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 2019

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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:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €15 per week
Info host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 32 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €30 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €90 per week
Info executive host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 32 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€83

Airport transfer on arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

All prices include:

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

Visa document courier fee: € 57.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 20/05/2019, 01/07/2019, 05/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 14/10/2019, 11/11/2019, 25/12/2019, 26/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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. € 107.

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 2019

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 6134 6998 7861
Academic Year with host family, single room, halfboard 11143 12700 14256
Academic Year with residence, single room, no meals 14412 16435 18459
Number of weeks:
  28 weeks 32 weeks 36 weeks  
Academic Year without accommodation 6630 7563 8497
Academic Year with host family, single room, halfboard 11639 13266 14893
Academic Year with residence, single room, no meals 14907 17001 19095
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €15 per week
Info host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 32 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €30 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €90 per week
Transfer:  

€83

Airport transfer on arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

All prices include:

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

Visa document courier fee: € 57.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 20/05/2019, 01/07/2019, 05/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 14/10/2019, 11/11/2019, 25/12/2019, 26/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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. € 107.

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. The course with a duration of 4 weeks is only available with 30 lessons per week.

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 2019

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:
  8 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 1960 2427 2767
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 3503 4316 5002
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 3984 4918 5724
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 4436 5483 6403
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Exam without accommodation 1224 2356 2922 3361
Cambridge Exam with host family, single room, halfboard 2073 3899 4811 5597
Cambridge Exam with executive host family, single room, halfboard 2314 4380 5413 6318
Cambridge Exam with residence, single room, no meals 2540 4833 5979 6998
Starting dates:  

07/01 (9/10), 18/03 (12 weeks), 15/04 (8 weeks), 01/07 (8 weeks), 29/07 (4 weeks), 09/09 (12 weeks), 07/10 (8 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Starting dates specific exam preparation course:
4 week course: 29/07/2019 (FCE&CAE)
8 week course: 15/04/2019, 01/07/2019, 07/10/2019 (FCE, CAE)
10 week course: 07/01/2019 (FCE, CAE)
12 week course: 18/03/2019, 09/09/2019 (all levels)

Exam dates of 2019 per level:
FCE: 15/03/2019, 11/06/2019, 22/08/2019, 03/12/2019
CAE: 16/03/2019, 12/06/2019, 23/08/2019, 04/12/2019
CPE: 09/03/2019, 13/06/2019, 05/12/2019

The Cambridge courses might need either an extra night or week of accommodation due the exam date. The extra accommodation is not included. Price on request.

Course materials:  

€8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

€213, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €15 per week
Info host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 32 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €30 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €90 per week
Info executive host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 32 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€83

Airport transfer on arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

All prices include:

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

Visa document courier fee: € 57.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 20/05/2019, 01/07/2019, 05/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 14/10/2019, 11/11/2019, 25/12/2019, 26/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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. € 107.

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 years .

Prices 2019

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

Max. 18 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 12 weeks  
TOEFL without accommodation 559 793 1026 1493 2767
TOEFL with host family, single room, halfboard 1062 1469 1875 2689 5002
TOEFL with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1182 1649 2116 3050 5724
TOEFL with residence, single room, no meals 1295 1819 2342 3389 6403
Starting dates:  

elementary : 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:  

ca. €208, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €15 per week
Info host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 32 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €30 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €90 per week
Info executive host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 32 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€83

Airport transfer on arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

All prices include:

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

Visa document courier fee: € 57.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 20/05/2019, 01/07/2019, 05/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 14/10/2019, 11/11/2019, 25/12/2019, 26/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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. € 107.

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 2019

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 1366 2639
One-to-One with host family, single room, halfboard 1695 3142
One-to-One with executive host family, single room, halfboard 1755 3262
One-to-One with residence, single room, no meals 1812 3375
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€8 per week, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €15 per week
Info host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 32 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €30 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €90 per week
Info executive host family:  

Special dietary requirements supplement: € 32 per week. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book this option.

Surcharges executive host family:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €30 per week
Transfer:  

€83

Airport transfer on arrival at Vancouver International Airport.

All prices include:

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

Visa document courier fee: € 57.

In 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 18/02/2019, 19/04/2019, 20/05/2019, 01/07/2019, 05/08/2019, 02/09/2019, 14/10/2019, 11/11/2019, 25/12/2019, 26/12/2019. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

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. € 107.

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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