Language course English in Vancouver

EC Vancouver

Learn English in Vancouver at our partner school EC Vancouver (formerly known as LSC). EC has been offering high quality tuition since 1962, with programmes designed to offer students a choice and variety in studies and a combination of courses can be selected by students to customise their learning. All of the teachers are university graduates with training in second-language instruction, using both proven traditional techniques and the latest teaching innovations.

Key features of our partner English school in Vancouver:

  • 11 fully equipped classrooms with air conditioning
  • International students 
  • Self study room with computers
  • Student Lounge
  • Library
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Social Programme

Vancouver is a very interesting city to explore and discover and for this reason the school does its best to help students familiarize themselves with the city. The school organises a variety of extra-curricular activities alongside the language courses to make the holiday that much more enjoyable. Examples include: Activity programme Vancouver
  • Wild water rafting
  • Barbeques
  • Cinema in the park
  • City tours
  • Museum visits
  • Excursions to Bowden Island and Seattle

Intensive

The intensive courses in Vancouver consist of 20, 24 or 30 lessons per week. Classes have an average number of 14 students. The entrance test determines your level of English and the class you will be in. The lessons focus on listening, reading, writing and most importantly speaking. 

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
24
30
Starting dates:  

01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€9 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   01/07/2024 - 30/08/2024 : €18 per week
Info host family:  

Double rooms in a host family only available for students booking together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Special dietary needs : € 32 per week [i]
Supplement for minors : € 18 per week
Info residence:  

Minimum age: 18

Surcharges residence:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €36 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €36 per week
Private Bathroom : € 29 per week [i]
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver : EUR 95

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
Visa letter express delivery: CAD 85 / € 60

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 19/02/2024, 29/03/2024, 20/05/2024, 01/07/2024, 05/08/2024, 02/09/2024, 30/09/2024, 14/10/2024, 11/11/2024, 25/12/2024, 26/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Concerning minors:

Minimum age is 16 all year round. For under 18’s, a parent authorisation form must be submitted; homestay single room accommodation and airport transfers must be booked. No supervision is provided. Students should also provide a Custodianship Letter if requested by the Canadian Embassy. This may be arranged for a fee of approx. CAD 150 / € 106.

Academic Year

The academic year course is a study programme of 28, 32 or 36 weeks. The academic year course consists of 20 or 24 lessons per week in groups with a an average number of 14 students.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
24
Number of weeks:
  28 weeks 32 weeks 36 weeks  
Academic Year without accommodation 7379 8419 9459
Academic Year with host family, double room , halfboard 13345 15214 17083
Academic Year with host family, single room , halfboard 13738 15664 17589
Academic Year with residence, double room , no meals 16198 18475 20751
Academic Year with residence, single room , no meals 18854 21510 24166
Number of weeks:
  28 weeks 32 weeks 36 weeks  
Academic Year without accommodation 7969 9093 10218
Academic Year with host family, double room , halfboard 13935 15889 17842
Academic Year with host family, single room , halfboard 14329 16338 18348
Academic Year with residence, double room , no meals 16788 19149 21510
Academic Year with residence, single room , no meals 19444 22185 24925
Starting dates:  

01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€9 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Info host family:  

Double rooms in a host family only available for students booking together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Special dietary needs : € 32 per week [i]
Supplement for minors : € 18 per week
Info residence:  

Minimum age: 18

Surcharges residence:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €36 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €36 per week
Private Bathroom : € 29 per week [i]
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver : EUR 95

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
Visa letter express delivery: CAD 85 / € 60

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 19/02/2024, 29/03/2024, 20/05/2024, 01/07/2024, 05/08/2024, 02/09/2024, 30/09/2024, 14/10/2024, 11/11/2024, 25/12/2024, 26/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Concerning minors:

Minimum age is 16 all year round. For under 18’s, a parent authorisation form must be submitted; homestay single room accommodation and airport transfers must be booked. No supervision is provided. Students should also provide a Custodianship Letter if requested by the Canadian Embassy. This may be arranged for a fee of approx. CAD 150 / € 106.

Cambridge Exam

The Cambridge exam course prepares you for the Cambridge exam FCE, CAE or CPE and has a duration of 8 or 10 weeks (depending on the starting date and the level). The course consists of 30 lessons per week in classes with a maximum of 14 students.

A good knowledge of English is required to participate in the Cambridge exam course. It is possible to start with an intensive course, followed by the Cambridge exam course.

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  8 weeks 10 weeks  
Cambridge Exam Preperation without accommodation 2797 3472
Cambridge Exam Preperation with host family, double room , halfboard 4617 5706
Cambridge Exam Preperation with host family, single room , halfboard 4730 5847
Cambridge Exam Preperation with residence, double room , no meals 5432 6725
Cambridge Exam Preperation with residence, single room , no meals 6191 7674
Starting dates:  

from elementary : 08/01, 25/03, 17/06, 30/09, 07/10

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Starting dates exam preparation course:

FCE: 08/01/2024, 25/03/2024, 17/06/2024, 07/10/2024 (10 week courses)
CAE: 08/01/2024, 25/03/2024, 17/06/2024, 07/10/2024 (10 week courses)
CPE: 08/01/2024 (8 weeks), 30/09/2024 (10 weeks)

Exam dates 2024 per level:

FCE: 15/03/2024, 01/06/2024, 22/08/2024, 14/12/2024
CAE: 16/03/2024, 05/06/2024, 23/08/2024, 14/12/2024
CPE: 02/03/2024, 05/12/2024

It might be necessary to either book an extra night or week of accommodation due the exam date. The extra accommodation is not included. Price on request.

Course materials:  

€9 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   01/07/2024 - 30/08/2024 : €18 per week
Info host family:  

Double rooms in a host family only available for students booking together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Special dietary needs : € 32 per week [i]
Supplement for minors : € 18 per week
Info residence:  

Minimum age: 18

Surcharges residence:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €36 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €36 per week
Private Bathroom : € 29 per week [i]
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver : EUR 95

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
Visa letter express delivery: CAD 85 / € 60

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 19/02/2024, 29/03/2024, 20/05/2024, 01/07/2024, 05/08/2024, 02/09/2024, 30/09/2024, 14/10/2024, 11/11/2024, 25/12/2024, 26/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Concerning minors:

Minimum age is 16 all year round. For under 18’s, a parent authorisation form must be submitted; homestay single room accommodation and airport transfers must be booked. No supervision is provided. Students should also provide a Custodianship Letter if requested by the Canadian Embassy. This may be arranged for a fee of approx. CAD 150 / € 106.

One-to-One

The one-to-one course is designed for those who want to optimise their study time. The aim of the one-to-one course programme is to offer a fully personalised method of teaching designed to meet the specific student's needs and desires. As the classes are private, the student will be able to choose the schedule and content. 20 hours per week.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2024

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 2277 4456 6634 8812 10991 13169
One-to-One with host family, double room , halfboard 2646 5032 7418 9803 12189 14575
One-to-One with host family, single room , halfboard 2660 5060 7460 9859 12259 14659
One-to-One with residence, double room , no meals 2748 5236 7723 10211 12698 15186
One-to-One with residence, single room , no meals 2843 5425 8008 10590 13173 15755
Starting dates:  

01/01, 08/01, 15/01, 22/01, 29/01, 05/02, 12/02, 19/02, 26/02, 04/03, 11/03, 18/03, 25/03, 01/04, 08/04, 15/04, 22/04, 29/04, 06/05, 13/05, 20/05, 27/05, 03/06, 10/06, 17/06, 24/06, 01/07, 08/07, 15/07, 22/07, 29/07, 05/08, 12/08, 19/08, 26/08, 02/09, 09/09, 16/09, 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12, 16/12, 23/12, 30/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 60 minutes

Course materials:  

€9 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   01/07/2024 - 30/08/2024 : €18 per week
Info host family:  

Double rooms in a host family only available for students booking together.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €25 per week
Special dietary needs : € 32 per week [i]
Supplement for minors : € 18 per week
Info residence:  

Minimum age: 18

Surcharges residence:   single room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €36 per week
double room : 30/06/2024 - 31/08/2024 : €36 per week
Private Bathroom : € 29 per week [i]
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver : EUR 95

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
Visa letter express delivery: CAD 85 / € 60

In 2024 the school is closed on: 01/01/2024, 19/02/2024, 29/03/2024, 20/05/2024, 01/07/2024, 05/08/2024, 02/09/2024, 30/09/2024, 14/10/2024, 11/11/2024, 25/12/2024, 26/12/2024. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Concerning minors:

Minimum age is 16 all year round. For under 18’s, a parent authorisation form must be submitted; homestay single room accommodation and airport transfers must be booked. No supervision is provided. Students should also provide a Custodianship Letter if requested by the Canadian Embassy. This may be arranged for a fee of approx. CAD 150 / € 106.

Host family

Take part in the daily life and share the experiences of a host family: a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the local life of Toronto and practise your English in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Students can stay only in a single room with half board.

By paying a small supplement, you can choose to stay with a host family with internet access. You need to bring your own laptop.The maximum distance to the school is 60 minutes by public transport.

Residence

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 2-5 bedrooms (single and double), 1 open-plan kitchen, 1 spacious living room, 1 - 3 bathrooms. The residence is situated one block away from Davie Street, one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Vancouver with fantastic nightlife, restaurants, cafes, and Sunset Beach just a short walk away. There are supermarkets and excellent transport links nearby. Robson Street, the city’s most popular shopping hotspot, is also a few blocks away from the residence.
You'll have access to WIFI and there is a fitness centre. Laundry facilities are available.

Please note; the school will be offering a different, brand-new residence in 2024. This residence is located at just 5 minutes walking distance from the school. The residence offers single and shared bedrooms with the option of a private or shared bathroom. Every apartment unit within the residence offers a shared kitchen/dining area. The building also offers other shared facilities such as a gym, rooftop patio with BBQ and garden areas and a work/study room.

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