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Stafford House International, Calgary, Canada

What we like about the school

  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Top rated school facilities
  • Calgary is one of the top destinations our students liked most

Stafford House International

  • The school is located in the main business district, in a ‘no pay’ train zone, which international students love. It is also close to Calgary Tower, the Calgary Central Library and a huge indoor shopping complex, a unique indoor tropical park, theatres, cinemas and restaurants.
  • Legal name / parent company: Cambridge Arts & Sciences Limited
  • Tax registration ID: GB328077689
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Stafford House International


OUR PLEDGE TO PROTECT OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES We are committed to providing the best possible care for our students, so we’ve made a pledge detailing 14 measures we’re taking to ensure our student’s safety and wellbeing, from smaller class sizes, a heightened cleaning regime, PPE equipment, social distancing and increasing welfare support, to blended learning and regular health checks.

NEED TO CHANGE YOUR START DATE AT THE LAST MINUTE? NO PROBLEM! We will waive all cancellation fees at any time and offer flexible postponements for all adult bookings made to our schools in the UK and Canada, where the student is unable to travel due to a school closure, travel ban, quarantine restriction or flight cancellation due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Until further notice Stafford House schools will provide the option of a new start date or full credit towards future studies at any of our English schools in the UK and Canada.

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Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Soccer field / football pitch

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public PC workstations:

11

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

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 junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 16 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):

17
11
17
5
8

Optional airport transfer

Calgary International, Alta.:
125 C$ pick up
250 C$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 15 Feb. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 24 May 2021, 01 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 06 Sep. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021, 11 Nov. 2021, 27 Dec. 2021.

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$ 375 750 1125 1500 2250 3000 8165 7920 11520 15360 320
Price in US$ 279 558 837 1116 1673 2231 6070 5888 8564 11418 238
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in C$ 325 650 975 1300 1950 2600 7015 6720 9720 12960 270
Price in US$ 242 484 725 967 1450 1933 5215 4996 7226 9634 201
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 23 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in C$ 415 830 1245 1660 2490 3320 9085 8880 12960 17280 360
Price in US$ 309 617 926 1234 1851 2468 6754 6601 9634 12846 268
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in C$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 4000 4800 400
Price in US$ 298 595 893 1190 1487 1785 2082 2379 2974 3569 298
This course allows students to focus on their specific language needs.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Price in C$ 415 830 1245 1660 2490 3320 9085 8880 12960 17280 360
Price in US$ 309 617 926 1234 1851 2468 6754 6601 9634 12846 268
A student can choose any Core Course and add Academic Modules to focus on academic skills needed at university. The Academic Modules include: English for Academic Purposes, Writing and Grammar, Academic Writing, Research and Presentation Skills, IELTS Preparation and Current Events.
There is a University Placement Service Fee of CAD 200 for the first application and CAD 75 for additional applications.
This fee is free for students who are studying for 12 weeks or more.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in C$ 375 750 1125 1500 2250 3000 8165 7920 11520 15360 320
Price in US$ 279 558 837 1116 1673 2231 6070 5888 8564 11418 238
The course includes skim reading for meaning, scanning for detail, paraphrasing and making inferences. It also teaches strategies for independent writing, one-to-one interviews and listening.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 23 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in C$ 415 830 1245 1660 2490 3320 9085 8880 12960 17280 360
Price in US$ 309 617 926 1234 1851 2468 6754 6601 9634 12846 268
The course includes skim reading for meaning, scanning for detail, paraphrasing and making inferences. It also teaches strategies for independent writing, one-to-one interviews and listening.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by Stafford, Calgary can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 175.00 C$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 80 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:All courses include the use of the Interactive Online Student Portal, course material,free internet access, and an organized social program.
Learning materials:
1 - 12 weeks: CAD 75
13 - 24 weeks: CAD 150
25 - 36 weeks: CAD 225
37+ weeks: CAD 300

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 240 480 720 960 1200 1440 1680 1920 2400 2880 240 200
Price in US$ 188 376 564 752 939 1127 1315 1503 1878 2254 188 157
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
For students aged 16 and 17, there's an extra fee of CAD 25 per week. The student should contact the host regarding arrival time, this will ensure that someone is at home to welcome them.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, 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 13 Jun. 2021 - 28 Aug. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 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 US$ 177 353 529 705 881 1057 1233 1409 1761 2113 177 157
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
For students aged 16 and 17, there's an extra fee of CAD 25 per week. The student should contact the host regarding arrival time, this will ensure that someone is at home to welcome them.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2021 - 28 Aug. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 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 US$ 165 329 493 658 822 986 1151 1315 1644 1972 165 157
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
For students aged 16 and 17, there's an extra fee of CAD 25 per week. The student should contact the host regarding arrival time, this will ensure that someone is at home to welcome them.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2021 - 28 Aug. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 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 US$ 177 353 529 705 881 1057 1233 1409 1761 2113 177 157
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
For students aged 16 and 17, there's an extra fee of CAD 25 per week. The student should contact the host regarding arrival time, this will ensure that someone is at home to welcome them.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, 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 13 Jun. 2021 - 28 Aug. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 C$
Accommodation must be booked at the latest on the Wednesday before the beginning of the course.
Special diet supplement: CAD 25 per week. All accommodation is Sunday arrival, Saturday departure and subject to availability

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    FAQ about Stafford House International, Calgary

  • English courses at Stafford start at 325 C$ for General English 20 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Stafford House
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Calgary International, Alta. (125 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Stafford House varies from 1 students (Private Classes) to 15 students (General English 25)
  • 100% of teachers at Stafford House International hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Stafford House International comes from Brazil with a 17.6% representation, followed by students from Korea (17.6%) and Japan (11.8%).
  • Stafford House International offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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