come from:
  • 24% Korean
  • 23% Brazilian
  • 14% Swiss
  • 8% Japanese
  • 4% Colombian
  • 3% German
  • 5% Mexican
  • 5% Saudi Arabian
  • 3% Turkish
  • 11% Other nationalities
Before Arriving in Vancouver
Your experience starts long before your first day at school; from the moment you book your course, we'll be there to help you prepare for student life in the best and smoothest possible way. 
We know that just the thought of arriving in a new country can be stressful, especially if you are travelling alone for the first time. That is why we are there to guide and support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
At any point during your arrival or stay you can call us on our emergency telephone number. We will make your arrival a straightforward and stress-free experience!
Free Language Workshops
Boost your course with additional teacher-led sessions, which are open to everybody and free of charge. A number of sessions take place every week outside of classroom hours. Your learning will be supplemented with free language workshops and a full programme of leisure activities to help you activate your English or French in fun and authentic ways.
Academic Team
With professors, published authors and cutting edge education technologists, this team continually researches and applies the latest trends in learning science to our curriculum to ensure you make the best progress possible. Our central academic team also regularly presents at education conferences around the world.
  • Starting dates: Any Monday 
  • The minimum age is 16 years old 
  • All levels from complete beginners to very advanced 
  • Classes are held from Monday to Friday  
  • Courses available all year round
Included in the price
  • Online Support 
  • English language activities and workshops
  • Welcome activity
  • Internet access
  • All intensive 24+ weeks courses include the option of  joining an exam prep course, subject to availability
  • Language Certificate at end of the course
  • Level test 
  • Access to all the school facilities 
  • Registration Fee - $135 USD 
  • Accommodation Placement Fee - $170 USD
  • Optional Student Insurance - $20 USD per week
  • Course Materials - $10 USD per week
  • Visa Document Courier Fee - $65 USD
  • Canada Custodianship Fee - $120 UD (applies if requested by Canadian Embassy)
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport - $90 USD, one way

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Students in French class
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Students on activities

Optional accommodation in Vancouver

Whether you would like to live with other students in a residence, or prefer to experience daily life with a homestay, our range of accommodation options ensures you find the perfect home away from home.

Homestay , from $170 USD a week 

Staying with a Canadian family gives you the chance to practise your English with a real local family and experience the culture. Many students choose homestay accommodation because they enjoy the atmosphere and the feeling of support a family gives.  Homestays reflect Canada's multicultural diversity as long as English is the language of the home. You can book single or double room with private or shared bathroom. 

Viva Tower Residence, from $250 USD  a week 

This is a brand new, well-organized residence with incredible views of Downtown Vancouver. A number of apartments also offer partial views of the sea and the mountains. Each apartment consists of 2-3 single bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms, 1 open-plan kitchen, 1 spacious living room, and two full shared bathrooms. Each bedroom is equipped with a bed, desk, chair, and allocated closet space per student.

Superior APT Living Residence , from $300 USD a week 

This modern accommodation option offers you a sense of community and a great opportunity to meet new people and share experiences. With the many shared amenities such as a BBQ, a games room and Mini Golf, you have the unique chance to make friends in a fun and sociable way, as well as master your cooking and mini golf skills. After a cool Canadian winter day, you can warm up in the sauna or relax in the communal lounge and watch TV with friends.

Activities: Learn to speak and have fun!

We will be here to help and support you before your arrival and during your stay until you return home. Make friends, practise your English, and visit Vancouver’s iconic locations and hidden gems!

Intro to Vancouver
If you’re looking for a taste of why Vancouver is such a beautiful city, then you have come to the right place.  Find out what makes Vancouver famous, take a look at some of its popular sights and discover how to spend your time in and around the city:
  • Hollywood North - Vancouver is the third largest production centre for the film industry in North America, giving it the nickname 'Hollywood North'
  • Spectacular nature - lush forests, sandy beaches and mountains will take your breath away. Get ready for hiking, skiing and snowboarding! 
  • Lifestyle - Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the world’s top three places to live. You will understand why... 
  • Downtown seawall & Granville Island - tour the famous seaport city and sample its seafood for a true taste of the Pacific Ocean

Get the best from your destination and make the most of your time.
As our student, you will be invited to a free welcome event and enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities throughout your stay. Some of the many activities available include: 
Movie Afternoon
Watch and discuss a movie with other students.
Lynn Canyon and Chinatown Tour 
Tour beautiful Lynn Canyon and lively Chinatown.
Get active and play football with students and staff.
Relax and stretch in a peaceful outdoor space.

Shared Apartments

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

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Students in Vancouver
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