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OHC English, Vancouver, Canada

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Canada
5.0/5

Rating: 5.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Canada
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated social activities

OHC English

The language school OHC English was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 2012. The school is located in the beautiful historic district of Gastown in downtown Vancouver. The school is a 5 minute walk away from the Skytrain Waterfront station.

The school address is: 322 Water St., Unit 100, V6B 1B6 - Vancouver, Canada (see on map)

Covid-19 school related information
scheduled re-opening Monday 6th July as the borders are planning to open on the June 21st but 2 weeks quarantine will be required - this might change depending on borders opening date

Accreditations and Quality seals

Languages Canada / CAPLSISP, PTIB, EQA

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Video game console

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in some classrooms

Number of classrooms:

6

Number of public PC workstations:

6

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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 Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 7 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):

20
5
10
5
5
20
20
10
5

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Vancouver International Airport:
115 C$ pick up
205 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, 25 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

English Courses

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 36
Price in C$ 370 352 740 703 1110 1055 1480 1406 2100 1995 2800 2660 3500 3325 4200 3990 4290 4076 7680 7296 11160 10602
Price in CZK 6107 12213 18320 24426 34658 46211 57764 69316 70802 126750 184183
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  - 14:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 36
Price in C$ 340 323 680 646 1020 969 1360 1292 1920 1824 2560 2432 3200 3040 3840 3648 3900 3705 6960 6612 10080 9576
Price in CZK 5612 11223 16834 22446 31688 42250 52813 63375 64365 114867 166359
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  - 13:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 24 36
Price in C$ 390 371 780 741 1170 1112 1560 1482 2220 2109 2960 2812 3700 3515 4440 4218 4550 4323 8160 7752 11880 11286
Price in CZK 6437 12873 19310 25746 36639 48852 61065 73277 75093 134671 196066
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  - 15:20
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by OHC English, Vancouver can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 140.00 C$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 90 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:Materials and course books:
From 1 to 10 weeks: CAD 55,
from 11 to 20 weeks: CAD 110,
from 21 to 30 weeks: CAD 165,
more than 31 weeks: CAD 180.

Notarized custodianship: CAD 110.

Individual lessons:
From 1 to 4 lessons: CAD 90 per lesson,
from 5 to 9 lessons: CAD 85 per lesson,
from 10 to 14 lessons: CAD 80 per lesson,
15 and more: CAD 75 per lesson.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 245 490 735 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2940 245 200
Price in CZK 4257 8513 12769 17025 21282 25538 29794 34050 42563 51075 4257 3475
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Minor Housing Supplement (under 19): CAD 75 per week.
Custodianship (notarized): CAD 25 per week.
Price extra night:
45 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 14 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210 200
Price in CZK 3649 7297 10945 14593 18242 21890 25538 29186 36483 43779 3649 3475
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Minor Housing Supplement (under 19): CAD 75 per week.
Custodianship (notarized): CAD 25 per week.
Price extra night:
40 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 14 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 260 520 780 1040 1300 1560 1820 2080 2600 3120 260 200
Price in CZK 4517 9034 13551 18068 22585 27101 31618 36135 45169 54202 4517 3475
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Minor Housing Supplement (under 19): CAD 75 per week.
Custodianship (notarized): CAD 25 per week.
Price extra night:
50 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 60
Dates:
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 14 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 225 450 675 900 1125 1350 1575 1800 2250 2700 225 200
Price in CZK 3909 7818 11727 15636 19544 23453 27362 31271 39088 46906 3909 3475
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Minor Housing Supplement (under 19): CAD 75 per week.
Custodianship (notarized): CAD 25 per week.
Price extra night:
55 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 14 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 C$
Special diet supplement: CAD 65 per week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet5 km
Baseball5 km
Basketball5 km
Cooking1 km
Cricket5 km
Dancing2 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding10 km
Ice Hockey5 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Music5 km
Rugby3 km
Skiing10 km
Squash5 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis5 km
Volleyball5 km
Windsurfing5 km
Yoga1 km
Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)

Reviews

5.0/5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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Students liked about OHC English, Vancouver
The spirit of conviviality that reigns there because of its human size.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
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
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Very good school, the manager Janelle makes this place of learning a friendly place where we have fun learning.

Brochures

OHC English Brochure (PDF)
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    FAQ about OHC English, Vancouver

  • English courses at OHC English start at 323 C$ for General English 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 OHC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Vancouver International Airport (115 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at OHC English varies from 16 students (General English Plus ) to 16 students (General English Plus )
  • 100% of teachers at OHC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at OHC English comes from France with a 5%% representation, followed by students from Brazil (20%) and Japan (20%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • OHC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.
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