All levels are accepted, from beginner to advanced, with an average of 9 students per class. Lessons last 50 minutes.
On the first Monday after arrival, students will take a test in order to evaluate their level of English.
There are several programmes available:
General English: 15, 25 or 30 lessons per week
The General English course emphasizes developing the more practical aspects of the language, with a maximum of 14 students per class. In addition to the course book, teachers use other didactic materials such as movies, songs and news articles to bring the language to life in class. Students participate in debates, presentations and role-playing games in order to stimulate confidence in speaking. Course for ages 17 and up, available for all levels (beginner to advanced).
TOEFL Preparation: 30 lessons per week (15 general English lessons + 15 TOEFL electives)
For students interested in taking an internationally-recognized English proficiency test such as the TOFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), our exam preparation course aims to achieve the best possible preparation. This course places an emphasis on vocabulary and the three elements of the TOEFL: oral comprehension, grammar and written expression. Students also take practice tests to train for the real TOEFL. Course for ages 18 and up, not for beginners (intermediate to advanced).
TOEIC Preparation: 30 lessons per week (15 general English lessons + 15 TOEIC electives)
This course is based on the prerequisites of the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) and targets the development of essential competencies for daily communication in the business world, as well as for correspondence, presentations and negotiation. Course for ages 18 and up, not for beginners (intermediate to advanced)
IELTS preparation: 30 lessons per week (15 general English lessons + 15 IELTS preparation lessons). The International English Language Testing System is a internationally recognised test, which is often required to attend Universities. We offer preparation courses for participants of 18 years and over, from intermediate to advanced levels.
IELTS plus programme, IELTS preparation: 25 lessons per week Studying in closed groups of 14 participants maximum for 25 hours per week, you can join the course for 4 or 8 weeks. This course enables students to practice for the "oral" part of the IELTS exam and to grow in confidence. Students will receive specialised training to improve pronunciation.
For the 25-lesson programmes, students may change the course option (TOEFL Prep, TOEIC Prep, Business English) during their stay. However, changes are subject to availability.
Activities and Excursions
Participating in activities in English outside of class is a very effective way to improve quickly. It is for this reason that our schools provide a wide variety of optional activities at least three times a week. Activities include:
- Ice skating
- Pub evenings
- Disco evenings
- Vancouver aquarium
- Team sports
- International Day festivities
- Granville Island Brewery Tour
Canada, the world’s second largest country by landmass, is one of the
world’s geographic wonders. This country is home to almost every climate
on earth, from the wind-swept tundra of the North Territories to the
temperate rain forests and mountains of British Columbia. Canada is home to
the world’s largest freshwater lakes and vast expanses of pine tree
Situated between the snowy Coast Range and the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is probably Canada’s most beautiful city. As its region’s cultural and commercial centre, Vancouver boasts tourist, athletic and cultural attractions that draw visitors from across the globe. For those that prefer the city life, night clubs, shopping, cafés and restaurants line the streets of the down town area, while the mountains, forests, rivers and lakes of the region draw those more oriented toward sports and the great outdoors.
Our partner institution in Vancouver, ITTTI, is located in the down town area in the
heart of the commercial neighbourhood of Robson Street. It is near several
art galleries, theatres, concert halls and other city attractions. The
numerous classrooms are spacious and there is a lounge, an exterior patio,
a language lab, a small library and a computer lab with free internet
The small group sizes and competent professors guarantee active participation and students quickly find themselves at ease expressing themselves in English. The intimate and welcoming ambiance at the school permits students to learn under the best conditions.
The school is accredited by Languages Canada, ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) and WISET (World Youth Student & Education Travel).
We offer accommodation in carefully selected host families . Host family accommodation is in a private bedroom, furnished with a bed, dresser, desk and reading lamp. Students can expect also a shared bathroom and laundry facilities, access to telephone. Half-board (breakfast and dinner) is provided (during the week and the weekend).
Host families usually live within proximity to the public transport. The distances in Canada are a lot longer than in Europe and the host families generally live at 40-50 minutes away from the school.
Prices & Dates 2015
Stays take place from Sunday to Saturday. Lessons begin every Monday, year round.
However it is recommend that students start on the following dates: 26/01, 23/02, 23/03, 20/04, 19/05, 15/06, 13/07, 10/08, 08/09, 05/10, 02/11, 30/11.
IELTS & IELTS Plus preparation session start dates:
4 weeks: from 23/03 to 17/04 and from 08/09 to 02/10
8 weeks: from 23/03 to 15/05 and from 08/09 to 30/10
Bank holidays (lessons do not take place and are not refunded): 01/01, 09/02, 03/04, 18/05, 01/07, 03/08, 07/09, 12/10, 11/11, 21 - 25/12.
- The programme chosen by the student
- Accommodation, Half board
- Access to the school’s facilities: language lab, library, internet...
- All administrative and enrolment fees
Prices do not include:
- Flight and transfer from the airport
- Possible visa fees
- Exam fees (TOEFL, TOEIC)
- To Vancouver airport.
- An optional (payable) transfer is available from the airport to accommodation
If you wish, we can book your flights for you. Please make this clear when you enrol.
If you intend to arrange your own travel, try to arrive the Sunday before the start of your course and leave the Saturday after its end.
Do you need a Visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information
Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any further information.
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