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:

  • Validated by the Canadian government’s Educational Testing Service
  • 43 fully equipped classrooms with air conditioning
  • International students (350-500 students of all nationalities attend the school)
  • Student resource center with CD ROMs and large selection of audiovisual materials
  • Enrolment control over students who speak the same language
  • Start dates for beginners and open entry for other levels
  • Large cafeteria
  • WIFI connection across all school buildings and computer room with 40 computers
  • 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
  • Trip to see a rodeo
  • White water rafting
  • Barbeques
  • Museum visits
  • Paintball
  • Excursions to Bowden Island and Seattle

Intensive

The intensive courses in Vancouver consist of 20, 24 or 30 lessons per week. Classes have a maximum of 15 students. Minimum course duration is 1 week.

We offer the intensive course at 7 different levels. 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. During the classes in the afternoon of the 30 hours course, extra attention is paid to a specific subject as vocabulary,  fluency, conjugating verbs or TOEFL- or IELTS-preparation.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

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

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
24
30
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   12/06 - 25/08 : €15 per week
Info host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 29 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €26 per week
double room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
double room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
double room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €26 per week
Info residence:  

It is also possible to book a double room (prices upon request).

Surcharges residence:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €22 per week
single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €22 per week
single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €91 per week
Info executive host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 29 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €30 per week
double room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
double room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
double room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€84

Airport transfer on arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance

    The teaching materials are not included in the fees.

    Visa document courier fee: € 58.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 13/02/2017, 14/04/2017, 22/05/2017, 30/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 09/10/2017, 10/11/2017, 25/12/2017 & 26/12/2017.

    Concerning minors:
    Minimum age is 16 all year round. For under 19’s, a parent authorisation form must be submitted; single room homestay 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. € 109.

  • Academic Year

    The academic year course is a study programme of 24, 32 or 36 weeks. The academic year course consists of 20 or 24 lessons per week in groups with a maximum of 15 students. A TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication) is included.

    Minimum age is 16 year .

    Prices 2017

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

    Max. 15 per class
    Number of lessons per week:
    20
    24
    Number of weeks:
      28 weeks 32 weeks 36 weeks  
    Academic Year without accommodation 5858 6681 7504
    Academic Year with host family, double room, halfboard 10260 11690 13120
    Academic Year with host family, single room, halfboard 10664 12152 13640
    Academic Year with residence, single room, no meals 13091 14925 16760
    Number of weeks:
      28 weeks 32 weeks 36 weeks  
    Academic Year without accommodation 6363 7259 8154
    Academic Year with host family, double room, halfboard 10765 12267 13770
    Academic Year with host family, single room, halfboard 11170 12730 14290
    Academic Year with residence, single room, no meals 13596 15503 17410
    Starting dates:  

    every Monday

    Note:  

    1 lesson = 45 minutes

    Course materials:  

    €8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

    Surcharge course:   12/06 - 25/08 : €15 per week
    Info host family:  

    Special dietary requirements supplement: € 29 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

    Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €26 per week
    double room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    double room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    double room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €26 per week
    Info residence:  

    It is also possible to book a double room (prices upon request).

    Surcharges residence:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €22 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €22 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €91 per week
    Transfer:  

    €84

    Airport transfer on arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

    All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance

    The teaching materials are not included in the fees.

    Visa document courier fee: € 58.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 13/02/2017, 14/04/2017, 22/05/2017, 30/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 09/10/2017, 10/11/2017, 25/12/2017 & 26/12/2017.

    Concerning minors:
    Minimum age is 16 all year round. For under 19’s, a parent authorisation form must be submitted; single room homestay 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. € 109.

  • Cambridge Exam

    The Cambridge exam course prepares you for the Cambridge exam FCE, CAE or CPE and has a duration of 4, 8, 10 or 12 weeks. The course consists of 20 or 30 lessons per week in classes with a maximum of 15 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 year .

    Prices 2017

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

    Max. 15 per class
    Number of lessons per week:
    20
    30
    Number of weeks:
      4 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks  
    Cambridge Exam without accommodation 990 1885 2333 2651
    Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 1752 3254 4005 4626
    Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 1810 3370 4150 4800
    Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2041 3832 4727 5493
    Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 2156 4063 5016 5840
    Number of weeks:
      4 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks  
    Cambridge Exam without accommodation 1192 2290 2839 3258
    Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 1954 3659 4511 5233
    Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2012 3774 4655 5406
    Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2243 4236 5233 6100
    Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 2359 4467 5522 6446
    Starting dates:  

    intermediate : 31/07 (4 weeks), 10/04, 03/07, 02/10 (8 weeks), 02/01 (10 weeks), 13/03, 04/09, 11/09 (12 weeks)

    Note:  

    1 lesson = 45 minutes

    The prices of the Cambridge exam course do not include the exam fee.

    The prices of the Cambridge exam courses might need an extra week or night of accommodation due to the exam date. Price on request.

    The Cambridge exam courses of 4 and 8 weeks prepare for the First Certificate (FCE) and Advanced (CAE) level. The courses of 10 and 12 weeks prepare for all levels, also for Proficiency (CPE). Please contact us for the exact exam dates according to your level.

    Course materials:  

    €8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

    Exam fees:  

    €192, to be paid directly on arrival

    Surcharge course:   12/06 - 25/08 : €15 per week
    Info host family:  

    Special dietary requirements supplement: € 29 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

    Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €26 per week
    double room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    double room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    double room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €26 per week
    Info residence:  

    It is also possible to book a double room (prices upon request).

    Surcharges residence:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €22 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €22 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €91 per week
    Info executive host family:  

    Special dietary requirements supplement: € 29 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

    Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €30 per week
    double room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    double room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    double room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €30 per week
    Transfer:  

    €84

    Airport transfer on arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

    All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance

    The teaching materials are not included in the fees.

    Visa document courier fee: € 58.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 13/02/2017, 14/04/2017, 22/05/2017, 30/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 09/10/2017, 10/11/2017, 25/12/2017 & 26/12/2017.

    Concerning minors:
    Minimum age is 16 all year round. For under 19’s, a parent authorisation form must be submitted; single room homestay 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. € 109.

  • TOEFL

    TOEFL, the Test of English as a Foreign Language, is an academic qualification. A high score is proof of your ability to study academic subjects in English and can be used to support your application to university. TOEFL is also recognised by many international employers.

    The minimum course duration is 2 weeks and the maximum course duration is 12 weeks. For the best results, the language school recommends to choose either 6 or 12 weeks, depending on the level. The course consists of 20 lessons per week in groups with a maximum of 18 students.

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

    Minimum age is 16 year .

    Prices 2017

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

    Max. 15 per class
    Number of lessons per week:
    20
    Number of weeks:
      2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 12 weeks  
    TOEFL without accommodation 542 766 990 1438 2651
    TOEFL with host family, double room, halfboard 1001 1376 1752 2503 4626
    TOEFL with host family, single room, halfboard 1030 1420 1810 2590 4800
    TOEFL with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1145 1593 2041 2936 5493
    TOEFL with residence, single room, no meals 1203 1680 2156 3110 5840
    Starting dates:  

    every Monday

    Note:  

    1 lesson = 45 minutes

    The TOEFL course does not include the exam fee.
    If you would like to finish your course with a TOEFL test, please contact StudyTravel for advice about the best starting date for you.

    It it necessary to book an extra night of accommodation due to the exam date. Price on request.

    Course materials:  

    €8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

    Exam fees:  

    €161, to be paid directly on arrival

    Surcharge course:   12/06 - 25/08 : €15 per week
    Info host family:  

    Special dietary requirements supplement: € 29 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

    Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €26 per week
    double room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    double room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    double room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €26 per week
    Info residence:  

    It is also possible to book a double room (prices upon request).

    Surcharges residence:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €22 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €22 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €91 per week
    Info executive host family:  

    Special dietary requirements supplement: € 29 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

    Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €30 per week
    double room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    double room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    double room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €30 per week
    Transfer:  

    €84

    Airport transfer on arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

    All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance

    The teaching materials are not included in the fees.

    Visa document courier fee: € 58.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 13/02/2017, 14/04/2017, 22/05/2017, 30/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 09/10/2017, 10/11/2017, 25/12/2017 & 26/12/2017.

    Concerning minors:
    Minimum age is 16 all year round. For under 19’s, a parent authorisation form must be submitted; single room homestay 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. € 109.

  • 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 year .

    Prices 2017

    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  
    One-to-One without accommodation 1322 2550
    One-to-One with host family, double room, halfboard 1629 3009
    One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1644 3037
    One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1701 3153
    One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 1730 3211
    Starting dates:  

    every Monday

    Note:  

    1 lesson = 45 minutes

    Course materials:  

    €8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

    Surcharge course:   12/06 - 25/08 : €15 per week
    Info host family:  

    Special dietary requirements supplement: € 29 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

    Surcharges host family:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €26 per week
    double room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    double room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    double room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €26 per week
    Info residence:  

    It is also possible to book a double room (prices upon request).

    Surcharges residence:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €22 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €22 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €91 per week
    Info executive host family:  

    Special dietary requirements supplement: € 29 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

    Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    single room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    single room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €30 per week
    double room : 26/02 - 10/06 : €5 per week
    double room : 27/08 - 07/10 : €5 per week
    double room : 11/06 - 26/08 : €30 per week
    Transfer:  

    €84

    Airport transfer on arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

    All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance

    The teaching materials are not included in the fees.

    Visa document courier fee: € 58.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 02/01/2017, 13/02/2017, 14/04/2017, 22/05/2017, 30/06/2017, 07/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 09/10/2017, 10/11/2017, 25/12/2017 & 26/12/2017.

    Concerning minors:
    Minimum age is 16 all year round. For under 19’s, a parent authorisation form must be submitted; single room homestay 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. € 109.

  • 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 in a single or twin 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.

    Executive host family

    With an executive host family, students can stay in a single room with half board with a private bathroom.

    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 2-3 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.
    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 Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, and there is Cable TV in each bedroom. Laundry facilities are available, and bed linen will be provided by the residence. Walking distance to the school is 15 minutes.

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    Learn English in Vancouver, a multicultural city set in a stunning natural environment. Vancouver, with its half a million residents, is situated in the west of Canada and has an reputation for being a very welcoming and hospitable city, making it a perfect destination to learn English.

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    Nov 9 4 2
    Dec 7 2 1
    Jan 6 1 2
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