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International Gateway Kelowna, Kelowna, Canada

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    Kelowna  

    International Gateway Kelowna

    The language school International Gateway Kelowna was founded in Kelowna, Canada in 2002. The campus is located in downtown Kelowna on the top floor of a trendy shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the main bus station, shops, attractions, restaurants and beaches.

    The school address is: 101-565 Bernard Avenue, V1Y 8R4 - Kelowna (Canada).

    Accreditations and Quality seals

    TOTA, Kelowna Business Association

    School Size:

    Facilities

    • Microwave for student use

    • Fridge for student use

    • Computer lab

    • Library

    • Daily press

    • Movie rental

    • Movie room

    • Lounge

    • Student support desk

    • Copy machine

    • Free water dispenser

    • Free WIFI

    • Free parking

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Disabled toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    13

    Number of public workstations:

    1

    Prices include

    • Internet access and use of school computers
    • Wireless LAN zone at school
    • Free certificate of course attendance
    • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
    • Language level placement test at first day of classes
    • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
    • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

    Course material:

    Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 25 CAD per course.

    Average number of students

    • Adult courses in summer: 70
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 60
    • Junior courses in summer: 50
    • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

    Average age of students

    • in summer: 19 years
    • throughout the year: 23 years

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 5
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 5
    • Junior courses in summer: 2

    Minimum age of students

    • 16 years
    • 8 years for specific Junior courses

    Exams offered:

    • Cambridge First,
    • Cambridge Advanced

    Average examination results:

    75 at Cambridge First, 85 at Cambridge Advanced.

    English teacher qualifications

    • 100 % hold a university degree
    • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

    Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

    2
    10
    2
    2
    1
    10
    25
    10
    10
    5
    2

    Airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is Kelowna. It takes 40 minutes by taxi to school.

    Language school closed

    In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 02.Jan.2016, 03.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016

    Courses

    All prices in CAD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
    Price in CAD 275262 550523 825784 11001045 13751307 16501568 21202014 26502518 31803021 58805586 255243
    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: 12:45  - 14:55
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
    Price in CAD 195186 390371 585556 780741 975927 11701112 15601482 19501853 22202109 44404218 185176
    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 language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in CAD 10501024 18501804 24502389 30002925 35003413 42004095 49004778 56005460 -- -- --
    Course price includes accommodation
    Homestay, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Includes: 15 hours of ESL classes per week, 10 hours of activities per week, homestay full board, material fee, airport transfers and guardianship. Price includes
    Airport transfer (return trip)
    Starting dates
    2016: 06.Jun.2016, 13.Jun.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 02.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
    Afternoon: 12:45  - 13:00
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in CAD -- -- -- -- 13751307 16501568 18551763 21202014 26502518 31803021 255243
    International Gateway Kelowna accepts ages 15-18 into this program starting weekly year round. Ages 11-14 can start any Monday from June-August only and must register in our Youth Vacation Program. Minimum 5 weeks are required. In order to enter one of IGK's partner high schools in Kelowna students must be at an Upper Intermediate level of English.
    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: 12:45  - 14:55
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in CAD 12001170 20001950 27002633 35003413 42504144 51004973 59505802 68006630 -- -- --
    Course price includes accommodation
    Homestay, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Course takes place from September - May.
    This unique program combines Practical ESL at IGK with a high school experience at Studio 9. Studio 9 is a non-denominational private school (K-12) with approximately 200 year round students. Studio 9 features small class sizes (8-12 students) and only 5% international students.
    Students take Practical ESL classes at IGK in an integrated international class in the morning, followed by high school courses in drama, art, physical education, music and dance at Studio 9 in the afternoon.
    Price includes: Tuition fees and material fees at both schools, application fees, graduation certificates from both schools, guardianship and transport between schools. Price includes
    Airport transfer (return trip)
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 11:30
    Afternoon: 12:00  - 15:30
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    Special Offers
    5.00 % discount: 5.00 % discount on tuition and accommodation fees, accommodation required. Only valid for courses starting before 16.12.2016.
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in CAD -- 20001950 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Course price includes accommodation
    Homestay, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Week 1: Youth Vacation Program (tuition and activities).
    Week 2: Soccer Skills Camp. This program is fully integrated with Canadian youth.
    Professional coaches and players from the Vancouver Whitecaps MLS team run the camps.
    Open to both boys and girls and no previous skills required. Price includes
    Airport transfer (return trip)
    Starting dates
    2016: 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 02.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
    Afternoon: 12:45  - 14:55
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in CAD -- 22002145 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Course price includes accommodation
    Homestay*, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Week 1: Youth Vacation Program
    Week 2: Animal Camp, fully integrated with Canadian Youth. It focuses on animal themed crafts and events.
    It also includes: activities and transportation, material fee, graduation certificate, guardianship fee of minors and transportation to and from homestay and camps.
    Price includes
    Airport transfer (return trip)
    Starting dates
    2016: 27.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 25.Jul.2016, 02.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
    Afternoon: 12:45  - 14:55
    Required language level
    Elementary (A2)
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in CAD 495471 990941 14851411 19801881 24752352 29702822 33953226 38803686 48504608 58205529 485461
    Group classes run from 9:00am-2:55pm followed by a 1 hour private lesson from 3:00-4:00pm.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 15:00
    Afternoon: 15:00  - 16:00
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in CAD -- 925879 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    50 hours in class time, 30 hours pre-course assignments and 40 hours in-class assignments and homework.
    Participants must provide a laptop for assignments.
    An optional 25 hour practicum available for CAN$200.
    It includes all course materials and completion certificate.
    Starting dates
    2016: 09.Feb.2016, 19.Feb.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 06.May.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 08.Sep.2016, 01.Oct.2016, 14.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 18.Nov.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 15:00
    Required language level
    Upper intermediate (B2)
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
    Price in CAD -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31803021
    The text book and material fee of $200 is not included in the above fee. This fee is mandatory. The official exam is optional and can be arranged by the school at an exam centre in Vancouver if desired for an additional exam fee of $250.
    Starting dates
    2016: 08.Jan.2016, 21.Mar.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
    Afternoon: 12:45  - 14:55
    Required language level
    Lower intermediate (B1)
    Exam dates
    14.Apr.2016, 11.Jun.2016
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
    Price in CAD -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31803021
    The text book and material fee of $200 are not included in the course price and are mandatory. The exam is optional and can be arranged at an exam centre in Vancouver if desired for an additional fee of $250.
    Starting dates
    2016: 21.Mar.2016, 12.Sep.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
    Afternoon: 12:45  - 14:55
    Required language level
    Upper intermediate (B2)
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in CAD 12501219 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Course price includes accommodation
    Homestay, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) 15 English lessons + afternoon activities. It also includes: full day activity on Saturday, registration fees, all materials, return airport transfer and graduation certificate.
    Starting dates
    2016: 04.Apr.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 18.Apr.2016, 25.Apr.2016, 05.May.2016, 09.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 19.Sep.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 17.Oct.2016.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
    Afternoon: 12:45  - 15:00
    Required language level
    Lower intermediate (B1)
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    Note: All courses offered by International Gateway Kelowna can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
    Lesson duration: 60 minutes
    School's administrative fee: 125.00  CAD
    Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 45 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.
    Comments about courses: Valid medical insurance which covers students entire stay is required for all students. Available at school: Can$25/week for ages 19+. Ages 12-18 must purchase fully comprehensive medical insurance in their home country prior to arrival.
    Guardianship is a requirement for all unaccompanied students under age 19. Initial fee Can$100 + Can$100 per month service care.
    Elective classes require a minimum of 6 students.

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
    (charged by school)
    Price in CAD 210 420 630 840 205 200
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
    Price per person
    Ages 12-18 add $30 per week.
    Vegetarian or special dietary requests add $100 per week.
    Price extra night:
    50 CAD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    15 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner), Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 8
    Maximum age of students: 0
    • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
    • Single room: always

    Leisure activities

    activity possible distance from school
    Ballet 10 km
    Basketball 1 km
    Cooking 1 km
    Dancing 1 km
    Football (soccer) 1 km
    Golf 5 km
    Horse riding 25 km
    Mountainbiking  
    Music 1 km
    Sailing 1 km
    Skiing 40 km
    Squash 3 km
    Swimming 1 km
    Tennis 1 km
    Volleyball 1 km
    Windsurfing 5 km
    Yoga 1 km
    Other leisure options: Pottery and Painting classes, Wakeboarding, Water skiing, Jet skiing
    Examples of social activities
    organised by language school:
    Seattle Trip, Wine Tour, Rocky Mtn. Tours, Boat tours, Rodeo Trip, Zoo Trip

    Reviews

    City
    4.3/5.0 
    Organisation
    4.3/5.0 
    Facilities
    3.7/5.0 
    Social activities
    3.7/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.0/5.0 
    Value for money
    3.0/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    4.0/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.0/5.0 
    Other
    4.0/5.0 
    Students liked about International Gateway Kelowna, Kelowna
    being able to interact with so many people from all over the world
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    5.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: you learn not only a language, but you can find some friends
    Other comments: They are very good in creating a strong community of students and teachers, we all are friends
    the teachers are very capable
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    5.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: you are having fun studying English
    Other comments: excellent school

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