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

Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI)

Students rated Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI), Vancouver : 4.1/5.0   (41 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Specializes in conversational English
Top rated social activities

2. Vancouver  

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3. Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI)

General Information

The language school Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI) was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1992. CSLI is located in dynamic Yaletown, the newest and trendiest district of downtown Vancouver. In addition to being close to the Vancouver Public Library, bus stops, cafes, restaurants and other central conveniences, the school is located just a few minutes walking distance from Roundhouse/Yaletown and Stadium Stations.

The school address is: 188 Nelson Street, V6B 6J8 - Vancouver (Canada).


Facilities

Kitchen for student use, microwave for student use, fridge for student use, Snack vending machine, Drink vending machine, computer lab, library, daily press, movie rental, games room, lounge, auditorium, student support desk, copy machine, printer for student use, table tennis, table soccer / football, free coffee, free water dispenser, free WIFI


Facilities for disabled students

Wheelchair access to classroom, disabled toilet, wheelchair access to reception, wheelchair access to cafeteria


Classroom equipment

TV, air conditioning, heating in all classrooms.
Ample natural light in most classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




BC EQA


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Vancouver International.  It takes 30 minutes by train to school.


Average number of students: Adult courses in summer: 280
Adult courses throughout the year: 200
School Size
XL
Average number of levels: Adult courses in summer: 12
Adult courses throughout the year: 11
Number of classrooms: 17
Number of public workstations: 16
English teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 22 years
throughout the year: 25 years
Minimum age of students: 17 years
Top student nationalities: Brazil 18 %
China 1 %
Germany 3 %
France 3 %
Russia 1 %
Libya 1 %
Saudi Arabia 15 %
 
Italy 1 %
Japan 20 %
Korea 16 %
Switzerland 1 %
Spain 2 %
Turkey 4 %
Thailand 1 %
Venezuela 1 %
Chile 1 %  

4. Courses

All prices in CAD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.

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1
English Full time Recommended <English> course Most Popular <English> course
Free cancellation up to 3 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 30  | Max. group size: 14
357 CAD per week
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 48 0 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 375
357
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713
1125
1069
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1425
2250
2138
2920
2774
5280
5016
6720
6384
13440
12768
6400
6080
340
323
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
2
English Half time Popular <English> course
Free cancellation up to 3 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 14
247 CAD per week
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 48 0 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 260
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494
780
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Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
3
English for Effective Communication (EEC) Popular <English> course
Free cancellation up to 3 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 16
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- -- -- 1040
988
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Full-time (30hrs/wk) students can take EEC course and choose another half-time program to complement their studies.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016 - 29.Jan.2016, 04.Apr.2016 - 29.Apr.2016, 03.Oct.2016 - 28.Oct.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
4
Listening & Pronunciation
Free cancellation up to 3 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 16
247 CAD per week
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 48 0 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 260
247
520
494
780
741
1040
988
1560
1482
2000
1900
3600
3420
4680
4446
9360
8892
4400
4180
230
219
Full-time (30hrs/wk) students can take Listening & Pronunciation course and choose another half-time program to complement their studies.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
5
Academic/Grammar Program
Free cancellation up to 3 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 16
247 CAD per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 48 0 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD -- -- -- 1040
988
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Designed to focus on grammatical structure, vocabulary building, reading comprehension, writing skills and overall improvement of communication skills.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016 - 29.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016 - 26.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016 - 25.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016 - 29.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016 - 27.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016 - 30.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016, 02.Aug.2016 - 26.Aug.2016, 06.Sep.2016 - 30.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016 - 28.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016 - 25.Nov.2016, 28.Nov.2016 - 23.Dec.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
6
Golden experience program (50+)
Lessons per week: 10  | Max. group size: 10
841 CAD per week
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD 885
841
1280
1216
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The package price also includes: Registration fee, 1 week of Customized English Classes, Activities & Transportation for special activities listed on the program, Student ID, Welcome package (Student binder), Vancouver souvenir mug and a leader.
Starting dates 2016: 18.Apr.2016 - 29.Apr.2016, 06.Jun.2016 - 17.Jun.2016, 19.Sep.2016 - 30.Sep.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
7
Business English
Free cancellation up to 3 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 22  | Max. group size: 16
303 CAD per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- -- -- 1270
1207
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The availability of this course throughout the year is dependent on student demand.
Starting dates 2016: 08.Feb.2016 - 26.Feb.2016, 02.May.2016 - 27.May.2016, 02.Aug.2016 - 26.Aug.2016, 07.Nov.2016 - 02.Dec.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:00
Required language level Upper intermediate (B2)
8
Exam Preparation - FCE
Free cancellation up to 3 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 16
532 CAD per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in CAD -- -- -- 2240
2128
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3040
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3762
Price includes 5 hours/week of private lessons to focus intensely on the specific skills needed for the exam. Extra private hours are available for the price of $60/hr.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016 - 29.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016 - 26.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016 - 25.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016 - 29.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016 - 27.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016 - 30.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016, 02.Aug.2016 - 26.Aug.2016, 06.Sep.2016 - 30.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016 - 28.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016 - 25.Nov.2016, 28.Nov.2016 - 23.Dec.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:30
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
9
Exam Preparation - CAE
Free cancellation up to 3 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 16
532 CAD per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in CAD -- -- -- 2240
2128
-- -- -- 3200
3040
-- -- 3960
3762
Price includes 5 hours/week of private lessons to focus intensely on the specific skills needed for the exam. Extra private hours are available for the price of $60/hr.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016 - 29.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016 - 26.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016 - 25.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016 - 29.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016 - 27.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016 - 30.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016, 02.Aug.2016 - 26.Aug.2016, 06.Sep.2016 - 30.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016 - 28.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016 - 25.Nov.2016, 28.Nov.2016 - 23.Dec.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:30
Required language level Advanced (C1)
10
Exam Preparation - CPE
Free cancellation up to 3 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 20  | Max. group size: 16
532 CAD per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in CAD -- -- -- 2240
2128
-- -- -- 3200
3040
-- -- 3960
3762
Price includes 5 hours/week of private lessons to focus intensely on the specific skills needed for the exam. Extra private hours are available for the price of $60/hr.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016 - 29.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016 - 26.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016 - 25.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016 - 29.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016 - 27.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016 - 30.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016, 02.Aug.2016 - 26.Aug.2016, 06.Sep.2016 - 30.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016 - 28.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016 - 25.Nov.2016, 28.Nov.2016 - 23.Dec.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:30
Required language level Proficiency (C2)
11
IELTS Preparation
Free cancellation up to 3 days before the start of your course

Lessons per week: 15  | Max. group size: 16
247 CAD per week (Based on the price of 4 weeks)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- -- -- 1040
988
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Full-time (30hrs/wk) students can take IELTS Preparation course and choose another half-time program to complement their studies.
Starting dates 2016: 04.Jan.2016 - 29.Jan.2016, 29.Feb.2016 - 25.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016 - 27.May.2016, 04.Jul.2016 - 29.Jul.2016, 06.Sep.2016 - 30.Sep.2016 - 25.Nov.2016.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required language level Lower intermediate (B1)
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00  CAD
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 70.00 CAD. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Exams offered: TOEFL ,  IELTS ,  TOEIC
Average examination results: 680 at TOEFL
7 at IELTS
825 at TOEIC
Language school closed: In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 15.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 01.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 10.Oct.2016, 11.Nov.2016, 26.Dec.2016
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Cantonese, Bulgarian, Arabic, Brazilian
Comments about courses: On Fridays, you can participate in a full-day or a half-day activity depending on the intensity of your course.

5. Accommodation

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Homestay
Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival

Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)
225 CAD per week
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in CAD 225 450 675 900 225 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night: 45 CAD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 38 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes: TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 17
Maximum age of students: 80
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Comment YMCA & Youth Hostel options also available.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: Vancouver International Airport (YVR): for 120 CAD (one way)
Taxi costs about 50 CAD to the city center

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Ballet     5 km
Baseball       10 km
Basketball     0.5 km
Cooking      
Dancing     1 km
Diving       10 km
Field Hockey       20 km
Football (soccer)     5 km
Golf     20 km
Horse riding     20 km
Ice Hockey       10 km
Mountainbiking     20 km
Music     1 km
Sailing     15 km
Skiing     20 km
Squash     10 km
Swimming     5 km
Table Tennis      
Tennis     5 km
Volleyball      
Windsurfing      
Yoga     1 km

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.1/5.0 
(41 reviews)
City 4.7/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 4.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.1/5.0 
Value for money 3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment) 4.2/5.0 
Other 3.9/5.0 
Students liked about Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI), Vancouver
"Friday activities and general organization" - (23 years)
"Good teachers & lively classes, friendly staffs & students, lots of school activities. I really enjoyed CSLI." -
"The friendly teachers and students." - (19 years)
"I loved the atmosphere of the school, everybody is nice and we are all a big family." - (20 years)
"Dynamic teachers and all the team" - (55 years)
All 41 reviews of Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI)

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