2 weeks
General English Course
Accommodation (optional)

5 Best language schools in Calgary (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning English in Calgary? We have researched all the details about the best English language schools in Calgary for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at English language schools in other cities in Canada such as Burlington, Halifax, Kelowna, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Welland (Niagara Falls), Whistler or see our list of all schools in Canada. You may also want to consult options outside Canada for learning English.
Why Calgary? Calgary was host of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games as well as home of the World Famous Calgary Stampede. It has many wonderful attractions, including the Canada Olympic Museum and historic Heritage Park. The Banff National Park and Lake Louise are a short drive away. Hiking, camping, horseback riding and world class skiing and snowboarding await you all year round.
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Calgary

Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 8 reviews

thanks to this school, I've met students from around the world. I've been able to discover different cultures. we discover the other students through the activities that are offered, so What I liked the most were the activities.
it is very well acceuilli in 'school. Bridget, Steve, and teachers allow us to improve our English and are listening to us when we have problems. It s 'it feels very good in this school. I really did not want to return to France I wanted to stay in Calgary. If I 'could have j ' have extended my stay.

30 July 2015
Course: General English Plus - 3 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 8 reviews

Personal atmosphere, puzzles :D, Curling
The teachers of TOEFL courses should have some contact information regarding the exam, not just a link.

21 February 2012
Course: Intensive English - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 3.7

3.7 | 8 reviews

The people were really nice
I chose them because they have really good information about schools in many places and are a really good intermediate between the school and the student the first time you ask for information, and also their web page is complete and full of information about the schools.

13 September 2009
Course: General English Plus - 4 weeks
Student age: 20 years


What school directors said about Calgary

John Taplin

Calgary is modern, safe and friendly. With 1.5 million people, we have excellent infrastructure and access to nature and a wonderful life style.

Key Facts about Calgary

According to Mercer 2019, Calgary ranks 32 in terms of quality of life.

Population: 1,020,000

Elevation: 1048 m. above sea level

Time zone: +3h. (GMT -7)

Region: Alberta,

Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.8018 USD)

Calgary quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.6

4.6 (19 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 5 (rankings of universities in Calgary)

High season: July

Low season: May

Average course price per week (High season): 315 C$

Average course price per week (Low season): 291 C$

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:73* (27% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:53* (47% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:69* (31% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Canada average):6.44 C$ (10% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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What to do in Calgary

Flames Central
Flames Central
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Glacier Skywalk & Rocky Mountains
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Calgary Tower
The Calgary Stampede (Rodeo)
The Calgary Stampede (Rodeo)
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Arrival Airport

Calgary International, Alta. (YYC) - 10 km. from Calgary city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 12,00 CAD, 33 minutes.

Main stops: YYC Airport Domestic Terminal, SB Centre at 4 Ave SW

Taxi: 46 C$, 18 minutes drive to city center of Calgary

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Fort Lauderdale International, Honolulu International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Maui Kahului, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Orlando International, Palm Springs International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego International, San Francisco International, Seattle / Tacoma International
  • United Kingdom: London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester

    FAQ about schools in Calgary

  • SC - GEOS Languages Plus has received the best overall rating in Calgary.
  • OHC English, located in 1212 - 1st St. SE, Unit 116 has been voted as the school with the best location in Calgary.
  • 699C$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Calgary. The average cost of a language course in Calgary is 0C$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at SC - GEOS Languages Plus as the best.
  • SC - GEOS Languages Plus was rated highest for quality of teaching.

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