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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
  • Top rated school facilities

Burlington  

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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).

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

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

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

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

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Toronto Pearson International Airport.It takes 45 minutes  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 01.Jun.2017, 03.Jun.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 09.Oct.2017, 11.Nov.2017, 25.Dec.2017 - 29.Dec.2017In 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

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 16 18 20 0 Additional Week
Price in C$ 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1470 1397 1920 1824 3600 3420 4050 3848 4500 4275 5040 4788 240 228
Price in US$ 185 370 554 739 1086 1418 2659 2991 3323 3722 178
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- 2954 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course includes 40 group + 80 private lessons.

The course lasts 120 lessons that can be taken from 3 to 4 weeks for the same price.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
8 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: 13:30  - 17:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 15 18 20 0 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- 1800 1710 2700 2565 3600 3420 5280 5016 6840 6498 12825 12184 14580 13851 16200 15390 18360 17442 855 813
Price in US$ -- 1330 1994 2659 3899 5051 9470 10766 11962 13557 632
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 0 Additional Week
Price in C$ 450 428 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 2580 2451 3240 3078 6075 5772 5760 5472 7200 6840 7560 7182 405 385
Price in US$ 333 665 997 1330 1905 2393 4486 4253 5317 5582 300
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 6 8 15 18 20 0 Additional Week
Price in C$ 450 428 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 2580 2451 3240 3078 6075 5772 6480 6156 7200 6840 7560 7182 405 385
Price in US$ 333 665 997 1330 1905 2393 4486 4785 5317 5582 300
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
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 0 Additional Week
Price in C$ 600 570 1200 1140 1800 1710 2400 2280 3510 3335 4560 4332 5700 5415 6840 6498 8640 8208 12240 11628 570 542
Price in US$ 444 887 1330 1773 2592 3367 4209 5051 6380 9038 421
Starting dates
Every Day .
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 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ 600 570 1200 1140 1800 1710 2400 2280 2925 2779 3510 3335 4095 3891 4560 4332 5700 5415 6840 6498 570 542
Price in US$ 444 887 1330 1773 2160 2592 3024 3367 4209 5051 421
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
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in C$ 600 570 1200 1140 1800 1710 2400 2280 2925 2779 3510 3335 4095 3891 4560 4332 5700 5415 6840 6498 570 542
Price in US$ 444 887 1330 1773 2160 2592 3024 3367 4209 5051 421
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
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 16 Additional Week
Price in C$ 600 570 1200 1140 1800 1710 2400 2280 2925 2779 3510 3335 4560 4332 5700 5415 6840 6498 8640 8208 570 542
Price in US$ 444 887 1330 1773 2160 2592 3367 4209 5051 6380 421
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
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 50 C$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Course changes less than 2 weeks notice: 200CAN$.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in C$ 315 630 945 1260 315
Price in US$ 245 490 735 980 245
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
50 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
Price in C$ 220 440 660 880 220
Price in US$ 171 342 513 684 171
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 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
  • Airport return fee (one way, to the airport): 100 CAN$.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Toronto Pearson International Airport: for 150 C$ (pick up); for 250 C$ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing10 km
Golf20 km
Sailing20 km
Skiing35 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball5 km

Reviews

City
4.3/5.0 
Organisation
4.3/5.0 
Facilities
4.3/5.0 
Social activities
3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
5.0/5.0 
Value for money
5.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.5/5.0 
Other
3.5/5.0 
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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