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International Gateway Kelowna, Kelowna, Canada

International Gateway Kelowna

Students rated International Gateway Kelowna : 4.0/5.0   (3 reviews)

1. What we like about the school  

Excellent rating of host family accommodation

2. Kelowna  

3. International Gateway Kelowna

General Information

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).


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

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


Accreditations and Quality seals

TOTA, Kelowna Business Association


Airport transfer

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


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 70
Adult courses throughout the year: 60
Junior courses in summer: 50
Junior courses throughout the year: 5
School Size
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Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 5
Adult courses throughout the year: 5
Junior courses in summer: 2
Number of classrooms: 13
Number of public workstations: 1
English teacher qualifications: 100 % hold a university degree
100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 19 years
throughout the year: 23 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
8 years for specific Junior courses
Student nationalities: Brazil 2 %
Germany 10 %
France 2 %
Russia 2 %
Sweden 1 %
 
Italy 10 %
Japan 25 %
Korea 10 %
Switzerland 10 %
Spain 5 %
Thailand 2 %
 

4. Courses

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

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Price in CAD 275
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2650
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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: 12:45  - 14:55
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 195
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585
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1950
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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
Required language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD 1050
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1850
1804
2450
2389
3000
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3413
4200
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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
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD -- -- -- -- 1375
1307
1650
1568
1855
1763
2120
2014
2650
2518
3180
3021
255
243
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
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD 1200
1170
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1950
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2633
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3413
4250
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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
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- 2000
1950
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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
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- 2200
2145
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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)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in CAD 495
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990
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2475
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2970
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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
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD -- 925
879
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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)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in CAD -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3180
3021
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
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in CAD -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3180
3021
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)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in CAD 1250
1219
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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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Lesson duration (minutes): 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.
Exams offered: Cambridge First ,  Cambridge Advanced
Average examination results: 75 at Cambridge First
85 at Cambridge Advanced
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
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Spanish, Japanese, English
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.

5. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for 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
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Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
Single room always
Optional airport transfer: Kelowna Airport (YLW): for 75 CAD (one way)
Taxi costs about 65 CAD to the city center

6. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school 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

7. Reviews

 
Overall rating 4.0/5.0 
(3 reviews)
City / State 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" - (41 years)
"The teachers are very capable" - (50 years)
All 3 reviews of International Gateway Kelowna

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  • 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
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