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 2021

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:  

€10 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   14/06/2021 - 10/09/2021 : €15 per week
Info host family:  

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €30 per week
double room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €25 per week
Special dietary needs: € 32 per week
This supplement applies if you wish a vegan, lactose free, gluten free etc. dietary.
Info residence:  

Deposit for residence on arrival students have to pay a deposit of CAD 300 / € 211, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €89 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €30 per week
Special dietary needs: € 32 per week
This supplement applies if you wish a vegan, lactose free, gluten free etc. dietary.
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver: € 88

All prices include:

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

In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 15/02/2021, 02/04/2021, 24/05/2021, 01/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 11/10/2021, 11/11/2021, 24/12/2021, 27/12/2021. 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 maximum of 15 students. A TOEIC test (Test of English for International Communication) is included.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2021

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 6486 7400 8313
Academic Year with host family, double room, halfboard 11068 12614 14160
Academic Year with host family, single room, halfboard 11462 13064 14666
Academic Year with residence, single room, no meals 15003 17111 19219
Number of weeks:
  28 weeks 32 weeks 36 weeks  
Academic Year without accommodation 6978 7962 8946
Academic Year with host family, double room, halfboard 11560 13176 14792
Academic Year with host family, single room, halfboard 11953 13626 15298
Academic Year with residence, single room, no meals 15495 17673 19852
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€10 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 : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €30 per week
double room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €25 per week
Special dietary needs: € 32 per week
This supplement applies if you wish a vegan, lactose free, gluten free etc. dietary.
Info residence:  

Deposit for residence on arrival students have to pay a deposit of CAD 300 / € 211, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €89 per week
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver: € 88

All prices include:

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

In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 15/02/2021, 02/04/2021, 24/05/2021, 01/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 11/10/2021, 11/11/2021, 24/12/2021, 27/12/2021. 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 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 2021

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 2748 3043
Cambridge Exam with host family, double room, halfboard 4326 4779
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 4452 4919
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 4990 5517
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 5590 6184
Starting dates:  

04/01 (9/10), 29/03 (10 weeks), 06/04 (10 weeks), 21/06 (10 weeks), 20/09 (10 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Starting dates exam preparation course:

FCE: 04/01/2021, 29/03/2021, 20/09/2021

CAE: 04/01/2021, 29/03/2021, 21/06/2021, 20/09/2021

CPE: 04/01/2021 (9 weeks), 06/04/2021, 20/09/2021


Exam dates of 2021 per level:

FCE: 12/03/2021, 05/06/2021, 30/11/2021

CAE: 13/03/2021, 09/06/2021, 27/08/2021, 01/12/2021

CPE: 06/03/2021, 11/06/2021, 27/11/2021


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:  

€10 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €211, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   14/06/2021 - 10/09/2021 : €15 per week
Info host family:  

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €30 per week
double room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €25 per week
Special dietary needs: € 32 per week
This supplement applies if you wish a vegan, lactose free, gluten free etc. dietary.
Info residence:  

Deposit for residence on arrival students have to pay a deposit of CAD 300 / € 211, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €89 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €30 per week
Special dietary needs: € 32 per week
This supplement applies if you wish a vegan, lactose free, gluten free etc. dietary.
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver: € 88

All prices include:

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

In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 15/02/2021, 02/04/2021, 24/05/2021, 01/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 11/10/2021, 11/11/2021, 24/12/2021, 27/12/2021. 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 2021

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 1497 2903
One-to-One with host family, double room, halfboard 1810 3373
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1824 3402
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1884 3521
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€10 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   14/06/2021 - 10/09/2021 : €15 per week
Info host family:  

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €30 per week
double room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €25 per week
Special dietary needs: € 32 per week
This supplement applies if you wish a vegan, lactose free, gluten free etc. dietary.
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €30 per week
Special dietary needs: € 32 per week
This supplement applies if you wish a vegan, lactose free, gluten free etc. dietary.
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver: € 88

All prices include:

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

In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 15/02/2021, 02/04/2021, 24/05/2021, 01/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 11/10/2021, 11/11/2021, 24/12/2021, 27/12/2021. 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.

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 2021

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 1076 1568 2832
IELTS with host family, double room, halfboard 1863 2671 4884
IELTS with host family, single room, halfboard 1919 2755 5053
IELTS with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2158 3113 5770
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 2425 3514 6571
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€10 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €218, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   14/06/2021 - 10/09/2021 : €15 per week
Info host family:  

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

Surcharges host family:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €30 per week
double room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €25 per week
Special dietary needs: € 32 per week
This supplement applies if you wish a vegan, lactose free, gluten free etc. dietary.
Info residence:  

Deposit for residence on arrival students have to pay a deposit of CAD 300 / € 211, that is refundable in case there have not been caused any damages.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €89 per week
Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 13/06/2021 - 11/09/2021 : €30 per week
Special dietary needs: € 32 per week
This supplement applies if you wish a vegan, lactose free, gluten free etc. dietary.
Transfer:   Transfer on arrival from Vancouver: € 88

All prices include:

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

In 2021 the school is closed on: 01/01/2021, 15/02/2021, 02/04/2021, 24/05/2021, 01/07/2021, 02/08/2021, 06/09/2021, 11/10/2021, 11/11/2021, 24/12/2021, 27/12/2021. 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.

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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