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Tamwood Language Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Tamwood Language Centre

  • 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 language school Tamwood Language Centre was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1992.
  • Address: 200-889 West Pender Street, V6C 3B2 - Vancouver, Canada (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Tamwood International College Ltd.
  • Tax registration ID: 135571651
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

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

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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$ 283 565 848 1130 1357 1629 1900 2171 2714 3169 5391
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$ 342 683 1024 1365 1651 1981 2311 2641 3301 3873 6623
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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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$ 320 639 958 1277 1577 1893 2524 3154 3697 6315 301
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$ 1405 2560 3627 4419 5054 5861 -- -- -- -- --
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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Price in C$ 2750 2682 4695 4578 6620 6455 8515 8303 10280 10023 12350 12042 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 2071 3535 4984 6410 7739 9297 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
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$ 1255 2340 3286 4119 4720 5241 -- -- -- -- --
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$ 1540 2763 4092 5307 6331 7415 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
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$ 1702 3365 4731 6053 7453 8702 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
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$ 829 1541 2164 2472 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20 English lessons per week plus fun and educational cultural events, sightseeing and social activities, organised instruction in a range of ports, movement, technology, creative, adventure and cultural activities. 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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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$ 1077 4095 8762 13851 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
20 English lessons per week plus fun and educational cultural events, sightseeing and social activities, organised instruction in a range of ports, movement, technology, creative, adventure and cultural activities. 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$ 283 565 848 1130 1357 1629 1900 2171 2714 3169 5391
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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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$ 320 639 958 1277 1577 1893 2208 2524 3154 3697 6315
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Course Brochure
2020 Brochure
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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$ 320 639 958 1277 1577 1893 2208 2524 3154 3697 6315
This course is designed to prepare students for the IELTS exams.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
350 C$
Course Brochure
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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$ 178 356 533 711 888 1066 1243 1421 1776 2131 178 182
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$ 194 387 580 773 966 1159 1352 1545 1931 2317 194 182
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$ 147 294 441 587 734 881 1027 1174 1467 1761 147 182
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

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2020 Summer Camps Pricelist
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Junior Program (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
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Vancouver International Airport (115 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Tamwood 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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