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

Total No. of Reviews: 41
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 
(41 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
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Facilities 3.9/5.0 
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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
28. Jul. 2014
1. (20 years)  - 
1. English Half time - 16 weeks

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14. May. 2014
2. Christoph (24 years)  - 
2. Exam Preparation - TOEFL - 3 weeks

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They do not offer a TOEFL course!
22. Apr. 2014
3. (55 years)  - 
3. English Full time - 4 weeks

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dynamic teachers and all the team
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encourage students to recycle: all the paper thrown in the waste ... and yet there are bins for recycling...
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overall good organization and especially the teachers... very involved and dynamic
29. Sep. 2013
4. (29 years)  - 
4. English Full time - 4 weeks

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The teachers and staff are just great.
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I had wonderful time at this school. It was all I had imagined. The teachers are really great, the classes are fun and you look forward to going to class. At this school, they really try everything to make your stay enjoyable. I have seen in more than one occasion that students who had been there for a while and had run out of money helped out at the school and in exchange, were allowed to continue participating in class. So, it's not just about making money, the human aspect plays a major role. You will have fun and learn a lot. The course helped me to overcome my fear of speaking. For me, it was definitely worth it. You can change the classes every week, so if the course content is too easy for you, you can just ask them to switch you to a higher level. I had for teachers. Damian, Derek, Mark and Cynthia. Wonderful teachers. There were many students from Brazil, great people, you will love them. Vancouver itself is a cool city. Very multi-cultural with many many Asians. You can't go wrong with Vancouver and CSLI. I personally definitely go back.
20. Nov. 2012
5. (30 years)  - 
5. 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
6. (51 years)  - 
6. English Full time - 2 weeks

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You meet people from all over the world ;-)) and learn a lot about their lives and culture; strict "English-only" commitment; lessons are very interactive - no dull moments; teachers and students are very open and welcoming to everyone - even if you're way older than the average student.
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In general: just go and learn with lots of fun ;-)) @ school: Friday activities, International Theme Night @ Vancouver: Vancouver Island, English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island and so much more
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I'd definetely go there again, enjoyed my time very much.
8. Oct. 2011
7. (23 years)  -  Spain
7. 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
8. (19 years)  - 
8. English Full time - 8 weeks

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It's a fantastic place
28. Sep. 2010
9. (18 years)  - 
9. 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
10. (24 years)  -  Netherlands
10. English Half time - 4 weeks

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

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YMCA
27. Nov. 2008
12. (27 years)  - 
12. 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
13. (32 years)  - 
13. English Full time - 1 week

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Very helpful and uncomplicated.
14. Nov. 2008
14. (19 years)  -  Germany
14. 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
15. Driss (22 years)  - 
15. English Full time - 4 weeks

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

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6. May. 2008
17. (20 years)  - 
17. 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
18. (38 years)  - 
18. English Full time (9 semanas) + Business English (2 semanas) - 11 weeks

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

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good ambiance and teacher friendly
7. Dec. 2007
20. (28 years)  - 
20. 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
21. (23 years)  - 
21. 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
22. (25 years)  - 
22. English Half time - 3 weeks

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go to this school
5. Sep. 2007
23. (23 years)  - 
23. 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
24. (28 years)  - 
24. English Half time - 4 weeks

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very friendly
7. Sep. 2006
25. (23 years)  -  Japan
25. 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
26. Jazmín (24 years)  - 
26. English Full time - 4 weeks

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19. Dec. 2005
27. Andreas  - 
27. 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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28. 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
29. (26 years)  - 

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concentrated in nelson street - downtown
16. Jun. 2005
30. (22 years)  - 
30. Super Intensive (+35h)

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the teachers are really friendly and helpful, they have always time for you.
8. Sep. 2004
31. (20 years)  - 
31. General

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

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23. Mar. 2004
33. (26 years)  -  Deutschland
33. TOEFL

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11. Oct. 2003
34.  -  Japanese
34. 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
35. R (22 years)  - 
35. General

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24. Sep. 2003
36. (25 years)  -  Germany
36. 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
37. (19 years)  -  Austria
37. 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
38. (40 years)  -  Deutschland
38. General

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Good teachers.
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Library, computer lab.
26. Jun. 2003
39. (36 years)  -  Germany
39. 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
40. (25 years)  -  österreich
40. 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
41. Sascha  - 
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