Long term Canada programmes at ILSC Education Group, Vancouver

From 415.- CAD
approx 242.- GBP
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Key points

  • Central location in the heart of downtown and flexible start dates all year-round
  • Reputable internship and work experience programs with 20 years of experience
  • Extensive network of host families and Alternative Accommodations via in-house accommodation department
  • Rich program of extra-curricular activities for all ages and seasons
  • Test center for IELTS, Cambridge and TOEIC exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE)
School size
XL
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, South Korea, Europe, etc..
ratings
492 authentic opinions

Our partner school consists of six buildings, all of which are located within 2-3 minutes walking distance of each other. Each has its own style but all of them have an atmosphere of warmth and community. Put together, the campuses offer more than 90 classrooms, 12 computer labs and Wi-Fi access throughout. Six lounges are available for students to relax and socialise with other international learners over a coffee or snack. The school's central location right in the heart of the city is conveniently close to public transport and all that Downtown Vancouver has to offer.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 415.-
(about GBP 241.-)
Lessons
17 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
12
3330
6320
7400
24
6510
12260
14420
36
9570
18080
20600
Extra week (36+)
265
495
565
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Standard course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 415.-
(about GBP 241.-)
Lessons
17 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc
- Environmental studies (Green Leadership)
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
12
3330
6320
7400
24
6510
12260
14420
36
9570
18080
20600
Extra week (36+)
265
495
565
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 495.-
(about GBP 288.-)
Lessons
24 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 +13:00 - 14:30 (Mon - Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
12
4170
7160
8240
24
7830
13580
15740
36
11550
20060
22580
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Semi-intensive course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 495.-
(about GBP 288.-)
Lessons
24 of 50 minutes
(17 general 30 PLUS + 7 electives)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years (Electives :16 years old)
Schedule
09:00-12:00 +13:00 - 14:30 (Mon - Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc

More information about this programme
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
12
4170
7160
8240
24
7830
13580
15740
36
11550
20060
22580
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 555.-
(about GBP 323.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc.
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
12
4710
7700
8780
24
8910
14660
16820
36
13170
21680
24200
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Intensive course 30 PLUS

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From CAD 555.-
(about GBP 323.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(17 general 30 PLUS + 13 electives)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
30 years (Electives :16 years old)
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon-Thu)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc.
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.

More information about this programme
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
12
4710
7700
8780
24
8910
14660
16820
36
13170
21680
24200
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates (new session)
02.01 / 28.01 / 25.02 / 25.03 / 22.04 / 21.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 09.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12 / 30.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 7 / 10 / 11 week(s)
6 week(s) - From CAD 2920.-
(about GBP 1698.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 / 7 / 10 / 11 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:00-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc.
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.

More information about this programme
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
6
2920
4530
5070
7
3315
5155
5785
10
4500
7030
7930
11
4895
7655
8645
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
28.01 / 15.07 / 04.11.2019
Starting dates 7 wk
22.04.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
02.01 / 17.06 / 07.10.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
25.03.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Cambridge course (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 6 / 7 / 10 / 11 week(s)
6 week(s) - From CAD 2920.-
(about GBP 1698.-)
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
6 / 7 / 10 / 11 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:00-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
*Options:
A few examples among 60 thematic programmes offered:

- Communication: English communication, conversation, listening, public speaking, etc

- Academic test preparation: FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC

- Business English: advertising & design, E-business & web design, business culture, event & convention management, marketing etc

- Humanities: English Through Acting/Drama, English through filmmaking, journalism, social media, Online Writing, advertising Media, etc.
Options mentioned above may vary depending on student level.

More information about this programme
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, double room, no meals
6
2920
4530
5070
7
3315
5155
5785
10
4500
7030
7930
11
4895
7655
8645
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ GBP 0.61   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 6 wk
22.04 / 15.07 / 04.11.2019
Starting dates 7 wk
28.01.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
25.03 / 17.06 / 07.10.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
02.01.2019
Bank holidays
18.02 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

Starting dates (general courses): every Monday except the last week of a session

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 CAD
One-to-one Business course (per lesson) 90 CAD
Extra night with host family 40 CAD
Additional night compulsory if arrival on saturday (FCE: 09.03, 08.06, 14.12.2019 / CAE : 16.03, 01.06, 14.12.2019)
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) 15 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family: 22.06-17.08.2019) 25 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Viva Tower, double room, 22.06-17.08.2019) 50 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Viva Tower + APT Living, single room, 22.06-17.08.2019) 100 CAD
Residence deposit (to be paid before departure by credit card) (GEC Viva Tower, APT Living) 300 CAD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 110 CAD

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (GEC Viva Tower)
Residence, single room, no meals (APT Living)
Host family, single room, full board
Host family, single 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.

4.3/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

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

492 students gave their opinion about this school

25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Schmutzige Klassenzimmer, Qualität der Lehrpersonen nicht wie in Toronto Die Organisation von Seite ESL war sehr freundlich, zuvorkommend und Interessiert. Ich danke bestens!
4 weeks, December 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Konnte sehr profitieren, leider war die Qualität der Schule nicht so hoch wie in Toronto. »
Top tips
« Whistler, Seattle, Victoria (besonders im Sommer) »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die schule liegt sehr zentral Der Nationalitäten-Mix war bei dem Intensivkurs sehr gut, allerdings bei dem Vorbereitungskurs für das CAE waren überwiedend deutschsprachige Schüler, was allerdings auch nicht sonderlich schlimm war. Die Gastfamilie war sehr nett und haben sich bemüht das ich alles habe. Nur der Zeitaufwand um zur Schule oder in die Innenstadt zu kommen war etwas störend.
12 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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. Ich fühle mich nun viel sicherer Englisch zu sprechen und habe auch viele neue Vokabeln gelernt. »
School highlights
« Schüler aus vielen verschiedenen Ländern. Legere haben sich um ihre Schüler gesorgt und geholfen. »
Top tips
« Ausflug in die Rocky Mountains, nach Whistler, Seattle, VictoriaEnglish Bay, Lighthouse Parc, Deep Cove, Bowen Island und viele andere Orte in und rund um Vancouver. »
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
17 weeks, September 2018 – January 2019
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 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 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
« Die vielen verschiedenen Aktivitäten, die die Schule angebietet hatte. Ausserdem waren die Lehre gut. Ich hatte in meiner Klasse immer andere Nationalitäten. Das war für mich sehr hilfreich. Dadurch konnte ich mein Englisch anwenden. »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die ILSC Schule in Vancouver ist super ausgestattet und die Lehrkräfte mehr als kompetent. Vancouver als Stadt ist vielfälltig, mit vielen Ausflugsmöglichkeiten (Whistler, Seattle, Victoria etc.) und grossem Angebot für Studenten. Meine Lehrerin für die Cambridge Mastery Klasse war super - motiviert, kompetent und hilfsbereit. Der Unterricht wurde stehts abwechslungsreich und interessant gestalltet Gut gelegenes Studenten-Wohnheim. Teilweise etwas abgenutze Küche/Bad; Grössere Mängel wurden aber schnell von den Mitarbeitern vor Ort behoben. Super Austausch mit anderen, internationalen Sudenten.
6 weeks, November – 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 (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
14 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Bestimmt habe ich Fortschritte erzielt. Ich habe inzwischen die Cambridge Prüfung abgelegt und bestanden. Dies hat sicher mit der guten Schule in Vancouver zu tun und durch eigenen Einsatz. Ebenfalls war der Aufenthalt gut für die persönliche Weiterentwicklung und um Erfahrungen zu sammeln. »
School highlights
« Die Lehrerin wie auch die Klasse waren sehr, sehr gut und das persönliche Klima habe ich sehr, sehr genossen. »
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
20 weeks, July – December 2018
Value for money (2 / 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, dadurch dass man alle 4 Wochen in ein höheres Level komm, wenn man die Voraussetzungen erfüllt hat, kann man sich sehr schnell verbessern »
School highlights
« Die meisten Lehrkräfte sind super engagiert. Das Aktivitätenprogramm ist klasse. »
38 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
L'école a fait en sorte de rassembler les 30 ans et plus ensemble. Très appréciable. Les offres de loisirs sont plus tôt pour de jeunes étudiants. Pour les 30 ans et plus je trouve qu'il n'y avait pas un grand choix de loisirs. Par exemple, aller faire du trampoline, tester des bières, etc... Par contre le choix des excursions est intéressant (sauf pour Seattle: 1 jour de visite n'est absolument pas suffisent) et le personnel est vraiment disponible à répondre à toutes les questions. Si je devais refaire un séjour linguistique, je viendrais chez vous.
11 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui absolument. Je suis partie trois mois et c'est franchement le minimum si on veut apprendre une langue si on a déjà une connaissance de base. Je pense qu'il m'aurait fallu plus de temps pour me sentir vraiment à l'aise mais ça demande un certain budget quand même. J'ai pris uniquement les cours le matin. Il m'est difficile d'apporter un avis s'il aurait fallu prendre plus d'heure ou pas. Evitez de passer du temps avec des gens qui parlent votre langue; c'est HYPER important si on veut apprendre une langue. »
School highlights
« Les enseignants sont vraiment compétents et fort sympathiques (les miens en tout cas). L'école n'est pas mal non plus et elle est très bien située (centre ville) proche de toutes commodités et des transports publics. »
Top tips
« Si vous aimez la nature, allez à Vancouver. Le choix de randonnées, de paysages sont vraiment intéressants. Si vous être plutôt citadins je sais pas si vous allez aimer Vancouver. »
23 years old - Belgium
/ 5
3 weeks, October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
7 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (2 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Les activités, tels que le Rocky Mountains, match de hockey ou le beer tasting. Aussi, l’interaction avec les autres élèves, les activités proposés pour les fêtes ou les sorties de classes. »
Top tips
« - Rocky Mountains- Grouse Mountains- Match Hockey- Stanley Parc- Gastown - Différents repas/restaurant de différentes cultures qu’on trouve dans Vancouver. »
24 years old - Germany
/ 5
6 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Gaëlle Hominal
Gaëlle Hominal
ILSC, Vancouver
Duration: 16 weeks

Going to Canada, what’s more to Vancouver, had been my dream since I was a little girl… My stay showed me that it was worth waiting for! An amazing and memorable experience throughout 3 seasons… late summer, autumn, early winter! The colours and landscapes were gorgeous, the city was magical and the population, exceptional. My host family was just amazing and unique and took me to discover its country and culture in the best way possible. The school was really good and offered many extracurricular activities, and the teachers were excellent. Thanks to its location, we had the opportunity to go skiing in Whistler, to go to the Rockies, to visit Vancouver Island and to go to the USA on a shopping trip. I recommend this city to everyone since you will make beautiful encounters and have the time of your life!

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Michael Widmer
Michael Widmer
ILSC Education Group, Vancouver
Duration: 8 weeks

Vancouver is my dream destination in Canada. It is a beautiful city with the beach, the sea and gorgeous landscapes. My 8-week language course there is one of the best things I have done in my life and I would do it again right now. Everything was perfectly organised, starting with ESL, the journey, the host family and the school. Everything went very well. And all the people I met were unique! Try it out...

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Svenja Schweizer
Svenja Schweizer
ILSC Education Group, Vancouver
Duration: 4 weeks

I chose Canada because it really is a beautiful country. Canada offers gorgeous landscapes. I chose Vancouver because it is a really beautiful city, where there is a lot to see and to do. My host family was very nice but also kind of “crazy”. I had a wonderful time in Vancouver. The school was good, I met many people from different countries. Besides, the teachers were funny and dedicated.

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Host family
Canadian families are known for their hospitality and for making their guests feel right at home. Host families live in residential areas of the city, which means students can enjoy a good quality of life and use public transport to go to the school. Students stay in single rooms, with half-board or full board provided. This option is ideal for immersing yourself in Canadian culture and practising English in everyday life situations. It also provides an opportunity to make friends for life in Canada! For more flexibility, it's possible to book accommodation without meals, in which case you'll have access to the family's kitchen.

GEC Viva Tower residence (for ages 19+)
With great views of Vancouver and the Pacific, this residence offers shared, self-catering apartments with single or twin bedrooms. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from the bars and restaurants of Davie Street and a 15-minute walk from the school. You will share 2 bathrooms, the kitchen and living room with your flatmates, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Bed linen and towels are provided, communal areas are cleaned weekly and every apartment has its own laundry facilities. After class, work out at the gym and relax in the sauna!

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Residence APT Living (for ages 19+)
Enjoy your single, ensuite room in this stylish residence! You’ll be surrounded by shops and cafés, and you’ll be 20 minutes away from the school by public transport. Each room has a kitchenette and a convertible futon bed with bed linen. You’ll share the lounge, the study room and the gym with other students, as well the art and games rooms. To make your stay even more comfortable, you’ll also have access to the swimming pool, the sauna, the BBQ, the garden and the mini-golf. Wi-Fi is free and the laundry facilities are coin operated.

GEC Viva Tower

General information

GEC VIVA TOWER is a brand new, luxury residence located 15 minute from ILSC-Vancouver, with incredible views of Downtown Vancouver, including the towering mountains and beautiful ocean. The residence is situated on Drake Street, one block away from Davie Street, one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Vancouver with fantastic nightlife, restaurants, and cafés. The popular Sunset Beach, shopping on the iconic Robson Street, and nightlife of the entertainment district of Granville Street is just a short walk away.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking / 8 minutes by bus
Average public transport cost:
93 CAD per month
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 19+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 16:00
Saturday until 11:00
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit
300 CAD by credit card
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace 1
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
$35/week + tax or $75/month + tax
1
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym 1

Room types and facilities

Single
9 rooms
min.: 6 m2/ max.: 8 m2
1
Twin
7 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 10 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper
one roll upon arrival
1
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets 1
Shared showers 1
Cleaning 1
Desk 1
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave 1
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpet and flooring
1
Balcony 1
Safe deposit box 1
Room key provided 1

Vancouver is a young and dynamic city of international scale. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains, surrounded by forests and parks, Vancouver is one of the most spectacular cities in the world.

Outside of class, ILSC organises a great activities’ programme, allowing students to make the most of the city and its surroundings. If you like practising outdoor sports, you will enjoy the Stanley Park bike tour, ocean kayaking or skim-boarding afternoons, beach volleyball matches and trips to Grouse Mountain or Capilano suspension bridge. Every weekend, exciting 1-, 2- or 4 day-trips are scheduled: explore the majestic Rocky Mountains, Vancouver Island, Whistler ski resort or Seattle and Portland, in the United States. Take in the breathtaking panorama of this beautiful country and return home with extraordinary memories.

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