Discover Vancouver

Situated between the snow-capped peaks of the Coast Mountains and the shimmering waters of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is easily one of the most attractive cities in Canada. As the region’s cultural and commercial centre, Vancouver is brimming with cultural, touristic, and sportive attractions bringing in visitors from all over the world. Shops, cafés, and restaurants fill the fashionable areas of the town centre, while the nearby mountains, forests, rivers and lakes are popular with sport fans and anyone just wanting to explore.

Our partner institution in Vancouver, ITTTI, is located in the downtown area in the heart of the commercial neighbourhood of Robson Street. With a capacity to hold 250 tudents, it’s just the right amount of cosmopolitan atmosphere without being too overwhelmed. 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.

Accredited by : Languages Canada, A PCTIA, ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) and WISET (World Youth Student & Education Travel).

School facilities include:

  • 18 spacious and brightly lit classrooms with air-conditioning
  • An IT room with 17 computers
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • A lounge with microwaves, fridges, televisions, ping pog tables and table football.
  • Outdoor patio with chairs and a barbecue

English language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 50 minutes
  • Number of students per class: 14 maximum
  • Timetable: classes are held in the morning and/or the afternoon
  • Placement test: first day of classes
  • Certificate of participation at the end of your stay
  • Regular evaluation of progress
  • CELTA-qualified native English teachers

15 lessons per week

3 lessons a day from 9:00 – 12:00. The General English course emphasizes developing the 4 fundamental basics (written and oral epxression, listening comprehension & reading). You will also develop the ability to use English in day-to-day activities.

Language level: beginner to advanced

30 lessons per week

Ideal programme for progressing at a quick pace. Classes are between 9:00 – 16:40. In the afternoons you can choose 3 classes from the following list: Conversation workshop, pronunciation, listening and reading comprehension, idiomatic expressions.

Language level: beginner to advanced

IELTS: 30 lessons a week

Duration: 8 weeks.

If you wish to attend university in an English-speaking country, preparing for the IELTS exam is the first step to success. Your teachers will guide and monitor you to make sure that you progress at the correct rate to succeed in your exam, giving you the specific vocabulary and grammar and study plan you need. Using sample exam papers you will learn how to effectively answer questions so by the time you take the test, you will know the style of questions to expect and how to answer them.

Language level: upper intermediate

You will enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities every week, in the afternoon or during the evening. Attendance is optional. Many of these activities are free of charge, however, some may charge a fee. All activities are subject to change without notice and may be offered seasonally.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Visits around areas of Vancouver
  • Cultural outings (museums, festivals etc.)
  • Kayaking, Football, Tennis table tournaments, Volleyball, Bowling
  • Outings to the pub, restaurants, cinemas etc.
  • Bike rides
  • Barbecue party

Host family (Ages 16+)

Single room, shared bathroom & half board

Travel time to school: Residential areas are usually on the outskirts of the city, so students usually have to travel for 40-50 minutes (a maximum of 60 minutes) by public transport. Host families will make sure the students take the correct route! The Vancouver transportation network is of excellent quality.

Optional extras:

  • Full board
  • Private bathroom

Practical information:

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day

Travel

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Saturday

Arrival airport:

  • Vancouver International – YVR

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see Dates & Prices tab)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

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.

Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded): 01/01, 18/02, 19/04, 20/05, 01/07, 05/08, 02/09, 14/10, 11/11, 23-27/12

Recommended starting dates : 21/01, 19/02, 18/03, 15/04, 13/05, 10/06, 08/07, 06/08, 03/09, 30/09, 28/10, 25/11, 30/12

IELTS is available year round

Prices 2020

WPCS 42.0.1

Courses & homestay, single room, half board
Duration15 lessons30 lessonsIELTS
1 week 575 675 -
2 weeks 870 1.065 -
3 weeks 1.185 1.480 -
4 weeks 1.490 1.880 -
6 weeks 2.120 2.705 -
8 weeks 2.750 3.530 3.530
12 weeks 3.965 5.095 -
16 weeks 5.150 6.605 -
18 weeks 5.765 7.400 -
20 weeks 6.310 8.060 -
24 weeks 7.445 9.545 -
32 weeks 9.850 12.650 -
36 weeks 10.845 13.995 -
Additional week 155 240 -
Supplements
Full board (per week) 20
Private bathroom (per week) 35
Extra night 30
Food diet 35
Private lessons (price per lesson) 60
Transfer - per trip
From Vancouver Airport 60

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Accommodation with a host family (Individual room, half board)
  • Course materials
  • Unlimited internet access
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Vancouver
  • Lunches
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional activities
  • Exam fees (IELTS)
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Optional insurances