English school in Vancouver: OHC Vancouver

From 525.- CAD
approx 312.- GBP
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Key points

  • Safe city home to the worlds greatest outdoor adventure center
  • Dynamic and personable school with a full array of programs
  • Accommodation options for all budgets

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
School size
S
Accommodation
Host family, Student house
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Japan, South Korea, etc..
ratings
63 authentic opinions

Not only did our partner school choose one of the most attractive cities in the world, it established itself in Vancouver’s most beautiful district: Gastown. The whole area is a cauldron of history and culture. Take a stroll around the neighbouring streets and wonder at the multitude of period buildings, art studios, hip restaurants and fabulous boutiques. Just steps from the famous steam clock, the school occupies the first floor of a beautifully renovated heritage building. In its 8 bright classrooms, teachers share their passion for the English language with students from all over the world. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the building. In the language lab, learning materials and computers are available. In the mornings, coffee, tea and snacks are offered. Students can also hang out in the student lounge and use the DVD players, flat screen TVs, as well as the fridge and microwave ovens.

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 525.-
(about GBP 309.-)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:50 + 12:30-13:20 (Options: TOEFL, IELTS, Grammar Doctor, Pronunciation; examples subject to change)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
525
965
970
2
855
1535
1545
3
1185
2105
2120
4
1515
2675
2695
6
2055
3695
3725
8
2675
4795
4835
12
3970
7050
7110
16
4890
8930
9010
24
7025
12985
13105
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 11.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 555.-
(about GBP 327.-)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:50 + 12:30-14:20 (Options: TOEFL, IELTS, Grammar Doctor, Pronunciation, Vocabulary; examples subject to change)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
555
995
1000
2
915
1595
1605
3
1275
2195
2210
4
1635
2795
2815
6
2235
3875
3905
8
2915
5035
5075
12
4330
7410
7470
16
5370
9410
9490
24
7745
13705
13825
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 11.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 575.-
(about GBP 339.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 16
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:50 + 12:30-15:20 (Options: TOEFL, IELTS, Grammar Doctor, Pronunciation, Vocabulary; examples subject to change)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, single room, no meals
1
575
1015
1020
2
955
1635
1645
3
1335
2255
2270
4
1715
2875
2895
6
2355
3995
4025
8
3075
5195
5235
12
4570
7650
7710
16
5690
9730
9810
24
8225
14185
14305
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.62   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 11.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Guardianship fee (under 17 y.o.) 110 CAD
Accommodation deposit (to be paid on site) (Your credit card details are required in case of damages to the accommodation. )
Extra night with host family (full board) 50 CAD
Extra night with host family (half board) 45 CAD
Accommodation (under 19 y.o.) (per week) 75 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (16.06 - 11.08.2019) 25 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 110 CAD

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, full board
Student house, double room, no meals

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.4/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

63 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
13 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
Land sowie Stadt überwältigend. Alle Lehrer, Bzw. Organisatoren der Schule extrem freundlich und aufmerksam. Tolle Persöhnlichkeiten, Lernatmosphäre etc. Kaum Kontakt mit der Famile, wenn ja waren sie jedoch freundlich. Zimmer kalt, verstaubt,dunkel...am ersten Tag kam Wasser aus dem Boden weil der automatische Wasserabfluss nicht funktionierte. Eltern haben sich jedoch trotzdem bemüht. Die anderen Zimmer im anderen Gebäude waren deutlich besser, heißt es lag primär an meinem Zimmer. Essen war nicht besonders gut aber essbar.
3 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja beim Sprechen definitiv, den ganzen Tag unterhalten... »
School highlights
« Freundlich, hilfsbereit, viele ratsschläge, tolle Mitschüler usw. »
45 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« - klein und daher sehr familiär- wenig Schweizer »
Top tips
« Besuch in den Rockys »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, May – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
24 years old - France
/ 5
21 weeks, January – June 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, bon enseignement et bonnes interactions avec les autres étudiants »
Top tips
« Vancouver Island, Grouse Mountain, Stanley Park, English bay, Kitsilano, Rocky Mountains.. »
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, April – June 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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School highlights
« Die Managerin was super und auch die Lehrer waren gut. Die Schule ist sehr zentral gelegen. Es ist eine kleine Schule jeder kennt jeden das ist sehr schön. »
24 years old - France
/ 5
Activités planifiées chaque jour après les cours. Suggestions d'activités pour le week end. Les activités permettent de créer une bonne cohésion de groupe. C'est un point fort de l'école ! Je recommande à toute personne souhaitant faire un séjour linguistique au Canada, de choisir Vancouver et l'école OHC. Ces 12 semaines passées ont été la meilleur expérience de ma vie.
12 weeks, March – May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« En 12 semaines, je suis passée du niveau B1-B2 au niveau C1. Mon objectif premier était d'améliorer mon Anglais conversationnel, ce que j'ai réussis à faire grâce aux cours proposés par l'école et à la rencontre des autres étudiants. Les livres de cours m'ont également permis d'améliorer ma grammaire. »
School highlights
« - Les professeurs- L'équipe pédagogique- L'emplacement de l'école- Les thèmes des cours- La petite taille de l'école, ce qui créé une ambiance familiale et qui permet une intégration rapide parmi les autres étudiants- Le planning des activités »
23 years old - Belgium
/ 5
10 weeks, March – May 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
17 years old - Belgium
/ 5
24 weeks, September 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) ()
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Testimonials

Marie-France Henchoz
Marie-France Henchoz
OHC, Vancouver
Duration: 12 weeks

OHC Vancouver is a great place to study English. Teachers are very nice and the atmosphere is relaxed and we have a lot of good laughs! It’s a small school but it’s good to have smaller classes; you learn better and faster. Vancouver is a really great city with a lot of nature around!
I would recommend this school if you want to have a nice time with nice people."

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Fanny Rosset
Fanny Rosset
OHC, Vancouver
Duration: 15 weeks

My 15 weeks in Vancouver were the best experience of my life! I chose OHC school, perfectly located in the pretty Gastown neighbourhood. It is a small school, which gives you the opportunity to meet all the students in a “family” atmosphere. Many activities were organised by the school. I lived in a host family, which turned out to be like a second family! Vancouver is a perfect town for many activities, like for example bike rides in Stanley Park, shopping in the city centre, beer drinking in the many microbreweries as well as various things - or outside the city but close to it: a road trip in the Rocky Mountains, a ski ride in Whistler or in the North Vancouver mountains, kayak in Deep Cove, whale or bear watching in Tofino etc. Canadians are known for being welcoming and nice, I can only confirm it! My English improved, my self-confidence as well and, most of all, I have friends from all over the globe! I am already organising my next stay.

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Host family
Staying with a host family is the best way for you to dive into Canadian culture and practise English in everyday situations. You'll stay in a single bedroom (double/twin room for people travelling together) and share the common areas with your host family, who will provide full board or half-board for you. Canadian host families are famous for their warm welcomes. They're carefully selected by our partner school and live between 10 and 40 minutes from the course centre by public transport.

Student House (from 19 years)
Enjoy this comfortable accommodation in the heart of a safe and green neighbourhood! The language school is located 35 minutes by bus from the Student House, which offers 2 twin rooms (to be shared with a student of the same gender if you're travelling alone), 6 single rooms as well as 2 bathrooms and a spacious kitchen where you'll prepare and have your meals with the other international students. The house also has a terrace to enjoy the sun, a garden, a big lounge and laundry facilities.

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Student House

General information

The student house is less than 30 minutes away from Vancouver's International Airport, in a quiet family neighbourhood, which is close to a community centre, movie theatre, grocery store, and SkyTrain station. This cosy green house hosts only OHC Vancouver students from all around the world. It's the perfect way to meet new friends while being independent in this wonderful city.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
35 minutes
Means of transportation:
by subway / also accessible by bus in 50 minutes and bus stop is 5 minutes from the student house
Average public transport cost:
2.85 CAD per ride / monthly pass : 93 CAD
Walking distance to public transport:
15 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
15 minutes
Coffee shops:
15 minutes
Restaurants:
15 minutes
Shops:
15 minutes
Pharmacy:
15 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 19+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 15:00
Sunday until 11:00
Entry card (building)
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Residence supervisor
1
Deposit
credit card details or 200 CAD in cash
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Outside on the back yard deck
1
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
1 washing machine and 1 dryer / students must purchase their own detergent
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace 1
Garden
BBQ area 1
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
6 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 12 m2
1
Twin
2 rooms
min.: 19 m2/ max.: 22 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
2 toilets
1
Shared showers
2 showers
1
Cleaning
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
wood
1
Balcony
shared balcony/deck
1
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Learning doesn't stop once you step outside the classrooms. Whether you are of the daring or not-so-daring kind, you can of course set off to explore the city on your own, starting with the school’s neighborhood, considered the most beautiful in Vancouver. Then discover the various facets of the city between the sea and the mountains, its cosmopolitan charm and exceptional tourist attractions. Vancouver seduces its visitors in all seasons! Activities and excursions are also a great way to learn about Canadian culture, make new friends and practice your English. As a student, you will have the opportunity to experience many different activities, excursions and events each week. Be prepared to open your mind to the many new experiences and adventures you will have. During the week, activities are arranged after classes and in the evenings. You can also purchase tickets for day trips to experience other cities or major attractions for a small fee.

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