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International Gateway Kelowna, Kelowna, Canada

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation

Kelowna  

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International Gateway Kelowna

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: 618 Bernard Avenue, V1Y 6P3 - Kelowna (Canada).

Accreditations and Quality seals

TOTA, Kelowna Business Association

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • 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

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

9

Number of public PC workstations:

1

Prices include

  • 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
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. Course material costs are approximately 25 C$ per month.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 60
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 40
  • Junior courses in summer: 60
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4
  • Junior courses in summer: 2
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 1

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 8 years for specific Junior courses

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):

5
5
5
20
15
15
5

Airport transfer

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

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 13.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 22.May.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 09.Oct.2017, 10.Nov.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

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 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in C$ 295 281 590 561 885 841 1180 1121 1425 1354 1710 1625 2280 2166 2850 2708 3420 3249 6000 5700 275 262
Price in US$ 222 444 666 888 1072 1287 1715 2144 2573 4513 207
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:45  - 14:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in C$ 195 186 390 371 585 556 780 741 975 927 1170 1112 1560 1482 1950 1853 2340 2223 4200 3990 185 176
Price in US$ 147 294 440 587 734 880 1174 1467 1760 3159 140
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 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  - 12:00
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$ 1350 1317 2500 2438 3750 3657 4900 4778 5000 4875 6000 5850 7000 6825 8000 7800 9000 8775 10000 9750 10800 10530
Price in US$ 1043 1930 2895 3783 3860 4632 5404 6175 6947 7719 8337
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, 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
2017: 05.Jun.2017, 12.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 04.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 08.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 28.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:45  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in C$ -- -- -- -- 1425 1354 1710 1625 2280 2166 2850 2708 3420 3249 6000 5700 275 262
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- 1072 1287 1715 2144 2573 4513 207
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
5 daily lessons of 60 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:45  - 14:55
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$ 1200 1170 2000 1950 2700 2633 3500 3413 4250 4144 5100 4973 5950 5802 6800 6630 -- -- --
Price in US$ 927 1544 2085 2702 3281 3937 4593 5249 -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, 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, music and PE. Price includes
Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 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  - 11:30
Afternoon: 12:00  - 15:30
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$ -- 2100 2048 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1621 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, 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
2017: 05.Jun.2017, 12.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 04.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 08.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 28.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:45  - 14:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in C$ -- 2200 2145 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1699 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay*, Single room, 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
2017: 26.Jun.2017, 04.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 08.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:45  - 14:55
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in C$ -- 2200 2145 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1699 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This program combines IGK's Youth Vacation program in week 1 with an ice hockey skills camp in week 2 integrated with Canadian youth. Participants must provide their own hockey equipment and must be able to skate forwards and backwards. Open to both boys and girls. Price includes
Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2017: 05.Jun.2017, 12.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 04.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 08.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:45  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in C$ 195 186 390 371 585 556 780 741 975 927 1170 1112 1365 1297 1560 1482 -- -- --
Price in US$ 147 294 440 587 734 880 1027 1174 -- -- --
Morning practical ESL classes. No activities included.
Starting dates
2017: 05.Jun.2017, 12.Jun.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 26.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 10.Jul.2017, 17.Jul.2017, 24.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 08.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 28.Aug.2017.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 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  - 12:00
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in C$ 495 471 990 941 1485 1411 1980 1881 2425 2304 2910 2765 3395 3226 3880 3686 -- -- --
Price in US$ 373 745 1117 1490 1824 2189 2554 2919 -- -- --
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
6 daily lessons of 60 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  - 15:00
Afternoon: 15:00  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in C$ -- 995 946 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 749 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
50 hours in class time, 50 hours pre-course assignments, 20 hours homework during class time.
Participants must provide a laptop for assignments.
An optional 25 hour practicum is available for CAN$200 at IGK.
Starting dates
2017: 27.Feb.2017, 01.May.2017, 11.Sep.2017, 16.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:45  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in C$ 1250 1219 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 965 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
15 English lessons + afternoon activities. It also includes: registration fees, all materials, return airport transfer and graduation certificate.
Starting dates
2017: 24.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 08.May.2017, 15.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 18.Sep.2017, 25.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 16.Oct.2017, 23.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 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  - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:45  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Note: All courses offered by International Gateway Kelowna 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: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 125.00 C$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 45 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:Valid medical insurance which covers students' entire stay is required for all students. Available at school at a cost of Can$25/week. Proof of valid medical insurance will be checked on the first day of classes.
Guardianship is a requirement for all unaccompanied students under age 19. Initial fee Can$100 + Can$100 per month service care.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 210 420 630 840 210 200
Price in US$ 167 333 499 665 167 159
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Ages 12-18 add $30 per week.
Vegetarian or special dietary requests add $100 per week.
Price extra night:
50 C$ (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, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 8
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Kelowna International Airport:for 75 C$(pick up);for 140 C$(return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet10 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding25 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music1 km
Sailing1 km
Skiing40 km
Squash3 km
Swimming1 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga1 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

Reviews

City
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
Homestay
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
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: you learn not only a language, but you can find some friends
Other comments: They are very good in creating a strong community of students and teachers, we all are friends
the teachers are very capable
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: you are having fun studying English
Other comments: excellent school

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