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English Encounters Inc., Burlington, Canada

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Canada

What we like about the school

  • Most homestays are within walking distance
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality

English Encounters Inc.

The language school English Encounters Inc. was founded in Burlington, Canada in 1996. English Encounters is located downtown, within walking distance from the lake, the park and the promenade, the beach, a major shopping mall, restaurants and pubs, as well as public transport such as bus and train station.

The school address is: 10-460 Brant St., L7R4B6 - Burlington, Canada (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

Languages Canada / CAPLSPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Free coffee

  • Free WIFI

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

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Prices include

  • 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
  • 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.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 25
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 20

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

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):

7
13
2
5
3
3
10
6
5

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Toronto Pearson International Airport:
200 C$ pick up
250 C$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 21.May.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 24.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018.
In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019, 18.Feb.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 20.May.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 14.Oct.2019, 24.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 0 0 0 0 Additional Week
Price in C$ 350 333 700 665 1050 998 1400 1330 2040 1938 2640 2508 4950 4703 5040 4788 6300 5985 7080 6726 330 314
Price in US$ 252 503 755 1006 1466 1897 3556 3621 4526 5086 238
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:00  - 13:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 18 20 0 Additional Week
Price in C$ 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1470 1397 1920 1824 3600 3420 3600 3420 4500 4275 5040 4788 240 228
Price in US$ 180 360 539 719 1056 1380 2586 2586 3233 3621 173
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in C$ -- -- 4000 3800 3000 2850 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- 2874 2155 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course includes 20 group + 10 private lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in C$ 1200 1140 2400 2280 3600 3420 4800 4560 6000 5700 7200 6840 8400 7980 9600 9120 10800 10260 12000 11400 14400 13680
Price in US$ 862 1724 2586 3448 4310 5172 6034 6896 7758 8620 10344
For bookings over 8 weeks: one free excursion per month.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 15 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2880 2736 3760 3572 7050 6698 7120 6764 8900 8455 10080 9576 470 447
Price in US$ 356 712 1067 1423 2069 2701 5065 5115 6394 7241 338
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2400 2280 2880 2736 3360 3192 3760 3572 4230 4019 4700 4465 5640 5358
Price in US$ 356 712 1067 1423 1724 2069 2414 2701 3039 3377 4052
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:10
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 23
Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2400 2280 2880 2736 3760 3572 4700 4465 5640 5358 7050 6698 7120 6764
Price in US$ 356 712 1067 1423 1724 2069 2701 3377 4052 5065 5115
Starting dates
Every Day .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 24
Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2400 2280 2880 2736 3760 3572 4700 4465 5640 5358 7120 6764 10080 9576
Price in US$ 356 712 1067 1423 1724 2069 2701 3377 4052 5115 7241
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 24
Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2400 2280 2880 2736 3760 3572 4700 4465 5640 5358 7120 6764 10080 9576
Price in US$ 356 712 1067 1423 1724 2069 2701 3377 4052 5115 7241
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2400 2280 2880 2736 3360 3192 3760 3572 4230 4019 4700 4465 5640 5358
Price in US$ 356 712 1067 1423 1724 2069 2414 2701 3039 3377 4052
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:40
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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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 mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 200.00 C$
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.
Comments about courses:Course changes less than 2 weeks' notice: CAD 200.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 315 630 945 1260 -- 200
Price in US$ 239 477 715 953 152
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 65
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 220 440 660 880 -- 200
Price in US$ 167 333 500 666 152
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
31 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 60

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)

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.4/5.0 
Facilities
4.3/5.0 
Social activities
3.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.9/5.0 
Value for money
4.4/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.3/5.0 
Other
4.3/5.0 
Students liked about English Encounters Inc., Burlington
I liked everything
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Executive Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Ask questions about the food when you pay for that. I stayed in a bed and breakfast and I have had a very bad experience. So be careful!
Other comments: My experience was excellent with the school and I will return in October for an other 2 weeks.
Few students per class.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
The multicultural classes and the diversity of teaching.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0/5.0

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