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)

2. 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, Vancouver, 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 TEAL, BC EQA


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Vancouver International.  It takes 25 minutes by train to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 280
Adult courses throughout the year: 180
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 10
Adult courses throughout the year: 8
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: 23 years
throughout the year: 25 years
Minimum age of students: 17 years
Student nationalities: Brazil 14 %
China 1 %
Germany 3 %
France 3 %
Russia 1 %
Saudi Arabia 15 %
 
Italy 1 %
Japan 22 %
Korea 18 %
Switzerland 1 %
Spain 2 %
Turkey 4 %
Thailand 1 %
 

All prices in CAD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.  The 5% DISCOUNT on the tuition fee will automatically be deducted on receipt of your registration.

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 48 20 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 355 710 1065 1420 2130 2760 4992 6360 12720 6040 318
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 48 20 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 240 480 720 960 1440 1840 3328 4320 8640 4040 212
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 48 20 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 240 480 720 960 1440 1840 3328 4320 8640 4040 212
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 min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 48 20 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 240 480 720 960 1440 1840 3328 4320 8640 4040 212
Focuses on word meaning, word families, collocations, synonyms, and rules of usage.
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 min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 48 20 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 240 480 720 960 1440 1840 3328 4320 8640 6040 212
Designed to focus on grammatical structure, vocabulary building, reading comprehension, writing skills and overall improvement of communication skills.
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 min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD 830 1120 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Package also includes: Registration fee, activities and transportation for special activities listed on the program, welcome package (student binder) and a Vancouver souvenir mug.
The number of lessons is approximate and does not include outings, please see the program schedule for more information.
Starting dates 2014: 20.Jan.2014, 17.Feb.2014, 17.Mar.2014, 28.Apr.2014, 12.May.2014, 16.Jun.2014, 29.Sep.2014, 20.Oct.2014, 17.Nov.2014.
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- -- -- 960 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
The availability of this course throughout the year is dependent on student demand.
Starting dates 2014: 03.Feb.2014, 05.Aug.2014.
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 min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 48 20 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 240 480 720 960 1440 1840 3328 4320 8640 4040 212
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 20 24 32 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 240 480 720 960 1440 1840 3328 4040 4320 5760 212
Required to take a minimum of 5 hours/week of private lessons to focus intensely on the specific skills needed for the exam.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 20 24 32 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 240 480 720 960 1440 1840 3328 4040 4320 5760 212
Required to take a minimum of 5 hours/week of private lessons to focus intensely on the specific skills needed for the exam.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required min. language level Advanced (C1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 20 24 32 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 240 480 720 960 1440 1840 3328 4040 4320 5760 212
Required to take a minimum of 5 hours/week of private lessons to focus intensely on the specific skills needed for the exam.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required min. language level Proficiency (C2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- -- -- 960 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Students are encouraged to continue their study in the IELTS Preparation - Listening & Speaking which takes place right after this course to be successful in the IELTS exam.
Starting dates 2014: 07.Apr.2014, 06.Oct.2014.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- -- -- 960 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Students are encouraged to also register for IELTS Preparation - Reading & Writing to be successful in the IELTS exam.
Starting dates 2014: 05.May.2014, 03.Nov.2014.
Required min. language level Lower intermediate (B1)
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Lesson duration (minutes): 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 140.00  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 2014 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2014, 10.Feb.2014, 07.Mar.2014, 18.Apr.2014, 21.Apr.2014, 19.May.2014, 01.Jul.2014, 04.Aug.2014, 01.Sep.2014, 13.Oct.2014, 11.Nov.2014, 25.Dec.2014
In 2015 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2015, 09.Feb.2015, 06.Mar.2015, 03.Apr.2015, 06.Apr.2015, 18.May.2015, 01.Jul.2015, 03.Aug.2015, 07.Sep.2015, 12.Oct.2015, 11.Nov.2015, 25.Dec.2015
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, French, Spanish, English, Cantonese
Comments about courses: On Fridays, you can participate in a full-day or a half-day activity depending on the intensity of your course.

4. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in CAD 490 980 1470 1960 490 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices are subject to change.
Price extra night: 70 CAD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 10 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 17
Maximum age of students: 70
Dates High season dates 01.Jun.2014 - 30.Sep.2014
High season High season supplement per day: 8 CAD
High season supplement per week: 56 CAD
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in CAD 210 420 630 840 210 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night: 35 CAD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 45 minutes by public transport
Includes: TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 17
Maximum age of students: 80
Dates High season dates 06.Jul.2014 - 23.Aug.2014
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in CAD 254.1 508.2 762.3 1016.4 254.1 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices are subject to change.
Price extra night: 36.3 CAD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi (wireless LAN) in building, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 17
Maximum age of students: 70
Dates High season dates 10.Jun.2014 - 30.Sep.2014
High season High season supplement per day: 6 CAD
High season supplement per week: 42 CAD
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Comment YMCA & Youth Hostal options also available.
Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: Vancouver International Airport (YVR): for 100 CAD (one way)
Taxi costs about 40 CAD to the city center

5. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Ballet     5 km
Cooking      
Dancing     1 km
Diving       10 km
Football (soccer)     5 km
Golf     20 km
Horse riding     20 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

6. 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)
"Dynamic teachers and all the team" - (55 years)
"The teachers and staff are just great." - (29 years)
All 41 reviews of Canadian as a Second Language Institute (CSLI)

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Prices include:
  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
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