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English Encounters Inc., Burlington, Canada

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

591 Brant Street, Suite A - L7R 2G6 Burlington - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Most homestays are within walking distance
  • Top rated school facilities (4.4/5.0)
  • Burlington is one of the top destinations our students liked most
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

English Courses

General Language
Online Courses
Private
Business
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by English Encounters Inc.
Comments about courses:Course changes less than 2 weeks' notice: CAD 200.
Health insurance: CAD 15 per week.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 200.00 C$
Level testA test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 70 C$. 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 03 Jan. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 01 Jul. 2022, 01 Aug. 2022, 05 Sep. 2022, 10 Oct. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.
Note: All courses offered by English Encounters Inc., Burlington can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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English Encounters Inc.


    • Location: English Encounters Inc. is located in the beautiful Canadian city of Burlington, nestled between Niagara Falls and Toronto, along the edge of Lake Ontario. The school is housed downtown, within walking distance of the lake, Smith Spencer Park and the expansive promenade. Surrounding the school there are many eateries, cafés, shopping ...
    • malls and bars, ensuring students have a lively time whilst studying in Burlington.

      School facilities: The facilities of English Encounters are excellent, offering students all they need to achieve their language goals, in a motivated and friendly environment. Facilities include a computer lab, full kitchen facilities including fridge and microwave use, free WIFI and free coffee. All classrooms are equipped with televisions, air conditioning and heating, with most classrooms having ample natural light to create the optimal working environment.

      Course selection: Course selection at the school is extensive, with something available for students of all levels. General English courses are very popular as well as several Exam Preparation programmes for students and teachers (TOEFL, TOIEC, IELTS, CELPIP) and Business courses. Private lessons are available in conjunction with any other programme or independently.

      Social and Cultural: English Encounters Inc. is happy to assist in arranging excursions to places such as Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, New York or anywhere a student wishes! They also have several, more local, school trips available to Niagara Falls, Outlet Shopping, The CN Tower, nature parks, museums and more, all of which are accompanied by a teacher and at very reasonable rates!
      • The language school English Encounters Inc. was founded in Burlington, Canada in 1996.
      • Legal name / parent company: English Encounters Inc
      • Tax registration ID: 893769604RP0001
      • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

English teacher qualifications

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

First day of course:

Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 9:00

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

School Size:

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in some classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 5
    Number of public PC workstations: 5

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Bus: * Downtown bus terminal.

Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 2 minutes

Offer for returning students

You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at English Encounters Inc. and you book here.

Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school

  • Visa - logo
  • Mastercard - logo
  • Bank Transfer - logo

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students

  • In summer: 25
  • Throughout the year: 20

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses In summer: 6
  • Adult courses Throughout the year: 6

Average age of students

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Toronto Pearson International Airport:
200 C$ one way
300 C$ return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from South Korea do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
200 C$
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application:
No
Express shipment fee (via courier):
125 C$
Free shipment via regular mail.
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal:
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball-
Dancing10 km
Football (soccer)-
Golf10 km
Ice Hockey-
Sailing20 km
Skiing35 km
Squash10 km
Swimming-
Tennis5 km
Volleyball5 km
Yoga-
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Accommodation

Reviews

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Rating: 4.7/5.0

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Rating: 4.9/5.0

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Positive aspects of school: The lessons and the help with the organization of leisure activities
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Take advantage of ISX excursions, for example, to New York from Toronto.
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Brochures

English Encounters Inc. Brochure (PDF)
English Encounters Inc. Brochure (PDF)
Pricelist 2022
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    FAQ about English Encounters Inc., Burlington

  • English courses at English Encounters Inc. start at 238 C$ for General English Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of English Encounters
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Toronto Pearson International Airport (200 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English Encounters varies from 1 students (Online One-to-One English Course) to 9 students (General English Course PLUS)
  • 100% of teachers at English Encounters Inc. hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at English Encounters Inc. comes from Germany with a 13% representation, followed by students from Korea (10%) and Brazil (7%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • English Encounters Inc. offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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