Reviews of Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI), Vancouver, Canada

Total No. of Reviews: 38
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

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Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI), Vancouver, Canada
4.1/5.0 
(38 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
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Facilities 3.8/5.0 
Social activities 4.4/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.1/5.0 
Value for money 3.8/5.0 
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Shared flat (apartment) 4.2/5.0 
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Individual Reviews
29. Sep. 2013
1. (29 years)  - 
1. English Full time - 4 weeks

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20. Nov. 2012
2. (30 years)  - 
2. English Full time - 4 weeks

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Speaking English is compulsory at the school. This is really good because it makes you think in English all the time and talk to your classmates. Really good atmosphere, with teachers and staff. You get to know people from many different countries.
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Perfect school to get oral fluency and enjoy the atmosphere at the school and the city.
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You can choose from a wide variety of free activities on Fridays.
18. Jun. 2012
3. Martina (51 years)  - 
3. English Full time - 2 weeks

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8. Oct. 2011
4. (23 years)  -  Spain
4. Business English - 3 weeks

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the teachers and the classmates!
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Do not forget to visit every single place outside Vancouver.
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To live in a host family is awesome but some mates told me that it is not always fun, unless your family is kind and let you have a flexible timetable.
22. Nov. 2010
5. (19 years)  - 
5. English Full time - 8 weeks

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It's a fantastic place
28. Sep. 2010
6. (18 years)  - 
6. English Full time - 3 weeks

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The pedagogy of teachers. An excellent team. A very good atmosphere. Friday activities!
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Nothing should be missed! Everything is excellent! When you're there, you do not want to leave!
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The camaraderie was very intense!
7. Sep. 2010
7. (24 years)  -  Netherlands
7. English Half time - 4 weeks

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Free activities
27. Jan. 2009
8. Wim (37 years)  - 
8. English Full time - 1 week

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YMCA
27. Nov. 2008
9. (27 years)  - 
9. Power Speaking - 4 weeks

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It was very organized,every single day was scheduled with the better solutions. Especially my class was very good,and the teacher was amazing. Everything was clean, the staff was incredible with their kindness. In a nutshell awesome experience.
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In my personal opinion,they must know that this experience can be one of the best in their whole life.
16. Nov. 2008
10. (32 years)  - 
10. English Full time - 1 week

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Very helpful and uncomplicated.
14. Nov. 2008
11. (19 years)  -  Germany
11. English Half time - 7 weeks

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nice teachers and students
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go out with friends and you could learn more english than in the classroom
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I think there were too few sports activities. may be we can take one afternoon in a week to play a type of sport together. it would be very funny.
8. Nov. 2008
12. Driss (22 years)  - 
12. English Full time - 4 weeks

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20. Jun. 2008
13. Denis  -  Germany
13. English Full time - 2 weeks

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6. May. 2008
14. (20 years)  - 
14. Full Time English classes - 16 weeks

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The friendly staff and teachers !
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There are so many things that you cannot miss in Vancouver and in CSLI !!!
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I had a wonderful experience, learn a lot about english, life and other cultures !!
3. Jan. 2008
15. (38 years)  - 
15. English Full time (9 semanas) + Business English (2 semanas) - 11 weeks

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All people were very friendly
19. Dec. 2007
16. (28 years)  - 
16. English Full time - 4 weeks

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good ambiance and teacher friendly
7. Dec. 2007
17. (28 years)  - 
17. English Full time - 3 weeks

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Many Bodybuilders
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Stanley Park
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During fall and winter season not all English courses are offered, e.g. NO Business English class!
7. Nov. 2007
18. (23 years)  - 
18. English Full time - 2 weeks

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Very nice people
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If you like the rush, go for the summer, the rest of the year it is more quite.
17. Oct. 2007
19. (25 years)  - 
19. English Half time - 3 weeks

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go to this school
5. Sep. 2007
20. (23 years)  - 
20. English Full time - 4 weeks

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friday activities and general organization
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they really can improve their English
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very good institute
27. Dec. 2006
21. (28 years)  - 
21. English Half time - 4 weeks

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very friendly
7. Sep. 2006
22. (23 years)  -  Japan
22. English Half time - 2 weeks

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my cup
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class level
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everyone is very friendly
26. Jul. 2006
23. Jazmín (24 years)  - 
23. English Full time - 4 weeks

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19. Dec. 2005
24. Andreas  - 
24. 1 week P/T English classes + 3 weeks F/T English classes - 4 weeks

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19. Dec. 2005
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25. English Full time - 4 weeks

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the teachers are highly motivated
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you will find very nice people in the school, they will help you whatever you will need
31. Jul. 2005
26. (26 years)  - 

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concentrated in nelson street - downtown
16. Jun. 2005
27. (22 years)  - 
27. Super Intensive (+35h)

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the teachers are really friendly and helpful, they have always time for you.
8. Sep. 2004
28. (20 years)  - 
28. General

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Teachers and students ware very kind. Lessons ware interesting and mainly conversation.
2. Jun. 2004
29. Helene (19 years)  -  Denmark
29. TOEFL

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23. Mar. 2004
30. (26 years)  -  Deutschland
30. TOEFL

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11. Oct. 2003
31.  -  Japanese
31. General

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Good teachers & lively classes, friendly staffs & students, lots of school activities. I really enjoyed CSLI.
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If you want to enjoy both studies and activities in a short time, CSLI is suitable for you. If you want to settle down and concentrate on study, you might feel unsatisfied.
8. Oct. 2003
32. R (22 years)  - 
32. General

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24. Sep. 2003
33. (25 years)  -  Germany
33. TOEFL

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The teachers are competent and friendly. The school is quite nice and there are many friendly international students, who made my time very enjoyable. The school offers a lot of activities!
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Strike out on your own and rent a car in order to discover that great area around Vancouver, especially Vancouver Island, Whistler, Kelowna and the enormous Rocky Mountains. Tip: take part in the rafting trip on Chiliwack River.
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If you are alone don´t be shy because you will find a lot of friends...
18. Sep. 2003
34. (19 years)  -  Austria
34. TOEFL

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The friendly teachers and students.
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Every Tuesday the CSLI students meet at the Backstage Lounge, Granville Island - cheap beer.
9. Jul. 2003
35. (40 years)  -  Deutschland
35. General

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Good teachers.
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Library, computer lab.
26. Jun. 2003
36. (36 years)  -  Germany
36. General

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very friendly staff, good atmosphere
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Vancouver is a great place to stay
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CSLI is a great school if you want to have more activities than just learning English
11. Jun. 2003
37. (25 years)  -  österreich
37. General

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my teacher, the other students, the school
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I recommend to everybody: go to this school! For me it was a great experience. I enjoyed going to school. I liked the atmosphere and the ideology as well as my teachers and my classmates.
18. Dec. 2002
38. Sascha  - 
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