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Tamwood Language Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Tamwood Language Centre

The language school Tamwood Language Centre was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1992. Centrally located in one of the world’s most liveable cities, this school offers comfortable learning facilities in the city’s dynamic and thriving downtown core. Enjoy Vancouver’s amazing culture, outdoors and entertainment opportunities.

The school address is: 200-889 West Pender Street, V6C 3B2 - Vancouver, Canada (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Tamwood International College Ltd.| Tax registration ID: 135571651

Accreditations and Quality seals

Languages Canada / CAPLSWYSE/FIYTOPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalBritish Columbia Education Quality Assurance, Imagine Education in Canada

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Billiards

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

13

Number of public PC workstations:

18

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • 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: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 85 C$ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 130
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 200
  • Junior courses in summer: 120

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 7 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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):

14
2
2
1
12
3
22
13
8
4

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Vancouver International Airport:
115 C$ pick up
230 C$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 18 May 2020, 01 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020, 17 Feb. 2020, 19 Jun. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

English Courses

General Language
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Price in C$ 385 366 770 732 1155 1098 1540 1463 1850 1758 2220 2109 2590 2461 2960 2812 3700 3515 4320 4104 7350 6983
Price in US$ 270 539 809 1078 1295 1554 1813 2072 2589 3023 5143
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 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: 8:45  - 14:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in C$ 465 442 930 884 1395 1326 1860 1767 2250 2138 2700 2565 3150 2993 3600 3420 4500 4275 5280 5016 9030 8579
Price in US$ 326 651 977 1302 1575 1890 2204 2519 3149 3695 6319
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
7-8 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: 8:45  - 16:30
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 21 Additional Week
Price in C$ 435 414 870 827 1305 1240 1740 1653 2150 2043 2580 2451 3440 3268 4300 4085 5040 4788 8610 8180 410 390
Price in US$ 305 609 914 1218 1505 1806 2407 3009 3527 6025 287
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6-7 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: 8:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior
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Price in C$ 1915 1820 3490 3316 4945 4698 6025 5724 6890 6546 7990 7591 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1340 2442 3460 4216 4821 5591 -- -- -- -- --
It includes: daily activities, one full day and two half day excursions per week.
There's a safety deposit of CAD 150.
Notarized custodianship letter for CAD 130.
Unaccompanied Minor pick up fee of CAD 50.
Special transfer fee (one way) of CAD 175 (for students not arriving and/or departing on Sunday).
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
8888 University Drive, V5A 1S6, Burnaby
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
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$ 2750 2682 4695 4578 6620 6455 8515 8303 10280 10023 12350 12042 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1975 3372 4754 6115 7383 8869 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes: daily activities, one full day and two half day excursions per week.
There's a safety deposit of CAD 150.
Notarized custodianship letter for CAD 130.
Unaccompanied Minor pick up fee of CAD 50.
Special transfer fee (one way) of CAD 175 (for students not arriving and/or departing on Sunday).
Price includes
Supervision 24/7
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
8888 University Drive, V5A 1S6, Burnaby
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
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$ 1710 1625 3190 3031 4480 4256 5615 5335 6435 6114 7145 6788 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1197 2232 3135 3929 4503 5000 -- -- -- -- --
It includes: daily activities, one full day and two half day excursions per week.
There's a safety deposit of CAD 150.
Notarized custodianship letter for CAD 130.
Unaccompanied Minor pick up fee of CAD 50.
Special transfer fee (one way) of CAD 175 (for students not arriving and/or departing on Sunday).
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
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$ 2045 1994 3670 3579 5435 5300 7050 6874 8410 8200 9850 9604 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1469 2636 3903 5063 6040 7074 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes: daily activities, one full day and two half day excursions per week.
There's a safety deposit of CAD 150.
Notarized custodianship letter for CAD 130.
Unaccompanied Minor pick up fee of CAD 50.
Special transfer fee (one way) of CAD 175 (for students not arriving and/or departing on Sunday).
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
8888 University Drive, V5A 1S6, Burnaby
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
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$ 2260 2204 4470 4359 6285 6128 8040 7839 9900 9653 11560 11271 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1623 3210 4514 5774 7110 8302 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes: daily activities, one full day and two half day excursions per week.
There's a safety deposit of CAD 150.
Notarized custodianship letter for CAD 130.
Unaccompanied Minor pick up fee of CAD 50.
Special transfer fee (one way) of CAD 175 (for students not arriving and/or departing on Sunday).
Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip)
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
8888 University Drive, V5A 1S6, Burnaby
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020, 02 Aug. 2020.
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$ 1130 1074 2100 1995 2950 2803 3370 3202 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 791 1470 2065 2358 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020.
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$ 1430 1395 5440 5304 11640 11349 18400 17940 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1027 3907 8359 13213 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Price includes
Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 20 Jan. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 21
Price in C$ 385 366 770 732 1155 1098 1540 1463 1850 1758 2220 2109 2590 2461 2960 2812 3700 3515 4320 4104 7350 6983
Price in US$ 270 539 809 1078 1295 1554 1813 2072 2589 3023 5143
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 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: 8:45  - 14:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Business
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FREE changes
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 21
Price in C$ 435 414 870 827 1305 1240 1740 1653 2150 2043 2580 2451 3010 2860 3440 3268 4300 4085 5040 4788 8610 8180
Price in US$ 305 609 914 1218 1505 1806 2107 2407 3009 3527 6025
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Brochures
Tamwood Language Centre Brochure (PDF)
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Exam Preparation
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Price in C$ 435 414 870 827 1305 1240 1740 1653 2150 2043 2580 2451 3010 2860 3440 3268 4300 4085 5040 4788 8610 8180
Price in US$ 305 609 914 1218 1505 1806 2107 2407 3009 3527 6025
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
350 C$
Brochures
Tamwood Language Centre Brochure (PDF)
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 165.00 C$
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 85 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 materials fee: CAD 85

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 230 460 690 920 1150 1380 1610 1840 2300 2760 230 235
Price in US$ 170 339 509 678 847 1017 1186 1356 1694 2033 170 174
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:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, 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: 17
Maximum age of students: 70
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 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$ 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 250 235
Price in US$ 185 369 553 737 921 1105 1289 1474 1842 2210 185 174
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
50 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 70
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 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$ 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 2280 190 235
Price in US$ 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140 174
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price extra night:
50 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 70
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 C$
Student can request a change of homestay free of charge within one week after moving in. If a request haven't appeared within one week, student must give a four weeks notice. If check-in on Sunday, check-out on Sunday.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Baseball1 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking1 km
Cricket1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving1 km
Field Hockey1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf1 km
Horse riding1 km
Ice Hockey1 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music1 km
Rugby1 km
Sailing1 km
Skiing1 km
Squash1 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing1 km
Yoga1 km

Brochures

Tamwood Language Centre Brochure (PDF)
Tamwood Language Centre Brochure (PDF)
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    FAQ about Tamwood Language Centre, Vancouver

  • English courses at Tamwood Language Centre start at 366 C$ for Skill Builder 28 course with 28 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Tamwood Language Centre
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Vancouver International Airport (115 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Tamwood Language Centre varies from 15 students (Skill Builder 28) to 18 students (Learn Fast)
  • 100% of teachers at Tamwood Language Centre hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Tamwood Language Centre comes from Japan with a 22% representation, followed by students from Brazil (14%) and Korea (13%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Tamwood Language Centre offers courses from 7 years (Junior Summer Camp - English & Activity, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.
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