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. Lessons alternate between afternoon and morning sessions. 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 years.

Prices 2022

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:  

ca. €8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   13/06/2022 - 09/09/2022 : €20 per week
Info host family:  

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
double room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
Special dietary needs : € 35 per week
Info residence:  

Deposit for residence on arrival students have to pay a deposit of CAD 300 / € 233, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €102 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver : EUR 98

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
Visa letter express delivery: CAD 85 / € 66

In 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 21/02/2022, 15/04/2022, 23/05/2022, 01/07/2022, 01/08/2022, 05/09/2022, 10/10/2022, 11/11/2022, 26/12/2022, 27/12/2022. 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 / € 117.

The costs of the teaching materials are CAD 40 / € 32 for courses of 1 to 4 weeks. For courses from 4 weeks there is an additional surcharge of CAD 10 / € 8 per week (with a maximum of CAD 120 / € 94).

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 maximum of 15 students. A TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication) is included.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2022

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 7498 8553 9609
Academic Year with host family, double room , halfboard 12892 14692 16493
Academic Year with host family, single room , halfboard 13326 15189 17052
Academic Year with residence, single room , no meals 17347 19784 22221
Number of weeks:
  28 weeks 32 weeks 36 weeks  
Academic Year without accommodation 8150 9298 10447
Academic Year with host family, double room , halfboard 13544 15438 17331
Academic Year with host family, single room , halfboard 13978 15934 17890
Academic Year with residence, single room , no meals 17999 20529 23059
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €8 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 : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
double room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
Special dietary needs : € 35 per week
Info residence:  

Deposit for residence on arrival students have to pay a deposit of CAD 300 / € 233, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €102 per week
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver : EUR 98

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
Visa letter express delivery: CAD 85 / € 66

In 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 21/02/2022, 15/04/2022, 23/05/2022, 01/07/2022, 01/08/2022, 05/09/2022, 10/10/2022, 11/11/2022, 26/12/2022, 27/12/2022. 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 / € 117.

The costs of the teaching materials are CAD 40 / € 32 for courses of 1 to 4 weeks. For courses from 4 weeks there is an additional surcharge of CAD 10 / € 8 per week (with a maximum of CAD 120 / € 94).

Cambridge Exam

The Cambridge exam course prepares you for the Cambridge exam FCE, CAE or CPE and has a duration of 4, 8, 9, 10 or 12 weeks. The course consists of 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 years.

Prices 2022

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:
30
Number of weeks:
  9 weeks 10 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 3183 3524
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room , halfboard 5038 5565
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room , halfboard 5177 5720
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room , halfboard 5806 6419
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room , no meals 6469 7156
Starting dates:  

03/01 (9/10), 28/03 (10 weeks), 20/06 (10 weeks), 19/09 (10 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Starting dates exam preparation course:

FCE: 03/01/2022 (10 weeks), 28/03/2022 (10 weeks), 19/09/2022 (10 weeks)

CAE: 03/01/2022 (10 weeks), 28/03/2022 (10 weeks), 20/06/2022 (10 weeks), 19/09/2022 (10 weeks)

CPE: 03/01/2022 (9 weeks), 04/04/2022 (10 weeks), 19/09/2022 (10 weeks)

Exam dates of 2022 per level:

FCE: 11/03/2022, 04/06/2022, 29/11/2022

CAE: 12/03/2022, 08/06/2022, 26/08/2022, 30/11/2022

CPE: 05/03/2022, 09/06/2022, 26/11/2022

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:  

ca. €8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

€233, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   13/06/2022 - 09/09/2022 : €20 per week
Info host family:  

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
double room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
Special dietary needs : € 35 per week
Info residence:  

Deposit for residence on arrival students have to pay a deposit of CAD 300 / € 233, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €102 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver : EUR 98

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
Visa letter express delivery: CAD 85 / € 66

In 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 21/02/2022, 15/04/2022, 23/05/2022, 01/07/2022, 01/08/2022, 05/09/2022, 10/10/2022, 11/11/2022, 26/12/2022, 27/12/2022. 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 / € 117.

The costs of the teaching materials are CAD 40 / € 32 for courses of 1 to 4 weeks. For courses from 4 weeks there is an additional surcharge of CAD 10 / € 8 per week (with a maximum of CAD 120 / € 94).

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 2022

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 1739 3369
One-to-One with host family, double room , halfboard 2104 3920
One-to-One with host family, single room , halfboard 2119 3951
One-to-One with executive host family, single room , halfboard 2189 4091
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   13/06/2022 - 09/09/2022 : €20 per week
Info host family:  

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
double room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
Special dietary needs : € 35 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver : EUR 98

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
Visa letter express delivery: CAD 85 / € 66

In 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 21/02/2022, 15/04/2022, 23/05/2022, 01/07/2022, 01/08/2022, 05/09/2022, 10/10/2022, 11/11/2022, 26/12/2022, 27/12/2022. 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 / € 117.

The costs of the teaching materials are CAD 40 / € 32 for courses of 1 to 4 weeks. For courses from 4 weeks there is an additional surcharge of CAD 10 / € 8 per week (with a maximum of CAD 120 / € 94).

IELTS

The IELTS course prepares you with 20 lessons per week for the IELTS exam. The schools recomends a minimum duration of 4 weeks to prepare for the exam.

Minimum age is 16 years.

Prices 2022

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:
  4 weeks 6 weeks 12 weeks  
IELTS without accommodation 1258 1832 3369
IELTS with host family, double room , halfboard 2181 3128 5783
IELTS with host family, single room , halfboard 2243 3221 5969
IELTS with executive host family, single room , halfboard 2523 3640 6807
IELTS with residence, single room , no meals 2818 4083 7692
Starting dates:  

every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €240, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   13/06/2022 - 09/09/2022 : €20 per week
Info host family:  

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
double room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
Special dietary needs : € 35 per week
Info residence:  

Deposit for residence on arrival students have to pay a deposit of CAD 300 / € 233, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €102 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 12/06/2022 - 10/09/2022 : €24 per week
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver : EUR 98

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • welcome activity
  • certificate of attendance
Visa letter express delivery: CAD 85 / € 66

In 2022 the school is closed on: 03/01/2022, 21/02/2022, 15/04/2022, 23/05/2022, 01/07/2022, 01/08/2022, 05/09/2022, 10/10/2022, 11/11/2022, 26/12/2022, 27/12/2022. 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 / € 117.

The costs of the teaching materials are CAD 40 / € 32 for courses of 1 to 4 weeks. For courses from 4 weeks there is an additional surcharge of CAD 10 / € 8 per week (with a maximum of CAD 120 / € 94).

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.

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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