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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
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Most homestays are within walking distance
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated school facilities
  • Burlington is one of the top destinations our students liked most

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: 591 Brant Street, Suite A, L7R 2G6 - Burlington, Canada (see on map)

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by English Encounters Inc.

- Small Groups (only 2-6 students) .
- Touchless Body Temperature Check at Entrance.
- Face Masks provided and required by all staff and students.
- Hand Sanitizing stations at entrance and in all rooms.
- Social Distancing (2 metre distance) between all persons at all times.
- All study and work areas cleaned and sanitized after use.

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

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.

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
300 C$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 18 May 2020, 01 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 24 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

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

General Language
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Price in C$ 350 333 700 665 1050 998 1400 1330 2040 1938 2640 2508 3300 3135 4950 4703 5040 4788 6300 5985 7080 6726
With this course, students will study in classes of a maximum of 9 students, so they will receive more personalised attention and they will have the opportunity to learn and practice each language skill.
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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Price in C$ 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1470 1397 1920 1824 2400 2280 3600 3420 3600 3420 4500 4275 5040 4788
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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Price in C$ -- -- -- 3000 2850 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course includes 20 group plus 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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Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2880 2736 3760 3572 4700 4465 7050 6698 7120 6764 8900 8455 10080 9576
Combination course that will allow students to benefit from both a group class and private sessions.
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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Private
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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
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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Business
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Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2880 2736 3760 3572 4700 4465 7050 6698 7120 6764 8900 8455 10080 9576
The Business English Course has been designed by professionals, and it provides participants with the necessary language skills to succeed in the world of business. In your group lessons, which are typically held in the morning, students focus on improving their English communication in a business setting. Skills include reading, speed-reading, listening, telephoning, making presentations, conducting and attending meetings, email writing and other business correspondence.
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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Exam Preparation
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Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2880 2736 3760 3572 4700 4465 7050 6698 7120 6764 10235 9724 10080 9576
This combination course consists of 20 group lessons of general English plus five private test preparation lessons per week. While the group lessons focus on language skills, students during private lessons will work on each test skill area (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
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
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 15 16 23 24
Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2880 2736 3760 3572 4700 4465 7050 6698 7120 6764 10235 9724 10080 9576
This combination course consists of 20 group lessons of general English plus five private test preparation lessons per week. While the group lessons focus on language skills, students during private lessons will work on each test skill area (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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
This combination course consists of 20 group lessons of General English plus five private test preparation lessons per week. While the group lessons focus on language skills, students during private lessons will work on each test skill area (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
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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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
This combination course consists of 20 group lessons of General English plus five private test preparation lessons per week. While the group lessons focus on language skills, students during private lessons will work on each test skill area (listening, speaking, reading, writing). This course will prepare students for the CPE exam.
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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Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2880 2736 3760 3572 4700 4465 7050 6698 7120 6764 10235 9724 10080 9576
This combination course consists of 20 group lessons of general English plus five private test preparation lessons per week. While the group lessons focus on language skills, students during private lessons will work on each test skill area (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 15 16 23 24
Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2880 2736 3760 3572 4700 4465 7050 6698 7120 6764 10235 9724 10080 9576
The course includes 20 group lessons of General English plus five private test preparation lessons per week. While the group lessons build all language skills, the private lessons focus on each test skill area (listening, speaking, reading, writing). This course will help you prepare for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, needed for immigration purposes.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Price in C$ 495 471 895 851 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Required minimum language level
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Price in C$ -- -- -- 595 566 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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.
Health insurance: CAD 15 per week.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 315 630 945 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
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 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 235 470 705 940 1175 1410 1645 1880 2350 2820 235 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by English Encounters Inc. - 1
No extra nights bookable.
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
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 215 430 645 860 1075 1290 1505 1720 2150 2580 215 200
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double 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
Many of our homes are within walking distance from the school. You will live as one of the family and have breakfast and dinner each day.

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

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Organisation

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Facilities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Social activities

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Other
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What students liked about English Encounters Inc., Burlington
It is a very nice and has a familiar atmosphere.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
The teachers ability to involve us
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
3.0
Social activities
1.0
Accommodation
Executive Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:: The building a bit small but very very welcoming and with teachers with a great desire to teach.
Other comments:: None
I liked everything
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Executive Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
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
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
The multicultural classes and the diversity of teaching.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Other
3.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.0

Brochures

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    FAQ about English Encounters Inc., Burlington

  • English courses at English Encounters Inc. start at 142 C$ for Online General English Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Executive Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of English Encounters Inc.
  • 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 Inc. varies from 1 students (Private 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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