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Tamwood Language Centre, Whistler, Canada

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Good location for language + ski/snowboarding
  • Whistler is one of the top destinations our students liked most

Tamwood Language Centre

The language school Tamwood Language Centre was founded in Whistler, Canada in 1992. This school in Whistler is located in the centre of North America's number one holiday resort destination, and is only two hours by car from Vancouver. Only steps from ski lifts, and world class bike park and hiking mecca, the centre offers students the opportunity to learn English in the morning and ski/snowboard in the afternoon in the winter, and bike, hike or swim in the summer.

The school address is: 301-4204 Village Square, V0N1B4 - Whistler, 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, PCTIA

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • 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:

6

Number of public PC workstations:

15

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • 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: 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: 45
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 65

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 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):

10
1
5
4
1
1
1
1
15
5
39
5
2
1
2
3

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Vancouver International Airport:
170 C$ pick up
340 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, 19 Jun. 2020, 01 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020.

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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 21 Additional Week
Price in C$ 355 338 710 675 1065 1012 1420 1349 1725 1639 2070 1967 2760 2622 3450 3278 3900 3705 6510 6185 310 295
Price in US$ 254 508 761 1015 1233 1479 1972 2465 2787 4651 222
Starting dates
2020: 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: 8:45  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 120 C$
High season dates 01 Dec. 2020 - 18 Apr. 2020
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Price in C$ 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1770 1682 2360 2242 2950 2803 3420 3249 5880 5586 7905 7510 280 266
Price in US$ 215 429 643 858 1265 1686 2108 2444 4201 5648 201
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 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: 8:45  - 11:45
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 100 C$
High season dates 01 Dec. 2020 - 18 Apr. 2020
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Junior
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Price in C$ 1915 1820 3490 3316 4945 4698 6025 5724 6890 6546 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1369 2494 3533 4305 4923 -- -- -- -- -- --
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Whistler
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 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 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 2017 3443 4854 6244 7538 -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Shared room (multiple beds), 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:
Whistler
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in C$ 1710 1625 3190 3031 4480 4256 5615 5335 6435 6114 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1222 2279 3201 4012 4598 -- -- -- -- -- --
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Whistler
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 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 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 1658 3278 4609 5895 7259 -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Double 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:
Whistler
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jun. 2020, 05 Jul. 2020, 12 Jul. 2020, 19 Jul. 2020, 26 Jul. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in C$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3560 3382 4450 4228 5340 5073 445 423
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2544 3180 3815 318
Lessons are aimed towards preparing the student for the Cambridge exams.
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: 8:45  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
14 Mar. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020
Exam fee
350 C$
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Language Plus Activity
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Price in C$ -- -- 1500 1425 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- 1072 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 06 Feb. 2020, 14 Feb. 2020.
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Note: All courses offered by Tamwood Language Centre, Whistler 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: 160.00 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 2000 2400 200 235
Price in US$ 151 301 452 602 752 903 1053 1204 1504 1805 151 177
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Student dormitory, Tamwood Language Centre, Whistler - 1
Student dormitory, Tamwood Language Centre, Whistler - 2
Accommodation is dormitory style, shared rooms with common area kitchen, living room and outdoor patios.
Extra night during high season is CAD 40.
Price extra night:
60 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 19
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jan. 2020 - 18 Apr. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 C$ - High season supplement in: 60 %
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 255 510 765 1020 1275 1530 1785 2040 2550 30600 255 235
Price in US$ 192 384 576 768 959 1151 1343 1535 1918 23012 192 177
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
60 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 1 Jan. 2020 - 18 Apr. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 60 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 315 630 945 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315 235
Price in US$ 237 474 711 948 1185 1422 1659 1896 2369 2843 237 177
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:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jan. 2020 - 18 Apr. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 65 C$
Special diet supplement CAD 30.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet3 km
Baseball1.5 km
Basketball0.5 km
Cooking0.25 km
Dancing25 km
Football (soccer)0.5 km
Golf0.5 km
Horse riding30 km
Ice Hockey4 km
Mountainbiking0.3 km
Music0.25 km
Rugby0.5 km
Sailing5 km
Skiing0.25 km
Squash5 km
Swimming3 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball0.5 km
Windsurfing2 km
Yoga0.2 km

Reviews

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
What students liked about Tamwood Language Centre, Whistler
Teachers and staff from the school in general were very concerned about the students and not only in the academic sense, but they also tried to offer recreational activities suited to the tastes of each one.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You have to investigate well the options for accommodation in Whistler and not discard any option because if a minimum of two people are coming for a month or longer, the option of an aparthotel is more desirable if you book it with time to get a good price.
Other comments: I loved to stay in Whistler Tamwood and I would repeat it without any doubt if it were not because there are many more places in the world I want to visit.

Brochures

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    FAQ about Tamwood Language Centre, Whistler

  • English courses at Tamwood Language Centre start at 285 C$ for Basic 15 course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Student dormitory is the most popular among all our clients of Tamwood Language Centre
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Vancouver International Airport (170 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Tamwood Language Centre varies from 10 students (English + Ski/Snowboard Instructor Preparation ) to 15 students (Core 20 )
  • 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 Switzerland with a 39% representation, followed by students from Japan (15%) and Brazil (10%).
  • 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 - Day Only , 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 22 for the rest of the year.
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